Sleep walking is common in kids; Most kids outgrow it by they reach their teens.
Sleep walking is common in kids; Most kids outgrow it by they reach their teens. Sleep walking usually lasts between five to fifteen minutes. The child would not remember a thing they did while sleepwalking. If your child is sleep walking, never try to wake them in the middle of the movement as it can aggravate the situation. Just gently get them back on bed with guided instructions or holding their hand to get them back.
Causes of sleepwalking:
What happens during sleep walking:
If your child is sleep walking, you can prevent it by following these simple tips:
Apart from these precautions, it is also advisable to take safety measures if your child sleep walks:
Risk levels of Sleepwalking:
Severity of this condition:
It is not harmful but hazardous as they might run into doors or walk down the stairs, fall and hurt themselves. There is nothing wrong with your child’s emotional or psychological well-being. It does not cause any emotional harm.
When to see a doctor:
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