Are You A Sleepwalker ?
Do you sleepwalk ?
Nearly one in three Americans may experience an episode of sleepwalking in their lives, according to a new study out of Stanford University. The study also found that 3.6% of people sleepwalk regularly – much higher than the .04% of people in the population who suffer from narcolepsy. The researchers defined regularly sleepwalking as more than two episodes per month. People who suffered from mental disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were especially prone to sleepwalking. People with depression were 3.5 times more likely to sleepwalk, while people with OCD were four times more likely. Another sleep problem, sleep apnea, was also highly associated with sleepwalking – enough so that researchers recommended if one condition is present, a person’s physician should check for the other. While sleepwalking was more prevalent than younger age groups than older ones, there was no difference in the likelihood of sleepwalking between the genders. Additionally, pregnancy did not seem to be a risk factor.
I have never had an episode of sleepwalking, have you ?
Has someone in your Family ever ?
It’s very frustrating when you don’t get a good nights rest, so tell us your sleep tales …….