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Sleepwalking (cont.)

Outlook

The outlook for resolution of the disorder is excellent.

  • Sleepwalking is not a serious disorder, although children can be injured by objects or falls during sleepwalking.
  • Although disruptive and frightening for parents over the short term, sleepwalking is not associated with long-term complications.
  • Prolonged disturbed sleep may be associated with school and behavioral issues.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/9/2015

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