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Sleepwalking - Causes and Risk Factors

Causes of Sleepwalking


It occurs more frequently in identical twins. The risk is ten times higher if a first-degree relative has a history of sleepwalking.

sleepwalking causes Environmental

The following factors can trigger sleepwalking:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Chaotic sleep schedules
  • Fever
  • Stress
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Sedative/hypnotic drugs
  • Stimulants
  • Antihistamines


Pregnancy and menstruation can increase the frequency of sleepwalking.

Associated Medical Conditions

  • Arrhythmias
  • Fever
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Night time asthma
  • Night seizures
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Psychiatric disorders

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