What should I do if I find my family sleepwalking?

The ancient literati in our country have many poems describing the fugue in their dreams, which are romantic, strange and magnificent. Little imagine, when the dream starts to swim not only [spirit] but also [body], it is not so romantic.

What is sleepwalking?

Sleepwalking Sleepwalking is naturally related to sleep. In fact, sleepwalking is also a kind of sleep disorder, which is manifested by the patient [waking] up and walking around during sleep, but his consciousness is not clear.

In order to solve the mystery of sleepwalking, Scientists have found in continuous research that sleepwalking often occurs during the transition period from deep sleep to light sleep or awake state. Sleepwalkers are mostly unable to respond to external stimuli, sometimes sleepwalkers will say something completely confusing, and often do not remember sleepwalking experiences after waking up.

According to statistics, sleepwalking is more common among children, especially children aged 4-8. Sleepwalking is less common among adults.

How [sleepwalking]?

When sleepwalking attacks, most sleepwalkers will only [stroll] in the bedroom, some will run back and forth in the bedroom, and some will even leave the room [explore] the outside world.

Sleepwalkers often have dull eyes and no mind during sleepwalking, and have no or slow response to shouting, inquiries, etc. If they are not woken up during sleepwalking, they will fall asleep again after sleepwalking, and often have no memory of sleepwalking experience after waking up.

Older children are more likely to wake up at the end of sleepwalking.

Why [sleepwalking]?

There are many factors that may lead to sleepwalking.

Some studies have found that sleepwalking is hereditary. If your parents, brothers and sisters suffer from sleepwalking, your probability of sleepwalking is 10 times higher than that of ordinary people.

In addition to genetic factors, sleepwalking is also related to sleep: insufficient sleep, irregular sleep, high pressure and frequent drunkenness. In addition, taking certain sedative hypnotics, nerve relaxants (used for psychiatric treatment), nerve stimulants or antihistamines (used for anti-allergy), etc.

In addition, some diseases may also be related to sleepwalking, such as arrhythmia, fever, gastroesophageal reflux, asthma attacks, epileptic seizures, obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and some mental diseases. It is very important to control the primary disease of sleepwalking caused by these diseases.

Dream Roaming Guide

Sleepwalking people are easily tripped by articles in the room, hit the corner of the table, or slipped and injured because they do not respond to external stimuli. If you leave your home in sleepwalking, you are more likely to have accidents such as car accidents.

Therefore, when you find your family sleepwalking, you should:

    Slowly guide him to bed and make him fall asleep again. If you encounter resistance, you can follow him to avoid his danger. You can also wake him up by making a sound, not shaking or slapping the sleepwalker.

Sleepwalking in most healthy people is related to insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality. Sleepwalking in childhood mostly disappears during puberty. If the problem is serious, appropriate drugs can be taken under the guidance of a psychiatrist. In some cases, antidepressants and sedatives and hypnotics can achieve good results.

When you find your family sleepwalking, improving sleep quality is the most important measure:

    Establish regular sleep habits and try to sleep and get up at the same time every day. Avoid drinking before going to bed; Avoid excessive excitement and strenuous activities before going to bed;

In addition to these, attention should also be paid to eliminate potential safety hazards in the home: do not place too many sundries, wires, etc. in the bedroom, close the doors and windows of the bedroom before going to bed, and lock the door with the key at night to prevent sleepwalkers from exploring [outer space].

Responsible Editor: Zhang Jingyuan