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)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

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)

(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)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mylan-Baclofen)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • 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 11
30s 19
40s 49
50s 30
60s 16
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 36
Female 97

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 31
Not Diagnosed 24

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