December 24, 2010 3:01pm CST
Dear friends, My younger brother is almost 22 years old he sleepwalks. What he will do is, around midnight he will sit up; he will turn his head both the side and slowly he will start to walk. Sometime while walking he will move all the furniture's which are around him. Now the problem is my parents can't handle my brother and I am not staying with my parents. If we are telling about this also my brother is not ready to accept it. Even he doesn't want to meet the psychiatrist. Please myLotting friends help me and give some suggestions regarding prevention of sleepwalk,through this I can help my brother to come out from this problem..
25 Dec 10
well when i was little i sleepwalked to once i wanted to get out of my house we are on 1st floor so luckyly the door were locked, and once i peed in our trashcan, otherwise i cant remember but now i dont sleepwalk. he should try meditating some people say it helps
25 Dec 10
may be you can take a picture of him while he is sleep walking... then he can't deny that he is sleep walking... i never have anybody in my family who sleep walk... so i don't know the treatment for it... he might need to go to a psychiatrist and ask for advice... otherwise, why don't you try to find information on the internet and share it with your brother??? take care and have a nice day...
24 Dec 10
The common problem of sleepwalking is your daily activity. As far as I remember when I was 15 years old, I used to have sleep walking problem every night which was due to my daily activity. I go to sleep if I am tired playing games, running, exercising, and so on. The reason I think was my body was tired and my brain was still active that is why I often sleep walking at that time.
• United States
24 Dec 10
As a child I use to sleep walk and it was not until someone said something to me about it. I remember that I was not allowed to sleep in any rooms with windows and they secured the outside doors as I had a tendency to get up and turn the TV on and sit there for countless hours before I headed out the door. I never saw a psychiatrist for this, but I believe I out grew this and or just stopped doing it as I live with my boyfriend now for five years and he has never noticed me doing so. I remember a doctor telling one of my foster mothers to give me warm milk at night to make me sleep soundly. I do not know if that helped at all though. Here is an article that explain some reasons for sleep walkers http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=why-do-some-people-sleepwalk