Sleep walking and narcolepsy

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Sleepwalking

Sleepwaling is when normally conscious activitiesare performed unconciously during sleep. It is more prevelant in childhood, declining sharply in adulthood. Sleepwalking is associated with personality related to anxiety.

  • Hublin et al (1997) found sleepwalking to be more common in children, suggesting the condition is linked to development and maturity
  • Broughton (1968) found sleepwalking to be heritable, with sufferes 10x more likely than the general population to have close relatives with the disorder, suggesting a genetic factor.

Narcolepsy

Sufferes of narcolepsy fall asleep at unexpected times and feel sleepy during…

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