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.
Youtube Video: Is It Dangerous To Wake Up A Sleepwalker?
I found no books with “Sleepwalker” in the title that were medically-based. They were all novels.
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- Gender differences in spontaneous adverse event reports associated with zolpidem in South Korea, 2015-2019by Kyung-In Joung on November 29, 2023
Study objectives: While zolpidem is considered as an example of a gender effect on drug response, there is insufficient evidence to reach a consensus. This study aimed to investigate gender differences in adverse events (AEs) of zolpidem. Methods: We estimated the difference between the reporting odds ratios (RORs) calculated in gender subgroups for the AEs signals detected in data mining using 2015-2019 Korea voluntary adverse drug events reporting system (KAERS) data. Different reporting risk...
- Parasomnias manifest different phenotypes of sleep-related behaviors in age and sex groups. A YouTube-based video research highlighting the age slope of sleepwalkingby Vivian M Correa on November 21, 2023
CONCLUSION: Our results support the existence of age- and sex-specific parasomnia phenotypes, denoting possible safety measures. The remarkably low odds of sleepwalking in the elderly highlight the possibility of different pathomechanisms in higher age groups compared to children.
- Do Sleep Disorders Influence the Prognosis and the Response to the Therapy in Enuretic Children?by Pietro Ferrara on October 25, 2023
CONCLUSION: Sleep disorders were widely associated with nocturnal enuresis, acting as comorbidities in the clinical course of nocturnal enuresis. Combined therapy seems to be associated with a lower rate of relapse of enuresis in a 3-month follow-up. A multidisciplinary approach is required to improve patients' management.
- Sleepwalking Into a Risky Path: Expanding the Concerns for Parasomnias in the Elderlyby Diego Z Carvalho on October 4, 2023