What is sleepwalking?
Sleepwalking is a disorder in which a child wakes up at night in some but not completely. The child can walk or perform other activities not remember anything after what he did.
Should I worry if my child sleepwalks?
No. Most children who sleepwalk do not have health problems.
What are the symptoms of sleepwalking?
The child can sit in bed and repeating certain movements such as rubbing the eyes or play clothes. The child may get out of bed and walk around the room. The child may appear confused, and his movements and speech may be awkward. Usually, when you walk into your child, he does not answer.
What should I do if my child sleepwalks?
The most important thing you can do is to prevent injuries by removing dangerous objects from areas to which your child could reach. Should keep doors and windows closed and locked. If necessary, your child may have to sleep on the ground floor of your home.
When you find your child sleepwalking, you should gently guide towards the bed. You should not yell or make loud noises to wake him. Do not shake your child. In addition, you should never make your child feel ashamed about sleepwalking.
How is sleepwalking treated?
Usually, you do not need specific treatments for sleepwalking. Most children outgrow sleepwalking as they grow. If your child sleepwalks for a long time, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may want to look at the problem more closely. They can use some medicines to treat sleepwalking. Your doctor may recommend that you keep a "sleep log" of your child to record the times when your child walks sleepwalker. Awaken your child about 15 minutes before time, usually walking sleepwalker can sometimes fix the problem. Talk to your family doctor before starting this treatment method.