Also called somnambulism, sleepwalking is a type of sleep disorder known as a parasomnia, which are behaviors and activities that occur during sleep. It usually happens in the first couple hours of deep sleep and often includes more than just walking. The person may complete routine activities like eating. It’s likely they won’t remember the episode. Other sleepwalking symptoms include clumsiness, confusion, opened, glassy eyes and talking but not responding to anyone.
This sleep disorder is common, especially in children, and affects about 4 percent of the population. Think you may be a sleepwalker? Goshen Sleep Disorders Center offers a sleep disorders risk assessment to learn more about your sleeping habits. If your results suggest a risk, your primary care provider may want to refer you to Goshen Sleep Disorders Center for further testing and treatment from a board certified sleep specialist. Our specialists can provide treatment for types of parasomnias, including sleepwalking, in Goshen, IN.
To talk to us about a sleep disorders risk assessment, call (574) 537-8530.