Sleep walking (somnambulism)

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What is sleep walking (somnambulism)?

Sleep walking (somnambulism) is characterized by a partial arousal that occurs during stage IV of non-REM sleep. Affected individuals exhibit semi purposeful behaviors such as ambulation and are difficult to fully awaken.

Common symptoms reported by people with sleep walking (somnambulism)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with sleep walking (somnambulism)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)

Data from patients with sleep walking (somnambulism), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sleep walking (somnambulism)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feel very relaxed happiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sedation swelling in legs, feet and ankles 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
groggy in morning
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
loss of energy sleep walking (somnambulism)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sleep walking (somnambulism), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sleep walking (somnambulism) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 14
30s 22
40s 40
50s 30
60s 13
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

73% Female
27% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from sleep walking (somnambulism) patients who have completed their condition history
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