When should I call the doctor about my child’s sleepwalking?
Consider calling your doctor if any of the following occur:
- The episodes are frequent, severe or could injure your child.
- The sleepwalker gets repeatedly injured during events.
- The sleepwalker leaves the house.
- Sleepwalking occurs after the teenage years.
- Sleepwalking causes daytime sleepiness.
- Stress, anxiety, or other psychological factors appear to contribute to sleep disturbances.
- You think that there might be a medical cause for the sleepwalking, such as a seizure disorder, sleep apnea or a limb movement disorder. These may need to be investigated by a sleep study or an electroencephalogram (EEG), a test in which the electrical signals of the brain are recorded by electrodes placed on the scalp.