Wiki Number: PW207
Diagnosis: Sleepwalking Disorder
Age Onset: 5% in children; 1.5% in adults in a study had been sleep-walking once in the past 12 months
Brain Area: differently metabolized serotonin
Symptoms: Wakeful activities during slow-wave sleep from talking to eating to driving a car-little or no memory later; 30 seconds to 30 minutes
Progression: occurs early in the sleep-cycle; only once per night, often accompanied by night-terrors especially in children
Causes: sometimes schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, migraines or Tourette syndrome, Parkinson’s, may be genetic or overly tired
Medications: antidepressants, serotonergic agents, antipsychotics ; Sleepwalking has sometimes been an effective defense against crimes.
Therapies: hypnosis, relaxation training,conditioning therapies. For safety, have ground floor bedroom, “alarm” the door, no weapons.
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- Zolpidem for Insomnia: A Double-Edged Sword. A Systematic Literature Review on Zolpidem-Induced Complex Sleep Behaviorsby Niti Mittal on September 29, 2021
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATION OF KEY FINDINGS: Zolpidem-induced CSBs, although not very common, may develop when the drug is used at therapeutic doses for insomnia. Doctors need to be alert to monitor such adverse effects of zolpidem and exercise caution while prescribing it.
- Geriatrics on beers criteria medications at risk of adverse drug events using real-world databy Hyunah Shin on August 19, 2021
CONCLUSION: This study highlighted the actual status of BCM prescriptions in clinical institutions and predicted the incidence of ADEs. We concluded that greater care must be taken while prescribing BCMs to the elderly and indicators, such as PRR and ROR should be monitored regularly.
- Sleepwalking and prolonged partial sleep paralysis in a case of obstructive sleep apneaby Sudheer Tale on August 12, 2021
Observation of episodes of sleepwalking and prolonged partial sleep paralysis in the same patient is a rare condition. We present a case of 42 years gentleman who presented with recurrent episodes of sleepwalking and prolonged incomplete sleep paralysis. He was on tablet divalproate 1000mg/day and tablet olanzapine 5mg/day in view of a psychotic episode that occurred 4 years ago. Polysomnography suggested presence of moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with intrusion of alpha waves in sleep....
- From burlesque to horror: a century of sleepwalking on the silver screenby Marie-Amelie Dalloz on August 3, 2021
BACKGROUND: Long before being described as a disorder, sleepwalking was considered as a mysterious phenomenon inspiring artwork. From the early beginning of cinema, sleepwalkers were shown to populations, playing a crucial role in storytelling and collective knowledge.