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The sleepwalking is a sleep disorder that occurs especially in children, especially at school age, and tends to disappear almost completely during puberty.
According to official statistics this disease affects about 3% of children, although there is evidence that between 10% and 15% of people have walked asleep at least once in their life.
These episodes, which occur between three and the first four hours of sleep, so there may be incomplete (when the little one up in bed and after some knee-jerk continues to sleep) or complete (when the child gets out of bed , walks off as though with open eyes and make some kind of activity such as eating or dressing, automatically). The latter type of episodes can vary in length, and usually the next morning the child does not remember anything of what happened. Read the rest of this entry »
Usually the child with sleepwalking seems to wake up and sit on his bed, and making strange movements, such as picking at clothes, rubbing eyes, then gets up and walks in a very awkward going to the kitchen or bathroom his eyes lost and absent.
Almost always this kind of situation occurs in the first half of the night, at this stage is called deep sleep, making it difficult to wake the child, and can wake you may not realize what is happening and behave in strange and disoriented.
It is very important to try to take back to bed without waking him, not to exalt him too much, among other symptoms common in the sleepwalking child, you will find the following: Read the rest of this entry »