Sleepwalking: what is it?

Sleepwalking: what is it?
 Wide eyes, a mysterious voice, flowing hand movements. This is not a description of a young beauty. Thus, according to eyewitnesses, look at night about 2% of the people on the globe. They are called a sleepwalker or lunatics. They talk in a dream, slowly walking on the roofs of high buildings. In the Middle Ages, the Inquisition ruthless unhappy with lunatics, considering them as the product of evil forces. Over time, science and common sense prevailed. Sleepwalking has been recognized as an illness requiring careful attention of others.
 Sleepwalking is not a mental illness and does not depend on the phase of the heavenly lights, who gave it the name. This unusual condition is a sleep disorder. Often it happens against the backdrop of nervous system disorders. Causes Sleepwalking, as they call an altered state of physicians, often rooted in overvoltage. Prolonged stress, increased anxiety, lack of sleep can trigger an attack of sleepwalking in adults.

The human brain can not withstand daily powerful information and emotional stress. Therefore, during the night, he continues to work intensively, sorting daily experience. When this consciousness is turned off. At some point, the brain sends signals to the various bodies that are performed at the level of automatic reactions.

Lunatics become increasingly susceptible people, the nervous system which quickly excited and longer stays in the "snub" state. Such a person will certainly need to undergo a medical examination. Encephalogram brain will exclude the diagnosis of "epilepsy", which can be a sign of sleepwalking. If serious violations in the brain have been identified, the treatment will be carried out with the help of drugs that reduce anxiety.

Children also suffer from sleepwalking. Night "journey" they can make during illness accompanied by high temperature. To sleep disorders are teenage experiences, conflicts in the family and school, a busy schedule of training sessions. Children sleepwalking in most cases does not require medical treatment. With the growth of the child's nervous system is strengthened, gaining the ability to withstand the emotional overload. Night adventures terminated without leaving any consequences.

A typical case of sleepwalking looks to others as a series of quite conscious action. Man of the night sits on the bed or walking around the room. He can talk, referring to his family. Sleepwalker even answer a simple question. Sometimes it can move very actively, for example, go outside, sit in the car, do homework.

The attack lasts somnambulism, usually 15-40 minutes. Then people will come back to bed and peacefully spend the rest of the night. Memories of the night "tour" is almost always erode memory lunatic. If he still remembers something, it is only about as an element of sleep.

Sleepwalking dangerous injuries. Moving unconsciously, people can harm themselves or others. Sleepwalkers often take the window of the door and trying to get into them. They stumble upon bulky items and stuffed bumps and bruises. More dangerous are glass objects, electrical appliances, sockets and loose wires. Touching these items, a person can seriously injure yourself. It is extremely rare at the time of sleepwalking people attack others, yet such cases are known.

Whenever possible way lunatiruyuschego should be released from the potentially dangerous objects, and the doors and windows tightly closed. You can not scare a man shouting loudly at him bother. Wake a sleepwalker is almost impossible. Physicians are advised to carefully accompany him to the bed, to bed, to say in a low voice a few soothing words.

Help prevent attacks of somnambulism adherence of the day, this rule is especially important for children. Get up and go to bed you need every day at the same time, avoiding fatigue and lack of sleep. Before going to sleep adequately ventilate the room, close the windows with thick curtains. If sleep interfere with other sounds, you can use earplugs. At night, it is not necessary to drink plenty of fluids, overeating and exercise.

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