At some point in their life, about 1 in 20 adults have night terrors, and 1 in 100 report that they sleep-walk. Both these conditions are more common in children (81).
When you sleepwalk, you appear (to other people) to wake from a deep sleep. You then get up and do things. These may be quite complicated, like walking around or going up and down stairs. This can land you in embarrassing (and occasionally dangerous) situations. Unless someone else wakes you up, you won't remember anything about it.
Sleepwalking sometimes happens after a night terror. If your sleep is broken or you aren't getting sleep, you are more likely to sleepwalk.
A sleepwalker should be guided gently back to bed and should not be woken up.
You may need to take precautions to protect them or other people, such as locking doors and windows, or locking away sharp objects, like knives and tools (163).
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