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What increases my risk for sleepwalking?

Being a child or adolescent increases your risk for sleepwalking. So does taking certain medications, having certain underlying medical issues, or being fatigued. If you are in an unfamiliar place, drink alcohol, are under stress, or are anxious, you also raise your chances for sleepwalking. If your parents were sleepwalkers, then you are more likely to be one, as well.

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