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Parasomnias | sleepwalking | somnambulism

Sleepwalking (Somnambulism): Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
January 8th, 2021

In an informal conversation, you might bring the term "sleepwalking" up as a casual way of talking about a lack of focus or energy. But, for numerous adults and children, sleepwalking is a real problem with significant consequences. As a sleep professional, it is crucial you educate patients with parasomnias, like sleepwalking, as these sleep disorders can have physically destructive and lasting effects. What Is Sleep Walking (Somnambulism)? Sleepwalking (somnambulism), is a type of behavior disorder originating while you're in a deep sleep. It falls in the class of parasomnias. It leads to walking around or performing other behaviors while you're still mostly sleeping. It's more common in kids than it is in adults. There are more chances of it occurring in people:

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