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    Sleep Disorders: Determining the Cause of Sleepwalking

    Usually, the cause of sleepwalking can be determined by taking a medical history and physical exam to rule out a seizure disorder or other medical condition.

    Your doctor may recommend a psychological evaluation to determine whether excessive stress or anxiety is causing you to sleepwalk. He or she may recommend an overnight sleep study in which you are observed throughout the night.

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    Trouble Sleeping? Some Bedtime Snacks Can Help You Sleep

    Barbara Schneider doesn't allow herself a morsel of food after dinner, believing that eating before bedtime will keep her awake. "Ever since I was young, I've had difficulty falling asleep. And when I do manage to fall asleep, I wake up around 3 a.m.," she says. About 70% of Americans have sleep problems, and about half of them, like Schneider, have insomnia. Although Schneider, 51, a victim services coordinator for the Miami police department, mostly attributes her snooze blues to her high-stress...

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    Reviewed by Neil Lava, MD on October 18, 2015

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