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Somnambulism

Introduction: Somnambulism

Description of Somnambulism

Somnambulism (medical condition): Sleepwalking is a parasomnia or sleep disorder where the sufferer...more »

See also:

Sleepwalking:
  »Introduction: Sleepwalking
  »Symptoms of Sleepwalking
  »Causes of Sleepwalking
  »Treatments for Sleepwalking

Somnambulism: Sleep-walking. Also called noctambulation.

Somnambulism: A parasomnia characterized by a partial arousal that occurs during stage IV of non-REM sleep. Affected individuals exhibit semipurposeful behaviors such as ambulation and are difficult to fully awaken. Children are primarily affected, with a peak age range of 4-6 years.
Source: MeSH 2007

Somnambulism: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Somnambulism:

Somnambulism as a Disease

Somnambulism: Another name for Sleepwalking (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Sleepwalking
  »Symptoms of Sleepwalking
  »Causes of Sleepwalking
  »Treatments for Sleepwalking

Somnambulism: Related Diseases

Somnambulism: Somnambulism is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Somnambulism

Some of the causes of Somnambulism are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)

Some of the symptoms of Somnambulism incude:

  • Walking during sleep
  • Tiredness
  • Waking in a place different to where a person went to sleep
  • It involves the person affected apparently shifting from his or her prior sleeping position and moving around and performing normal actions as if awake (cleaning, walking and other activities).

Treatments for Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)

Treatments for Somnambulism (Sleepwalking) include:

  • Don't wake the person - some sources advise not to wake the sleepwalker.
  • Wake the person gently - some sources advise waking and call the other advice a "myth".
  • Ensure they do not hurt themselves
  • Take child back to bed once awake
  • Hypnotherapy

Treatment of Somnambulism: For more treatment information about Somnambulism, see treatment of Sleepwalking (Somnambulism)

Somnambulism: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Somnambulism:

Terms associated with Somnambulism:

Terms Similar to Somnambulism:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Somnambulism

Source - MeSH 2007

Hierarchical classifications of Somnambulism

The following list attempts to classify Somnambulism into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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