Why do you sleepwalk?

Date:29 June 2016 Author: Nikky Knijf Tags:, , ,

Although we usually tend to try to see the funny side of sleepwalking, it’s an often misunderstood phenomenon – a disorder, in fact – in which sleeping persons perform activities that most would indulge in only during a state of complete consciousness.

Also called somnambulism or noctambulism, sleepwalking is classified with other sleep-related disorders under the umbrella term parasomnia. In the USA more than 8,4 million Americans suffer from sleepwalking  and almost 30% of adults have walked around while they were sleeping at least once in their life.

In this video the YouTube channel Life Noggin explains simply, “Why do you sleepwalk?”.

Video and image credit: Life Noggin

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