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What are medical conditions that have been linked to sleepwalking?

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Medical conditions that have been linked to sleepwalking include:

  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Fever
  • Heartburn
  • Nighttime asthma
  • Nighttime seizures
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (a condition in which you briefly stop breathing during sleep)
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Psychiatric disorders, for example, posttraumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, or dissociative states, such as multiple personality disorder

From: Sleepwalking (Somnambulism) WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

SOURCES: 

eMedicine Health. 

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 25, 2018

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