What Occurs In Your Brain During Sleep Walking?

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Definition

Sleepwalking is a disorder that occurs when a person walks or does another activity while they are still asleep.


Alternative Names

Walking during sleep; Somnambulism


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The normal sleep cycle has distinct stages, from light drowsiness to deep sleep. During rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the eyes move quickly and vivid dreaming is most common.

Each night people go through several cycles of non-REM and REM sleep. Sleepwalking...

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