Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sleepwalking and Children

Reportedly, children in the age group of 3-12 have the highest prevalence of sleepwalking. Estimates are that nearly 17 percent of these children walk in their sleep. Typically sleepwalking in children tends to fall off after puberty. It can be very frightening to a family when a child starts to sleepwalk, especially of the house involves different levels connected by stairs. Interestingly, sleepwalkers often have their eyes wide open during an episode and may even engage in conversation with others. If the individual does not recall the conversation or even the episode of sleepwalking, he or she was likely sleepwalking. Unfortunately, sleepwalking can lead to fatigue and sleepiness the next day and can contribute to sleep deprivation.

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