Sleepwalking is a parasomnia - an event during sleep that doesn't result in daytime tiredness.
It often runs in families suggesting a genetic component and usually occurs in the deeper NREM sleep stages early in the night. While sleepwalking, people can carry out quite complicated tasks such as making a cup of tea and have no recollection of the events when they wake up.
It affects 15% of children and 3% of adults
- Acting out conflicts repressed into the unconscious; returning to a safe place from childhood.
- This would suggest that they are acting…