Sleep Disorders
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
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
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
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
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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What is Sleep Walking



Sleep walking is a sleep disorder characterized by episodes of walking while the sleep disordered individual is asleep. Sleep walking usually occurs during childhood, but can stay as long as adulthood. While sleepwalking some people may do a regular routine. An example of this would be to walk downstairs and open a door then go back to sleep. Some people who suffer from a sleep walking sleep disorder also talk in their sleep.


Common symptoms of sleep walking are bedwetting, restless sleep, repeating certain behaviors, walking or talking during sleep and waking up with no memory of these behaviors, and finally walking with the eyes open but actually being asleep.

Sometimes people who sleep walk will try to run or escape from something. This occurs when the person is suffering bad dream. At this time the person usually has their eyes open. Sleep walkers don't remember what they're doing and tend to feel embarrassed after waking up. Sleep walking can be dangerous, so if you know that you're going to be a around someone who suffers from a sleep disorder that involves  sleep walking try to clear the room of large hazards that may be harmful and hurt the person who has the sleep disorder.

If you or someone you know suffers from sleep walking just discuss it with your doctor or with a sleep specialist. Sleep walking is a common sleep disorder that many people suffer from; qualified sleep doctors can help you learn to manage your sleep disorder.

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