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Sleepwalking Disorder

Alternate Names : Somnambulism, Noctambulation

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

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

The following are symptoms of sleepwalking:

  • appearing to be awake
  • feeling confusion and disorientation upon waking during an episode
  • having a lack of coordination
  • having open eyes but a blank facial expression
  • performing seemingly purposeful acts, such as opening a door
  • talking using speech that cannot be understood or does not make sense
  • walking during sleep
  • These episodes may last for 5 to 20 minutes. The individual may have no recall of the behavior after waking up. Waking up after such episodes may be difficult.

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

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