Our expert says:
This could indeed be an example of dissociation. You seem to be describing a more troublesome example of sleep-walking ( and sleep-talking). This type of phenomenon is both more common and more complex than most people think - there have indeed been examples of people on thsi sort of autopilot cleaning house, even driving a car some distance, and waking in a parking lot.
There are, obviously, risks in this, of falling, having accidents ( like your laceration ) and so on - taking an overdose in such a state is a variation I haven't come across before. but would be possible.
Have you any evidence of similar episodes of sleepwalking before this ? You mention "others in the house| so there could have been some helpful observations by them, before now, which they didn't mention ?
I'm not sure that the other meds would necessarily promote this, though a sedative like zolpidem might help it to happen, as would alcohol.
It would be wise to see and discuss this with your treating / prescribin shrink, for a re-assessment, and to take precautions which are easier with others in the house - have them lock the door, for instance, with you not having access to a key during sleeping hours.
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