Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, causes you to get up and move around while you’re sleeping. Some people might just sit up in bed and look around, while others may walk around, get dressed for work, make a sandwich, or even initiate sex.
While sleepwalking is generally harmless, there have been instances when sleepwalking has had devastating consequences. People have jumped out of windows, driven their cars, and even committed murder – all without any recollection of doing so.
We speak to psychologist Şirin Atçeken, an EMDR therapist for WeCure, about the triggers, symptoms, and treatment tips for somnambulism – plus, the best thing to do if you come across someone who is sleepwalking:
What is sleepwalking?
Sleepwalking is a type of sleep disorder known as a parasomnia, which refers to ‘unusual behaviours that people experience before falling asleep, while asleep, or during the arousal period between sleep and…