DARIEN, IL – A new study found that adult sleepwalking is a potentially serious condition that may induce violent behaviors and affect health-related quality of life. “We found a higher frequency of daytime sleepiness, fatigue, insomnia, depressive and anxiety symptoms and altered quality of life in patients with sleepwalking compared to.
Sleepwalking is a disorder that causes people to get up and walk while they're asleep. It usually happens when a person is going from the deep stage of sleep to a lighter stage or into the awake.
Sleepwalking, also called somnambulism, is one of the three sleep disorders (nightmares, night terrors, and sleepwalking) where amount of physical activity during sleep distinguishes the disorders.These sleep disorders are characterized by sleep disturbances of varying degrees, and sleepwalking is the most extreme form of the sleep disturbances.
Medical treatment for sleepwalking is necessary when it's caused by an underlying medical problem. In some instances, medications may be prescribed to control sleepwalking. There are also a number.
Sleepwalking is rarely a sign of anything serious and may get better with time, particularly in children. However, you should consider seeing your GP if the sleepwalking episodes occur frequently, you're concerned the person may be at risk of injuring themselves or others, or the episodes continue or start in adult .