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Asked by 1windshear to Sarah, Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter on 28 Aug 2013. This question was also asked by hollysmurf, howl004, narwhalelite001, sarahisawesome1.
I think there are a few theories on this, but here’s the gist of what’s going on:
When most people sleep, and dream, there are chemicals and parts of the brain which actively stop them from acting out their dreams, by inhibiting the motor system. For sleepwalkers, these chemicals/brain areas don’t act as they should, so people start acting out their dreams.
Actually @emma this is common misinterpretation of sleep walking
Sleep walking, like sleep talking and even night terrors are NOT dreams.
They happen in DEEP sleep , which is usually at the beggining of the night whereas, dreams happen in REM sleep, which is light sleep and is more common during the early morning hours.
Why do people sleep walk.?…becuase when they change from one sleep stage to another, it is not a smooth change. It is often sparked by being sick, in pain, or stressed or from having a family history. Sleep walking is very normak and very common.
But @emma was right in saying that some people do act out their dreams this is callede REM sleep disorder and is pretty Rare
Wow, how interesting @Sarah!
Is it true that you shouldn’t wake up a sleepwalker, and just guide them back to bed??
Wow! That’s weird I never knew that!
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