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Sleepwalking Disorder

Alternate Names : Somnambulism, Noctambulation

Sleepwalking Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no known prevention for sleepwalking. The following measures may decrease the frequency of the sleepwalking.

  • Avoid illegal drugs.
  • Avoid sleeping pills, tranquilizers, and pain medicines.
  • Follow a regular schedule for bedtime and awakening.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Use stress management, including relaxation therapy.
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    Sleepwalking has no significant long-term effects.

    What are the risks to others?

    Sleepwalking is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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    Sleepwalking Disorder: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 06/26/01

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