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Sleepwalking Experiences Forum

Welcome to Serendip's forum for sharing sleepwalking experiences. "Sleepwalking is a sleep disorder effecting an estimated 10 percent of all humans at least once in their lives. This widespread phenomenon varies in its intensity and frequency. While most sleepwalking incidents are short and not dangerous, some can involve self-injury and are much more dangerous for the sleeper. Also, most interestingly, the disorder seems to stem from many different sources, not from one definable cause such as a chemical imbalance."

This forum is a place to share sleepwalking experiences, thoughts, feelings, treatments, and experiences with medical professionals. Serendip does not offer special medical expertise, but rather a gathering place to talk, listen, think aloud and be heard.

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Date: 2005-08-12 11:14:41
Link to this Comment: 15881

I have recently turned 29 years old, and for the past 4-5 years I have been sleepwalking fairly regularly in this time.I sleepwalked when I was around 7-9 years old but stopped doing it for years. Most of the time I wake up just out of my bed, but in realising this I can somehow manage to tell myself to go back to bed. I have used recreational drugs from time to time, and would definitely agee that taking drugs and/or drinking alcohol can trigger a sleepwalking incident. I personally find sleepwalking a simple inconvenience, as it happens rarely with me. It is quite an unusual sight to behold, as a few of my friends who have witnessed me doing it, have told me. I do find it interesting to read how many people have the same experiences in sleepwalking as I do. Any info/reply would be appreciated. Thanks. David McAfferty

Date: 2005-08-12 11:31:08
Link to this Comment: 15882

I am so glad I found your article. I typed in sleepwalking into my search engine box and this was the first listing. I feel much better now after reading this article. My 12 year old son has "sleep-walked" since a toddler. Each episode was "amusing" but his most recent one was scary. He had no idea that he was taking a cold shower fully clothed. He was removed from it, with my help, changed into dry clothes and went back to bed. Once there, he questioned, why he was wet. I am getting to the point where I am afraid to sleep soundly-I don't want him to hurt any of his siblings or himself. My sister walked in her sleep as a child once, and went across the street to "visit" neighbors. This was at 4:00 am! I feel relieved to read, that this may be coming to an end soon.

Date: 2005-08-12 11:34:49
Link to this Comment: 15883

I myself do not sleepwalk, but i have younger brother who is 6 years old and hefrequintly sleepwalks but its not the normal sleepwalking. He often is crying and saying things like "please no," and he is afraid uf us! I have no idea how to help him. Please help,

Date: 2005-08-12 14:30:52
Link to this Comment: 15884

Just to reply to the reader from the web that left a message regarding remembering sleepwalking. I walked and talked in my sleep regurlarly as an adolscent and this ceased past age 15. But now one week after my 20th I have begun to sleepwalk, although this time I am fully aware in some way of what i am doing ( as a youngster I had no recollection). While sleep walking I am also slightly aware that this situation is surreal, i know that I am not actually talking to anyone but i can stop myself from carrying out these acts. Its very bizarre and i have a clear memory in the morning of what i have been doing. Similar to the lady, I really believe that this time what i am doing is for real not sleeping. I also am unaware of any other sleep walkers who are so vividly aware of their actions, and have failed to read anywhere information relating to this side of sleepwalking.

Date: 2005-08-13 07:56:03
Link to this Comment: 15887

I use to sleep walk a lot when I was younger, I would get up and turn all the lights on in the house. I am 15 now and I have started doing it again. I remember everything I do. I often think that there are bugs in the house so I run away. When I wake up I am often on the couch or in a corner in a ball because I am running from the bugs. I go back to sleep but dont sleep in my bed, I have to sleep on the couch because I believe that there are really bugs in my room chasing me. The dreams seem so real, and I just want to know if it's bad. I am over the age that the sleepwalking should stop, but it hasn't. What should I do?

Using Restroom
Name: Tony Hodge
Date: 2005-08-13 23:59:37
Link to this Comment: 15890

I'm a 48 year old male have have had some strange sleepwalking experiences. Here's the lastest that happened just two weeks ago. I got up to use the restroom and walked into the kitchen and pulled out the trash can and started peeing in it while my wife was sitting at the computer in the other room. She heard this strange noise coming out of the kitchen and asked me what i was doing. I made somestatement about the bag missing out of the other can so I had to use that one. Kept on insisting the bag was gone. I did finish in the bathroom though. I did remember it all the next morning.
One time after driving all the way from San Diego to Arkansas non stop I had a couple of drinks and went to bed. Later that night I got up butt naked and was going out the front door of the motel when my wife grabed me and made me come back in the I headed for the corner of the room. She guided me into the restroom.
Tony, if you have stories to share.

Date: 2005-08-14 07:42:26
Link to this Comment: 15891

i am 15 and have recently started undressing in my sleep. i only ever remove one piece of clothing or roll up pant legs, and it has only happened about 4 times. i dont have a sleep-walking/talking history and when i wake up i have no re-collection of doing anything. i was hoping you could give me a bit of insight into this.

Name: Chase
Date: 2005-08-19 14:26:10
Link to this Comment: 15903

I have a SERIOUS problem and I hope you can help or give me some information. The thing is I just recently got married to my husband and I dont want him to know about my problem, just yet. The problem is I will go to sleep and then I find myself in my neighbors yard urinating on the flower pot on the front porch. I dont know why this happens but I find myself doing this quite frenquetly. so if anyone could help or has any suggestions please post a coment. thanks a lot.

eating in my sleep!
Name: gina
Date: 2005-08-19 20:01:53
Link to this Comment: 15910

Iam a women 36 yrs. of age i don`t use drugs or drink. i used to sleep walk as a child until the age of 13 and i just stopped!then in just the past 6 yrs i have had problems with getting up(not wakeing up) in the middle of the night and fixing me something to eat!I do it and leave such a mess u would think a child has done it!!lastnight i ate me a left over
hamburger and put what was left in a glass of juice and put it back in was not a pretty site this a.m. i have been gaining weight like crazy ,i think i should put a lock on the frig.hopefully, i won`t try to leave the house, like i did when i was a kid @ 12,it was 2a.m and i told my Mom i was going across the street to get some candy @ the store!!she thought about tieng me to the bed ...can u imagine a fire!!!iam open for suggetions on this and y would my sleepwalking always have to do w/eating?

dont rremember
Date: 2005-08-21 01:24:59
Link to this Comment: 15912

i have never sleep walked that i know of but about a month ago i started sleep walking and icant remember anything about it the next day my husband ssaid one nitte i waas standing there cutting watermelon off the rine but i dont remember doing it.and the same nite he said i had gotten up and waas eating i dont remember doing any of tis and that is what scares me i am afraid i might hurt myself or him.

Name: Kevin
Date: 2005-08-25 15:46:36
Link to this Comment: 15919

I would like to comment on the 28 yr old gal who wanted to know if remembering everything during an episode was normal. I think for the majority of us sleepwalkers I'd say episodes however are like yours.I am 45 yr old and have been sleepwalking since I was 13. I remember probably 95 % of the time, and like you I will argue with my wife that this time it's real( what I am "seeing" in my dream)....I ,like so many others have tried to establish a pattern or possible reasons for why I slept walked the night before, but the theories always have exceptions to the rule.I have gone periods of months without sleepwalking but currently it has been almost everynight for a year or so. What does help me ( at least this is my most current guess) is to have total darkness in my bedroom. My theory is that when I "wake" from my dream I don't mistake a light or shadow as being something in my dream....which makes me continue my dreamstate while half awake, living my dream until I realize I am dreaming or my wife convinces me that I am. I have tried the sleep masks but I end up taking them off. Before I ended up on this site I found one site of natural cures that said to put wet cotton balls in your ear canal !I am actually going to try this ! My wife's sleep is being interupted at least once a night , otherwise the sleepwalking is just humorous to me, so I need a cure.

Date: 2005-08-28 22:35:03
Link to this Comment: 15930

I have been sleeping with my girlfriend now and I have a few times unknowingly woken her up to start fooling around. It is not until a few minutes into it that I wake up. She says I am being pushy and rude with her and it is starting to freak her out. What can I do to prevent this.

Name: Stephanie
Date: 2005-09-07 11:06:40
Link to this Comment: 16017

I am 20 years old and have been sleepwalking for as long as I can remember. Lately it seems to be increasing as I am dreaming that someone is breaking into my house and I wake up as I am running down the stairs. I also dream that I can hear people in my house and the living room and they have the tv on really loud and I wake up as Im heading down the stairs shouting at them. Last night I woke standing in my back garden. I live on my own and as you can understand I am quite disturbed by this. I have also cleaned my bedroom in my sleep and even eaten a block of cheese and drank coke. As I am constantly walking all night and waking up I am so tired and exhausted and find it hard to concentrate during the day. Although, however tired I am I cannot sleep until approx 12pm. Is this normal in sleepwalkers?

Knowing your sleep walking
Name: sofia
Date: 2005-09-07 14:39:11
Link to this Comment: 16021

I am only 15 but have had some incidents of sleep walking, yet the problem that worries me is i am awake during the entire episode. I know what i am doing but think what i am doing is right for example i got up one night at 2.00am and went and had a bath. i believed that i was supposed to have one the night before but didnt and so had to have one this morning. I had a bath put my pjams back on and returned to bed. When i woke up in the morning i knew exactly what i had done every second of it. Is this still sleep walking though? i just had another one, with this being sleeping for a 15 minutes nap where i woke up, went to my brother, said to him 'what do u want' etc and 'but u didnt text back' with this having nothing to do with any convosation or anything. i am not sure wether this is sleepwlking or not but i dont like it as my family laugh at me.

sleep walking ?
Date: 2005-09-11 10:08:14
Link to this Comment: 16082

This morning, I woke uo to a loud noise: a bang (I live by myself. I am 53). I did not notice anythng that was heavy had fallen.However, a little trash can had been knocked over. But the trash (mainly paper:tissues) was spread out in an unusual way, far from a natural place of landing from the fallen (?) can. Specifically, there was a tissue on my key board, on top of my printer, which is on op the the monitor (my PC is elevated-on a table). Also, their was another piece of debris on top of a book that was on the floor but standing upright.There is only one way into my place, naturally. The windows were undisturbed. My door top lock always have my keys on it so that I can not missed them o the way out.They were still there (a slammed door would knocked them off, not to mention n unlocked door). My 10 spped bike which was by the door had a flat tire. I just filled it, yesterday.I take one medicine in the morning:Atenolol.I was prescribe one other med that I rather take for stressAlprazloam 0.5mg, Geneva sub for=xanax (I took one this morning because I have a wierd headache). I counsel men as a correctional program specialist Mon-Friday..I can not find physical evidence that someone entered my dwelling this morning. I am a christian without a doubt, of many years. Does this sound sleep walking ?

Moving furniture in my sleep
Date: 2005-09-13 07:22:08
Link to this Comment: 16113

This morning I awoke to find my desk chair (usually in my bedroom) right in the middle of the kitchen. My first reaction was to think that someone had broken in, but the flat was secure (and I live alone). It seems a strange thing to do and now I am obviously very worried there will be more incidents like this, and that I could be a danger to other people in my sleep.

I have tried reading a bit about it and it says that factors like stress, alcohol and fatigue are all factors that could cause sleepwalking - and all three were present in my case, as though I didn't drink heavily last night, I had done the night before and was very tired.

I just wonder if people think that my experience was likely a one-off or maybe the start of a sleepwalking problem? I intend to ease off on the nights out and drinks and try not to get so worn down, but I wonder if this will really help?

syndrome for all time sleeping
Name: ashish
Date: 2005-09-15 12:40:21
Link to this Comment: 16166

Narcolepsy is a serious medical disorder and a key to understanding other sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is a disabling illness affecting more than 1 in 2,000 Americans. Most individuals with the disorder are not diagnosed and are thus not treated. The disease is principally characterized by a permanent and overwhelming feeling of sleepiness and fatigue. Other symptoms involve abnormalities of dreaming sleep, such as dream-like hallucinations and finding oneself physically weak or paralyzed for a few seconds

Provigil helps to who is suffering from Narcolepsy .It is a disabling sleep disorder affecting humans and animals .It is characterized by daytime sleepingness, cataplexy, and striking transitions from wakefulness into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep .sleep is vital behavior of unknown function that consumes one third of life. Electrophysiological have shown that sleep is a heterogeneous state most classically separated into rapid eye movement (REM) and non rapid eye movement.
REM sleep is characterized by vivid dreaming, muscle atonia. Non REM is characterized by partial muscle relaxation and less frequent dreaming mentation.

Date: 2005-09-15 23:42:45
Link to this Comment: 16171

Name: Ryne Brown
Date: 2005-09-16 15:26:26
Link to this Comment: 16178

Im am !3myears old and last night I had woke up on my Living Room couch i was really freaked out because i had never done it before so i was just reading this and it is common so now im not worried but i woke up and there i was on the couch i woke up because i was cold and i tried searching for my covers then i woke my self up and i was in the living room and i was so tired today to and ihad three tests and luckly i passed but i dont see how because i was so tired. well thanks and goodbye

P.S. email me if u have any comments

sleep walking
Date: 2005-09-20 22:18:56
Link to this Comment: 16229

I am a 22 year old, 2nd year grad student that has only recently begun to sleep walk. It started when I moved from my parents home 2 years ago to my grandmother house. I find that I sleep walk most when I am under stress. I have gone looking for a cat that had never even been in the house that I currently live in. This summer I worked at a summer camp and sleptwalked so often that I had to tell my campers not to worry if they saw me. I have dreamt that someone came and told me something very important and when I couldnt find them again, I interrogated my co-counselor for 15 minutes before she walked me back to bed. I have also thought I was underneath my cabin (I was sleeping on the bottom bed of a bunk bed) and felt around trying to get out. Most of the time this summer, I would usually walk into the fan, wake up and then go back to sleep. Nothing horrible has happened, but I'm worried that its getting worse as I get older. Anyone else notice this??

sleep walking
Date: 2005-09-22 12:27:20
Link to this Comment: 16270

this is for the person who posted that he\she sleepwalked only under stress.

I think it might be normal for some people to do that.

I was told that each time that my aunt had a big exam to study for she would sleepwalk until the exam was done. Even now she is 55 and still does it when she has to study alot for her job. She use to get up, go to the bathroom in the weirdest places and go outside in the snowbanks in the winter and just sit there moving up and down.

reality dreams
Date: 2005-09-27 13:36:11
Link to this Comment: 16332

reality dreams
Date: 2005-09-27 13:38:56
Link to this Comment: 16333

my husband has begun in the last four months what he calls "reality dreams" He has never talked or walked in his sleep before during our 19 years together. He will wake up and walk around and talk to me about something completely nonsensal---the other night he was shaking his hand in bed and telling me I was going to hurt the woman in the corner--I said there was no woman there and he told me to look on the floor for her shadow---nothing, I told him to go back to sleep. He doesn't drink or do drugs but stress has been high lately, both with work and his family--is this normal?

started sleepwalking again
Date: 2005-09-29 10:51:29
Link to this Comment: 16378

IM not sure this is a comment as much as a question,however as a child i used to
sleepwalk ALL the time(soo many stories)however 90% of the time i new what i wa
s doing at the time of sleepwalking and it made sense while i was doing it of co
urse.Then i havnt slept walked in 5+ years and i moved in with my bf about 8 mo
nths ago and recently ive started to sleep walk it freeekes him out like crazy!
Is that normal? should i be worried i get at least 8 hours of sleep most of the
time.What would cause me to start sleepwalking again and will i be passed on to
my children when i have some??

Name: Mike
Date: 2005-09-29 23:30:44
Link to this Comment: 16387

According to my parents, I used to sleepwalk fairly often as a child. Now that I've turned 31 I've started to sleepwalk again. The episodes are usually precipitated by a dream or a strange, dream-like feeling that someone is breaking into my apartment. So I leap out of bed, rush into my living room or kitchen to confront the would-be intruder, and turn the lights on. Sometimes I vaguely realize what I'm doing, other times I don't "come to" until I'm standing there wondering what the heck is happening. I've also raided the fridge while sleepwalking. (Frighteningly enough, I found myself inhaling a bag of Andy Capp Cheese Fries one night!)
Are sleepwalking incidents sometimes accompanied/induced by dreams? I also have noticed that when I sleepwalk it's usually within an hour or two after I've actually fallen asleep -- never later. Is this normal? It doesn't happen every night or even every week, but I'm getting to the point where I'm a bit worried. For instance, what if I sleepwalked right out of my flat and into the street? Should I see my doctor about it?

Date: 2005-09-30 21:08:40
Link to this Comment: 16399

I recently came home from school and was very tired. I watched tv for a little bit then fell into a deep sleep. I woke up with a throbbing foot and it being swollen and bruised. All i remember was crying very loudly, but then falling back to sleep. I went to the doctor and I have a stress fracter, which isn't very serious but i can't do much for 2 weeks. I don't really know what to do, and i'm 14 years old and I hope i won't sleepwalk for the rest of my life. Any saftey precausions?

Name: The Frymas
Date: 2005-10-03 22:21:15
Link to this Comment: 16438

I recently had an experience, but am not sure if I was actually sleepwalking. I was staying at a friends house. He was having a party (there was no alcohol involved, but lots of Mountain Dew), and we were all sleeping in the TV room on the floor. This was on my 18th birthday. We got to sleep around 4 in the morning, and at around 7, I remember waking up. When I awoke, I could distinctly remember putting a cake in a white box beside my sleeping bag, but when I turned around to grab a piece of cake, it was gone. I got up out of my bag and started walking around the room, looking behind and under things to try and find my cake. I was fully aware of all the other people in the room, and where I was. Finally, a friend of mine woke up and asked what I was doing. I told him "I'm looking for my cake". He replied "What kind of cake?" with a confused look on his face, because he knew for a fact that there was no cake. I then told him (this is not a joke, people) that the cake was a "James Bond thing". I said James Bond thing because I remember thinking that to say 007 would be too vague a term, and it might confuse him. He talked me into getting back into my bag and looking for it when we all woke up. When we all woke up later, I asked if I had done all this stuff, and he said Yeah, I did. Is this an incident of sleepwalking, or was I just tired and confused when I woke up?

Name: Tomo dj
Date: 2005-10-04 13:47:01
Link to this Comment: 16441

Hi im 24,i know this sounds stupid,but recently after a few nights drinking i would wake up in the morning and notice a puddle on my wooden floor! Totally confused how it got there! i thought it was a leak from the pipes!! But after 3 times of discovering water on my floor it hit me that i must be getting up in the night walking over to a area in my bedroom and urinating! I actullay woke up mid flow and thought what the hell im i doin!! Its really annoyning me now because ive just built a £4,500 mini studio in my room and im pissing all over it!! all over my records and that!! But it seems to happen when im drunk! I dont wanna stop drinking but this is starting to freek me out! Im thinking of getting drunk one nite and filming me sleep and see wots going on! Has anyone else experience this?

Sleepwalking Film, UK
Name: Zan
Date: 2005-10-11 12:56:08
Link to this Comment: 16507


I am working for a company that is interested in making a film following treatment for sleepwalking in the UK. We are interested in following someone using a new type of treatment that is being developed involving hypnotherapy. We would look at the impact of sleepwalking on the whole family, and then resolve to solve the problem with Britain's leading sleep experts.

If you would be interested in taking part please get in touch with Zan at Landmark Films on

silly things
Date: 2005-10-17 10:29:50
Link to this Comment: 16522

I often sleepwalk seeing things that i'm convinced are there.I also do silly things while sleepwalking as though it is the most important thing in the world until my wife tells me i'm being silly. I shout back at her and tell her she is wrong, then i realise that she is right and return back to sleep still denying what i was doing.I have had her around the neck before fretening her but only the once .I am frightened that i might do harm to my wife and kids is there anything i can do.I have periods of about two to three months with no problem then three or four in the space of two weeks.

3 Forms of Sleepwalking
Date: 2005-10-18 11:27:07
Link to this Comment: 16533

Ok, boy, where to start. I’m no expert, just have done a LOT of study.

I guarantee some will hate this. Some will, as a result, find some help - maybe.

This forum is a little like patients getting together to self medicate. But sometimes that might not be bad, if that’s your only option.

Once thing I have learned in my study of the subject so far is that the “experts” don’t have a clue. They speculate, and postulate, but in the end, they are only guessing – and the only viable solution that they have so far is hypnotherapy – which to those who know – is a form of the occult. [I’m sure I’ll have the medical community’s hair stand up on the back of their heads for that one – but denial does not change the facts.]

I was discussing the subject of sleepwalking with a surgeon friend of mine, whom I have known for over 40 years – we work in the same office together. He could only tell me that “kids grow out of it”. He didn’t have a clue as to how it starts, or why it occurs.

Illness can cause delusions that seem very real. I had an episode, later relayed to me by my grandmother, when I was 10 and sick with a high fever. I was not walking around, but I did sit up, communicate audibly, clearly, understandably and scream at the birds I saw about to attack me. This is illness induced, and is verifiable.

Hallucinogens can also cause delusions, sometimes many years later. This is medically verifiable, and the subject can often be in a mobile state – i.e. walking around, but having no real touch with the reality around him / her. This is chemically induced, and is verifiable.

I also believe the event can have spiritually induced triggers. I.e. we are spirit beings as well. We have a body [physical body], a soul [mind & emotions], and a spirit [the part of us that wants to reach out and communicate with “God”.]

