Our expert says:
There are various types of "sleepwalking", depending on the stage of sleep that they happen. It may be useful to think of it like this: when we dream, our muscles become paralysed - that prevents us acting out our dreams. In your case, that system seems not to be working properly.
Various medications are used, generally to change that period of sleep, so that the walking no longer occurs.
The problem with this condition is that people have found themselves walking off a third floor balcony in their sleep. Doing that could spoil your whole day! However, it is also common enough that large hotels train their staff what to do when they find a guest sleep-walking down the corridors in the middle of the night!
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.