Sleepwalking

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Sleepwalking

          Also called “somnambulism.”

          It is a parasomnia = undesired events that come along with sleep.

          Happens during deep sleep

          Sufferer may be difficult to awaken and will probably not remember the sleepwalking incident.

          More likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived.

What happens?

          You are still asleep but you:

        Get up & walk around

        sit up in bed and look around in a confused manner

        Jump out of bed and run around as though you’re being chased

        talk or shout as you are walking.

        do routine daily actions that are not normally done at night

        wee in the bin

        move furniture around

        climb out of a window

        show hostile or violent behaviour

        Sleeptalking (or screaming if also having night terror)

           In rare cases, a patient will get in the car and drive away.

          Indecent exposure and other sexual behaviours may also occur.

          Adults might dream or hallucinate while they sleepwalk.

          Some people will eat.

          Your eyes are usually open and have a confused, “glassy” look to

Comments

Portia Northwood

haha, wee in the bin xD

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