Treatments for Sleepwalking

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How can a sleepwalking child be treated?

Treatments for Sleepwalking

There is no specific treatment for sleepwalking. However, one study shows a method used by parents that was highly effective - quickly stopping 80 percent of sleepwalking children.

These parents used scheduled awakenings. Parents kept a diary of the time of sleepwalking over several nights and then began to waken the child 15 minutes before the sleepwalking had been occurring, making sure the child was fully awake for at least 5 minutes. If the child continues to sleepwalk throughout adolescence, the child's doctor or pediatrician should be consulted.

Treating sleepwalking in children can include discussing possible contributing factors such as fatigue or stress, which may all trigger symptoms.



11/14/2008 9:45:00 AM
Stephanie Torok said:

i have tryed repeatedly advice and suggestions given on sleepwalking and night terrors to my 9
yr old daughter unsuccessfully. It has become a terrible habit and very straining on me. Is there maybe some other advice you cand give me. I have gotten to the point that she will never outgrow this problem and has caused friction between my husband and I. Thank you.


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