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Comment from: jmlinck, 35-44 Male Published: December 21

My son, who is now 40 years old has experienced sleepwalking, which was witnessed by his wife. My son has sleepwalked since a young child. I am concerned because I thought that was normal for young children.

Comment from: Nona, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 14

I've been a sleepwalker since about 5 years of age, I'm now 53. I can go months, even years between episodes. Stress seems to be the trigger, concern for my elderly dog during the recent cold snap set me off recently. I woke up, lying on the bed, shivering, no duvet, pillows. Downstairs my dog was asleep under a mountain of cushions, towels, pillows and my duvet. This was at least amusing, less amusing was the time I sleep-drove, taking the car out of the garage, driving about 2 miles before returning. How do I know what I did? I delivered a nonsense letter to a friend, the only recognizable bit being my signature.

Comment from: mslili, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 29

I have a seizure disorder since 1991. I was wondering if this can cause sleepwalking. I just started sleepwalking a couple of weeks ago and I'm starting to do it a lot. When I do it I don't remember it the next day. My boyfriend would tell me everything what happened. I would do my sleepwalking around the house and he'd follow me around and watch me where I'd go or do. My sleepwalking most likely happens early morning between 1am-5am.

Comment from: Glenn, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 27

I have been a sleep walker all my life. I am 40 and I still do it. I have cooked entire meals. My concern is, my 3 year old is doing it now. It scares me because I too could have burned the house to the ground.

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