I have a nine year old son who has recently started sleepwalking. I know this only because he wakes up his older brother, and the older brother comes to get me. I then find my 9 year old walking throughout the house, mumbling incoherently, and crying. He seems very frightened. This is NOT illness induced or chemically induced form of sleepwalking.

At first I thought he was awake, but over the last few episodes I have learned that he is not, and in fact had no recollection of the incident the next morning. I gently lead him back to bed. He goes willingly, but only goes back to sleep when I kneel and pray for him. [Hmmm – very interesting. What would prayer have to do with sleepwalking?]

If I do not pray for him, he will lie there a moment, begin to cry and be afraid. One such instance, when I began to pray for him, he sat up and angrily began to protest my praying. This was only for a short period though, followed by no recollection the next morning. [Hmmm – again! Why would a sleepwalker, with no apparent recollection of things going on around him, suddenly become aware that I was praying for him and suddenly OBJECT?]

During my 8 years of studying the occult and demonology [for clinical knowledge – not for practice], the subject of dreams, sleepwalking, and such often came up. Contacting one of the world’s foremost experts in this field, I found him to be strangely silent – he didn’t know either, and that’s why I will not print his name. The “experts” don’t have a clue!

A study of the Bible shows that God often used dreams to communicate future events, or explain mysteries to those whom He placed in a position to help others with the information they were given. They often woke up, walked around and communicated clearly.

The dreams were not revealed just for their personal benefit, or for their profit. [Keep this in mind the next time a cheap TV dime store medium claims to speak for God or predict the future.] By the way, true “prophets” according to the Bible, were ALWAYS 100% correct. Not just 85% like today’s knock-offs. 100% accuracy in the near, VERIFIABLE future, was assurance of 100% accuracy in the long-term UNVERIFIABLE future. Why would you trust your eternal soul to the advice of a person who was only “sometimes” accurate in the here and now! [I’m not a preacher or theologian by the way…]

Anyway, in my study I found it interesting to note and will throw this out for those of you who care to evaluate what I say. I mentioned earlier that I think there could be three (3) potential causes for sleepwalking: illness induced [verifiable], chemically induced [verifiable] and spiritually induced [also, surprisingly enough, I believe, verifiable].

Illness induced is obvious. Chemically induced ties closely to the spiritual. Here’s what I mean. In the occult, it is very important to “blank out one’s mind” – “clear the thoughts” so that “other forces” can take over and lead you to a higher plane of knowledge. This is so much rubbish! In reality, all that is going on is that you are blanking your conscious mind out, so that the mind is most susceptible to other outside influences – sometimes, the demonic can come in and take over. This is often demonstrated by people who suddenly wake up with no recollection of where they have been for the last three days – losing “chunks of time”. I’ve observed this first hand in police interrogation of violent offenders. Keep in mind, this is only one “possible” explanation for “some” sleepwalking episodes.

In an event closely related to sleepwalking, but again, in a non-mobile state, I was once awakened in bed. My eyes were open; I could look around, and see and was conscious of what was going on around me. I was suddenly paralyzed. I could only move my eyes. I could not even my lips. I know only of two other instances like this one. One from a relative, and one relayed in confidence to my by an acquaintance who was a co-worker.

Had it not been for the advice of my relative I would not have known what to do. I suddenly felt an arm hit my chest, and a hand cover my mouth. Sleepwalking?? I don’t know, but I was pinned down, and couldn’t move, but was completely conscious. I tried to call to my wife, but my mouth was covered, and I could not see anyone there, although my eyes had plenty of time to adjust and could see other objects in my bedroom clearly in the dark.

The more I tried to call for help with my mouth, the tighter it seemed to get around my mouth. I felt like my lips were glued and the glue was drying fast. The advice from my relative worked. I called out to “Jesus Christ” for help. In my mind only and suddenly the weight was gone and I could move and speak. [Hmmm – very interesting. What would Jesus have to do with sleepwalking??]

This type of episode happened on another occasion while I was watching a TV program, where the “hero” was a Satanist called in by the police to catch the “bad guys”. [Boy did the writers have things confused.] This was a popular prime time TV program in the mid – 80’s complete with satanic pentagram. While watching the program the same paralysis came over me. I was pinned to the chair, and was only freed after I called on the name of Jesus for help in my mind, as my mouth was being held closed by something? This would make sense, as the Bible states that a “believer” has authority over the powers of darkness.

This is why sex, drugs, alcohol, chanting & mantras, all are prevalent within the occult, and often result in actions very similar to sleepwalking, [just examples, there are many others] are often used in various ways to “blank out the mind” so that, in the words of the Hindu’s “the kundalini force can take over”. Plain old demonic possession.

Think maybe God understood this when He wrote for us in the Bible, and made prohibitions against sexual immorality, drunkenness, sorcery [i.e. Pharmacia i.e. the use of illicit drugs] and mindless reputations. It’s all there, and was written to help us avoid contact with the “evil” spirit world, and from being influenced by them.

So there you are – I find it not surprising that people have unexplained instances of sleepwalking, especially following episodes of drinking or drugs, as the medical profession states. This is the third type of sleepwalking, spiritually induced, and is verifiable.

I offer the proof. In the book of the Bible called I John, in chapter 4, verse 1-3:
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,

But every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”


You can get medical treatment for illness induced sleepwalking.
You can help yourself or get medical treatment for chemically induced sleepwalking.
You can get spiritual help from Jesus Christ for spiritually induced sleepwalking: ie. Confessing of sin, and acknowledging / believing in Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross, in your place, for your sins.

Recommended Reading:

Bible: King James Version: the Gospel of John – the bible says:
John:20 verse31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

Hope this helps my friends.

Am I sleep walking?
Name: Tracy Stre
Date: 2005-10-20 15:12:16
Link to this Comment: 16573

When I sleep I tend to get up and I could do as little as walk to a different bed or I got o the extreme of getting my day ready at 2 in the morning. I am in the army AIT. My room buddies say that I get up every morning at exactly 3 in the morning and get ready for PT. Am I just stressed from the army or do I have a sleeping disorder? When my friends tell me these things I can't remember doing any of it. Can you help me?

Date: 2005-10-27 01:41:14
Link to this Comment: 16648


Date: 2005-10-27 14:07:43
Link to this Comment: 16665

I'm 19 and i sleepwalk and sleeptalk i really want to stop it but don\'t know how. It has gotten to the point where i once left my house and went to knock to my neightboor's door (she's my aunt!) i got really scare i share a room with my sister and she tells me that i sleeptalk almost everyday!!what can i do to stop it?? PLEASE HELP

Sleepwalking activities
Date: 2005-10-27 14:52:25
Link to this Comment: 16666

My boyfriend's main sleepwalking activity is beginning to cause some concern: he urinates. If I try to wake him before he gets started, he is hostile, denies what he was about to do, goes back to bed and doesn't remember in the morning. If I catch him in the act, he simply stops, might finish in the bathroom, returns to bed and again, doesn't remember in the morning.

Is this common to sleepwalking?

Date: 2005-10-29 07:21:10
Link to this Comment: 16682


I am scared...
Date: 2005-11-01 18:17:32
Link to this Comment: 16752

I am scared...
Name: Mercedes
Date: 2005-11-01 18:21:08
Link to this Comment: 16753

I am very scared of my situation. I have been sleepwalking every Monday for about three or four weeks. I have no idea why. My friend is telling me what I do when I sleepwalk because she is being a good friend and sleeps over at my house every Monday to ovserve what I do. She tells me that I walked out of my house just last week. {She is a light sleeper and wakes up when I open the door so she follows behind me sliently, as to not wake me. I am only 13 years old and have no idea why I sleepwalk. I get a bit scared when she tells me what I do and who I'm with...Can you help me? Do you have any advice?

Angry Sleeptalker
Name: Beverly
Date: 2005-11-02 19:55:23
Link to this Comment: 16775

I am 26 and have never sleepwalked in the past (or at least not that I know of). During the few incidences I've had, I'm not actually walking but I do say things. From the little bit of research and articles I've read online, it seems that sleeptalkers say incoherent, rambling, unintelligible things. With me, I say full sentences. But what I say is usually something mean and hurtful. My fiance and I just moved in together and these episodes have happened when he would try to wake me about 2 or 3 hours into my sleep. One morning, he came in to wake me after having gone and picked up breakfast early in the morning. I told him that he was keeping me from sleeping and to leave me alone and I called him a mean name. The latest incident happened just last night. I hadn't had much sleep the night before and I decided to sleep in our second bedroom (he has sinus problems and was having some snoring issues that were keeping me awake). He came in about 3 hours after I'd gone to bed to see if he could lay down with me for a while. He told me this morning that I actually sat up in bed, said about 5 or 6 really cruel things to him, and then laid back down and turned my back to him, as if to go to sleep again. I had absolutely no idea that this had happened. He spent the rest of the wee hours of the night upset, thinking that we were over. It took a while this morning to convince him that I really didn't remember saying anything to him. My last memory was of me going in the other room, laying down, and thinking about getting another blanket. Somewhere between that and waking up this morning, I nearly caused our break-up. Normally saying something in my sleep and not remembering it would be a silly story I could share with my friends. Now I'm concerned because I usually say angry things when I do this. What happens if he stops believing that I am asleep when I say these things? Am I sleeptalking in the normal sense of the term? Or, since I sat up, is this actually a form of sleepwalking instead? If anyone has any comments on this, I would appreciate it. This has only been going on within the last couple of months. I love my fiance and I can't wait to start my life with him. I need help to fix this because I'm afraid that I'll lose him and worse: I don't want to see that look on his face anymore. Please give me any input you may have. Thank you!

Sleepwalking is due to repressed childhood trauma
Date: 2005-11-06 18:26:03
Link to this Comment: 16831

I am not a sleepwalker myself, but I have observed others who are. From my observations and research into this phenomenon, I am convinced that sleepwalking is related to severe traumatic experience which are repressed (not consciiously remembered) especially in early childhood. The best way to resolve this problem is with counselling, that is, talking about one's childhood experiences with a genuinely empathetic listener : and not someone who is just making a living out of other peoples misery!


mother of sleep walker
Name: meredith
Date: 2005-11-10 21:34:05
Link to this Comment: 16921

I am a mother of an 8 year old sleep walker. She is very active in sports and does excellent in school. She has never experienced anything traumatic in her young life. She just plainly and simply sleepwalks. Her episodes occur almost nightly and have been going on for approx. two months. I would love to hear from others with similar situations

Sleep walking nightmares
Name: Alex
Date: 2005-11-11 09:47:50
Link to this Comment: 16928

I'm really comforted by reading this page - for years now I've been sleepwalking and acting very strangely while asleep and never met anyone else who does the same! I was beginning to think I was alone.

I used to sleepwalk as a teenager, although I just seemed to walk around and then go back to bed, once I did the washing up (wish I did that more) and on several occasions I've had conversations I don't recall in the morning. For the last 6 years or so though I've begun having dreams which seem real, and are always based in my bedroom - usually being attacked or someone coming in. I usually try to interact with them, which makes my boyfriend wake up and ask what's going on. I'm always lucid for a moment, and then very confused and disoriented. I don't know what causes it - it could be stress as I'm not the substance abusing type, but I doubt I've been continually stressed for the last 6 years.

I hope all of us sufferers get better, as it is a very strange thing to wake up and find you've said or done something you don't remember, and it can really upset other people.

Looking for left or right handedness and adult sle
Date: 2005-11-12 21:47:23
Link to this Comment: 16940

Hello ,
I am in remission as far as I know? from sleepwalking for about 15 years, I was really out of control of my life while I routinely made calls even in my sleep, to this day I wonder who I called that never confronted me, etc..
I am doing a term paper this weekend on sleepwalking and left verses right handedness,
Anyone please post or email me, however you do this on this site, just found it this evening.
A sleepwalker too........
Please post your answers, just age, sex, handedness, and anything I can learn about you and your sleepwalking, no identities needed.

Left or Right handed?????//
Name: GirlbyBay
Date: 2005-11-12 21:51:57
Link to this Comment: 16941

HI Fellow sleepwalkers,
I was there and hope I stay in remission(as far as I know),
please help me out and let me know if you are right or left handed, doing term paper this weekend!!!
On Sleepwalking in adults and handedness,
thanks for any help and please write about all your experiences, I had the tree moved in the backyard, answered the phone and called people in my sleep, its an awful scary ordeal that a therapist once a week for 5 years helped me,
I never talk about it , its embarassing or you feel it is a stigma, I know the military will not accept you if you sleepwalk
Need some help ASAP
Talk to me out there, one of you

Sleepwalking/waking up screaming
Name: Carol
Date: 2005-11-17 08:28:29
Link to this Comment: 17041

I am a 26 year old mother of two and married to a wonderful man. My life is great except for lately I've either been sleepwalking or I wake up screaming, my husband ask my what is wrong. All I can say is "I don't know" however sometimes I even wake myself up. A couple weeks ago I sleptwalked into my kids room, it was pitch black and I turned on my kids light twice. When I woke up I remembered that I was saying I'm trapped I'm trapped. Then last night I woke up screaming, my husband once again asked me what was wrong and all I said was,"my head is playing games" I didn't want to tell him what I thought I saw. What I thought I saw was someone standing next in camoflaug pointing a shot gun at us. What is going on with me??????

Cryin in my Sleep!!
Name: Maz
Date: 2005-11-20 12:44:57
Link to this Comment: 17094

Im 27 and I have been sleepwalking for about 12 years now, although i remember everything that i do, im not sure if i actually sleepwalk and dont remember any of it. Most of my sleepwalkin experiences have been nothing to worry about, walkin around the house mainly, lookin for people that i think are in my house, gettin dressed for work at 3am, movin things around, throwin things, punchin walls and my partner. more dangerously i climbed out my bedroom window, thankfully we lived in a bungalow, i was "lookin for my school friends", i had 2 wake my sister up 2 let me back in!! Most of my experiences include my duvet, i carry it around on all my sleepwalkin ventures! I also do a lot of talkin and shoutin in my sleep. Ive actually gotten used 2 sleepwalkin, but this week has been very bad, im doin it everynight and last night i actually woke up crying my eyes out, im goin thru some difficult times right now, so i believe that this has something 2 do with my sleepwalkin! im intrigued about why i do it and worried that i may harm myself or someone i love.

Sleep sex
Name: Jim L
Date: 2005-11-22 17:55:09
Link to this Comment: 17146

I have been sleep walking for 10 years. Just recently I have been waking up totally naked all around the house. I have also been trying to have sex with my wife while im asleep and i just don't get it. Has anyone ever done this? I just hope that i never end up with the dog.

sleepwalking & cooking
Name: Carol
Date: 2005-11-25 11:27:29
Link to this Comment: 17163

I am getting quite afraid of myself.Aparently, I have been up cooking in the middle of the night and taking it to bed to eat it. My bed has food all over it, my kitchen counters have food all over it, and there are dirty dishes all over the kitchen. I have gained 40 pounds in the last 3 months. I am really really scared. Is anyone else having these sleepwalking problems?

response to scared
Date: 2005-11-26 00:03:33
Link to this Comment: 17164

You need to see a therapist to get at the root of whatever is making you sleepwalk, are you left or right handed, really looking to know how many left verses right handed sleepwalkers out there, help me out guys

Left or Right handed?????//
Date: 2005-11-28 20:19:28
Link to this Comment: 17206

Hi Fellow sleepwalkers,
I am looking to see if more left verses right handed people sleepwalk?
Help, just post , left or right, and your sex
One of the "Hidden Society of the Night"

Date: 2005-12-05 20:31:43
Link to this Comment: 17315


Date: 2005-12-15 05:12:17
Link to this Comment: 17403


Name: charlene
Date: 2005-12-18 16:10:01
Link to this Comment: 17448

I am 15 and i sleep walk quite often usually 3 or 4 times a week, my parents usually just guide me back to my bed but i want to know if I will ever stop. Like will I have this problem when i move out of my parents home. I have previously been a dangerous sleepwalker I have tried to get weapons and such and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to try and prevent it.

Got Video of sleepwalking?
Name: Dan HB
Date: 2005-12-20 11:56:17
Link to this Comment: 17453

Dear All,

I work for a TV production company in the UK that specializes in factual programming and we're making a documentary about sleepwalking. We're looking at the science of why it happens, what increases its regularity, what can be done to reduce it etc

We're spending a week with someone who is a sleep walker to experience their life and will be getting medical opinions and advice from top sleep centres here in the UK.

To go with this I am looking to get hold of footage of the things people do when they are asleep that their partners / friends have filmed. We know that people can do pretty much anything while asleep that they can do while awake, such as eating, looking for things in drawers or even complicated tasks like driving or mowing the lawn etc

If you have or know anyone who might have some home video footage of someone who is asleep walking around, eating, looking in drawers, walking around the garden etc I would love to hear from you by email on letting me know a brief description of what you have and how long it lasts. We do not want anything of a sexual nature.

Sleepwalking is known to happen to as many as 18% of the population but it's under appreciated and mis-understood by many around the world and many people never reveal they have it as they see it just as part of their life, but this documentary will help bring the experience to the public.

All correspondence will be treated in confidence and tapes can be returned.

All the best,

Dan HB

Sleep walking Topless
Date: 2005-12-27 18:32:09
Link to this Comment: 17470

At my friend Joes' house, he had two guests staying there. His friend and child were sleeping in another bedroom. The next morning I met up with Joes' friend and mentioned how I feel like I met his daughter before..(but I never did or so I thought!). My friend Joe let me know I walked into his friends room turned on the light Topless looked down at the baby than walked out. Then I went into the hallway bathroom walked passed the room closed the light than went back to the room I was sleeping in.
I normally have no problem going topless...but at my own free will...So my friend Joe's friend basically had a nice show for the evening....
He didn't mind...I was told....He didn't mind.

pee sleepwalking!!!
Date: 2006-01-08 00:36:41
Link to this Comment: 17560

I've been in college for the past four years (21 year old female) and I've noticed that I would wake up to a puddle on the floor after a hard night of drinking. I have had a few incidents when I was completey trashed, after passing out in my bed, I got up and walked around my apartment and attempted to pee in the kitchen. It's only induced while drinking and it's weird because I sometimes remember the incident but it's more like a dream to me. Anyway, I have no idea why it happens only when I drink but it's annoying..sometimes funny..but mostly annoying. Last night, I had a houseguest and after we returned to my apartment from the bar, she was startled when I decided to go pee on my den floor. PLEASE HELP!!

son sleepwalks
Name: fred
Date: 2006-01-08 23:58:07
Link to this Comment: 17568

my son has just started sleepwalking, he starts to cry gets out of bed turns most of the lights on in the house then i find him standing in the middle of one of the rooms crying or he meets me on his way back to his room gives me a dirty look and goes back to bed he is 7 and like other comments i have read it is in the first 2 or 3 houre after going to bed just woundering if any one has any advice how to handle this as it is freaking out my wife as well as myself

Name: student
Date: 2006-01-10 18:27:27
Link to this Comment: 17587

I really want to know what causes slepwalking & sleeptalking

Name: nobody
Date: 2006-01-10 18:31:37
Link to this Comment: 17588

My mother used to sleeptalk when I was about 7 years old and it makes me really scear. I have wake up and wake her up.

Date: 2006-01-10 18:32:43
Link to this Comment: 17589

wrecking my life
Name: steve
Date: 2006-01-18 11:21:31
Link to this Comment: 17646

im a 31 year old male and sleep walking is killing my relationship.i have sleepwalked since i was a child,but i have started sleep walking into my eight year olds bedroom and sleepng there,when i wake up i think to myself ohh no not wife doesnt believe in sleep walking so you can imagine what shes thinking, i can see it in here eyes its killing me inside to be thought of in this way. i need some help nothing short of chaining myself to the bed will work.i know she shouldnt think like this but she is a complex person and in her eyes shes only looking after our child plus she as had somethings done to other members of her family.thanks

My Experiences
Name: Peter
Date: 2006-01-19 15:19:13
Link to this Comment: 17690

I have walked in my sleep as long as I can remember. I've been found outside in my pjs at night walking around in the snow, woken up in different beds in the house and urinated in very bizarre places! I've only had one incident which whilst not dangerous, resulted in me doing £1000 of damage to property. There doesn't seem to be any single factor that causes it but I do sleep very deeply. Partners remark that I sleep like the dead. It does worry me a little though as I have just moved to a new block of flats and I've had to ask the residences manager to fit an alarm on the flat door to prevent me straying. It's only woken me up once so far. Been here 6 months. I know some people have lots worse experiences than me. I'm never aggressive thankfully. I just like having a wander!

My husband is a sleepwalker
Date: 2006-01-20 13:02:52
Link to this Comment: 17703

I have been married to my husband for 7 years, and just recently he came home from Iraq. I have been awaken to the smoke alarms going off due to my husband putting things on the stove and turning it on that don't belong there and I have woke up in the middle of the night to the front door being wide open. I have ask him if he remembers doing these things and he told me no. I have not been sleeping at night because of this. When I try to wake him I can't. I fear for mine and my childrens safety. What should I do?

