A person who is sleepwalking walks or makes other movements that seem purposeful in a state of partial wakefulness from deep sleep. Contrary to popular belief, sleepwalkers don't act out their dreams. Sleepwalking doesn't take place during the dreaming stage of sleep.
Sleepwalking (also called somnambulism) is common in school-age children. One study estimates that as many as 15% of children ages 5 to 12 years walk in their sleep at least once. Repeated sleepwalking is more common...Read more