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How can relaxation help treat sleepwalking?

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Relaxation techniques, mental imagery, and anticipatory awakenings are the preferred treatment options for long-term treatment of people with a sleepwalking disorder. Anticipatory awakenings consist of waking the child or person approximately 15-20 minutes before the usual time of a sleepwalking episode, and then keeping him or her awake through the time during which the episodes usually occur.

Relaxation and mental imagery techniques are most effective when done with the help of an experienced behavioral therapist or hypnotist.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.   

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.   

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 10, 2017

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