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Sleepwalking (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

The following measures can be taken by a person who has a sleepwalking disorder:

  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Meditate or do relaxation exercises.
  • Avoid any kind of stimuli (auditory or visual) prior to bedtime.
  • Keep a safe sleeping environment free of harmful or sharp objects.
  • Sleep in a bedroom on the ground floor if possible. To prevent a fall, avoid bunk beds.
  • Lock the doors and windows.
  • Remove obstacles in the room. Tripping over toys or objects is a potential hazard.
  • Cover glass windows with heavy drapes.
  • Place an alarm or bell on the bedroom door and if necessary, on any windows.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014

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