According to the American Academy of sleep medicine, 17% of children are sleepwalkers in lesser or greater extent, especially children between 8 and 12 years of age. And while this sleep disorder is not a serious health problem, it can be dangerous accidents derived from walking or going out asleep.
At the moment are not known accurately the causes of sleepwalking, which usually occurs during stages 3 and 4 sleeps. However, experts believe that it occurs much more frequently in children suffering from stress, lack of sleep, excessive tiredness or fever.
In addition, some scientists assert that there may be a genetic cause. There is no specific treatment for this problem, although it is important to consider some tips to combat this alteration. (more…)