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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?
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We answered this question on the show...

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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Hear the answer to this question on our show
« Reply #2 on: 15/12/2015 17:01:02 »
We discussed this question on our  show
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. 
 

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