Should You Wake a Sleepwalker?

What is sleepwalking? Sleepwalking occurs when a person actively moves about during deep sleep. Sleepwalkers are often difficult to rouse and have no recollection of their exploits. Dr Scott Burgess from QCLASS (Queensland Children’s Lung and Sleep Specialists) advises that sleepwalking is part of a group of conditions known as the “parainsomnias” which also includes sleep talking, nightmares and night terrors.   Who is affected by sleepwalking? Sleepwalking is more common in children (up to 17 per cent) than adults (up to 4 per cent). It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which means if one parent sleepwalks it’s…
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