Somnambulism, also known as sleepwalking, is a condition in which a child wakes up in the middle of the night and walks or engages in other activities without usually remembering doing so. The patient performs simple to complex automatic motor activities, including getting out of bed, moving around the house, and leaving the house. It is challenging to rouse the patient from sleepwalking, and accidents may happen.

Within an hour or two of falling asleep is when sleepwalking typically happens, in the early hours of the night.


Causes of somnambulism include:

The condition could run in families if it is hereditary.

A sleep-deprived state or extreme exhaustion.

Sleeping irregularly or ineffectively due to conditions like sleep apnea.

· Illness or fever.

A few drugs, such as sedatives, hypnotics, or drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders.

· Stress, anxiety.

Having a full bladder and going to bed.

· Noises or touches.

A change in the environment in which you sleep or a different environment (like a hotel).

· Migraines.

· Head injuries.

The consumption of drugs or alcohol.

· Restless leg syndrome.

· Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).


Other signs of sleepwalking, aside from getting out of bed and moving around, include:

Leaning back in bed and making the same motions repeatedly, like rubbing your eyes or tugging at your pajamas.

Eyes open, but sleepwalkers’ vision differs from that of the fully awake.

· Clumsy or awkward behavior.

Ignoring requests for a response when they are made or giving unclear responses.

Getting out of bed being challenging.

· Talking in their sleep.

Experience both sleepwalking and night terrors.

In the morning, forget the incident.

Going to the bathroom or urinating in inappropriate locations (like a closet).

Immediately after awakening, experience some disorientation or confusion.

Experience daytime functioning issues as a result of sleep disturbances.

Sleepwalking individuals will occasionally:

Carry out daily tasks like dressing, conversing, and eating.

· Leave the house.

· Drive a car.

Have sex with someone while they’re unaware.

Suffer an injury, such as from a stairfall or a window jump, for example.

Turn violent when they first come to after they’ve been asleep or, on rare occasions, when they’re sleepwalking.


There are many effective medicines available in homoeopathy for the treatment of sleepwalking, but the choice depends on the individuality of the patient, taking into account mental and physical symtoms. Homoeopathy is a rapidly expanding system that is practiced all over the world. Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels.

ARTEMESIA VULGARIS:A sleepwalker who works during the night but has no memory of the previous day.

IGNATIA AMARA:Sleep disturbance brought on by hurt feelings, depression, and worries causes sleepwalking. The person sees everything that happens in the street while asleep but forgets it when they wake up.

KALI BROMATUM:Children who have night terrors, wake up in the middle of the night, walk around while they’re asleep, scream in their sleep, moan, or cry, grind their teeth while they sleep, or move their feet tensely while they’re asleep are all examples of sleep walking in children.

KALI PHOSPHORICUM:Sleepwalking, children’s night terrors, romantic dreams, agitation, and heat while you sleep, grogginess and yawning when you wake up, and insomnia brought on by stress, illness, and too much work are all examples of situations where you may experience these symptoms.

LUNA:Sleepwalking, climbing on roofs, railings of bridges, or balconies, symptoms that get worse after waking up, horrifying dreams of murder and death, waking up terrified, and a general feeling of not getting enough sleep.

NATRUM MURIATICUM:Sleep-walking involves getting up and moving around the room while asleep. It also involves talking and sobbing while asleep, jerking nervously during sleep, and waking up feeling weak.

PHOSPHORUS:Sleepwalking, lewd dreams, vivid visions of fire and hemorrhaging, restlessness, disturbed sleep, and jerking of the limbs while sleeping are all symptoms of sleepwalking. The individual may also feel under-rested in the morning.

SILICEA:Talks loudly, cries, or laughs while asleep. Night walking, especially during new and full moons. Frequent starts in sleep. Anxious dreams. Terrifying dreams awaken him as he drifts off to sleep. Dreams lewd of past events. Awakens frightened from sleep with trembling of the entire body. Somnambulism. Night walking. Gets up while asleep, walks around, and then lies down again.

STRAMONIUM:Weeping in dreams. Sleepwalking. Waking up in the middle of the night in a daze. Terrified child awakes, knows no one, screams in terror, clings to those nearby.

ZINCUM METALLICUM:Sleep disturbances with frequent awakenings. Sleepwalking in response to repressed emotions. Loud screams while asleep that are unnoticed. Body jerks while sleeping.

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