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Is it Wrong to Wake Someone Up Who is Sleepwalking?

Is it Wrong to Wake Someone Up Who is Sleepwalking?

by Natalie (SU)
You may know someone who walks in their sleep, or have heard stories about it. You may be a sleepwalker yourself, and might not even be aware of the extent of your condition. According to research conducted from a sleep study published in the Neurology Journal, neurology.org states that sleepwalking is a fairly common occurrence for people in the United States, more than the originally hypothesized two percent. Results of the study have shown that about 8.4 million people or 3.6 percent of adults in the United States sleepwalk annually. So, what is it, and what do you do about sleepwalking?

What are Parasomnias?

What are Parasomnias?

by Yenny (SU)
Do you or someone you know have trouble sleeping because of strange behaviors or activities during the night? This may be the result of a parasomnia. Parasomnias are a group of sleeping disorders that interfere with sleep, and are characterized by abnormal movements, activities, emotions, perceptions, or behaviors that occur while you are trying to fall asleep, while you are asleep, or while you are waking up. These activities may look completely normal and purposeful to an observer, but the person with a parasomnia is asleep and he or she will often have no memory of them when they wake. There are a number of disorders included under the heading of parasomnias, each with their own symptoms that are often associated with the phase of the sleep cycle in which they occur.