What is sleepwalking
Sleepwalking or somnambulism is a condition in which a person, not waking up, doing some operation, without realizing them. Most often this manifests in sleepwalking, but sometimes people can just sit in bed. During an attack of sleepwalking the sleep can go on quite long distances, to open and close doors, move objects, and rarely show aggression towards other people. Also if sleepwalking person can speak is often unintelligible. Most often a lunatic after after waking can not remember what I was doing while in the dream state.
People with sleepwalking may look like he's awake. Often people have this time with your eyes open. It is a widespread stereotype that every lunatic walking extends his arms forward, but this is not always true.
Title sleepwalking because previously it was thought that human activity in sleep is associated with phases of the moon.
Causes of sleepwalking and possible consequences
Most often, sleepwalking affects children. This is due to increased excitability of the child's psyche, so often such attacks occur before or after important or unusual for a child of events. Most often, children sleepwalking pass without consequences.
Sleepwalking in adults may be a sign of more serious problems. In particular, the sleepwalking may be associated with epilepsy and other neurological diseases. Some experts believe that sleepwalking may be inherited, especially if it is exposed to both parents.
It is also possible to temporary and sleepwalking, for example, under strong emotional tension. The danger of this condition is that people can harm themselves in a state of sleepwalking. Therefore, in severe cases, it is recommended to consult a doctor who can prescribe a sedative to improve sleep. To help the lunatics can and hypnosis. As home care resources, try herbal sedatives fees.
Treatment for sleepwalking may be conducted at sleep specialist for sleep problems.
If your loved one - husband, wife, parent or child suffers from sleepwalking, be especially careful. Keep the door to the apartment was closed. Window and door to the balcony is also desirable to close, especially if the apartment is on a high floor. If it gets too stuffy, you might think about conditioning, grilles or shutters with ventilation openings. When you see walking in a dream, don't worry and don't Wake him up, gently guide the sleepwalker to the bed and lay.