Name: Harrison B
Date: 2006-01-20 21:58:55
Link to this Comment: 17708

Wow ,I had no idea that so many people sleepwalked,this is fantastic! I almost feel normal, after so many years of people calling me a freak.
You see I am a seasoned sleepwalker,have been doing it all my life.You name it, I have done it,walked ,talked,even left the house once with a doona wrappped around me, I thought I was in a strangers bedroom so I did what any normal person would do i got the hell outa there, lol.Yes a whole lot of years waking up and feeling pretty silly.I woke up once with the bedside dresser sitiing nicely balanced on the bed right next to me. But my usual work is getting up looking for stupid things that arent there,getting dressed , undressed waking up in the lounge room or kitchen.I used to get angry very angry with my girlfriends and now wife. One such girlfriend broke it off after 5 years with the sleepwalking being a huge influence on her decision.I dont blame her, it's embarrasing for me, scary for the partner and even now with my wife we have huge arguments,she gets angry with me and in turn i get furious with her. I am hipnotised i know what I am doing but cant help it , on a mission if you like, I am convinced I am not asleep,I don't agree that is is all sleepwalking, I am more awakew tan sleep it just happens when I have ben sleepsing. Bit confusing? , tell me about it.Sometimes I am fully aware the next day and sometimes i have an incling or more like a sickening feeling that I have been up to something,I then sheepishly ring the wife(who gets up early to go to work) and ask her if she hates me again, if she hangs up I know i probably have stolen the sheets and gone down the road again,must look like I am off to a toga party. Now for the treatments hah ! what a joke, we (my last girlfriend and I) went to 3 doctors. 2 laughed and basically said lock the door or tie me down, yer thanks docs thats why your on the big bucks hey. One put me on benzo's (rohypnol)which made the sleep deeper and therfore my girlfiend couldnt wake me up,I would sleepwalk for an hour. Diazapam ( valium) can stop them sometimes and
is good in the fact it takes away the agression (mine not the wife's) her's is here to stay I am afraid.I never get angry and nasty like I used to.So the only thing that has ever worked was valium & getting lots of sleep 10 hours a day will help a great deal.Don't drink to excess, lack of sleep and alcohol is a great trigger for sleepwalking.Deep sleep is a no no because it seems to make it harder to snap out of it and being overtired causes you to sleep deep,and I think we all know what happens when someone is telling you you are sllepwalking and go back to bed.It is like youre on a secret mission to save the world and everyone else is against you and you resent them for it you treat them like they are the weird ones, till you snap out of it of course
And when you wake up you feel like a fool .I cant help it i tell my wife, blame my active subconscience, crap she says, get some help and dont drink .yer I might join a monestry while I'm at it.Stress and unresolved issues are somewhat to blame as well,guilt and worry all cause sleepwalking with me. I may try hipnotherapy to fix my phsycotic brain one day, one site even said if you sleep walk you must have a personality dissorder and try antidepressants, bad idea - also makes it worse !
So lots of sleep kiddies and stay of the booze (noooo ! did I hear you say) and lose all your mental baggage, getting a partner that doesnt scream abuse at you in the middle of the night would also be a huge bonus. That's all, easy !

Good luck my fellow sleepwalkers ! We are cursed to walk the night streets alone, even if we dont know we do it.I might see you out there sometime, we may be looking for the same cake or bomb or hairbrush.It would be funny actually to see 2 people sleepwalk together they would probably either kill each other or
join forces to save the world or mabey they would just clean out the fridge.

Take care, sleepwalk tight

PS Would love to hear more about hypnosis or other remedies

Harrison B

Sleepwalking for dummies
Name: Harrison B
Date: 2006-01-20 22:01:23
Link to this Comment: 17709

Wow ,I had no idea that so many people sleepwalked,this is fantastic! I almost feel normal, after so many years of people calling me a freak.
You see I am a seasoned sleepwalker,have been doing it all my life.You name it, I have done it,walked ,talked,even left the house once with a doona wrappped around me, I thought I was in a strangers bedroom so I did what any normal person would do i got the hell outa there, lol.Yes a whole lot of years waking up and feeling pretty silly.I woke up once with the bedside dresser sitiing nicely balanced on the bed right next to me. But my usual work is getting up looking for stupid things that arent there,getting dressed , undressed waking up in the lounge room or kitchen.I used to get angry very angry with my girlfriends and now wife. One such girlfriend broke it off after 5 years with the sleepwalking being a huge influence on her decision.I dont blame her, it's embarrasing for me, scary for the partner and even now with my wife we have huge arguments,she gets angry with me and in turn i get furious with her. I am hipnotised i know what I am doing but cant help it , on a mission if you like, I am convinced I am not asleep,I don't agree that is is all sleepwalking, I am more awakew tan sleep it just happens when I have ben sleepsing. Bit confusing? , tell me about it.Sometimes I am fully aware the next day and sometimes i have an incling or more like a sickening feeling that I have been up to something,I then sheepishly ring the wife(who gets up early to go to work) and ask her if she hates me again, if she hangs up I know i probably have stolen the sheets and gone down the road again,must look like I am off to a toga party. Now for the treatments hah ! what a joke, we (my last girlfriend and I) went to 3 doctors. 2 laughed and basically said lock the door or tie me down, yer thanks docs thats why your on the big bucks hey. One put me on benzo's (rohypnol)which made the sleep deeper and therfore my girlfiend couldnt wake me up,I would sleepwalk for an hour. Diazapam ( valium) can stop them sometimes and
is good in the fact it takes away the agression (mine not the wife's) her's is here to stay I am afraid.I never get angry and nasty like I used to.So the only thing that has ever worked was valium & getting lots of sleep 10 hours a day will help a great deal.Don't drink to excess, lack of sleep and alcohol is a great trigger for sleepwalking.Deep sleep is a no no because it seems to make it harder to snap out of it and being overtired causes you to sleep deep,and I think we all know what happens when someone is telling you you are sllepwalking and go back to bed.It is like youre on a secret mission to save the world and everyone else is against you and you resent them for it you treat them like they are the weird ones, till you snap out of it of course
And when you wake up you feel like a fool .I cant help it i tell my wife, blame my active subconscience, crap she says, get some help and dont drink .yer I might join a monestry while I'm at it.Stress and unresolved issues are somewhat to blame as well,guilt and worry all cause sleepwalking with me. I may try hipnotherapy to fix my phsycotic brain one day, one site even said if you sleep walk you must have a personality dissorder and try antidepressants, bad idea - also makes it worse !
So lots of sleep kiddies and stay of the booze (noooo ! did I hear you say) and lose all your mental baggage, getting a partner that doesnt scream abuse at you in the middle of the night would also be a huge bonus. That's all, easy !

Good luck my fellow sleepwalkers ! We are cursed to walk the night streets alone, even if we dont know we do it.I might see you out there sometime, we may be looking for the same cake or bomb or hairbrush.It would be funny actually to see 2 people sleepwalk together they would probably either kill each other or
join forces to save the world or mabey they would just clean out the fridge.

Take care, sleepwalk tight

PS Would love to hear more about hypnosis or other remedies

Harrison B

Name: Ralph
Date: 2006-01-20 23:06:59
Link to this Comment: 17711

I also am a long time sufferer of sleepwalking, as is my mother and grandmother.And it is hard my wife but it doesnt bother me much.
I agree with the thought of being overtired as a major contributing factor
I searched the web and found very little to help. I don't drink much, never used illicit drugs.My wife gets' scared and is very afraid of me when i sleepwalk, I have no recollection of getting up or saying hurtfull things untill I wake up the next day.I now sleep in the spare room
and I am still concerned of abusing or hurting my wife. It can place a very big stress on the relationship, and have a advert effect on ones life as a result.
It's good to hear pthers with the same problem
I will be in touch if I have any success with any treatments


Solution in our hands!
Name: Ben
Date: 2006-01-21 08:52:33
Link to this Comment: 17713

Far out I thought I had problems, I dont feel so bad now. People getting violent,worried about having sex with dogs!Wives suspecting peodaphillia
flashing your breasts to friends of friends,you can sleep at my house anytime girl.I sleepwalk but only in the house.Havent even exposed myself to the cat, I havent urinated on the floor as yet or even raided the fridge.I do however invololentary make a goose of myself and disrupt my loveones lives.What a problem it is and what a problem it must be causing to peoples lives.It is so frustrating to have aproblem with no clincal answers.It is a relief to hear a couple of documneteries being made,maybe it will be a treated as a serious problem in the next century as it is a joke in this one.
But as you people testify and what I experience it is a problem now for a small percentage of the population.Lets join forces and do something about it. How about comparing notes and try to find a common trigger to these night disturbances.I have used drugs and do drink alcohol reguarly, I smoke and don't always get a good night sleep.I have a stressfull job.
I am married, right handed, I drink coffee and have some regrets about my decisions in my life.Should i be punished for being normal? No way!
It sucks to sleeepwalk, lets do our own research as the profesionals have no idea.I do get depressed and can have a tendency to withdraw from society if I get a choice.My subconscience is taking control and I dont like it. Give your thoughts people and lets try to figure this rare and often dismissed serious problem a shake to see what falls from the apple tree!

I am saddend to hear these problems of your stories.I am sure you all are.
we wouldnt be looking at this website if it wasnt a problem in our lives.
My solution is to take the matter into our own hands and share info about what we say ,do and embarrass ourselves in order to compare notes and find some common ground where we can find a sloution to our sleeps disturbances



Sleepwalking is in your sleep, you do not remember
Date: 2006-01-22 00:18:50
Link to this Comment: 17727

To a few that have posted that you remember the next day or you knew what you were doing when you were sleepwalking, then you were not sleep walking

Name: Dr Howard
Date: 2006-02-02 05:51:39
Link to this Comment: 17933

Does it matter what you call it? Simple answer = NO.Does it mean our brains are not shutting down as they should? Simple answer = yes.I am a doctor of science,and I used to sleepwalk .One thing that my studies show is that our brains and bodies NEED to rejuvinate at night.Our energy source if you will - is our sleep,7-8 hours seems to re-charge us humans enough to begin a new day.You recharge you cell phone do you not? Well who ever created humans, designed us to recharge our battery(brain) with sleep.Does it get enough discussion, simple answer - NO. Nobody talks about sleep, why not.It takes up one third of our lives!.We talk about sport,celebrities,T.V shows etc... Someone might say "so how did you sleep". Do they mean it. Simple answer - NO.
How come people dont discuss our dreams and night time adventures.Simple answer: Most people hate hearing other people's dream BORING! and sleep walkers are embarrassed to talk about their experiences.Me too ! or I was. Simple answer should we talk about it - YES.From mine and my collegues experiences, dreams are well worth examining closely.Simple question do they happen for a reason? Of course they do! Learn from them. Write them down,think about them after.
A friend of mine told me about this site and ask me to share my thoughts
on sleep and our experience on this earth.Especially since I once ocassionally walked , talked and sometimes even talk different langauges in my sleep ,(which I still do)as she has heard(fluent german, which i dont speak and weird other world langauge's).True I am told.
I felt tired and lethargic during the day when I was active in my sleep time.We at the lab study the subconscience, which as you all will see in the near future, has the reasoning why we are all here and what we will become in time.Forget religion,there are no gods that require our worship(think about it they are PERFECT).There is however fulfilled beings (in every sense of the word) and they pity us.But we will get there eventually, (according to our studies and ancient philosophy).But we must all look to our our own subconscience to see the truth.It is inside us all.If we look ,we will find why we are here and what we must do.Sounds crazy I know, but hey I am only telling you what our studies have found to be true.100% correct so far!.The things we have seen by looking into our own subconscience has revealed amazing things.Things people wouldnt belive if it was in a sci-fi movie.We all have an inbuilt(THATS RIGHT INBUILT!) right and wrong gauge, our subconscience!.It tells us what we have done wrong and right and if we dont LISTEN to it, well that's when we go down the wrong path, so to speak. We have all heard of the fork in the road and having to make a choice .Can you imagine what would happen if we are aware of this choice and make the right choice every time! ANYTHING is possible.Our study in it's infinite stages but,
We believe that people that sleepwalk (like may of us)have chosen the wrong path too many times.I have not been sleep walking since I started to listen to my subconscience.There many ways (which we are only just discovering) that give us clues and at times very strong clues which we are all guiltly of knowing but avoiding because we dont trust our OWN mind.If we dont trust ourselves how can we possibly trust anyhting else.LOVE YOURSELF ABOVE ALL THINGS(A wise man once said). I am now jogging daily(never have before in my 34 years),I have stopped drinking and smoking.But the most amazing thing is I am compelled to know and spend time with my family.From most of which whom I was mostly estranged,untill now.They too have benefitted from our findings,I feel love around me now and it is CONTAGIOUS!If anyone reading this feels they can relate to this way of thinking,please let me know ASAP.We are doing study and trials as we speak.And I cant tell you how exited some of my collegues are about the changes in their lives.Sounds strange, but mabey we have been thinking on the wrong path,looking for strength above ,when it was inside us all along.This is not some scam you see on televison at 4am in the morning,I dont want any money.This is real people discovering what we believe we ALL knew but didnt trully believe ,ourselves are the power,.Please email me on you have or think you may understand our thinking.No drugs or hypnosis involved just looking into your own sunconscience.It is not brain surgery(thank god)it is common sense thinking. Lets face it the most amazing things in this wonderfull world of ours are US - humans.And to think the answer we were meant to find, is in all of us all along is possibly a gift we were meant to find. We all need a reason to find the right path to follow and if sleepwalking is our way of finding it, then bring it on I say!


Dr Howard Smith Snr

Extreme sleepwalking
Name: E
Date: 2006-02-05 10:21:16
Link to this Comment: 17968

I am 22 and i ve been sleepwalking all my life. I have a very strage kind of it because i am afraid and i scream and it is always the same dream behind it which i can never remember. I am afraid of ghosts and those two things combined together make my night a nightmare.
I really do not know wha to do.
People said that i will grow up and it will go away but it doesnt and i am already 22 and it seems to be getting worse. I just can never sleep alone because i am too afraid to do so.
If someone of you knows somthing which can help, please say it!!!

Name: realist ro
Date: 2006-02-08 05:20:30
Link to this Comment: 18016

How many reason's would you like?
I have read all the comments and how many reasons and solutions would make you happy?
Lets go through the mentioned solutions . There is drugs, not taking drugs, follow jesus, listen to your mind, dont listen to your mind ... it's all there.Don,t lust after your friends boobs,not lusting after your dog,have a dam good wee before bed, would help all the serial pisers .Get a good night sleep,
accept the decisions you have made in your short existance,try valium , anti depressants, dont drink and live healthy. If this isnt enough solutions for someone trying to give it up then I am sorry I am losing the plot.As i said how many reasons do you want ??? Give all/any of these solutions a go and get back to us with a sensible question.

You think you have problems!!
Name: Steve the
Date: 2006-02-08 05:35:38
Link to this Comment: 18017

That's a bit harsh RODNEY - if that IS your real name. I tried your email and FUNNY ENOUGH it came back to me. Nobody likes a smart ass.Behave yourself and offer some solutions of your own and mabey I will let you stay in this forum!

Footnote: Anybody else trying to email to @blowme.comn it doesnt exist!
My drunk uncle is calling me now, I have to go and play pull the submarine in the bath before he get's angry! Is this normal? , I have to pull his submarine untill it shoots the poisonious mayonaise that kills the enemy, it is the best weapon known to man you know! I dont; like it

Mayo Bomb?
Name: steve's un
Date: 2006-02-08 06:06:59
Link to this Comment: 18018

Hey steve, george bush wouldnt try the Mayo submarine on even Saddam's

Give that uncle of yours a good swift kick in the meat and potatos.

sleep peeing
Name: nick
Date: 2006-02-20 07:19:08
Link to this Comment: 18219

I think my case is a little different. I wakeup and i am usually sort of a aware of it and i decide for some unstated purpose that i must pee inside of something other than the toilet. So far, in less then 2 months time I have peed in a trash can and a small cardboard box in my room. The first time(trashcan) it felt like a dream only because i thought to myself while peeing"why in the world dont I just pee in the toilet", and my brain said " because there is a purpose." But now Im really worried because last night I was perfectly aware about half way through it that i was peeing in a box in my room. As soon as i finished i quickly ran the box to my wash sink poored it out and then placed it in the garage. Although i remeber most of what happen, im not sure of where i got the box from or why i started to pee in it.
Can someone help me?

love a good urine tale. NOT
Name: Rodger
Date: 2006-02-28 04:52:00
Link to this Comment: 18391

I know!! you are a cat and your owner has hypnotised you and tought you to type.And the box
must be kitty litter, did you not catch on when you ate 12 cans of whiskers and started clawing the lounge?

Is anyone else sick of the urine stories.
What's next " I drank my own urine and AND ate the round yellow deodoriser
tablet in the urinal" Cant wait for the sequel! Will it be, " urine man
takes the piss as he sleeps right through"

Sincerly hoping for more insightfull stories

Rodger (me with whatever is handy)

Sleepwalking in older person
Date: 2006-03-11 10:59:03
Link to this Comment: 18482

I was told I was a sleepwalker as a child on a very few occasions. About a year ago I woke up in the morning with a burn about a little larger than the size of a quarter on my left arm in an exact circle. I was confounded. The next day while making tea I realized the burn was the exact same size as the opening on the spout of the tea kettle. Needless to say, I was worried. That was about 6 months ago. This morning I woke up and there was a dessert (we only had two) missing from the frig. I asked my hubby if he had eaten it (he isn't a dessert eater) and he honestly answered no. I obviously had gotten up and eaten it but have NO memory of it. Sometimes the kitchen is messed up overnight and I really can't explain why. What can I do about this? The burn was painful but I didn't even wake up...

sleepwalking? after birth
Name: A
Date: 2006-03-23 07:54:22
Link to this Comment: 18667

i am 21 years old and gave birth 11 months ago to my son. these past 3 nights strange things have been occurring in the night. my son who sleeps in his cot has been ending up in bed with my partner and he says that he hasn't took him out of his cot i have put him in there. however i have no recollection of doing this but i do tend to be waking up lately the same time every morning (about 4.30am) and finding my son in my partners bed . last night my partners mobile phone ended up on top of the bedside cupboard which he usually leaves in his trouser pocket. i'm scared to go to sleep now as i don't know what i will do in my sleep tonight. i have been to the doctor before these episodes took place about getting some counselling for depression and also for our relationship which hasn't been that great since we moved in together a few months ago. i don't remember getting out of bed or doing any of these things and am not sure if i am actually sleepwalking. if i am why has it started all of a sudden and how can i overcome this? i know my brothers sleep walked when they were younger and my dad did when he was a little boy but i have had no history of doing this. my partner hasn't actually seen me sleepwalking it's just things are happening in the night which makes him question if i am sleep walking. i am scared what i will do if this keeps happening. somebody please let me know if something similar has happened to you? could these all be due to stress and lack of sleep?

Crying while sleepwalking?
Name: Worried Mo
Date: 2006-03-24 04:48:15
Link to this Comment: 18676

My daughter is 5yrs old and has just recently started to sleep walk.....Or so her Father and I think. She normally will just sit up in bed and stay like that mumbling things that make no sence, but recently she has actually gotten out of bed, wandered around the house, pulled blankets off of my bed and tried to bring them to her room, looks at me like I'm crazy when I try to talk to her, I've found her sleeping on the couch, floor, and my bed. Sometimes she has even stripped herself of her pajamas. What has really worried me is that a few times she has just sat and cried for no apparent reason. It's not a cry of being scared, it's a cry of being truly upset. She sits and sobs with tears pouring down her cheeks and when I try to talk to her she won't answer me...she just keeps crying. It normally only takes me about 5 minutes to get her back into bed and to sleep but is it normal for children to be so upset when they are sleepwalking? We have no family history of sleepwalking so this is all very new to me and would like any feedback I can get. I appriciate it very much!

Weirdness... Is this sleepwalking?
Name: Just a gir
Date: 2006-03-24 20:18:31
Link to this Comment: 18681

Hi there,
Well I had a sleepwalking expreience that really scared me and i kind of wanted some closure on that..
I was 7 at the time.. I got up, and it must have been 2:00 in the morning, what was funny is i knew where I was and I saw everything, but it was like a trance.. I got up unwillingly from bed and began walking out to the front entrance of my my house, and i paused and looked out the window to the street corner.. and i felt like i was waiting for something.. and then i continued to the front door, and began unlocking it, before i knew it my mom rushed out of her room and asked me what i was doing, but i didnt know...

Date: 2006-04-08 17:27:40
Link to this Comment: 18909

I am so glad I found this link and know I am not alone. I have been sleepwalking for many years. I am a medical professional and am embarrassed to tell anyone about it except close friends. I am 43 now and started in my mid thirties (as far as I know) because my ex-husband would tell me about my bouts the next morning. Most of them were harmless, I would just eat anything in the fridge and not realize it. Since my divorce 8 years ago I have been becoming more dangerous and I do live alone. I would wake up outside sometimes, other times I woke up covered with leaves and bruises from a fall I must of had while going outside and not waking up. EAch time there were things all around my house that I must of destroyed in my sleep. I had an alarm installed in my home that would sound off if the doors were opened, however I would answer the phone and tell them my password and reset the alarm in my sleep. (I didnt know about this until the alarm company told me about these incidents and my tripping the alarm often). I have called people in my sleep and even wrote letters. After an incident last night I am finally going for help.

Name: Sarah
Date: 2006-04-12 02:52:56
Link to this Comment: 18994

Hello everyone.

I'm writing a story about sleep walking and, seeing as I don't have much experience myself, I'm wondering if someone can keep me updated on things that happen to them while sleep walking and how they feel and what they remember when they do it. I remember some sleep walking experiences as a child but now that I'm older it's a little hard to recall, which makes writing a well developed story on the subject a bit difficult.

Mostly I'm looking for people who leave the house and do things more unussual then urinating and eating.

Thanks a bunch!

