Sleepwalking | Overview

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What is sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking is a disorder in which a person partly, but not completely, awakens during the night. The person may walk or do other things without any memory of doing so.

Should I worry if a family member sleepwalks?

Not really. Sleepwalking is fairly common in children, but can occur at any age. You do need to help make sure that your family member doesn’t injure himself or herself while sleepwalking.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 02/95

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