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During the weekend I read three different articles about sleepwalking and all these articles reported a Finnish study of 1997. The study suggests that sleepwalking is more frequent in children than in adults (6.9% female children and 5.7% male children are sleepwalker while only 3.1% adult women and 3.9% adult men are sleepwalkers). The only explanation that was given is that this phenomenon generally occurs during slow wave sleep SWS and children and young adults spend 80% of the night in SWS. Therefore, the phenomenon decreases as a person ages. But, could sleepwalking in children be also related to the fact that their  I function or perhaps other areas of the brain are not completely developed?




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