I know what you mean "3 Forms of Sleepwalking"
Name: ()
Date: 2006-04-17 00:19:45
Link to this Comment: 19051

I was once in a position where i was awake but yet still asleep.
I felt a hand cover my mouth that started to press me down in my pillow and smother me to death.
I had no control of my body; it was like invisible beings trying to kill me.
I became paralized from head to toe and could only see objects in my room in the dark. I screamed and shouted so that someone could hear me but i couldnt sceam loud enough. Then I rememberd what i heard one time; all i have to do is cry out the name of Jesus Christ and i would be free from my troubles. I called that name and the hold on me let go!
There is something about the name of Jesus Christ That deomonic forces do not like. Thats why satinists dislike that name. This attack on me was saitanic.
I found that true deliverance from any problem is found in Jesus.
I am so happy im free and i hope that you will call upon him Jesus Christ for your freedom; I Promice you, he will come thrugh for your sleepwalking just as he did for me.

Upset by sleepwalking episode
Date: 2006-05-02 18:30:49
Link to this Comment: 19205

I was reportedly a frequent sleepwalker as a child. As an adult I outgrew the tendency. However, five years ago, the loss of three family members seemed to renew the tendency. I have heard that stress can cause sleepwalking and I can report that in my experience this is in fact quite true.
Just this past weekend I suffered another crisis. I went to bed terribly exhausted last night, and this morning I awoke with mysterious injuries,as well as finding my bed clothing strewn about the house. I can only attribute these findings to yet another sleepwalking episode.
So, in my case, it seems life stress is a major factor in my adult sleepwalking behavior.
And if anyone can suggest possible ways to stop this, I would appreciate it.
This is very frightening and is spooking me quite terribly.

Name: ttt3008
Date: 2006-05-04 18:20:16
Link to this Comment: 19229

I found that true deliverance from any problem is found in Jesus.
I am so happy im free and i hope that you will call upon him Jesus Christ for your freedom; I Promice you, he will come thrugh for your sleepwalking just as he did for me.

resurgance of sleep walking
Date: 2006-05-05 18:41:24
Link to this Comment: 19259

I have recently began sleep walking again. I slept walked as a child and then it seemd to go away, it reocurred for a few months in my early twenties, I am now 51 yrs. old and it has come back with regularity.

Name: michael
Date: 2006-05-17 18:47:11
Link to this Comment: 19399

i woke up and pissed in the kitchen while sleepwalking. why did i do this????? email

Date: 2006-05-19 20:57:01
Link to this Comment: 19408

i have a little sister who is 17 and not until recently did anything happen she had walked around the house for hours talking nonsense to herself and to my parents asked her if she was asleep and she said no...she was looking for people who werent there and talking to people who werent there....she also thought there was bugs everywhere my mom said that she was very pale and she wasnt making any sense but my sister said that it made sense to her....we thought it was weird that she remembered everything and wanted to know if this happens to other people

Why would I pee ON the bed??
Name: Jeff
Date: 2006-05-20 14:41:42
Link to this Comment: 19409

Last night after some good fun at the bar, I went to bed around 4am. At 6am I woke up, walked around to the other side of the bed, and started to pee on the bed next to my partner. I was sort of aware of what I was doing, but for some reason I felt like it made sense to do what I was doing. I used to wake up as a kid and pee in the my mom's closet (we're talking like 4yrs old). Im really starting to get worried about it. E-mail me with any comments

I'm a drunk
Date: 2006-05-21 05:20:47
Link to this Comment: 19412

I'm adrunk and sleep walking comes naturally. Last night I was sleeping on the couch and I got up, went to the bedroom and urinated on the bed thinking it was the wife says that I was totally incoherant and I thought I was actually urinating in the toilet. This is some weird shit!

Attempted to jump while sleep walking
Date: 2006-05-24 17:03:37
Link to this Comment: 19420

I tried to jump off a balcony once sleepwalking. I was sleeping on a sofa bed at a resort hotel on the 5th floor. I woke up and the only thoughts in my head were that I HAD to go out of the front door and jump over the balcony. In only a pair of boxers I stood up, walked to the front door and started trying to get out. But luckily when you sleep walk your faculties are often limited. So, I couldn't figure out that the deadbolt was locked! So I sat there jerking on the door knob for a while until I finally gave up , walked back to bed and went to sleep. I was pretty disturbed the next day when I woke up and realized what happened. 12 years later I am still paranoid about this happening again. So, I make sure all my windows and doors are locked up!

Young Sleepwalker
Name: Rianna Wil
Date: 2006-05-25 14:02:00
Link to this Comment: 19422

HI! my name is Rianna, and i am 12 years old. last night, i was sleepwalking. i remembered being in my bed, and i woke up in my sisters room sleeping on the floor. the next day, i had many dejavus, or many times of feeling like i knew what was about to happe. is this weird. please help me, i am very worried.
xxx Rianna xxx

Always Sleep Walked since a Child
Name: james henn
Date: 2006-05-31 11:58:22
Link to this Comment: 19443

I am a 26 year old Male, I have been suffering from a lot of stress and anxiety recently.
Since a small child when I was very Hyper Active I have sleep walked, I can never remember the indident, this happended at a young age, I would climb out of bed and sit in front of the TV when it was not on and laugh at the screen.

I then had phases of Sleep Talking, my Dad does it from time to time, as I approached my teenage years I sleep walked on a couple of occasions, and would be embarrassed that I would talk about things or say stuff totally irelevant.

In adult hood my sleep walking calmed down and would only occur through times of stress or fear of something looming such as an appointment I didnt want to go to, the Sleep Talking continued and still does.

Recently, in the past 2 years I have arrested my wife whilst asleep (strange) put her in a head lock (even stranger)and talked nonsence. I even left the house one night this week in nothing but my dressing gown (superman one) I returned home and got back in bed, only to be woken up by our neighbour leaving for work early who was shouting my name as my front door was wide open.

This really frightened me and as such I am to visit my G.P, I am under a lot of stress at the moment and have suffered from depression, I cant remember where I had been that night other than I had a vague image of a shed in my local park which is over 500 yards away.

I have looked into some people being able to recollect what they did or where they went but I have no recall of this event, or others previous to it from child hood to now.

Does anyone else venture out during their episodes?

Date: 2006-06-02 00:34:57
Link to this Comment: 19453

Been afraid to sleep because of the destruction I do while sleepwalking. Afraid I will burn my house down from burning Paper or smoking cigarettes while sleeping. Found that xanax is the only thing that keeps me sleeping and from roaming around. Hope this can help others who are in the same boat. Dont try ambien or others because they put you in a deeper sleep and more tendancy to sleepwalk. Best of luck to all of my fellow sleepwalkers. At least we know we dont have to join a gym to get exercise..

sleepwalking caused by stress
Name: skj
Date: 2006-06-08 14:40:46
Link to this Comment: 19472

To be honest I'm not even sure that what I did was sleepwalking... I could quite easily have been awake... nevertheless

I "woke up" wondering why I was still tired, checked my alarm clock and as far as I'm concerned it said 6:00 which is the time I wake up... Went downstairs to make breckfast, saw light as I went past the window, wondered why my mum was dowinstairs at her computer still but brushed it off as sometimes she does work all night, Poored myself some cereal... walked back past my mum towards the table and I think that's when I woke up, either that or I just suddenly realised that I was being daft so put the bowl of cereal in the fridge to eat in the morning, explained to my Mum and went to bed on the way checking a clock and seeing that it read !2:30 or something rather than 6:00...

Of course it's possible that I didn't sleepwalk atall and was awake the whole time or that I didn;t ever wake up but in the actual morning the cereal was in the fridge... Very unhelpfully my mum didn't even notice me until I'd come back into the room and "woken up" so I doubt I'll ever know...

If I was sleepwalking it makes sense as I had a major exam the following day that I'd been majorly stressed about and was compleatley not with it al all but it's still pretty worrying. I've never had anythnig like this before or since then and that was the most stress I think I've ever been under. I jsut hope it doesn't happen again. I'm 16 by the way - almost 17 and sitting my AS level exams.

Name: donnita la
Date: 2006-06-08 23:39:40
Link to this Comment: 19475

My daughter has been known to sleepwalk. the other night she fell asleep on the couch and i was still up watching tv. she got up and walked around my inntable an pulled pants down and started urinating on my table mistakening it for the toilet. what should i do.

Date: 2006-06-11 21:14:17
Link to this Comment: 19485

Ok...Im 13 years old and i've slept walk as long as i have known! Im really scared because i dont know that Im doing it...I've walked down stairs and i have almost opend a door! im afraid to shut my door at night thinking that i might learn to open one. I want to know what to do!!! I also want to see myself in my sleepwalking state! But would i destroy the video camera?!!?!?! I'm really interested in this disorder of mine! I have lots of questions and im serching for many answers! thank you!!!! a 13 year old!

husband scared me
Date: 2006-06-24 00:58:01
Link to this Comment: 19575

Lastnight my husband had been on the computer for hours all while drinking heavily. I fell asleep for a couple of hours only to wake up to a strange sound in our laundry where I found my husband peeing in the bin. I directed him to the toilet where he finished but then he went to the lounge where I watched him sit for a while. Then it seemed he " woke up " and told me he thinks he may have been sleep walking and I should not have woken him up because its dangerous, is this true because he had also gotten a little violent through the whole thing as well. Please give me some advice because we have two young children as well.

sleep running?
Name: Stephanie
Date: 2006-06-26 21:41:38
Link to this Comment: 19601

Hi I'm 25 and I started sleepwalking as a child. My Dad would just turn me around and I would walk back into my bedroom. Then when I got older I thought it stopped. I had a pretty rough childhood and I went to a board school at 15 where the morning topic of conversation was what I screamed about in my sleep. They would tell me that I would scream bloody murder and I did end up sleep walking a few times that I was told about.

In college it simmered down to just talking in my sleep and now at 25 something is OFF. I have been told that I kick my boyfriends and cuss at them in my sleep. I basically attached my friend Daron one night then walked into the closet and sat down. Last night, this is the weirdest one yet, my boyfriend said I was asleep on the couch then got up and RAN out of my apartment. I apparently ran down the hall and started banging on my neighbors door screaming "LET ME IN YOU (lots of cussing)" Like over and over again and my boyfriend had to come get me and put me back in bed.
We had been drinking earlier and I was diagnosed with PTSD post traumatic stress when I was 17. I don't know what to do. Ever since I found this out I've been freaking out. I am scared that I will do it again.

Healing is Free - Someone On This Site Will Be Hea
Name: Jesus the
Date: 2006-07-03 14:57:28
Link to this Comment: 19640

All sleepwalking symptoms are not from me but my enemy who holds my people captive!

Matthew 15:21-28 (New King James Version)

A Gentile Shows Her Faith

21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.”
23 But He answered her not a word.
And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.”
24 But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”
26 But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.”
27 And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.

In verse 26 I (Christ) state that deliverance is the children’s bread and she had no right to it because she was a Gentile and not a Jew. At this time I (Christ) did not yet die and rise giving her the right to eat of the bread of deliverance. But because she had a revelation of who I (Jesus Christ) is and was she received her healing by faith. She didn't work for it or even pay for it. She didn't give up when an obstacle got in her way. She wrestled with Me in the same way that many others have in order to obtained there promise.

By accepting who I am in to your heart you can to obtain your promise! All you have to do is what every overcomer did in the bible. Ask Me to be your LORD and Savior and be as committed to Me as you expect Me to be to you. I promise that I will be greater to you then you could ever be to Me.

I love you,


Satan (thebeast himself)
Name: Lucifer th
Date: 2006-07-06 06:33:06
Link to this Comment: 19645

I Lucifer will torment you in much greater ways than this, you little
whining imbeciles.Find a little peace of sense left in your decaying souls
and realise that you will be punished in a much greater way when it comes to my destruction of you.When you feel depressed lonley
sad guilty for no apparent reason think of me and then you will realise
that I can torment the soul and eat you from within before I would try
a simple sleep disturbance that causes one a slight problem.You doubting you own self worth is my goal and the destruction of ones soul is why I exist and am in the back of your weak minds,call it ying and yang if it suits.I don't do things in slight and am offended that I am mentioned by the so called Jesus.DO NOT INSULT ME BY IMPLENTING ME IN YOUR PETTY DISCUSSIONS AGAIN!

Date: 2006-07-19 00:51:51
Link to this Comment: 19900

Nice to see that Jesus and Lucifer have such good grammatical skills.

I'm 20 years old and recently started sleepwalking. It began when I moved into a new apartment away from the house I grew up in. I've woken up numerous times to find myself doing various harmless things such as drinking from a milk jug in front of the fridge. However, one night I awoke on the running path behind my apartment at 3:00 in the morning with a baseball bat. This specific incident worries me because it is common for me to hear of people being jumped and beaten up on that path. During all these instances, I have been completely aware of what I was doing despite the surrealness of it all. It's almost like I don't know what I'm doing, but then wake up and realize I did know exactly what I was doing but thought nothing unusual about it.

I have noticed a trend in the accounts I've read, and I agree because alcohol and stress were both involved in my experiences. Though I have not read any literature supporting this, I have noticed a couple similarities that my experiences share with the accounts I've read of others: I have read from several people that say they were diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), though my sleepwalkings have had no seeming ties to the cause of said PDST. And finally, I have noticed that many people, like me, have begun their sleepwalkings after moving to a new residence. For me, my sleepwalking is a highly uncomfortable subject to discuss, but it is definately nice to hear there are many more people experiences the same things.

Name: dewey
Date: 2006-07-23 02:32:01
Link to this Comment: 19967

how do I know if I sleep walk?

Name: dragonchas
Date: 2006-07-23 09:07:19
Link to this Comment: 19968

I am 26 years old and I have been sleepwalking since I was a child.I also use recreational drugs. My experiences when i was a child and recently was peeing on different places of my house. Once near the stairs which made my mom freak out cz i might fall and injure myself or break my neck. A week ago I was sleeping beside my GF and she told me the next morning that I suddenly stood up in the middle of my sleep with my eyes open talked to her like I was mad, laughed at her and also cried. It really scared her specially when I got back to bed with my eyes wide open and stared at her and started laughing again. I never remembered this incident happening. How can I stop this?

Name: Paul Hendr
Date: 2006-07-25 11:06:41
Link to this Comment: 20008

I used to sleepwalk from as early as i can remember till about 16 or
>17 years of age. It would usually accompany a feeling i would get
>which is really hard to explain. I would feel so guilty of something
>like how it must feel if i killed someone or caused some catastrophe!
>When my parents awoke they would usually try and calm me down and a cup
>of tea would usually wake me up out of my sleepwalking. Once i was so
>bad that i was in the bathroom crying and my dad was trying to calm me
>down, I got it into my head that someone or the cause of my upset was
>outside so i tried to push the bathroom window open and smashed it
>cutting my finger which required an operation and is not functioning
>100% since. That didn\'t snap me out of it but I was convinced to drink
>a cup of tea which brought me round. I can remember most of this and
>the rest of the gaps were filled in for me. Funnilly enough the sleep
>walking died off after that i dont think i sleepwalked 2 or 3 times
>after that. Sometimes the night before I would get an annoying
>sensation like everything looked smaller or farther off and things
>would sound strange like all the noises of the house were giving out to
>me, sounds strange i know! I sometimes still get this feeling although
>the sleepwalking has completley stopped.

Name: trixi
Date: 2006-07-25 12:49:11
Link to this Comment: 20010

I am a 36 year old female and over the past 4 nights I have experienced strange sleep behaviour.

Thursday, I woke my husband asking him to help me set my alarm clock as I couldn't do it. I asked me what I was on aboutand his voice roused me from my slumber and I immediately knew what I had just done.

Friday, I sat up screaming, I am aware that this is dream related.

Saturday, I walked dowstairs to the living room where the family has stayed up to watch a late movie. My daughter told me that I looked around the room as if searching for something, before returning upstairs empty handed. As I was leaving she asked what I was looking for but I ignored her. Once I had reached the stairs I was awake and knew what I had just done. I was looking for 2 guinea pigs (we don't have any guinea pigs)

Sunday, I leapt out of bed and raced into the hallway (followed by my husband apparently) and he watched me try to climb into the linen closet. He asked what I was doing and I spoke to him saying that I was turning the shower off as it was over flowing. He spoke my name again and this roused me. Again once awake I knew what I had just done.

From what I have read most sleep walkers have no recollection of what they were doing, but I did.

seeing things while sleepwalking
Name: Thomas
Date: 2006-07-26 16:49:32
Link to this Comment: 20031

I have a female friend who commonly sleep walks when stressed. She says she never remembers the event, but when she sleepwalks she tells me things like seeing spiders and turtles etc. Is this common and to be expected from the typical adult sleepwalker? Her parents say she use to do this same thing when she was a child, she's currently 31 yrs. old.

Date: 2006-08-04 16:40:40
Link to this Comment: 20127

I am relieved to read this and know that others have experienced similiar things. I am not the one who sleepwalks, but I am the one who it effects the most. My husband, often after a night of drinking, will get up about 2 hours after initially falling asleep and begin to pee in strange places, one time on someones kitchen counter and one time on the bathroom floor etc. I am a light sleeper so both times I have been woken up by it, I have caught him in the act and he will talk to me, and follow commands but the next morning claims that he remembers none of it. It is a very new occurance and really freaks me out. I am glad to know that others have experienced the same thing but I still want to know what to do about and how to stop it. Clearly alcohol is not the only influence if others have experienced this without the involvement of alcohol, but what are the other factors involved? It seems like the best solution, short of seeing a specialist, is to stop drinking especially before bed and be sure to urinate right be before bed, or limit fluid intake a couple hours before bed. I would be very interested to hear about it if others have experienced this and have found a good treatment or solution.

slee[ running
Date: 2006-08-12 01:02:45
Link to this Comment: 20157

I am currently 16 years of age an have been sleep walking since i was a toddler. I thought i had grown out of it but last night i had one of the worst experiences that i have had. i have no recolation of the incedent but apparently i sprinted around the house and threw doors and fell down half of my stair case. I awoke out of breath and with no idea of what happened. I recieved some minor cuts and scrapes but if anyone can let me know what happened and and how to prevented it would be greatly appreciated.

Date: 2006-08-14 17:24:56
Link to this Comment: 20165

What is the best way to wake up a sleep walker? I have put my husband in the shower and he still won't wake up. He can walk around for hours and it has just begun recently. He also loses control of is bowels and he is only 35. Any ideas?

Sleep Kissing
Name: Alison
Date: 2006-08-17 04:18:32
Link to this Comment: 20172

Ok this is not exactly sleep walking but i have never heard of it before and it is really starting to freak me out. I have been with my boyfriend for 4 years and the past 8 months he has been trying to kiss me in his sleep, not just little kiss he is like full on trying to grope me, i have tried to push him off before but he carries on then just suddenly stops and goes back to sleep. He has no recollection of what he is doing? Do you think there is some subconsious reason as to why he is doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated?

sleepwalking and talking
Name: raiyn
Date: 2006-08-19 02:02:50
Link to this Comment: 20176

I have a 10 1/2 year old son and he has been sleep walking since he was 6 years old.Just recently he tried to sleepwalk out the front door with his blanket.He has done this before and since the last time now I am afraid to go to sleep at night.He never remembers any of the episodes.He does this almost nightly and it is at a different time every episode.When I gently try to direct him back to bed he tries to walk past me he fights me when I try to get him back to bed. I am starting to get very worried about these episodes if anyone has any advise on how to get this to stop without medication I am all ears. Please someone help me he is driving me crazy.

Sleepwalking AND Insomnia ... Related?
Name: Josh
Date: 2006-08-19 13:23:36
Link to this Comment: 20180

For years it seems, I've had a almost invariable "28+ hour day":
If I get to sleep at 10pm one night, the next it's almost impossible
(without medication or alcohol, witch I prefer not to do) for me to sleep before 2am+, and the next night 3-4am+, and the next night 8am...
And this is only when I don't have a schedule to keep, when I DO have an important appointment (like work/school) I tend to just stay awake beyond the "natural feeling 28+ hour day", sometimes for days on end. I get plenty
of excersize, and often my body is tired but my mind just isn't, like I just woke up, even though I'm 4+ hours behind my falling asleep the night before

When I do sleep, It's "deeply" because I'm hard to wake up, and sometimes sleep longer than just 8 hours.
Hpowever, People tell me I'll sometimes talk / scream / carry on incoherently, or that I'll actually sleepwalk, even cooking / carrying on conversations.
Also I sometimes "blackout" when I've been awake too long... again appearing to everyone around me that I'm awake, but I have no memory of any of it later, yet remember later points in the same "day" - like I'm falling
down into a sleepwalk state, rather than waking up into one.
In both cases I'm told it's pretty hard to get me to "snap out of it",
but less so when I'm "blacking out from insomnia"

Could these infrequent sleepwalking bouts be related to my "insomnia blackouts"? They both seem to be triggerd by staying awake too long.
Anyone else experienced anything like this?

Name: Bernie
Date: 2006-08-19 14:22:08
Link to this Comment: 20181

I've never been a sound sleeper. It normally takes me a long time. A couple of years ago, I began thinking that I could sleepwalk and hurt some, and I mean really hurt someone in my house. After thinking about that I really had a hard time sleeping. I would just think about the horrible things that I could do if I sleepwalked. Now I hadn't had a history of sleepwalking, but after a while I began sleepwalking. It wasn't any bad thing like I had thought. I would just walk out of my room and watch TV and various other harmless things. But now that I know that I do sleepwalk, I am really afraid of what I am able to do while sleepwalking. I don't really know what to do.

