May 9, 2023 – Is there a link between sleepwalking and the sleep disorder insomnia? 

Sleepwalking, also called somnambulism, affects approximately 4% of the U.S. population on a regular basis – although many more people may not be aware they do it. (Sleepwalking is classified as a parasomnia, or abnormal behavior while you’re asleep.)

Sleepwalking can happen when you are briefly aroused from non-rapid eye movement sleep, which is a deeply restful stage that helps restore body tissue and repair important body functions. 

“The non-rapid eye movement stage is approximately 80% of sleep in adults,” said Kenneth Lee, MD,


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