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All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
 
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
Insomnia
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
Narcolepsy
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
Nightmares
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
Snoring
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
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Treating Sleep Walking

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There are no specific cures for sleep walking but there are many ways to treat the sleep walking aspect of your sleep disorder. Since scientists and sleep doctors are still studying sleep walking the main advice offered to people with a sleep disorder that involves sleep walking is to take steps to ensure the safety of the sleep walker. Depending on the specific habits of the person who sleep walks, these steps may vary.

Remember that people who sleep walk cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. You cannot assume that a person who is sleep walking will not do something dangerous. Therefore, it is essential that you do everything possible to minimize any possible safety hazards the sleep walker may encounter.

Here are some tips that may be helpful when managing a sleep disorder that involves sleep walking.

  1. Lock all windows
  2. Place the mattress on the floor to eliminate the chance that the person will fall out of bed while sleep walking.
  3. Place a bell or some other device on the door of the person who sleep walks. This will help alert others when the sleep walking behavior is taking place.
  4. Remove any dangerous objects from the sleep walkers room.
  5. Monitor the specific behaviors of the individual while they are sleep walking and make any additional environmental modifications necessary to keep the person as safe as possible while they are sleep walking. 

If you need additional support in handling your sleep walking sleep disorder you should consult with your doctor or sleep specialist. You may also wish to look into a support group to connect with and learn from other people who have sleep disorders and who sleep walk. Here is a link to an online support group for sleep walkers. (http://www.inspire.com/conditions/sleepwalking/)

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