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    Sleepwalker

    Waking a Sleepwalker – What Will Happen?

    It is a myth that waking a sleepwalker is dangerous because it can cause them to have a heart attack, shock, brain damage, or something else.

    It’s not a myth that waking a sleepwalker is dangerous because of the possible injury a sleepwalker can inflict on themselves or the person who woke them.

    So, it is recommended to wake someone who is sleepwalking, so that he doesn’t get injured.

    If you wake a sleepwalker, this is likely to happen…

    Waking a sleepwalker, especially vigorously, may confuse or depress them for a while.

    Confused, they might attack anyone close to them. It’s best not to get in their way.

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    What to do if you wake a sleepwalker?

    Instead, it might be better to guide them back to their beds. It is highly unlikely that a sleepwalker will suddenly wake up with heart disease (unless the person already has serious heart disease).

    It was no different from when someone was sleeping normally and was suddenly awakened by a loud noise. The important thing is to protect the sleepwalker from themselves, so as not to get injured.

    The best thing you can do is send her/him back to bed.

    If you are witnessing a sleepwalking attack, you must speak calmly to the sleepwalker, with a soft voice, suggest that he return to bed. We avoid holding it brutally because it can become aggressive except of course if it puts itself in danger (if it is opening or stepping over the window for example).

    If a member of your family has a sleep disorder like this, guide the person back to sleep, and don’t scream or startle the person.

    If this disorder occurs at the same time every night, another way to overcome it is to wake the sufferer 15-30 minutes before the symptoms of sleepwalking disease appear, so that the sleep cycle changes and is expected to relieve this condition.

    If your child often has sleepwalking disease, make additional safety guards on each side of the bed to prevent them from getting off the mattress. If necessary, supervise your child nightly or hire a nurse to perform this special task.

    What causes sleepwalking attacks?

    It is often linked to difficulty breathing or uncontrolled movement of the legs. Excessive alcohol consumption, lack of sleep, stress or mental disorders can lead to this type of manifestation. “The causes of sleepwalking can be very different”.


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    Information: Cleverly Smart is not a substitute for a doctor. Always consult a doctor to treat your health condition.


    Sources: PinterPandai, Mayo ClinicThe RegisterLive Science

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