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Sleepwalking Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Sleepwalking Children Suggestions, Sleepwalking Suggestions, Sleep Walk Suggestions, Sleep Problems Suggestions, Somnambulism Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Sleepwalking Disorder

Sleepwalking can be a serious condition once it poses a threat to the person who experiences it, making them prone to physical injuries. It is highly recommended to take safety measures to ensure that the sleepwalking episodes will not result in any injury or possible detrimental effects. You can observe the following measures:

  • Keep the floor clear from harmful objects.
  • If possible locate a bedroom on the main floor.
  • Place an alarm or a bell on the bedroom’s door.
  • Lock the windows.
  • Stay on the first floor when staying at a hotel or when visiting relatives.
  • Remove hazardous materials and sharp objects from the room and in the house.
  • Try to sleep with someone as much as possible.
  • Lock the doors and windows.
  • Cover glass windows with heavy drapes.
  • Try to avoid triggering factors for sleepwalking, such as stress
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Learn relaxation techniques and meditation
  • Avoid auditory and visual stimuli before bedtime
  • Avoid insomnia
  • Avoid anxiety and conflicts, which can worsen the condition
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid central nervous system depressants

It is important to note that sleepwalking usually does not imply a serious disorder. However it can be a symptom of other disorders; which makes a differential diagnosis important in order to indicate the possible underlying condition to the sleep disorder to get the appropriate treatment. You should see a health care provider immediately when sleepwalking is accompanied with other symptoms, when it is persistent or frequent, and when it involves potential danger to the sleepwalker.

Could You Have Sleepwalking Disorder?

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