Are you a sleepwalker and don’t know what to do? Do you know someone who is a sleepwalker and you don’t know where to start taking precautions? Then this article will be very useful to you.
I don’t remember an exact date when I started sleepwalking. But the first time I suspected something was wrong, I was about fifteen. I went to sleep like any other day, but I woke up at four in the morning when I felt very cold and I searched between dreams for my sheets to accommodate myself better. It was then that I discovered that I was sitting on the ladder in my house. I got up a bit in a hurry and went up to my room, thinking it would be something temporary, but it wasn’t.
The episodes became more frequent when facing situations of great tension, even going out completely asleep to the street.
After this series of “abnormal” situations in the hours of sleep, as a family we visited a neurologist, who explained certain precautions to take so that my life would not be in danger. If for some reason you are sleepwalking or have someone who is close, it is good that you follow the following tips:
1. Close doors and windows well
Before going to sleep, it is good that you can check that everything is perfectly closed. Because sleepwalkers are incredibly capable of going out through the most unusual places in the house. Sleepwalking or not, you always have to be careful to prevent accidents.
2. Hide keys
Not only of doors, but also if they drive cars (cars). There have been several cases of people who have driven to other cities while sleeping, which can cause any type of accident.
3. Keep knives, scissors and all sharp objects away
Many times it happened to me that I woke up in the middle of the task of starting to cook. The risk of taking a knife or scissors while asleep is very high. A fall or maneuver can cause a serious cut to the person.
4. Don’t be afraid to talk to a sleepwalker.
Many times my husband preferred to remain silent and only take my hand to return me to bed, but the doctor explained that there is no problem in waking someone who is in this state. The important thing is that you know that he can wake up somewhat disoriented, because he does not know what is happening at that moment.
5. Pay attention to obstacles on the way
Avoid leaving shoes or any object that could cause a fall that causes serious injury.
6. Don’t be afraid
The episodes tend to happen sporadically, it is not something that happens every day. Do not develop fear of the attitudes that someone who is asleep may take.
7. It is normal that the next day I do not remember anything
Just as if our memory were erased, when we wake up, we are not able to remember anything at all. At times, I find that I have been sleepwalking just because of a severe headache that afflicts me the next day.
8. See a specialist
Sleepwalking is often caused by extreme stress situations, hereditary predisposition or unresolved internal conflicts. For this reason, if they perceive that the situation has become serious, it is better to consult a specialist to find out where the causes of sleepwalking come from.
You should also know that being a sleepwalker is nothing serious, sometimes it can be somewhat embarrassing, because we do things that we cannot remember clearly, but I assure you that – thanks to this – they will have more than one anecdote to tell their grandchildren.
You should also know that being a sleepwalker is nothing serious, sometimes it can be somewhat embarrassing, because we do things that we cannot remember clearly, but I assure you that they will have more than one anecdote to tell their grandchildren.