2 episodes/ adult sleepwalking
Name: R.P.
Date: 2006-08-22 19:42:10
Link to this Comment: 20199

In the past 2 months, I have had 2 sleepwalking episodes. I am a 42 year old female. I have been unemployed for nearly a year now from a profession I truely love. I am currently serving as the only/primary caregiver for my 73 year old who is recovering from a serious car accident in April of this year. The stress level in my life is high. I do not drink or take illegal drugs.

The first incident involved bedwetting (last year and a half). I evidently got up from the bed, stripped the linens down to the mattress. Carried the linens to the outside laundry room, having to locate the deadbolt key, go out, come back in and relock the door. I then moved the pillows to the guestroom bed and put on a fresh gown. It was waking in the other room and the stipped bed that indicated to me what had happened.

The second incident was 2 weeks ago today. My mother was visiting with a cousin. Prior to waking, I had dreams? of needing to wake up but being unable to. I awoke around noon. I was disoriented, had difficulty balancing when I walked. to find an open bottle of sleeping pills on the kitchen counter. I usually keep them in the bathroom closet. I called 9-1-1 and was taken to the E.R.
I had been trying to get a counseler through the county mental health services for over 2 months. It took this incident to get me into see a counseler. I still have not seen a Dr.


For the rest of my life?
Date: 2006-08-23 10:23:10
Link to this Comment: 20203

I am a 56 year old female that has just begun to experience these sleep walking episodes this year. The initial onset of them were scary, then they gradually became harmful to me physically. I have gotten brusies from falling out of the bed to sustaining busted lips. They have tapered off to maybe 2-3x's a week. I'm desiring to be married and I'm curious as to whether this will continue the rest of my life? I do believe spirituality plays a major role for me. I am an ordained minister with a gift for intercession and several nights were of me attempting to save others from a dark place. Would appreciate any feedback.

Aware of sleep walking
Date: 2006-08-26 10:57:01
Link to this Comment: 20220

Where do I get help for sleepwalking? I did it as a child then stopped when in adolescence. At those times I did not know I was doing it. I did crazy things. Then I started again in my early 20s. This time I wasnt aware either but gradually started remembering I would do it. Then when I married an abusive man I did it every night and had heart palpitaions 24/7. I knew I would do it and even tried to carry on conversations in gibberish. My husband would yell at me I was just crazy. Divorced him, palpitations went away 99% but still slept walked but not as frequently. Married a great man and still continue to do it regularly. Get him up a lot and disrupts his sleep. I try to convinve him I am for real when I do it and try to manipulate him to believe me. I went through a window once. I carried my daughter out of bed last night. I have done this before. All episodes seem to be shortly after I go to sleep. SOmetimes it happens multiple times a nite. ALways centered around my or kids safety; house going to sink, bomb going off, intruder, etc. I wake many times with heart racing and ionce had to be taken to hospital and had a-fib. I am so sick of it and no one seems to think it is serious enough to refer me to a professional. I had therapy and delt with my ex husband and fear of him. Most has happened in this house I bought with first husband but we are moving and I hope it stops. I pray a lot to God for it to not happen. SOmetimes it works sometimes not. WHAT CAN I DO???? Trying to get pregnant, had miscarriage, and cant seem to get prego again. Any suggestions???? From what I read it could be stress (but I think I am so happy now w/ exception of this), fear. When I do it I dread that it will happen again and I htink THAT makes it happen. I would have this dream that was like a show. Every night was a continuing episode. This sounds so strang but I am being truthful. One of my kids sleepwalks/talks now too. I hope they are not developing my ways. HELP ME!!

Falls while sleepwalking
Name: Lisa
Date: 2006-08-27 22:54:03
Link to this Comment: 20224

My 16 year old son has been sleepwalking for about 10 years. He often gets up and walks around the house, mumbling or talking strangely. Once he kept banging on the wall saying "it's in here!", things like that. In the past year he has experienced a sudden loss of muscle tone, always in the bathroom after sleepwalking. He buckles at the knees and falls to the floor. This happens once or twice in an event. He is completely concious the whole time and remembers what has happened. A few days ago he fell down the stairs when he collapsed during one of these episodes.


He'll be seeing a neurologist to be worked up for seizures, but as it has only happened when waking up from sleepwalking I wonder if others have had the same experience.

Name: jane
Date: 2006-08-28 21:06:59
Link to this Comment: 20226

My son is 6 and has just started sleep walking first episode running around the inside of the house srceaming hyperventalateting daddy fix it daddy fix it took us a while to calm him down then he came too and had no memory. He also very emotional crying and not knowing why. Im very concered about him anybody out there have any advice

Date: 2006-08-29 16:19:04
Link to this Comment: 20228

Two nights ago I only slept 2 hours due to stress, and last night drank some wine to ensure sleep. My girlfriend said I was sleepwalking, talking incoherently and tried to pee in the laundry basket. I at first din't believe her but realized there is no reason for her to make up such a story. This is the second time she has wittnessed this, and she is getting scared. I think these three factors: alcohol, stress, insomnia trigger my sleepwalking.

violent sleepwalking
Name: B
Date: 2006-09-01 18:06:23
Link to this Comment: 20239

Last night my boyfriend came home from a party (after consuming quite a few beers) and passed out in bed. Two hours later he got up out of bed (which woke me) and walked over to the bedroom door and urinated over it and our laundry basket. I was horrified as this has never happened before and because I was in a sleepy daze, did not realize that he was actually asleep. I started shouting at him to stop and tugged at his shoulder. He then backhanded me across the face and started to punch me. The more I screamed the more this seemed to aggravate him. But i was in total shock and alarm. He stopped and then walked across the room and got back into bed and proceeded to sleep peacefully. I was hysterical and did not know what to do.

I'm terrified that this may happen again and am worried for his and my safety. Obviously alcohol seemed to play a big factor in it, and he is over-worked and very tired, but this has never happened before and i don't know if it is a one off or if it will reoccur.

He has no recollection whatsoever and was shocked this morning to wake up and find cleaning fluid everywhere and me sleeping downstairs on the couch with bruises.

Do you think his violence was a result of me trying to wake him whilst yelling and tugging at his arm? If he urinates again i don't want to just let him do it. What can i do to prevent this from happening again?

Worried, in Belfast.

Date: 2006-09-12 20:57:44
Link to this Comment: 20377

I have been sleep walking since a young age. I am a 29yr old female, who does not drink or do drugs and I sleep walk talk and everything else in my sleep. I have tooken showers floded clothes seen mice and never remember. Sometimes my husband wakes me up to tell me what I did. My husband is concerned that I might hurt myself or my children. The reason I went to this web site is to see if it is a spiritual attack or to see if God is trying to deal with me in those times.????????????? I dont take any medications, never had childhood trama that I know about. Dont have any medical problems.... SO WHAT IS IT....

Peed on the chair....
Date: 2006-09-13 11:17:34
Link to this Comment: 20387

Went to Montreal last weekend, and stayed in a hotel. My wife had a marathon the next day, so she went to bed early. I went out to a bar and had 5 beers over 5 hours... I mean,, I was a little buzzed, but wouldn't say I was drunk.

Anyways,,, came back to the room and went to bed. The next thing I know is my wife is yelling "What are you doing?!?!". I replied, "I'm peeing on the chair."

Sure enough, I was peeing all over the chair in the room. I have never, to my knowledge, sleepwalked before.

I'm starting to wonder what else I doing when I'm sleeping.

my mother
Name: Britnie
Date: 2006-09-14 21:12:42
Link to this Comment: 20416

I'm Britnie I'm 13, and recently my mom has been experiencing some weird things like, the other night she woke up holding a big picture thats above her bed ,and she was dropping it on her boyfriends head, so far she hasn't left her bedroom but I'm scared and so is her boyfriend he's been sleeping in my sisters room. we think it might be caused by stress. Not to mention my mom has never sleptwalked until just a few weeks ago.

Name: mhannon@sa
Date: 2006-09-18 10:41:42
Link to this Comment: 20461

I started sleepwalking as a child (8-12 years old) but thought I grew out of it. In college (18-22 years old), I started doing it again, but I "laughed off" my problem and blamed my actions on my excess alcohol consumption. As an adult (30-32), I still sleepwalk-- especially, during stressful situations. I remember everything about each episode, and am often embarassed by my actions. My sleepwalking is very complex.

Last night, I argued with my partner about his fidelity to me. I was having a dream (while still in bed) about him carrying on an internet affair; I sleptwalked downstairs to find him awake and on the computer (which is not uncommon considering I go to bed much earlier than he since I am a teacher). I flipped out, called names, made threats, slammed doors-- carried on an all-out war with him. Then I returned to bed alone.

When I woke this morning, I knew that what had happened was not a dream. It was almost as if I was in a state of combined consciousness. In my awake and conscious state, I would not doubt my partner's fidelity. Yet last night I was certain of it. It's as though I had complete muscle control but no mind control when sleepwalking. This morning I was very embarassed and apologetic for my exchange with him. I am fearful this might get worse before it gets better.

Does anyone have any suggestions for waking myself up before making a fool of myself again?

Sleepwalking is old hat
Date: 2006-09-27 19:18:11
Link to this Comment: 20552

I'm quite excitted to find this site. My wife and I are both happy to find out that we are not alone. I have been sleepwalking for as long as I can remember, and we aren't talking about walking downstairs and back to bed. I've climbed out of my window and walked out into our back field in the middle of winter (from Canada, so it was about -40), I've cleaned my sisters room for her because "somebody" told me to do it, I've torn out screens from windows, I've destroyed walls thinking I was in a concentration camp, I've answered the phone and made appointments with people, I physically challenged my dad, I've logged onto my computer and attempted to complete some work, I've launched myself off of a top bunk because I thought I was on a raft floating away from the bank...the list goes on and on. My episodes go in cycles, but I, on average, sleepwalk about 20 nights a month. I also remember 90% of what I'm doing in my sleepwalking episode. Now that I'm married, my wife is the one that has the major problem with it because I will almost always involve her in my episode. I flipped her out of bed once as I lifted the bed off of the floor because I was "looking for treasure" and I'm constantly thinking someone is in our room and I'm trying to find them. This really scares here because she isn't sure if someone is trying to break in. When our kids were babys, I always thought they were in bed with me, and I couldn't find them, so I would tear the bed and eventually the room apart trying to find them so I wouldn't squish them. Anyways, I'm writing this in response to mhannon who wrote that they were wondering if there is a way to control what you are doing when you're mind is in one state and your muscles in another. Because my episodes are so vivid and I remember everything and can recount them the next morning, I know exactly what they are talking about. You know what you are doing, and after a while you know it doesn't make sense, but you still keep on doing it. The best way I've found to curbe this is to keep a night light on; even if it the light in the hallway outside of your room. Seeing clearly the familiar surroundings of my home usually remind me of where I am and I will not sleepwalk, or the episode is much shorter. Other than that, my wife has learned how to tell when I'm sleepwalking (even though I'm swearing up and down that "this time I'm awake"), and she will verbally guide me back to bed in the most gentle way so as not to make me agitated. Anyways, this seems to help me a bit. You can try it.
I have to comment on the people that say this is a spiritual thing. One person asked if God was trying to deal with them, and another person wrote a lengthy not (much like mine) linking most of sleepwalking to spiritual things. I am a born again Christian and I do believe that there is many issues/areas in our lives that are spiritual, and sleepwalking probably can be linked to it in some cases. However, I would caution people who are prepared to place a spiritual stamp (negative or positive) on all sleepwalking episodes. The truth of the matter is, our brains are very complex, and our professionals have not even begun to scratch the surface of what all is in there. Just because we don't understand something doesn't mean that God or the devil are involved. I have read some papers that hypothesize that the neurotransmitter dopamine is produced at a higher rate when we are sleeping, and dopamine acts to paralyze our bodies during that phase of sleep. Maybe many of us aren't having our "clutch" disengaged due to a lower amount of dopamine. Who knows. I do think that we should be reassured that God is probably not punishing us, or trying to reach us, and the devil is not tormenting us because we do something that is unexplainable. Anyways, just a few thoughts. Best of luck to everybody and their partners out there that get to deal with this crazy thing of sleepwalking.

Divine Intervention
Date: 2006-09-29 07:48:19
Link to this Comment: 20560

Thank you, Shannon.

It's funny that you should mention what you did.

I originally grew up in a very Catholic family-- that is, until my parents divorced and my family was asked to leave the church.

When my father remarried, my sisters and I were baptized Lutheran; the ties and similarities between the two Christian religions were very strong, so the transition was very smooth (although the divorce and remarriage was not).

As an adult (I am now 32), I do not have very strong ties to any particular church, although I still have my deep-rooted spiritual beliefs in God and Jesus Christ.

In instances when I ask for help or for forgiveness, I feel each is granted to me in its own way.

I only recently-- after reading all 50+ pages of this sleepwalking forum (I printed the pages out)-- thought about asking for help from the Divine for my sleepwalking problem.

No doubt I am still troubled by many demons from my past and my parents's divorce (I have only met my biological mother a handful of times in my life), I had never considered the connectedness between my troubling issues and my sleepwalking problem. Until recently, my sleepwalking had never been a real problem for me; when I woke up in another bed in the house or ate the rest of the ice cream in the freezer, I just laughed it off and yawned my way through the next day.

I guess I need to look at my sleepwalking in a different light-- or perhaps, in a different "dark." As I have a tendency to be neurotic and obsessive compulsive (mildly, and self-diagnosed), I am already highly-critical of myself. In the past, I did not want to consider sleepwalking a problem, as doing so would make for another thing about which to feel self-critical. I feel I analyze too much about myself as it is.

If I consider sleepwalking a problem, however, I can find it within myself to ask for Divine intervention to rid me of my demons. I appreciate your suggestion, Shannon.

Thank you for processing this with me.

Peace be with you.

central sleep apnea
Name: Ashley
Date: 2006-10-09 20:15:42
Link to this Comment: 20650

I am a 23 year old female. I have sleept walked for as long as I can remember. When I was younger though, I dont ever remember doing what I was doing, just what my parents would tell I had done. To this very day I still sleep walk, but often wake up while doing whatever it is im doing. I have reset my alarm on many occasions, inturn making myself late for work. Panicked because I couldnt find my daughter in my bed, was almost kicked out of basic training, and continued to sleepwalk while deployed. I have choose to ignore my sleepwalking until just recently. I am just so tired all the time. No matter how much sleep I get. With an 8 month old, and a full time job, that just wont cut it. I finally went to see the doctor, they in turn sent me to have a sleep study done. What they say causes this is called Central Sleep Apnea. Its where your brain doesnt tell you to breathe, which inturups your sleep. I am currently in the process of figuring out what to do. I just thought this would help out someone who hasnt ever heard of this.
If there is anyone else out there with this, and you have usefull information, please contact me:

The horror
Name: Luke
Date: 2006-10-14 08:07:00
Link to this Comment: 20678

Funny story. I woke up this morning at 1am outside my house, trying to open the front door to get back inside. Except I didn't have a key - I literally woke up to find myself trying to stick the tip of my umbrella, which I'd left outside, into the keyhole.

Glad you see the funny side; I sure do! What's not so funny is that I discovered that I'd urinated in the letter box outside the front door.

In order to get out there, I had to open the door of my room, which is pretty trick - the doorknob has fallen off and there's this 'thing' you have to do to hook the door out. Then I would have had to unlock the front door and wrench it open, as it's jamming at the moment cos of the moisture in the air.

I guess I'd had quite a bit to drink, but I've had quite a bit to drink in the past and never had quite this problem before. I share the house with another five people who I barely know - if they found out I was peeing in the letterbox it would be embarrassing enough, but I'm more worried about what else I might get up to.

So no more booze. I think that'll have to be the way forward. But what if I sleepwalk anyway? What then? I'll just have to cope. Multiple locks on the door, plus a door jam, maybe. Handcuff myself to the bed, with the key in a combination-lock safe under my bed? Ha! My head's so there.

Thanks for listening.


Holiday Walks
Name: Jason
Date: 2006-10-25 22:17:42
Link to this Comment: 20764

As a child, I used to sleepwalk, but only on the holidays. It was always a mystery as to why I would only sleepwalk during this time. Looking back, I guess the holidays were a reminder of family, and "family" was a turbulent thing for me throughout my youth. Each holiday, I'd alternate between parents who hated each other, and often used me as their mediator. I haven't sleepwalked as an adult (that I know), but this is the only explanation I can think of....

Name: Anon
Date: 2006-10-27 06:53:34
Link to this Comment: 20778

I like a few others on this page seem to have a slight sleepwalking problem and am getting very depressed about it. It only seems to happen when I am very very drunk. I go to sleep and seem to think that the toilet is in the bedroom and go on the floor. My fiance has woken several times and shouted at me to see what I am doing. My behaviour disgusts him I think and he hates it. This was upsetting me but I didn't mind as it was just him that new and we kept it like that. I was out the other week and and was very drunk I ended up round a friends house and was so drunk they put me on the sofa to go to sleep. My friend has told me that I stood up took my trousers off and sat on the other single sofa as if it was the toilet - I didn't do anything they managed to stop me but I am so embarrassed as everyone knows about it now and I don't want to go out. I don't want my fiance to find out about it as I think he will go mad. Is there a cure for this? I think I really need help.

sleep walks,screams,yells and sometimes hits.
Name: Michelle
Date: 2006-11-02 14:44:58
Link to this Comment: 20852

My husband is 23 years old,and he also had a hard child hood.He scares me when I sleep with him at night.He would yell,scream,and sometimes hit.He talks in his sleep and never remmbers anything the next day.I woke up one night with him putting a pillow over my face 'not hard tho',he said leave her alone,yelling ect;.It scares me cause I'm 35 weeks pregnant and he even slaped my belly not meaning to do it.When I woke him up he would say sorry ect; even cry cause he would sometime catch himself doing it.I worry he might do something dangerous to me or to the baby.When the baby is born I dont want him to flip the bassanet with the baby in it at night cause the baby will be in our room till she is a few months old.I feel so sorry for him .I'm tring to get him to go to see the Dr.What do I do?

Name: confusedNp
Date: 2006-11-08 09:30:26
Link to this Comment: 20906

My husband is 25 years old and we have been married 2 years. we have dated 5 years. Never once has he gotten up sleep walking till this year. 5 times this year he has peed in the house. the first time was a few months after our daughter was born side table drawer. then on the tv etc;. He has no Idea and I get so made cause I am left to clean this up be cause he had been drinking the night before and passes out immediately after peeing. I don't know if I should call a doctor or he should .. I know he said he does not need to so I said one more time and I would be calling for. help.. should I wait for a next time or call anyways?

Name: pat mckeeg
Date: 2006-11-11 23:26:18
Link to this Comment: 20962

my name is pat and i've been sleepwalking 3-7 nights a week for 32 years. i've jumped from decks, gone through windows, driven cars, puched and dragged girlfriends out of name it and i've probably experienced it. i've been to 4 sleep centers including Stanford and each one wanted to put me on anti-depressants, usually clonzepan, which doesn't work for me.Finally i found Dr.Jason Liu @ ( who cures people through sound therapy, no needles, no amazing man and the only person in the U.S. who does this. I spent 13 days(1-2 hrs a day) w/ him in San Diego. Now i can go 1-2 weeks w/ no sleepwalking. Finally i know what a good nights sleep feels like!!!! If anyone would like more info you can email me check out his web site...lots of info and goodluck and have a good night's sleep

pat mckeegan

Date: 2006-11-17 14:54:15
Link to this Comment: 21016

my father-in-law is 57 years old and he sleep walks all the time. his son and i are very conccerned b/c he eats and takes meds that he shouldnt be taking and has no clue what he has done. if you have any sloutions please emaile me at

sleepwalking when drunk
Date: 2006-11-19 20:24:54
Link to this Comment: 21023

my sleep walking only happens when i drink. i have woken up in different rooms in my house and many times i pee somewhere in my room(closet, corner of the room, etc) i guess its better than peeing the bed because right after i do it i get back into bed like nothing happened and i dont remember a thing the next day, i just have to accept the fact that a peed again and apologize if i have a guest. it has produced some funny stories, but i am ruining things i pee on and am starting to really get annoyed. is there anything i can do?? im tempted to chain myself to the bed. please email me back if anyone has a solution.

Name: Ann
Date: 2006-11-21 10:24:19
Link to this Comment: 21152

I wonder if there is some difference in when you drink in moderation or when you drink to the point of being drunk?

What is going on?
Date: 2006-11-21 15:12:09
Link to this Comment: 21155

I used to sleep walk when I was younger....Walking out the house and laying in the driveway until my mom found me. I have not sleep walked for years and now its starting all over again...

Not so serious now but I wake up and do little things around the house or I hold complete conversations and yell at my fiance. I wake up the next morning and my fiance is mad cause I yelled the night before and I dont remeber anything about it.

My fiance knows I sleep walk but never really believed it until he saw it first hand.

I really need suggestions on how to stop the sleep walking or how to make my fiance understand more about sleepwalking and what to do in instances that I wake up and am crying hysterically cause of sleep walking!!

Please help me!! my email is

Whats going on?
Date: 2006-11-21 15:13:03
Link to this Comment: 21156

One more thing, I do not drink alcohol. So I know that is not the problem...

just got back in
Date: 2006-11-23 22:13:38
Link to this Comment: 21166

locked myself out of mt flat for the third time in my life....

This time I had to run across the town in my underwear to get my spare set.


I close the door shut and I wake up. I'm going to get another set of keys made up and leave them in a safe place ...

