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Sleep walking

Sleep walking: Introduction

Sleep walking: also called somnambulism is a condition in which the affected person performs normal daily activities in his/her sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 8 causes of Sleep walking, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Sleep walking:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Sleep walking. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Sleep walking

Home Diagnostic Testing and Sleep walking

Home medical tests possibly related to Sleep walking:

Sleep walking: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Sleep walking, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Sleep walking Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Sleep walking may 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
  • Home safety measures
    • Install safety gate at top of stairs
    • Install safety gate at bottom of stairs
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Sleep walking

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Sleep walking may include:

Stories from Users for Sleep walking

Real-life user stories relating to Sleep walking:

Sleep walking: Animations

Sleep walking: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sleep walking may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sleep walking

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Sleep walking:

Misdiagnosis and Sleep walking

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are more »

Sleep walking: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Definitions of Sleep walking:

Walking by a person who is asleep
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Sleep walking

The list below shows some of the causes of Sleep walking mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sleep walking?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sleep walking. Of the 8 causes of Sleep walking that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 8 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sleep walking:

The following list of conditions have 'Sleep walking' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Classifications of Sleep walking:

Medical Conditions associated with Sleep walking:

Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Walking symptoms (661 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)

Symptoms related to Sleep walking:

Somnabulism, Psychological disoders, Children

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Sleep walking

Medical research papers related to Sleep walking include:

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