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Old 10-12-12, 06:42 PM   #1
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Sleep Walking

I recently had a sleep walking incident where I left my home, and locked myself outside in the middle of the night. This made me extremely grateful that I: 1) had a spare key hidden outside, and 2) don't sleep in the nude. I am sure my neighbors appreciate both of those things as well.

Considering that this has so far been an isolated incident, do you think it is worth visiting a sleep disorder specialist? Has anyone else had experience with sleep walking incidents? I had minor issues with it about 20 years ago, but nothing to this degree.

And yes, I am aware of the pitfalls of seeking medical advice from random strangers on the internet, especially in Foo!
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Old 10-12-12, 06:54 PM   #2
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Done some "sleep boinking" in my days.
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I would definitely let your doctor know at your next visit.

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Old 10-12-12, 07:03 PM   #4
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Don't fall asleep tonight Couch.
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Old 10-12-12, 07:09 PM   #5
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This guy is discrediting our sleep walking advice in Foo?

Let's face it HigherGround.If you did go to a real doctor he would load you up with Zoloft and send you and a hefty bill on your way.
We can help people with "issues" in here because this is nut central.
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Old 10-12-12, 07:49 PM   #6
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Not a solution for you but a funny related story.

Before My wife and lived together we did alot of camping in her family cabin in the woods. it did not have running water in the winter months so I would have to pee outside. I got quite used to waking up in the middle of the night, stepping outside walking a few feet off the porch, and doing my thing with my eyes mostly shut.

One weekend we traveled out of town to a wedding and were staying in a hotel....well, middle of the night I wake up step outside walk a few feet then I realize my usual tree is not there but a staircase???? suddenly I snap to, figure out whats going on and where I am, and that Im naked right next to a semi-busy road.

I quickly turn around and im looking at 10 identical doors. I have no idea what my room number is. luckily I recreated my "sleep walk" in my head and choose a door to knock on as it auto locks. I hear my wife saying "chris someones at the door"! eventually she got up and let me in..

Hope this gave you a good laugh.
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Old 10-12-12, 08:11 PM   #7
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^ See Higherground.
You can't find this kind of stuff at a shrinks office,this guy is "streaksleepwalking".

For all you sleepwalking zombies,let's put a sock on that package before you hit the sheets tonight and avoid a trip to the padded room in the police station.
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Old 10-12-12, 08:28 PM   #8
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I wouldn't think it's immediately necessary to see a doctor, but as I'm sure you know, sleepwalking can be pretty dangerous, so it'd definitely be worth mentioning to a doc. My aunt used to sleepwalk and fall down the stairs, light the stove, weird stuff like that. I only did it once. I woke up on the all girl's floor of my dorm building wearing nothing but an open robe. Luckily there was nobody around and my RA was up and was able to let me back into my room.
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Old 10-12-12, 10:52 PM   #9
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Given that your avatar appears to be of someone riding a bicycle while asleep, we hope that you will not attempt this.
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Years ago I did sleep in the nude.

One early morning, it's around 4AM, I wake to find myself, naked, in the middle of the street about 3 blocks from home. My surprise was only exceeded by my roommate's surprise when he answers the front door to my frantic ringing and knocking.

I had leaped through a window screen (it was summer and I was sleeping with the window open) and landed inches away from a fence post judging from the impressions in the lawn. This really freaked me out. I came really, really close to impaling myself on that post and the fall was at least 9 feet.

As far as I know that was my last sleep walking incident.
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Thanks to everyone for your responses! Catonec, yours was pretty humorous, and ahsposo, yours was just frightening! Nobody wants to end up on "1,000 Ways to Die" like that!
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Old 10-18-12, 12:59 PM   #13
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Years ago I did sleep in the nude.

One early morning, it's around 4AM, I wake to find myself, naked, in the middle of the street about 3 blocks from home. My surprise was only exceeded by my roommate's surprise when he answers the front door to my frantic ringing and knocking.

I had leaped through a window screen (it was summer and I was sleeping with the window open) and landed inches away from a fence post judging from the impressions in the lawn. This really freaked me out. I came really, really close to impaling myself on that post and the fall was at least 9 feet.

As far as I know that was my last sleep walking incident.
How do we know your room mate did not toss you out the window for sleepfarting?
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Old 10-18-12, 01:09 PM   #14
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I'm a "former" sleepwalker. I only say "former" because I haven't done it in a couple years. For me, it was a regular occurance. Stress is a trigger... any kind of stress: mental/emotional stress, illness, injury, etc. Long ago the doc put me on medication for it... kept increasing the dosage until I felt like I was sleeping all night, but "sleepwalking" all day. It was miserable. I was weaned off of the meds, and have just been trying to keep my life as low-stress as possible since then.
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My wife sleep walks. One night I caught her halfway out the door insisting the dog wanted to go for a walk at the park. She had the car keys, dog leash- and three dog without leashes ready to go out the door. Wife was nicely dressed in pink flannel bunny jammies and a black sweat shirt. Took a lot to convince her to get back in the house.
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back when I was drinking. I used to sleepwalk outside and pee in the front yard. I was unaware I even did it. my wife told me.
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