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    Sleepwalking: Causes and Consequences

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    When it comes to the
    sonnambulo we refer
    generally to the person who, in sleep, leaves his bed and plays some
    simple activities, almost always without any purpose. However, often i
    sleepwalkers are able to perform more complex activities such as walking around the
    room, opening and closing doors, getting dressed, looking for food and drink,
    walking around the neighborhood and even driving a car. In some cases the
    sleepwalker quietly returns to his bed and when he wakes up he remembers nothing
    of what happened. But even so, it must be said that the most normal thing is that the
    sleepwalker behavior is both banal and stereotyped.

    While the episode takes place
    di sonnambulismo it's practically
    impossible to communicate with this person. Sleepwalking è
    more common in children and adolescents, although it is estimated that at least 3%
    of the adult population suffer from it. The episodes of
    sleepwalking usually occurs during the first two hours of sleep
    (during stages 3 and 4 of non-REM sleep), and is sometimes preceded by
    some episodes of night terror. Some scholars suggest this
    the disorder is preceded by episodes of drowsiness lasting for years. Cause del sonnambulismo The cause of
    sleepwalking are varied, although there is a tendency to relate it
    with some psychiatric disorders and epilepsy. Today many specialists
    they lean towards a hereditary predisposition, given that in the studies done on
    twins it was found that among the monozygotic siblings the symptoms were six times
    more frequent than among others. However, it is acknowledged
    also that an inadequate family environment where it is produced or promoted
    stress and emotional tension is a factor that can trigger or complicate them
    symptoms. Sleepwalking is also associated with high alcohol consumption
    and some medicines. Other researchers
    they claim that the causes of sleepwalking are so different because they differ
    in different age groups. So sometimes, sleepwalking can be put on
    relationship with a fragmentation of the ego and a profound regression. Consequences of sleepwalking and treatment The major ones
    consequences of sleepwalking reside in the possibilities that the person does
    causes damage and trauma when in this state, however, other than that
    damage, some develop a very strong fear that forces them to close
    doors and windows properly or place barriers around the bed
    that prevent him from getting up. It must be said that many
    people believe that you cannot wake up the sleepwalker for any reason, because
    this would cause him problems. Either way, this is just a legend
    popular; even though when the sleepwalker is awakened he is usually confused
    and bewildered. Most
    some cases of sleepwalking resolves over time; for the other cases it is
    need to use medicines or learn how to maintain good hygiene
    of sleep.
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