Health Tip: Coping With Sleepwalking01/09/14
(HealthDay News) -- Sleepwalking is a very real disorder that
can be dangerous to the sleepwalker and family members.
The National Sleep Foundation says there's no "cure" for
sleepwalking, but there are things you can try to help prevent the
problem and keep the sleepwalker safe:
- Get more rest. A major trigger of sleepwalking is sleep
- Avoid alcohol and any medications that tend to trigger
- Create a consistent and relaxing bedtime routine.
- Make sure the sleep environment is safe. For example, don't
allow a child who sleep walks to sleep in a bunk bed.
- Keep doors and windows locked, keep any sharp or breakable
objects far from the bed, and place gates above stairways.
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