What is Sleepwalking?
Sleepwalking is more common in children than adults, particularly at the age of three to seven years. Children with sleep apnea, a disorder in which breathing patterns fluxuate, are at a higher risk for developing sleepwalking. The prevalence of sleepwalking is 1-15% in the general population. And it is found not to be associated with psychiatric and psychological problems.
It is a partially hereditary disorder. According to a study, it is ten times more likely to occur if your first relative has a history of this disorder. The causes behind developing sleepwalking are interrupted sleep, disturbance in falling for sleep, anxiety, lack of sleep, depression, overactive thyroid gland, and going to bed with a full bladder.
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