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What are the treatment options for sleepwalking?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There is no one treatment for sleepwalking, and most people are not treated. Sleepwalking may be caused by various factors. Some possible treatments include

  • Changing a prescription medication that is causing your sleepwalking
  • Mental health treatment for a psychological disorder
  • Treating another sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea
  • Short-term tranquilizers, such as a diazepam and clonazepam.
  • Hypnosis.

Often the best treatment is for someone to take the sleepwalker back to bed.

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