Question of the Week

Why do I sleepwalk?

Sun, 13th Dec 2015

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Question

Sterling Demchinsky asked:

I recently started sleepwalking. Once I turned on my computer and wrote an email in my sleep. What causes sleepwalking and what can be done to prevent it?

Answer

Felicity Bedford has trying to find out the answer to this one with Dr Ian Smith from the sleep clinic at Papworth Hospital...

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During Rem sleep, the brain releases chemicals that prevent moving.

Surely it's a chemical issue.  Littlestone, Thu, 17th Dec 2015

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