Navigation Links
Sleepwalking in Adults More Common Than Thought
Date:5/15/2012

By Maureen Salamon
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Sleepwalkers on TV and in movies are often played for drama or laughs, but the phenomenon is surprisingly common in American households, a large, new study suggests.

In what they said is the first research in three decades on sleepwalking prevalence in the United States, scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine found that about 3.6 percent of U.S. adults are prone to sleepwalking, a higher proportion than previously thought. Nocturnal wandering is also tied to certain psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

"It's probably more common than we realize, which doesn't surprise me," said Dr. B. Tucker Woodson, professor and chief of the division of sleep medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, who wasn't involved in the study. "As clinicians we often see the cases in which it's a problem, so if the occasional sleepwalking episode is not causing any problems, it tends not to be something people seek medical attention for."

The study is published May 15 in the journal Neurology.

Study author Dr. Maurice Ohayon, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford, and his colleagues interviewed about 19,000 people aged 18 and older from 15 states, questioning them about their sleeping habits, general health, medications taken and mental disorders. Those who reported sleepwalking were asked about the frequency, duration, family history and any inappropriate or potentially dangerous behaviors during sleep.

Nearly 30 percent of participants reported having sleepwalked at least once in their lifetime, while nearly one-third of the 3.6 percent who had done so within the previous year said they sleepwalked twice or more each month. Family history was a strong predictor, with about 30 percent of those who sleepwalked at least once in the previous year h
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Childhood parasomnias such as sleepwalking and bedwetting may persist into adolescence
2. Employment Prospects Dim for Young Adults With Autism
3. Many Young Adults at Risk of Skin Cancer: CDC
4. WSU researches patterns of heavy alcohol use and life commitments in at-risk young adults
5. Researchers determine vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults
6. Anti-tobacco TV ads help adults stop smoking, study finds
7. Callahan honored for improving older adults health in their doctors offices
8. Gay Adults Rejected by Parents Have Worse Health, Study Finds
9. Out-of-hand tree nut consumption associated with better diet quality in children and adults
10. EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults
11. Infection Might Raise Blood Clot Risk for Older Adults: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sleepwalking in Adults More Common Than Thought 
(Date:4/27/2015)... Churchview Supportive Living, a Gardant affordable ... and Fashion Show from 10:30 a.m. to noon on ... 2626 W. 63rd St. in Chicago, serves low-income older ... to maintain their independence. , “Mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and ... Day Brunch,” said Director of Marketing Elizabeth Clippard. , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Church, VA (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... Works, **Presented by FDAnews and Ombu Enterprises**, June 16-17, ... If an FDA inspector came to a facility today, ... , If the answer is "maybe" or "no" ... Ombu Enterprises and FDAnews have a solution. , ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 How to Implement UDI:, Lessons ... 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, http://www.fdanews.com/HowToImplementUDI ... of regulatory restraint, there’s plenty of time to get ... again. UDI deadlines are coming fast for all devicemakers ... Don’t delay, even if it seems there’s no rush. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 28, 2015 Healthcare marketing ... paper called “Website Anatomy 101.” Available ... the necessary design elements for a successful hospital ... responsive design, user experience, search results and lead ... of a well-designed website on patient volume and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Women may have a more ... to a new study published online in the journal ... injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem affecting cognitive ... , In most cases, patients who experience MTBI will ... percent of MTBI patients will continue to experience persistent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Churchview Supportive Living Community in Chicago to Host Mother's Day Brunch 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 4Health News:FDAnews Announces: How to Implement UDI: Lessons from Early Adopters Webinar, May 20, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: How to Implement UDI: Lessons from Early Adopters Webinar, May 20, 2015 3Health News:Smith & Jones Publishes 2015 Website Design White Paper 2Health News:Women Show Persistent Memory Impairment after Concussion 2Health News:Women Show Persistent Memory Impairment after Concussion 3
... 3 America,s oldest voluntary health organization is led ... Elected National Board Chair, after more than a decade ... successfully steered the American Lung Association to tackle key ... of his chairmanship has been to build on the ...
... variation in exposure, depending on several factors, , , TUESDAY, ... widely among people who undergo computed tomography (CT) scans, ... in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal ... after the American Heart Association urged that CT scans ...
... for Southeastern Michigan Screens Patients DETROIT, Feb. 3 ... Saturday, February 7, over 300 children from the Detroit ... of the American Dental Association,s seventh annual "Give Kids ... their services that day to children who, because of ...
... Reinforce Commitment to Safety Net Partnerships and Quality ... Kaiser Permanente announced today that ... totaling approximately $43 million in the fourth quarter ... Community Benefit grants in the fourth quarter focused ...
... Feb. 3 Nearly three out ... insurance should cover the cost of addiction treatment ... their own health insurance would pay for substance ... Toward Addiction Survey" from Hazelden, the national nonprofit ...
... NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 3 Healthcare Realty Trust,Incorporated (NYSE: ... cash dividend for the,quarter ended December 31, 2008. ... payable on March 5, 2009 to shareholders of record ... Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Maryland Lawyer Steve Nolan Advocates for Lung Health as National Board Chair of the American Lung Association 2Health News:Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same 2Health News:Radiation From CT Scans Not Always the Same 3Health News:Area Dentists, University of Detroit Mercy Team Up to Provide Free Dental Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Detroit-Area Children on Saturday, February 7 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 2Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 3Health News:Kaiser Permanente Approves $43 Million in Community Benefit Grants in Fourth Quarter 2008 4Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 2Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 3Health News:Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey 4
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) ... of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aerie" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On April ... results from its first Phase 3 registration trial of ... in the trial, Rhopressa failed to meet its primary ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t2mvbz/endoscopy_global ... "Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , ,The global endoscopy market is ... growing at around 7.0% CAGR from 2014 to ... are aging population, increase in cancer, diabetes, and ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 Vermillion, Inc. ... gynecologic disease, announced today it will report ... market close on Monday, May 11, 2015, ... webcast at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call & Webcast: ... Pacific Domestic: , 888-556-4997International: , 719-457-2628Conference ID: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 2Endoscopy Global Market - Forecast to 2020: Market is expected to reach approximately $43 billion with Johnson and Johnson, Olympus and Covidien Dominating 3
... Va., Nov. 10, 2011 Primary healthcare distributors continue ... navigating economic, regulatory and business climate challenges in the ... in the U.S. Healthcare Industry released by the ... the non-profit research foundation of the Healthcare Distribution Management ...
... SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 10, 2011 ConvaTec Healthcare today announced that ... 15, 2011. David Johnson, CEO and George Kegler, CFO will host ... telephone. Questions and answers will follow. To participate ... 701-0354. To participate in the conference internationally, dial ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 2Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 3Pharmaceutical Distributors Continue to Deliver Operational Efficiencies and Value to U.S. Healthcare System Amidst Economic and Regulatory Challenges 4ConvaTec Healthcare Announces 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Call 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: