Sleep disorders

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Bizarre Sleep Disorders



Have you ever gone to sleep in your bedroom only to awake in a completely different room of the house? So have about 15 percent of us, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Sleepwalking is when a person seems to be awake and is moving around — sometimes with their eyes wide open! — but they’re actually sleeping, said Dr. Walia. Most sleepwalkers just sit up in bed or walk around the house, but some people may wander outside or even drive while sleeping. Contrary to popular belief, there’s no danger in waking a sleepwalker. In fact, it can be dangerous not to wake them.

By Erin Golden. Published October 29, 2013. Erin Golden is a writer based in Nebraska. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.