Sleepwalking is very common, especially among children between 3 and 8 years old. Studies found that it’s usually hereditary and eventually resolves itself in adolescence. But many adults suffer from sleep walking as well.
“The cause of sleepwalking is not well understood and rarely involves any serious underlying medical or psychiatric problems. Treatment of sleepwalking is centered on improving sleep hygiene, identifying and managing potential triggers and keeping the sleepwalking individual safe from harm.”
Even though there are continuing studies on adults who sleepwalk, through sleep study tests and EEG test, researchers have found that:
“N-REM is the deepest part of the sleep cycle, when the brain is most resistant to awakening. This period of sleep is when the brain repairs itself and balances necessary chemicals and hormones.”
Sleepwalking can be scary and effect your physical and mental health in many different ways. This has been an ongoing topic of concern among the division of sleep medicine, and they are constantly looking for adults interested in participating in a research study.
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