Today I had a stressful day, followed by a few beers. Nothing unordinary there. Tomorrow I have a day off.

That's probably what triggered it. Wow, what a weird thing. Gutted as my bro took a photo of me in my pants.

My bear feet hurt from running across town.

sleepdriving & sleepviolence
Date: 2006-11-26 22:34:01
Link to this Comment: 21179

this morning my family informed me i was awake late last night.....which i have no recollection of. I had taken xanex earlier that night around 12am....well at 3am i was filling paperwork (car payments, ins, etc. well im usually a night owl so my parents thought i was awake...however i was not...i then proceeded to get in my car and drive to work....thank god my brother woke up and asked me what i was doing up. i mumbled an incoeherant response and he figured something was not right so he tried to take my car keys....he got them from me after a scuffle....PRETTY SCARY HUH?......i was tring to drive in my sleep....I am very worried i could have seriously injured mysely or another person....

Sleepwalking while intoxicated?
Date: 2006-11-27 13:49:11
Link to this Comment: 21189

I have read alot of these messages on here and I have just one question.
Why does it seem that all the sleepwalking episodes are after you either drink alcohol or take medications or drugs???

I dont do either and I still sleepwalk. Not as serious as others but its all the same concept!

Name: rebecca
Date: 2006-11-27 23:51:45
Link to this Comment: 21200

my boyfriend in the last two weeks that he has been off drugs in twenty years, has now woke up because he is having dreams that someone is attacking him.. in where it has now caused him to hit me twice while i am sleeping. with a closed fist.. i have a black eye and a bruise on my arm.. what can I do???does this have to do with sleep walking

it's a reoccuring problem
Name: Jeff Grigg
Date: 2006-12-11 08:30:18
Link to this Comment: 21295

I am 19 years old, and i'm in the army. I used to sleepwalk every once and a while when I was a kid. My mom would always tell me about it the next morning. I had one or two episodes where I would take showers fully clothed. I just recently started sleepwalking about 9 months ago. Around the time I joined the army. My roomates have always told me about it. But recently i have started to sleepwalk every night. My roomate tells me I jump out of bed and frantically start searching the room for some unkown object. I also tend to misplace my belongings in my sleep. I used to constantly take my wedding ring off in my sleep, so I put it on my dogtags. One day I woke up and discovered my dogtags where no longer on my neck and when I found them the ring wasn't attached to it anymore. I also always take off my right sock in my sleep.

Sleepwalking when drinking
Date: 2006-12-12 04:27:32
Link to this Comment: 21312

I have noticed that when I have been drinking I sleepwalk more often than not. It's probably the fact that I sleep deeper, which allows more time for REM sleep which causes somnambulism. I never remember what I have done in my sleep and often look for clues the next day as to what I did. A lot of what I do involves the bathroom.

A couple of experiences I have had are as follows:

I woke up one day in my living room on the couch (I fell asleep in my bed)

I woke up and realized I had urinated in my clothes hamper

I woke up and noticed I had torn down my shower curtain, taken off the shower curtain itself and carried it in to my bedroom. I also turned on my water faucet in the bathroom.

I woke up and found that a fan (that I had no prior knowledge of even existing) had been turned on in my laundry room and all of the top cushions on my couch had been thrown on the floor.

I woke up and found all of my tylenol and heartburn pills (prilosec) in the bathroom sink.

I am worried about my well-being as I could easily hurt myself during these episodes or worse (take a bunch of tylenol, fall and hit my head, go out and drive my car, etc..). What do you guys do to prevent all this?

To write while asleep
Date: 2006-12-13 19:05:28
Link to this Comment: 21323

Is possible to writte while you are asleep some meaningful phrases in a paper; or(in the other hand), to switch on the PC and write and send an Email? thanks

wow, i'm right with you guys
Date: 2007-01-02 09:59:07
Link to this Comment: 21368

this is crazy (and good, kind of) to hear that i'm not the only one who has this type of problem. Any time I drink excessively, I know that trouble can be on the way a few hours after I go to sleep.... even though I try so hard to tell myself that it won't happen again... but it does. I get up, go to some random spot, and urinate, completely thinking that it is the toilet. It is usually during mid-Pee that I will snap into it, or on the worse case, someone else will realize what i'm doing and yell and wake me up. I'm totally embarissed by it, and it is completely out of my control at the time! I've done this far too many times, all with alcohol consumption. The more i drink, the more likely i am to have this episode. One time i pee'd on a friend WHILE HE WAS GETTING A BLOWJOB from a girl!!! (they thought they'd pull of a quick quiet one in the middle of the night while everyone else was "sleeping" in the same room)
I think the only solution that I can find is to manage how much I drink. and if it's been a night with quite a few, I try to remember to pee often before I go to sleep

Unusual information
Name: Francisco
Date: 2007-01-06 20:11:35
Link to this Comment: 21372

Hallo cyberfriends.

I have never have a sleepwalking episode myself, though we once woke up (thank God) when our 3 year old son walked out the bungalow door near the swimming pool. We were of course scared as he had only sleptwalked a few meters inside the house to pee in the wrong place. We took his hand and walked him back to bed. From there on we locked the entrance door at night, and fortunately it never happened again, but it was scary to think of what could have happened.

About mind and psychic phenomena, one of the best sources I have found is what advanced yogis like Paramahansa Yogananda have written about body, mind and soul. Advanced yogis seem to know body, mind and soul better than our doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and theologians.

I advice those who look for better understanding of themselves to read Yogananda. I do not belong to his organization but his books have helped me a lot to understand what we are and how our 3 parts work and are interconnected, that is, body, mind, and soul, and the spiritual technology behind them.

Yogis has for me better explanations for what our science and religion taught us (I was a Catholic child, agnostic from 15 to 30, and now, 62, believer without religion). Our science knows almost nothing about mind and soul because you cannot put a mind under a microscope or any instrument, only a brain, and science is the knowledge of we can measure through instruments. That is the limit of science. Instruments. But though we have no instrument to measure hate or jealousy or love, they are not a superstition nor an illusion. They are as real as what you can see through the microscope. The human body is also an instrument, with capacities and connections with mind and soul that scientists have no idea about, but yogis have described for thousands of years.

A comment for Christians. Christian priests can do exorcisms, but Shintoists priests too, and I suppose in other religions they do it too. So, it seems God is not Catholic. Not even Christian. Devotion and praying to Jesus, also in my opinion, are a good way to heal certain psychic problems, and perhaps even the best one, but probably not the only one.

I wish you all the best in your quest.

Unusual information
Name: Francisco
Date: 2007-01-06 21:05:49
Link to this Comment: 21373

Sorry, I forgot to say 2 things

The first is that alcohol and drugs are very dangerous because they damage the auras, which are what separates us from the astral world, or heaven, or spirit world where souls of deceased people live, and evil people are in the lower planes, a kind of closer to this world, mainly through their strong wish of sensory enjoyment, which they lack as they lack a physical body, so they try to use the body of someone who opens them a door to their consciousness. The astral world is not a “place” at the end of the universe, but another plane or dimension occupying the same space as the physical universe, like TV and radio waves in the same room.

Once the auras are damaged and a weak spot has developed, like a hole in an armour, there is a door which lower spirits may use to experience physical life again through invading the consciousness of a person, without the person noticing it, like people who have a parasite without knowing it. What has been called “bad company” or evil spirits’ influence is a kind of unnoticed astral parasite. Attending seances and spiritist meetings is another way to get bad company. So, beware, stay away from alcohol, spiritism, ouija boards, and a good part of what is called occultism, which are ways to open a door that should remain closed. Mediums may be good or not so good, better not to take risks.

The second thing, is that since Yogananda wrote more than 20 books, I have looked where he writes about sleep and dreaming. It is in “God talks to Arjuna”, Pages 872-874 also in 962 (about dreams), and 1078-1080. If I find more I will let you know.

Emotional Trauma and Sleep Walking
Name: Stephen
Date: 2007-01-08 20:03:48
Link to this Comment: 21377

On 12/31/06, one of my good friends died in a car accident. I spent the next week with his/mine close friends and family. Im a 22 yr old man. During this past week, I over-indulged in alcohol, and staying up late. I do not use drugs. Last night at about 3 in the morning i find myself in the corner of my room, trying to push the wall off of me with all my strength, and driving my shoulder into the wall as well. I had a very vivid nightmare where some heavy object was going to fall on me and kill me. I began shouting very loudly because the wall of course, did not move. I have been very tense today. Any output on this occurance would be appreciated.

Name: bebe
Date: 2007-01-13 13:05:21
Link to this Comment: 21388


Name: martha
Date: 2007-01-13 13:06:09
Link to this Comment: 21389


daughter sleepwalks
Name: lori
Date: 2007-01-13 17:14:17
Link to this Comment: 21390

My 7yr. old has always sleep walked it started out as night terrors as a toddler and then sleepwalking. She gets out of bed walks around talking and is very confused. She used to due this maybe 3-4 times a week until recently it is now everynight. I have caught her going out our backdoor a few times as a mommy this is very scary for me. I have since put wind chimes on our doors. I want to know how many of you out there have outgrown this or is this something that will last her lifetime.

Date: 2007-01-13 17:58:40
Link to this Comment: 21391

i dont think its necessary to see a doctor about it, since there probally isn't much they can do about it. this happens to me every now and then, and it only happens when i drink too much. sometimes I've urinated while sleepwalking, and sometimes I don't. The weird thing is that I always remember it, but have no control over my body until I somehow snap back into reality. It can be very werid - its like I know I'm sleepwalking, I'm trying at a very subconscious level to wake up, but I just cant control myself until all of a sudden it snaps. I've caught myself just about to walk into a neighbors house, who left their door unlocked. i've opened the door and was almost 1 foot in, then i finally stopped myself and woke up. I've never done this as a child, it only began when I started drinking, and even then its only when I drink way too much. The solution? make absolutely sure that you go to the bathroom before you pass out for the night. keep making sure you are using the bathroom towards the end of the night. and the real solution - dont drink too much alcohol. besides that, I have no idea how to stop it. I'm 23 and only binge drink on occasion (once every 2 or 3 months).
binge drinking is the problem.

drunk sleepwalking connection
Date: 2007-01-15 15:55:19
Link to this Comment: 21395

iv had 2 instances where i have been told that i was up in the middle of the night doing something i dont remember. my mother said i was in the living room punching our printer yelling "wheres my check, wheres my check". that morning of course i woke up not remembering a thing. its been almost 4 months i did something again. my mother said i was walking around in my pajamas with my work shirt and a makeshift tie looking for my work pants. she said i told her id be right back and i started to take a piss in the recycling bin in the garage.... i drank way too much in so little time both nights.

Name: Michael
Date: 2007-01-15 19:12:59
Link to this Comment: 21396

Im a male 25 years old, i didnt sleep walk as a child but started sleep walking at the age of 17. When i started to sleep walk it rarely happened at all, maybe once or twice a year, but now it could happen 3 or 4 times a week. I once found myself sitting ontop of a cupboard somehow balanced and when i woke up i almost lost my balance and fell. Alot of the time i can see reality blending into the dream, so i will be in my bedroom in my dream only something drastic or disturbing is occuring, making me walk, move, move objects and scream. It is starting to really worry me because most people know nothing about sleep walking and see it as something that is not serious at all.

Worried Parents
Name: Riley
Date: 2007-01-17 15:54:40
Link to this Comment: 21398

Our son is now 11 and when he was younger we use to go into his room and find him standing on his bed terrified of things flying around in the room or he would be babbling about nothing in particular but in a state of panic. Other times he would just run up the hallway out into the lounge or go into his sisters room still in a frightened state. He still does this now but he is also unlocking doors and going outside which is really worrying us, as even though we are light sleepers and hear his every move and attend to him it is a real worry as we feel it is starting to get really serious. Our biggest worry is when he goes and stays at friends for the night and even though I inform parents about his sleepwalking I am always worried that they might not hear him getting up and he will get out of the house and harm himself. There was an incident where he was staying at a friends bach at the coast and luckily as he was going outside he slapped one of the son's on the way out and he went outside looking for him and found him in the 4WD's drivers seat with the keys having been left in the ignition.
We are at our wits end not knowing what to do and we can't start putting locks up high on doors for safety reasons such as a fire. HELP!!!

sleepwalking/hypnopompic connection
Date: 2007-01-21 18:50:42
Link to this Comment: 21401

Have read most of the e-mails here quickly. There seems to be a connection
between childhood sleepwalking followed by people waking to an hallucination
or in any case, people walking about and remembering their actions, which at the time
seemed "real". It sounds as though folks are having hypnopompic hallucinations...
that is, waking, seeing "bugs" or objects that normally wouldn't be
there and then acting on these "visions" with full memory of the incident. Haven't
seen any writings pinning down the timeframe of their "walk-abouts" but I suspect
it's within the first 2 hrs. of sleep...deep sleep, just as their former childhood
sleepwalking had been.

being aware of sleepwalking
Date: 2007-01-26 19:28:01
Link to this Comment: 21414

I am 13 years old and (think I have)had my first sleepwalking experience last night.I was in my bed when I suddenly woke up and went down stairs to cook some waffles. I had no idea why but i just kept doing it.When I went back up I figured out it had been 1:30 in the morning when I got up.It was a school night but I didnt even care what time it was.When I woke up again I had no clue why I had done that and my parents say there is no way to know you're sleepwalking when you are.Is that true?

drunk sleep peeing
Date: 2007-01-28 22:21:38
Link to this Comment: 21416

i have read all of the different entries and it seems other people have the problem as well. sometimes when i come home drunk, sleep walk and pee in diff places in the room. at least i get right back into a nice dry bed.....but i dont want to start ruining anything like furniture and what now. is there a way to prevent me at thanks

Re: undressing
Name: thebabyjes
Date: 2007-02-02 21:09:21
Link to this Comment: 21424

Try sleping in the nude


i am 15 and have recently started undressing in my sleep. i only ever remove one piece of clothing or roll up pant legs, and it has only happened about 4 times. i dont have a sleep-walking/talking history and when i wake up i have no re-collection of doing anything. i was hoping you could give me a bit of insight into this.

Taking a bath while sleep walking
Name: concerned
Date: 2007-02-03 21:06:31
Link to this Comment: 21427

In the past few months I have been sleep walking to the bathroom, I run the bath water (I do not plug the tub up), I get into the bath water with my clothes on, I begin to get cold, get out of the tub, change my clothes and go back to bed. The only way I recall this is that I see the wet clothes on the bathroom floor upon waking in the morning. Any ideas what could be the cause/problem?

Date: 2007-02-12 16:53:44
Link to this Comment: 21459

i startedn sleepwalking at 22 and now i walk the streets and wake up in parks and other areas
one time i was getting checked out by a few girls who thought i was dead
it scared me as once i beat the crap out of someone who ive never met and got arrsted then had to explain it to him

PSn ne 1 wanna chat chack my addy

This can't continue
Date: 2007-02-17 04:43:50
Link to this Comment: 21475


I am a 24 year old male and am very concerned about some recent sleepwalking activities. Previous instances with sleepwalking seemed harmless and even had a sort of logic about them, but I’m afraid that my subconsciouss is getting progressivly crazier.

I did sleep walk as a child, though very rarely. I do remember trying to take a bath in the middle of the night, awaking as soon as the cold water hit me. It was quite a shock, but my parents had told me to take a bath before going to bed (which I had neglected to do) so in a strange way, it seemed only sensible that sleepwalking should manifest itself in such a way.

As a teenager, I suppose I was technically a sleepwalker, but there seemed to be a utility to it. I would fall asleep on the couch, usually on a Saturday night when I would stay up late watching movies, and essentially put myself to bed. I’d simply get up and march off to bed. The next morning I would awake not knowing how I got to bed, which was a little off-putting, but no harm, no foul. If this was sleepwalking, I thought, then it’s almost a desirable trait.

However, two incidents occured over the past few months (one just last night and hence why I am writing this now) which leave me shaken.

The first was after the office Christmas party, in December 06. I had done a fair bit of drinking (but then again most people did) and walked home. I know I made it home because I remember opening the door, hanging up my coat and then laying down on the couch; what happend afterwards is beyond me.

I woke up in bed the next morning (thinking my helpful sleepwalking had done its service yet again) feeling very groggy, which was to be expected I suppose. I was very surprised to find a glass half-full of scoth on the floor next to me. ‘Surely I didn’t pour myself a drink after coming home’ I thought to myself. Odd. Then I went to have a shower. I turned on the faucet. No water. ‘How can this be?’ I wondered. I turned on the sink, no problem. Toilet, no problem. The issue seemed to be with the hot water.

I went to my hot water heater to find it unplugged. Bizarre, who would do this to me? Who could have done this to me? I’ve had a warm shower since my last guest was here, so it couldn’t be a prank. Or could it? But who would break in and unplug a hot water heater?

I paced around, wondering how this could be possible, and then it dawned on me that everything had been unplugged: floor lamps, stereo, toaster oven, nearly everything. No one would do this. No one had the opportunity to do this. Once all possibilities have been eliminated, the only remaining elegant logical explanation, however bizarre, must be the one. I had done it myself. But why would I do this? This was not the friendly old habit that took me from the couch to the bed!

Then there was last night. Never again. This can never happen again. For some reason I went to the bathroom in my kitchen trash can and not just the typical urination sort of incident that I’ve come accross so often on this site. This was some real business.

Can you imagine? You wake up in the morning, like every other morning, in bed and fine. Then you go into the kitchen and ask ‘what’s that smell?’. There must be something rotting in the trash, but whatever it is it’s bloody acrid. What the hell is this?! Could it be? I think it is! How?! Why?!

My immediate response is not to think of sleepwalking, but of some sick prankster (there’s a lot of university students in my building). But my door was locked, my windows are barred, nothing was missing. No one who has a mind to do something as sick as that wouldn’t also take your wallet or laptop. Both were in plain view.

I know I must have been sleepwalking. Again, it’s the only logical explanation. But for crying out loud! My bathroom is five steps from my bed. How could I not find it? How the heck did I manage to pull off the skilled balancing act required for this nonsense without waking up?

I admit that this is pretty mild compared to some of your experiences, so I’m sorry for taking up so much space to talk about something that some of you might consider ‘a good night’ relatively speaking. It’s just that I’m scared. Obviously my body is capable of pulling off complex tasks without my help, and obviously it doesn’t know what the heck it’s doing. I can’t let it get any worse than this.

I live in South Africa, and in a rougher part of town, so I don’t think I have to tell you that if I were to wander the streets late at night in my underwear, it would surely be the end of me. If I weren’t beaten half to death, I’d at least get HIV somehow. No joking, one’s at risk of everything even when fully competent.

What really sucks, however, is the prospect that I’ll have this curse for the rest of my life. Typical.

Should I at least hide my keys so I can’t get out at night, or will I just find them and go wandering anyway? I should probably hide them in the bathroom, as it seems that’s one room I’m not likely to visit during a sleep walk!

drunken sleep walking
Date: 2007-02-19 02:43:42
Link to this Comment: 21478

i have recently discovered that when i am extremely drunk i occasionally sleep walk, take off my pants and pee in random and totally inappropiate places. i remember the actual peeing part, but how i get to the spot, or back to bed is a blur. this has become a problem as i'm sure can be understood. recently i peed in a friends parents room... HELP!

Name: Matthew
Date: 2007-02-20 15:08:28
Link to this Comment: 21481

I have been sleepwalking on a somewhat regular basis for the past 4 years and I am 16 now. I remember the first time I did it, I was in a hotel and I locked myself out of my room. I became conscious of what I was doing just as I closed my hotel room door. Since then I have frequently gone downstairs, and have woken up on occasions in the Dining Room, The Lounge, and the Kitchen. I have woken up in the shower, having a shower twice, and have woken up brushing my teeth also, and I have also tidied my room. I think it is quite fun in a wierd kind of I wierd for that?!

Date: 2007-02-22 20:31:01
Link to this Comment: 21491

my husband recently sleepwalked (again) he is 23 years old, and has sleep walked as a child i think he was around 10 or 12 but he hasn't done it in years... Now that he did it again i was wondering is that normal for it to come back after 12 years?? I read the article and understand that lack of sleep can contribute, he has recently changes jobs and is always tired and hardly gets rest he only sleeps on an average 4 hours a night and works 12 hour days? i want to know if it is something to be concerned about should we go and see a doctor or should he just try to get more rest? please get back to me ASAP, thank you very much, from an anonymous

Name: john
Date: 2007-03-03 18:30:50
Link to this Comment: 21539

Hi im a 28 year old male and my sleep walking is driving my girlfriend mad. I used to sleep walk as a kid but no where near as much as i do now.There is hardly a week that goes by that i dont sleep walk. Usualy i dont remember much about the sleep walking its only when my girlfriend tells me about it the next morning that i remember bits and bobs about it. Its realy starting to worry me as i have been known to get up through the night and switch cookers and stuff on

hittter is a hitter
Date: 2007-03-06 02:04:48
Link to this Comment: 21554

rebecca1022 your boyfriend hits all his girlfriends, i know im w/his x you gotta get a new one,or deal w/excuses and lies.
good luck

Sleepwalking concern
Name: Julie
Date: 2007-03-09 04:12:52
Link to this Comment: 21561

I used to have night terrors when I was a child staring from about 2 years old. My Mother said I would have a blank look in my eyes and show extreme terror of someone "out there". I couldn't be awoken, yet I kept repeated in my terrified demeanor, "There here!" or "They're coming for me!" A couple of times I actually remember a vague fear of "something" or "someone" when I could finally snap out of it. I seemed to grow out of it as time passed. Then when I was about 31 I suddenly was concious of sitting up in my bedroom with the lights on, my husband looking into my eyes with a terrified look and he said, "You're back." He told me I had been in this trance like state for about 10 minutes yelling, "They were just here! Where are they? They were just here!" Afraid that someone was coming to harm me and had dissapeared. He said he was about to call the paramedics when I finally seemed to "re-enter" my body. He said my eyes were open, but I was not there - he couldn't see me - my soul. It was eerie. Of course I had no recollection of how I got there as my last memory was drying off after coming out of the nathroom.
I am divorced now and my Mother lives with me. I haven't had any night terrors that I know of, but I have been sleepwalking and doing things for hours such as cleaning, laundry, etc. I wake up in the morning wondering why I am so exhausted and wondering why my Mom did so much laundry. When she tells me it was me it feels so eerie to know I could walk around talking (as she says I actually talk to her - but with a blank stare) and have no recollection. The first time this started happening I was taking the sleep aide Ambien and the doctors finally made a connection that that is often a common side affect. (would have been nice to know that up front!) Anyway - recently there is nothing to attribute it to that I can think of, and it is giving me great concern. For one thing it is wearing me out as I am not getting ample sleep, and it it extremely unnerving to walk around and do so much with absolutely no recollection and for such seemingly long periods of time. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Any ideas how to control this problem? I would like to hear from you all.

