Alternate Names : Somnambulism, Noctambulation
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.