What causes sleepwalking?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Sleepwalking can have different causes. Common triggers include stress, anxiety, new surroundings, being premenstrual, fever, fatigue, alcohol consumption, and some medications. The behavior can also have a serious underlying medical cause such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, migraine headaches, seizures, stroke, brain inflammation, or head injury.

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