Whether it could be a contributing factor or not on a side note: I am 43 years old (almost 44) and have recently had a total hysterectomy. I read somewhere that hormonal fluctuations could affect this condition. Does anyone know of any reference studies I can learn about this? Thanks.

meds for sleepwalking
Date: 2007-03-13 19:06:18
Link to this Comment: 21566

I sleepwalk very frequently. I have done it for about 6 or 7 years and i am 15 now doind a report on it for health class, I was reading some of the stories and..
well if you or someone else are having bad trouble with sleepwalking you can go to the doctor and recieve medication, espeacially if it turns violent or dangerous to anyone, medication usually helps. If not I know that you could also tie yourself to your bed..but not harmfully.

peace&love =]

Discovery documentary
Name: James
Date: 2007-03-20 06:09:20
Link to this Comment: 21568

This is to anyone who experiences sleepwalking on a regular basis:

I contact you with regard to a Science series I am working on for the Discovery Channel. It is a celebratory series about the human body concentrating on various subjects, namely sight, sleep, strength, heat, eat and pain. I am working on the program about sleep and, through my research into sleepwalking, I found this forum.

I would really like to speak with you about your experiences when you have some time. I am particularly keen to find out about instances of sleepcooking.

You can email me on the indicated address. I look forward to speaking to you soon.

All the Best,


Name: TR
Date: 2007-03-25 18:10:23
Link to this Comment: 21575

Well there's clearly a correlation between peeing in ones sleep and heavy drinking reading these stories. But a cure would be most helpful. I'm heavily in to dream analysis, and I really want to know the subconscious' reasons behind this. Alas, I also am a 'Sleep-Pee-er'. I'm 23 now, and whilst I did used to pee off the banistar as a very young child in my sleep, I now when stressed tend to pick things more significant. Once I went to the launderrette, washed all my clothing which took forever, then went out for beers that night. When I got back I'd peed in my wardrobe all over them which is an inconvenience. What's worst though is I once stayed at a friends and peed on her LAPTOP, and once in a hotel room with another friend, I got up and peed in the corner... SO EMBARRASSING as it woke her up and I have no recollection of ANY of my sleep-peeing. Recently, fortunately, I've merely re-arranged the contents of my fridge a couple of times but this is a fear of mine now I have a girlfriend. She has been warned, but nonetheless, I'd do anything to save myself the embarrassment. I can't just not drink though! Any thoughts send them my way, Thank you, TR

wife of a sleepwalker
Name: wife of sl
Date: 2007-03-28 13:57:48
Link to this Comment: 21610

Being a wife of a 45 yr old sleepwalker, my eyes have been opened, wide open. Yes alcohol plays a part in his life, everyday drinking from 5 pm to 9pm.a 12 pack and more if its in the house. 930 decides its time for dinner, usually I will make him a plate of whatever i have prepared for dinner, or make his couple of sandwiches 3-4 figure what he doesnt eat that nite he can take for lunch tommorrow. well he gets up and eats, standing in front of the fridge, checking all the containers and eating right out of them... wanders into the bathroom for a few moments if we are lucky.. then hits the fridge again .. then he will go to the kitchen trash can and begin to urinate in it .. check the fridge once again .. and eat whatever on his way back to the bed... once in bed he may and may not finish what he has.... maybe put it in the trash or... i wake up with a porkchop bone or who knows what.. been plenty of mornings waking up with chips and cashews.. dang this is just the eating episode..

Then the conversations, talk to me like I know what is goin on in his head, saying "hand it to me, pass me the whatever, what was that, top shelf left side," not a clue what he is talking about. Then he yells because I didnt respond how he expected, and wants to pick a fight about my not understanding him, yes while he is still asleep. (one time he did hit me while he was asleep after his episode of being upset at me for not understanding him. At that point I grabbed a pillow and started hitting him with it. He finally woke up saying I lost my mind its 3 am no time for a pillow fight.) I have always been told not to wake a sleepwalker.. but patience is thinning.

Now the worst of all is that he is a smoker, hmm let me rephrase this he is an extremely heavy smoker.. 3 cartons a week. and yes he lights up after the all night grazing of the fridge, several times. still asleep... yes the linens are all burnt from him dropping the lit cigarette on the sheets, comfortors, floor, the bed is burnt.. I have asked him how many wake up calls does he need before he gets help???? Also told him I have had my last wake up call, either he gets help or out of here.

Does anyone else experience such behavior, He will wet the bed, soil the linens also, or stand up at the end of the bed and urinate, then jump on the bed like its a trampoline, and wonders why the new bed is all messed up .. what have I been doing on it? I tell him. He choses not to believe me, then says I am making this all up. Reaching the end of the line here.

Sleepwalking/ Talking
Name: Laura
Date: 2007-04-01 12:17:42
Link to this Comment: 21617

I am 24 yrs old and I have always talked, walked and other things in my sleep, I have read that the most common cause for some one of my age to behave this way while sleeping in stress related but I have done this since I was a young child. I am trying to find out if there are other reasons for this and how i can stop it.

can you make sleepwalking happen?
Name: Emma
Date: 2007-04-02 06:05:57
Link to this Comment: 21619

Hi! My question is going to sound really bizarre but it's been bothering me for a while...the other day my friend was just telling me about her childhood experience of sleepwalking and afterwards i kept thinking about it worried if I might sleepwalk but I never had any sleepwalking history in my life so people told me I could relax but some other people also say that if you think of or worry about something too much your sub-consciousness will make you do THE thing you are afraid you would do so I'm really worried right now becuase I've been fearing if I would sleepwalk and go out of the house, I may actually do that even if I don't have sleepwalking history in the this possible? that i could actually sleepwalk if i think of it too much and even determine the content i.e. what i do in the sleepwalking? and also, can you sleepwalk during daytime if you sleep in til say 9 or 10 or 11? does sleepwalking only occur at night?

Name: Emma
Date: 2007-04-02 06:08:44
Link to this Comment: 21620

and i'm 21 years old

The the Wife of the sleepwalker
Name: Brendon (s
Date: 2007-04-07 07:01:34
Link to this Comment: 21657

To the wife of the sleepwalker who has had enough.
There seems to be so many questions on this site but no answers.
So I will try to help through my experience
I myself am a drinker and a sleepwalker, talker and I can get too can get abusive if
someone challenges me while in one of my sleep "skitzo's" as my wife calls them.
Some things I have learnt.
Too much coffee is a bad trigger .
Going to bed hungry is bad,especially if you are drunk - eat more
If I am stressed or over tired I skitzo more
If there is people making noise in the lounge room while I am asleep
it can make me get up.So going to bed at the same time helps.
Altering my mind set makes it worse, smoking pot,taking medications etc
While he is sleepwalking ask him if you can help if he is looking for something or doing something strange, because if you challenge him, or tell him he is asleep it will
make it worse.Because he is in a trance like being hypnotised.And just like waking up after being hynotised
you feel like an idiot when you wake up and realise what is actually going on.It is no fun for the sleepwalker I can tell you.
Just last week I thought there was these heavy objects falling from the ceiling, ( I must have spent 1/2 an hour hiding and trying to protect myself and my wife from these boulder like objects I thought were falling on us)She slept through it
luckily.I was terrified and doing my best to save me and my wife.
If she tried to stop me I would have done anything to get her out of the road.I know it is hard , my ex girlfriend left me because she couldnt handle the agression and constant wakings.She was scared I understand.
But from the sleepwalker point of view it is frustating as well
no medication works I have tried them all, anti depressants,valium
rohypnol and others. They make it worse.If I am happy in my life I don't sleep walk. But then I dont crap in the bed or piss in the trash like some.But I still do some strange things and get angry if someone tells me Iam sleep walking, (because it dosent feel like you are)

If your man can stop drinking as much I am sure he would be happier anyway
and you can handle stress better when you are not hung over all the time
which is a sure trigger of sleepwalking. Tire him out with exercise or other activities that will help.
Your life is seriously out of wack if you sleep walk -I believe.
I get a lot more exercise now, I have lost weight, dont get as drunk
and certainly dont go to bed drunk and hungry and coffee after noon
is a no no .
WHy it happens I dont know,active sub conscious I spose.
Our sub conscious is like another person inside of us and dosent get much of a chance to express it self. (ok now I am reaching)
But good luck I feel for you and know how you feel (or my wife does)
I havent had a scitzo for a while (fingers crossed) I will probably end up down the street with my doona tonight LOL.

I hope this helps


response from the wife of a sleepwalker
Name: marsha
Date: 2007-04-07 18:52:14
Link to this Comment: 21658

thank you for your helpful insight just will try to work on this a lil bit longer... got to do something positive..

Date: 2007-04-20 03:36:03
Link to this Comment: 21665

I've been sleepwalking ever since I was young, I'd say around 7 or 8. I would do really bizarre things like peeing in a kitty litter box (haha funny now but I used to be so embarrassed!), banging pots and pans, and searching for things. For a while I stopped walking and took only to talking. Now, however, my sleepwalking has come back and mostly I'm just plain weird. The other night I thought I saw a huge spider descending on me. I screamed and ran from the room. I also thought that my pet snake got loose and was trying to kill my roommate. Even though it seemed completely logical, I was able to slowly remind myself that I don't actually have a pet snake and that I should just go back to bed.
Anyway, I am usually very aware of what I'm doing when I sleepwalk. Like someone earlier said, it basically feels like you are completing a normal task. It seems ridiculous to other people, and when they don't understand what I'm doing, I get angry. I've found sleepwalking to be quite amusing, but sometimes I do get a little mean. I just hope it doesn't escalate into something worse. I think I'm getting better at talking myself out of sleepwalking episodes though. I can recognize that I'm being illogical more quickly than when I was younger.

Date: 2007-04-30 19:31:59
Link to this Comment: 21719

I have had some really strange things happening to me lately...I find it kind of funny though because I finally made the connection between strange events from when I was 7 years old.

Here goes...last night; apparently I made pudding...yes with a mixer..I woke up this morning and found my mixer on my kitchen table(weird), the mixer thingys on the counter full of pudding and an empty box of pudding on the floor no where near the garbage can. I looked in the fridge and found a bowl of uncovered pudding 1/2 eaten. I don't remember doing this.

Saturday night...the was another flavour of pudding in the fridge left over from girlfriend was sleeping and apparently I woke up during the night to eat the pudding. The next day I woke up and saw saran wrap on the table and I looked in the sink and saw the bowl of empty pudding. I asked my gf if she had eaten it and she said no...I was a bit baffled..don't remember that either.

And once I thought I was dreaming, in that dream I had gone up the stairs to get some milk and for some reason I thought it was frozen so I ripped the bag open to remove the ice chunk, that is all I remember of that dream. The next morning, I woke up and got the milk for my coffee and low and behold the plastic was ripped opened!

What is it with me and food....I am not fat or anything and do not have any funky eating disorders!


calling people in my sleep
Name: J-Ro
Date: 2007-05-08 14:36:59
Link to this Comment: 21722

I always sleepwalk a few times a month. I am 22 and female. Mostly the subject involves me getting up because I think I am at work and I start trying to do my job even though I am aware at the same time that I am in my bedroom. At first it was just this cute thing I did but last night I called my mother in my sleep at 6:30am to tell her that I needed to send her some pictures to use in a wedding slideshow (I am currently making one for a friend's wedding). I don't want to keep calling people in my sleep because everyone will be upset. Is this a severe enough case to need medicine or anything or should I just start hiding my phone?

wife of a sleepwalker....conitued.... update
Name: marsha
Date: 2007-05-11 12:53:06
Link to this Comment: 21724

Just an update that my husband has gone to the Dr. and getting the help he needs we are trying the outpatient with follow-ups. The Dr did prescribe him several medications. One is to get a good nights sleep. Two is for Stress and related things that will prevent him from being so restless and up doing his nightly rituals, of carrying on conversations(with me and on the phone .. and yes even on line he is chatting and doesnt rememeber it), cooking, smoking, eating, working on things around the house... all while he is asleep. The Third medication is for use of tobacco and alcohol. Which reduces craving for nicotine, and use for alcohol. He was also instructed to watch his use of caffine, and opt for decaffinated. I am thankful that I had not thrown in the towel, and did seek help for him, with encourgement he has realized how helpful this will be in our lives.
So I do encourage those that also do sleepwalk there is help. Please get it for yourself, your safety and for those all around that know and love ya....

Be careful - sleepwalking can be dangerous!
Name: Sarah
Date: 2007-05-14 12:43:34
Link to this Comment: 21725

I wanted to post this story so all the sleep walkers out there can be cautious about leaving sharp / dangerous items lying around during sleep time.

I have been sleep walking since as early as 4 years old (I am now 30). It runs in my family, but apparently I have the worst case in the gene pool thus far. I've done everything from almost falling down stairs as a child, taking showers fully clothed as an adolescent, and drinking milk from the bottle in the middle of the night (obviously it spilled all over me) as an adult.

Worst case scenario -- at Age 17, I fell - in my bedroom - on top of a broken radio antennae during an episode and sliced my lower eye lid off. Two major surgeries later, I have total eye sight back and no scars. I am a very lucky person.

I URGE all the walkers out there ... please please make sure that each night before you sleep, make sure you are SAFE - put away knives, make sure there are no broken antennas or glass ... etc etc. I think you get the point. I learned my lesson the hard way. I would hate for anyone to have to experience the physical and emotional trauma that I did.

Finally, if I can give any tips for how I manage my sleep walking now ... I am very aware of what my stress triggers are. I go to therapy to let them out, I talk to my friends and boyfriend, I do yoga and enjoy hobbies like singing.. If I wake up in the middle of the night standing in my bedroom , I count backwards from 10-1 or do deep breathing exercises to CHILL OUT before falling back to sleep. Take the time to know your stressors and learn how to calm down before sleep. It's worth it!

Take care all!

Just Started Sleepwalking
Name: Kathleen K
Date: 2007-05-14 16:26:09
Link to this Comment: 21726

I am 47 years aold and have just recently began to walk in my sleep. The first time it happened I woke up to find myself in the bathroom after I had turned on the washer. I can remember dreaming about doing laundry before I did this in my sleep.
During the most recent occurance of my sleepwalking I turned on the stove, moved some stuff to different places and took a half gallon of milk back to the bedroom with me. I woke up while still holding the milk. I did not remember nor was I aware of doing any of this stuff, it was my husband who found the stove on, the cast iron frying pan on the living room floor, another item on a chair in the kitchen and our dog's medicine on my computer desk.
Why would I start walking in my sleep now? I know that I have talked in my sleep over the years but I don't think I have even walked in my sleep.
Could it be that something is bothering me and so I try to "fix" it during my sleep?
I'm afraid that if this continues I will eventually do something that could hurt somebody or even myself. Turning the stove on was bad enough, I could have started a fire.
Thank You,

Name: Steve
Date: 2007-05-14 19:25:55
Link to this Comment: 21727

I myself am 13 and have had only two sleepwalking incidents in my life. The first one was at Camp Dearborn in Milford, MI. As my parents say, I got out of the cot and asked where my mom was going. She said she had been standing at the sink brushing her teeth for 5 minutes already. I responded "Okay" and went back to bed. The last such incident was last night. My parents were in the living room using the computer after I had gone to sleep. Apparently, I got up, and started asking them about responding to an email. I don't recall either of those incidents. Even though it's only happened twice, it's freakin' me out. Is there any way I can stop it?

Response to Kathleen
Name: Sarah
Date: 2007-05-14 22:11:49
Link to this Comment: 21728

Hi Kathleen - I think that yes, sometimes, we try to resolve issues in our sleep ... physically.
That has been my experience, anyway. I have found that if I go to bed w/ something on my mind I will attempt to resolve it or act it out in my sleep. As an example, if I'm looking for something right before sleep and I don't find it and resolve the issue, I will most likely get up while sleeping to continue the search.

So, if you feel stressed or unresolved right before sleep, try to resolve it or figure out ways to relieve your stress (deep breathing, meditation, counting, music, whatever works).

good luck!

Sleep peeing
Date: 2007-05-27 13:54:26
Link to this Comment: 21736

I am 21 years old. I am in college and just began sleepwalking. I sleepwalk when I am drunk, and I pee. I do not remember what I did the next morning. Someone told me I peed in the corner of their room and I don't remember doing it. So far this has happened on two occasions that I know about, but who knows how many times this actually happened.

Date: 2007-05-27 14:26:13
Link to this Comment: 21737

I have a friend that has recently began sleepwalking. She would like to know why she has started this again so late in her life. she is 39 and began sleepwalking when she was 14. She thought that she had grown out of it, but in the last few months, it has become very frequent. Recent visits with a psychiatrist and online research has revealed some very disturbing and life-changing facts about her childhood abuse. She has also been through several abusive relationships in the last 20 years. Could any of these be the cause of the recurrence of the sleepwalking? Also, could the multiple sclerosis she suffers from be a factor?If anyone has an answer, it would be much appreciated.

Horrified Flight Attendant
Date: 2007-05-31 01:43:01
Link to this Comment: 21743

I'm so glad to read the experioences of others. I'm so worried about losing my job - I was on my break on a long haul flight, having a rest (I'm a flight attendant) - at the end of the flight, the supervisor came up to me and demanded to know why during the middle of the night, I went and urinated in first class on the floor, and then went back to my break, ignoring the crew's desperate pleas for me to stop.

I'm so mortified that I'm calling in sick for my next duty tomorrow, and I'm terrified that my boss will go bezerk at me..........

I've had a brain scan, and I'M having a sleep study done this saturday night in a private hospital, ill let you know how it goes.

ps - to the woman who runs next door in the night and urinates on her neighbours plants, I know you're afflicted with this bloody condition like me but............ my god I laughed so much! thanks for the hilarious image , i hope you get a giggle out of mine! :)
Name: marsha
Date: 2007-05-31 18:56:05
Link to this Comment: 21745

I am glad that you have scheduled your sleep study. It has happened to many, just it is not something openly discussed, due to the nature of the different behaviors that are reflected during the sleepwalking experiences. I can understand how upset you are and worried about your job. Please keep me posted... I am listed here as wife of a sleepwalker.. mine has been a real i am not the one sleepwalking my eyes have been openedwide....
take care and bless you..

Sleepwalking Study
Name: Jos
Date: 2007-06-02 23:38:28
Link to this Comment: 21746

Hi, I'm researching into people who sleepwalk in relation to their birth charts. If you would like to send me your date of birth (including the time of birth), and a description of your sleep walking patterns, perhaps I might be able to see a link. Appreciate your participation! Jos, Singapore

What to do?
Date: 2007-06-06 18:37:03
Link to this Comment: 21748

I am a sleep walker and I have been doing it all my life and I have not stop yet. Now, I am at the point where I can't remember what I was doing and it is really getting to me.
I dont now rather I should go see a doctor about or just what and see what happens. I see a lot of these article say that most people out grow it but I have not. Any Suggestions,

try hypnosis
Name: Michael
Date: 2007-06-10 18:57:37
Link to this Comment: 21756

Sometimes, hypnosis can be used to control the sleepwalking behavior with really good subjects. And chronic sleepwalkers tend to be really good subjects.

Name: Tia
Date: 2007-06-12 20:21:39
Link to this Comment: 21760


sleep walking/talking
Name: annette
Date: 2007-06-14 21:26:40
Link to this Comment: 21762

I started walk/talking/screaming in my sleep as a tot, i am now 43 and still do. I had a very "normal" childhood with a loving mother. My mom didnt want to touch me while I was up sleep walking in fear of scaring me to death so she would talk me back to bed. She chalked it up as the mild sleepwalking as an over active immagination and the screaming ones as night terrors. I do not do drugs, nor do I drink, and this has never left me. My youngest daughter also has this problem. She also started as a tot and at 19 it hasnt left her either.She however does not run in her sleep as I still will do on occation but she can scare the bajebies out of her older sisters husband. I have found myself hanging out of windows in the middle of winter,locked out of my house, and running from my husband when he has chased me to keep me in the house during a sleep walk. Back when my daughter was young I didnt sleep much, I would let her sleep on the couch and I would stay up reading. When she would sit up in a flash and start talking ( i called them her demons) I would start saying her name and telling her to say "what" to me. She would after a few tries and I would tell her to tell her "friends" to let her sleep because she had a big day tomorrow,she would and lay down and go to sleep. Yes I called them her demons and I say I have mine. She is ok with them as in she either does have real demons or she dreams of new people who come to chat with her. As a young girl I told her they picked her to come visit and she felt special. I did this because she also has imaginary friends while she was awake. I did it differently from my mother because telling me as child it wasnt real put fear in me. I didnt want my daughter to have that fear........well I took up anough of your time, be well and stay safe.

