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Somnambulism (Sleepwalking)

A parasomnia characterized by a partial arousal that occurs during stage IV of non-REM sleep. Affected individuals exhibit semipurposeful behaviors such as ambulation and are difficult to fully awaken. Children are primarily affected, with a peak age range of 4-6 years.
Also Known As:
Sleepwalking; Sleep Walking; Sleep Walking Disorder; Sleep Walking Disorders; Wandering, Nocturnal; Nocturnal Wandering
Networked: 126 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 5 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Night Terrors (Sleep Terror)
2. Parasomnias (Parasomnia)
3. Schizophrenia (Dementia Praecox)
4. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
5. Dementia (Dementias)

Experts

1. Guilleminault, Christian: 4 articles (05/2005 - 01/2003)
2. Kotagal, Suresh: 2 articles (12/2012 - 12/2008)
3. Juszczak, Grzegorz R: 2 articles (08/2011 - 01/2005)
4. Hafeez, Zeba Hasan: 2 articles (12/2007 - 01/2007)
5. Kalinowski, Constance M: 2 articles (12/2007 - 01/2007)
6. Sharma, Ajitha: 1 article (10/2015)
7. Rama, Prakash S: 1 article (10/2015)
8. Chiaro, Giacomo: 1 article (08/2015)
9. Provini, Federica: 1 article (08/2015)
10. Caletti, Maria Turchese: 1 article (08/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Somnambulism:
1. Clonazepam (Rivotril)FDA LinkGeneric
2. quetiapine (Seroquel)FDA Link
3. Diazepam (Valium)FDA LinkGeneric
4. olanzapine (Zyprexa)FDA Link
5. MelatoninIBA
6. pramipexol (pramipexole)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Biperiden (Akineton)FDA Link
8. Triazolam (Halcion)FDA LinkGeneric
9. zaleplon (Sonata)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Serotonin 5-HT2 Receptor AntagonistsIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Hypnosis (Mesmerism)
2. Phototherapy (Light Therapy)
3. Witchcraft (Sorceries)
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Anesthesia