Name: jmh7478
Date: 2007-06-16 01:22:33
Link to this Comment: 21766

There has to be a medical condition for this. Where are the doctors? I predcribe to no medical drugs, yet I see a doctor (family doctor) frequently (bi-yearly). I tell him my symptoms, yet no prescriptions are remiedied. Have you had any traumatic experiences in your life? I am happily married, etc., however, I have been traumatized in my life when my own mother left me. I woke last night in the spare room on no account. What is this? What gives?

Are you struggling? Is your child suffering any misgiving? If so, put he/she at peace with his/her guilt. Personally, I've been given too many blows in my life to determine from whence it came. Therefore, I suggest a relaxtion in paretnting. That is, let what is BE what is. Some of us, THANKFULLY, grow out of it. I have MANY stories to tell.

Peace, Love, PEACE.

finally got hurt
Name: Missy
Date: 2007-06-25 13:21:08
Link to this Comment: 21768

I've recently started sleepwalking again for now apparent reason. The other night, I did a nose-dive down the stairs. I woke for just an instance as I hit. I'm not sure how long I laid unconscious, but then I woke in the bathroom feeling very sick, I must have passed out again as the next time I woke up, I was on the couch. I saw I was very bloody and phoned 911. I have a 2 inch gash (stitched) on my head, sprained neck, many bruises, and all of it I can not remember. I was released from the hospital at around 4:30 am and went home exhausted. I was not really able to fall asleep for long periods of time as each time I would start to fall asleep, I would jolt myself awake. The night prior, I woke in my son's room sleeping on his bed (he was on the couch in my room). There are various times past year that I have woken in different areas of my home, but I just never thought of it as a problem. Last night I got up 3 times but woke up as soon as I opened my bedroom door. I think it's because I'm scared that I'm now waking up, but I am very fearful of what might happen. I'm very exhausted alot, and feel that I might be sleepwalking more than I think I am as I'm so tired all the time.

terrible undescribable nightmare(s)
Date: 2007-07-05 05:28:05
Link to this Comment: 21805

wow there's a lot of stories here.
okay, well i think the first time i ever had a really bad nightmare was when i was a lil kid. I had a fever at the time and i was with my gramma. It was sick, it's always been really sick.. and i actually can't fully describe it. It's like how hell is described, like infinite torment. Or maybe my family members dying because of me. What i would actually do in my sleep is walk around screaming maybe something like "YOU GOT TO STOP IT!!" or "DAD WHY DON'T YOU DO SOMETHING!!!" Actually I haven't had them for years until recently. I had a really bad fever, it was actually my graduation day I believe, in this one I felt like I had done something bad and I needed my mom, I think I had the feeling like she and my baby brother were going to die because of my sins or something weird. It's funny, I actually said to her "MOM WHY DON'T YOU KISS ME??!!" I think I felt like i needed forgiveness from her and I wanted a kiss on the cheak or something.. motherly kiss, nothing more. Later she told me she didn't because she thought I thought she was my girlfriend, and she got scared. I've done weird things before like walked out the front door of the house.
Sometimes the feeling of my nightmares can come to me if I stay up really late, if i am going through a lot of stress, possible if i feel betrayed, maybe if I think about hell. Once I thought to myself "what if God is just a being that isn't who he tells us, but is really someone like the devil or someone who wants us to burn in hell forever and doesn't care about us at all?" That made the terrible feeling of my dream come to me.
I'm actually uncomfortable typing this right now, looking behind my back, wow i'm crazy. well it's late 5:21 in the morning.
Ohh, yeah.. When I was with my mom the last time, she mentioned that she would throw water at me, I understood her after a while of this torturing nightmare, she never really threw water at me so i went to the kitchen and went to drink some Arizona tea and not only did i drink it, i threw the whole cold thing on my body and it woke me up. After a while i went and called my girlfriend on the phone and talked to her and my mom. then i felt better after that.
I think I used to sleepwalk before I had the nightmares.
I feel like there is more to say but i donno.. so if you have a question, email me.

Being aware while sleepwalking
Name: Lesley
Date: 2007-07-06 10:22:19
Link to this Comment: 21811

I am one of the sleepwalkers who is fully aware of everything that I do in my sleep. I'm able to hold full conversations with people, as well as explain the "logic" behind my odd behavior. The most common activity I engage in is changing my clothes in my sleep, which doesn't worry me too much, but periodically I'll wake up in a different room of the house. I'm worried about this getting worse, and I'd love to be able to sleep through the entire night. Any advice?

Name: Jay Bruton
Date: 2007-07-20 06:12:19
Link to this Comment: 21829

hi there
I started having problems with sleepwalking when i was 7 years old. id regularly wake up in other rooms in the house and this concerned my parents greatly. it only happened intermittently back then so we lived with it for a while but when i reached adolescence it started to take its toll as it started happening more regularly and of course i was concerned. i didn't want to take the medication the doctor spoke of so i tried hypnotherapy and this worked wonders. although its was only a temporary measure. i eventually decided to succumb to the idea of medication. i started using Benzodiazepines and they really helped. A really useful site i found recently on sleepwalking as a brief overview of the disorder and with a little further research you can find loads of info out. thanks for your time. Jay

Sleepwalking Experience
Date: 2007-07-30 04:32:01
Link to this Comment: 21838

I am 18 year of age, just began sleepwalking. I often sleepwalk when i drunk .....

Remembering my Sleepwalking
Date: 2007-08-05 19:16:45
Link to this Comment: 21843

I'm 18 years old and I have been sleepwalking for a couple of years now. I usually remember what I did, except it's part of a dream and I am moving around in my dream...Sometimes I am looking or meeting people. I'm am leaving for college in a couple of weeks and am wondering what should I do. I sleepwalk at least a couple of times a week. I'm worried what my roomate will think. Or how I can prevent it.

Date: 2007-08-08 03:01:50
Link to this Comment: 21846

I myself am 13 and have had only two sleepwalking incidents in my life .....

Date: 2007-08-08 11:21:10
Link to this Comment: 21848

I'm quite excitted to find this site. My wife and I are both happy to find out that we are not alone. I have been sleepwalking for as long as I can remember, and we aren't talking about walking downstairs and back to bed. I've climbed out of my window and walked out into our back field in the middle of winter (from Canada, so it was about -40), I've cleaned my sisters room for her because "somebody" told me to do it, I've torn out screens from windows, I've destroyed walls thinking I was in a concentration camp, I've answered the phone and made appointments with people, I physically challenged my dad, I've logged onto my computer and attempted to complete some work, I've launched myself off of a top bunk because I thought I was on a raft floating away from the bank...the list goes on and on. My episodes go in cycles, but I, on average, sleepwalk about 20 nights a month. I also remember 90% of what I'm doing in my sleepwalking episode. Now that I'm married, my wife is the one that has the major problem with it because I will almost always involve her in my episode. I flipped her out of bed once as I lifted the bed off of the floor because I was "looking for treasure" and I'm constantly thinking someone is in our room and I'm trying to find them. This really scares here because she isn't sure if someone is trying to break in. When our kids were babys, I always thought they were in bed with me, and I couldn't find them, so I would tear the bed and eventually the room apart trying to find them so I wouldn't squish them. Anyways, I'm writing this in response to mhannon who wrote that they were wondering if there is a way to control what you are doing when you're mind is in one state and your muscles in another. Because my episodes are so vivid and I remember everything and can recount them the next morning, I know exactly what they are talking about. You know what you are doing, and after a while you know it doesn't make sense, but you still keep on doing it. The best way I've found to curbe this is to keep a night light on; even if it the light in the hallway outside of your room. Seeing clearly the familiar surroundings of my home usually remind me of where I am and I will not sleepwalk, or the episode is much shorter. Other than that, my wife has learned how to tell when I'm sleepwalking (even though I'm swearing up and down that "this time I'm awake"), and she will verbally guide me back to bed in the most gentle way so as not to make me agitated. I have many times awoken in the morning to find that I have pee'd on my brand new cedar furniture ruining the beautiful stain. Anyways, this seems to help me a bit. You can try it. I have to comment on the people that say this is a spiritual thing. One person asked if God was trying to deal with them, and another person wrote a lengthy not (much like mine) linking most of sleepwalking to spiritual things. I am a born again Christian and I do believe that there is many issues/areas in our lives that are spiritual, and sleepwalking probably can be linked to it in some cases. However, I would caution people who are prepared to place a spiritual stamp (negative or positive) on all sleepwalking episodes. The truth of the matter is, our brains are very complex, and our professionals have not even begun to scratch the surface of what all is in there. Just because we don't understand something doesn't mean that God or the devil are involved. I have read some papers that hypothesize that the neurotransmitter dopamine is produced at a higher rate when we are sleeping, and dopamine acts to paralyze our bodies during that phase of sleep. Maybe many of us aren't having our "clutch" disengaged due to a lower amount of dopamine. Who knows. I do think that we should be reassured that God is probably not punishing us, or trying to reach us, and the devil is not tormenting us because we do something that is unexplainable. Anyways, just a few thoughts. Best of luck to everybody and their partners out there that get to deal with this crazy thing of sleepwalking.

Sleepwalking and Urinating!!!
Name: Jenna
Date: 2007-08-10 14:46:39
Link to this Comment: 21859

I came across one of your postings while I was trying to find information on adults who sleep walk and urinate. My boyfriend is 42 years old sleep walks from time to time, but last month he started urinating in odd places. I have woke to see him urinating in the corner of the bedroom, in the garage and laundry room, he has even wet the bed numerous times. This just started last month out the blue - and happens at least three times a week after a few cocktails. He no longer sleeps in the bed after a night out, he sleeps on the couch where he has also wet a couple of times. The last straw, I came home to find him passed out face down on the garage floor in his underwear. The refrigerator was wide open with urine throughout!!!! Need less to say - that was it! I have contacted is family doctor but I am not sure if there is much he can do. He really needs some help, our entire house smells like nursing home. I don't know how much more of this I can take. I work fulltime and go to school full time, at the same time I feel terrible for him but he doesn't seem to care. He usually apologizes and leaves the mess for me to clean up. I don't think he realizes this coupled along with his drinking is serious.


Name: aj
Date: 2007-08-11 23:38:44
Link to this Comment: 21866

i am 68 and female and in the last year or so have been sleep walking alot. At one point fell and gave myself a slight concusion. I have had this problem especially when young and now it is quite often. Heard it was due to stress. Need solutions. Runs in the family.

Name: Corey Grif
Date: 2007-08-14 15:07:28
Link to this Comment: 21871

I have a five year old who sleep walks about every noght. Is it true that eating before bed can cause this to happen?

Motion detectors against sleepwalking
Name: Ron C. de
Date: 2007-08-15 01:46:42
Link to this Comment: 21872

My suggestion to sleepwalkers and their spouses who are really having problems with it, is to have a motion detector in places where sleepwalking must be prevented at all costs. The light is automatically turned on so that the sleepwalker must wake up.

Date: 2007-08-17 15:18:19
Link to this Comment: 21874


Name: Jennie
Date: 2007-08-18 07:23:03
Link to this Comment: 21875

My boyfriend has always sleepwalked since I have known him and he has also tried to strangle me and punch me when we sleep in the same bed. Its got so bad now that we don't share the same room. Just recently he has been managing to unlock the doors and get outside and walk down the road. This is really worrying and I do not know how to sort this out, so any advice would be greatfully received.

Name: Jennie
Date: 2007-08-18 07:25:47
Link to this Comment: 21876

I forgot to put my boyfriend is 46 and also Jenna my boyfriend often urinates in strange places as well when he is asleep.

non to slight recollection of sleepwalking
Name: nerd
Date: 2007-08-19 17:25:06
Link to this Comment: 21877

I'm an graduate architecture student. I've been sleep walking and sleep talking since i was 5. but i stopped sleepwalking during high school and most of my college years, but it came back 2 yrs ago.

As a child i would sleepwalk and believe i needed to be somewhere and tried to quietly unlock the 3 locks on the front door that my parents placed to prevent me from leaving the house while sleep walking. luckily, i always made too much noise and ended up trying to explain and convince my parents why i needed to be somewhere... occasionally i would remember sleepwalking, but most of the time i just feel extremely tired the next day and don't remember what happened.

2 yrs ago, i started sleepwalking again, i would wake up in the middle of the night and starting working on my art projects... i would remember nothing of it. I would wake up in bed by my alarm clock and felt like i didn't sleep. i always found my ugly drawings and wondered who did that. of course i know that was me.
for the past year, i've been sleepwalking more often, but not fully remembering. I would remember eating a stick of butter in my dreams, but found out the butters are not in my fridge the next day. I remembering punching in random phone #s and ask to speak with my friends. 2 days ago, i had a dream i had a huge headache, and the next morning i woke up in bed, the blinding headache stayed, and i had a bump on the back of my head, but i remember nothing of it.

so i'm worried and hope if someone can tell me how to stop the sleepwalking? i'm worried i'll sleepwalk and drive to school thinking i need to work on projects...

none to slight recollection
Date: 2007-08-19 17:27:36
Link to this Comment: 21878

i forgot to mention. i can't wake up from sleepwalking, even if the lights are all on. i actually would turn on lights while sleepwalking. what should i do?

Scariest Night 1st time, hopefully last time!
Name: Melissa
Date: 2007-08-27 20:16:08
Link to this Comment: 21883

My 14 year old son admitted to using Adderall as speed to stay up all night over the weekend with his friends, so he had the perfect set up to an extreme sleepwalking episode: Sleep deprivation, stress (Starting freshman year at a new HS), and Drug abuse. He's never sleep walked before. Last night I was asleep, and about an hour after he fell asleep I was woken by very loud banging coming from downstairs, then the front door slammed with a lot of force. I immediately went down, and by the time I reached the front door he was GONE, It's hard to explain the panic, he was just absolutely gone. In my panic I imagined he was kidnapped (all the banging) but thought it was wierd there was no yelling/screaming. I found a 4 ft hole in the wall 8 feet off the floor! (We have guessed he balanced on a 2 inch ledge and kicked or kneed the wall in) I called 911 and told the operator the story, I thought some maniac stormed in the house and grabbed him. His shoes were by the door, and his cell phone was next to his bed. The police found him walking about 2 blocks away completely naked. He remembers the incident in flashes, He remembers kicking 4 times, then he says he was running really fast and at one point he was downtown (about 6 blocks away). He remembers people yelling at him from passing cars, and hiding behind pilars at the bank, also peeing on the matt in front of the bank doors. If that's a correct sequence he was headed back home by the time the police found him. From the time he went down the stairs from his bedroom to the time he went out the door was at most 3 minutes. From the time he started running toward town til the time he was picked up was about 20 minutes. So based on that time line he was absolutely cruising. He also described knowing at some level what his body was doing but not being able to stop himself. Also the oppressive type dream of impeding doom looming. So he's going for as Psych Eval tomorrow, and I'm going to start him on hypno therapy for stress (I quit smoking 2 years ago through hypnosis, and think it is a great alternative therapy) This Page has been a great comfort to me today. Thanks to everyone sharing their experiences.

Will I hurt my child?
Name: Catt
Date: 2007-08-29 03:34:44
Link to this Comment: 21884

I have been a sleep walker my entire life and have woken up in strange situations plenty of time, but it doesn't scare or bother me. I usually find it interesting and can't wait to hear from my husband my latest antics. Except, last night I woke up trying to get my toddler out of bed. This worries me. A few months ago I wailed in my sleep about how we would have to throw him out the window if the house was on fire. I am scared now. What if I did something to hurt him in my sleep? I would die. I would have to be put away. What should I do? A suggestion I got was to tie my wrist to the bed, but I don't trust that either. I could untie it maybe? I can't even have a digital clock in my room b/c I always change the time on it in my sleep.

sleep peeing
Name: rich
Date: 2007-09-03 16:09:25
Link to this Comment: 21887

Yes i am another sleep pee-er. i am 28 and have only started doing this within the last year and only when i am very drunk. the other weekend i went to a friends got really drunk then my girlfriend found me stood at the bottom of the bed weeing! i can't remember doing this at all. i have done this several times and i am getting really annoyed with my self..can anyone please help?? if you can please mail me.

Supernatural strength whilst sleepwalking
Name: Suzanne
Date: 2007-09-15 17:02:40
Link to this Comment: 21908

as a child i used to have night terrors etc, sit up in night with eyes wide open and glazed shouting, my mum says she was very scared.

But one incident always concerned me. My mum said she came in my room one morning and couldn't find me. but eventually found me behind the wardrobe.

i would have been about 4yrs (34years ago), and the wardrobe in question was a very heavy old fashioned wardrobe pushed up against the wall,, which meant that i as a child had somehow managed to pull out this wardrobe and then pulled it back once i was behind it!!

physically impossible for such a young child!

has anyone else experienced anything like this? and does anyone have any theories on how this was possible?

many thanks

drunk sleep walking
Name: Jeff Ranky
Date: 2007-09-17 22:52:17
Link to this Comment: 21909

I have recently noticed now that i am in college that when i drink to the absolute limits i sleepwalk and pee in my room. This has happenned numerous times and once i was even with a girl and i pissed in her trash can. I dont want to change my drinking habits, but obviously i would love to stop peeing. I do not remember a single incident, all that i know is from what my two roomates tell me. Please email me with any possible solutions my email is

Urinating college friend
Name: Suse
Date: 2007-09-21 12:53:12
Link to this Comment: 21911

My friend, a girl who lives on my dorm floor, sleep walks and pees. Last night she came into my room and peed all over my purse, my chair and floor!! I was so pissed off! It was helpful to find this site and know that other people are stuggling with friends/family members who have the same problem. The only thing I'm not seeing on the site is what can be done to stop it??? It seems like drinking is a factor, but my friend only had two drinks and was not anywhere near the limit. Please email me if you have any medical information on this: Thanks.

Date: 2007-09-24 08:59:40
Link to this Comment: 21915

Last night, I apparently "woke up" and started reading dvd's, then tossing them around the room. Next I walked over to the couch and started peeing on it. My girlfriend saw the whole thing and she's trying to tell me it's normal. Is it?

sleep peeing
Name: marsha-Wif
Date: 2007-09-24 21:20:14
Link to this Comment: 21916

not normal in my book... had you been drinking earlier... I find that it tends to be exhibited especially after a few cold ones.. or should I say a few too many..

Sleepwalking pattern
Date: 2007-09-25 07:53:55
Link to this Comment: 21917

Whenever I sleepwalk I always find I do it between 1am and 2am, can anyone explain why that is?

Correction of last comment...
Date: 2007-09-25 07:55:31
Link to this Comment: 21918

By which I mean I always seem to wake up between 1am and 2am...

Link to this Comment: 21929
Name: marsha
Date: 2007-09-26 18:00:22
Link to this Comment: 21933

Hmmm. of all the ppl that you have used hypnosis on, what is the sucess rate of the dozens? Is this something that needs reinforcements, or any other additional treatments preformed? Guess I am not really lookin for the numbers but the cure.. It's just way to dangerous the way some nightly rituals are continued, not only for themselves but for others even living in the same home.
I believe that we have touched on this subject before, guessing I am not thoroughly convinced of this method.
I am glad to hear that some have recognized they are in need of help, and you were there to help..
Wife of A Sleepwalker

Name: Jonra
Date: 2007-09-26 18:46:16
Link to this Comment: 21935

I think you are having night terrors. Many people with night terrors dream of bugs...i.e. spiders, rats, snakes and it feels very real to them. I think you should research Night Terrors.

Nigh terrors
Date: 2007-09-26 21:40:14
Link to this Comment: 21937

My experience has shown that despite the source (night terrors, etc.), the manifestation of the source results in the sleepwalking-- for sleepwalkers, that is. Too much stress, too much alcohol, too little sleep, night terrors and depression have all been sources (impetuses, if you will) of my sleepwalking. My own (very informal) research has led to me to one conclusion: sleepwalkers tend to be sensitive-- uber-sensitive ("uber" meaning "the best kind"). Therefore, any time a sleepwalker is incensed, or over-stimulated, he/she tends to manifest that stimulation through sleepwalking.

I agree, if the source of the night terrors are lessened, the sleepwalking will also be lessoned. But what causes one to have night terrors in the first place? Obviously the same thing that causes one to sleepwalk.

I have been through counseling and to the church. I have read each message posted on this page 1,000 times-- I can relate to most of them (thankfully, I am NOT a peer). I am the most coherent of the sleepwalking family: I remember 90% of what I do in my walking episodes. And I am always frustrated the next morning when I recall and recount how little muscle control I had when my brain control was so strong and intact. . . it just doesn't make sense.

One thing I've found is true: the less stressful my life, the less I walk. Therefore, I do all things within my power to reduce the stress in my life: eat, exercise, pray, forgive, forget, and most of all, love.

Here's hoping that we'll never meet naked late one night while peeing on our neighbor's porch plants. Forgive yourself, forgive the world; everything will be okay-- that is, if that is the way you want it to be.

Cheers and peace to you, my secret family. . . .

Until we meet again. . . .

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