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Waking Sleepwalkers

Waking Sleepwalkers - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Sleepwalking is very common. In fact, you might be a sleepwalker and not even know it. Sleep walking is often triggered by disruption regular sleeping patterns or fever.

Sleepwalking is very common. In fact, you might be a sleepwalker and not even know it. It's more common with children, usually between five and 12 years old. Sleepwalking usually happens about an hour or so after a kid has gone to bed. He or she will sit right up, eyes wide open and will even mumble a response if you ask them a question. A sleepwalker can get dressed, turn on lights, wander around the house and open the fridge. Kinda freaky if you're sharing a room with them.

The question that most people want to know is, should you wake a sleepwalker? Lots of people think it's dangerous to wake someone who's sleepwalking. It's more for your safety than for theirs. Bruce A. Epstein, M.D., has some advice for anyone who has to deal with a sleepwalker. Bruce says the sleepwalker should be taken by the elbow and gently led back to bed. It's usually hard to wake up a sleepwalker. This doesn't mean you can get your sister to make you a peanut butter and banana sandwich or put your brother through a makeover.

The main reason you shouldn't wake a sleepwalker is because of their reaction to being woken up. Some of them become really frightened and disoriented. If that's the case, you shouldn't touch them or lead them back to bed. According to Dr. Richard Ferber, Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital in Boston, some upset sleepwalkers will "flail out violently" if they're touched. So save yourself some bruises, lock up sharp objects and don't wake a sleepwalker. You can, however, tell them all about it the next day. Don't worry about exaggerating a few points - they won't remember a thing about their sleepwalking in the morning.

Check out the side story about some real life stories some sleepwalkers have done in their sleep. These stories may seem funny but people with sleep disorders do suffer. In extreme cases, people have been seriously injured and even killed because of sleepwalking.

1 I walked all the way to my Aunt's which is a road over!

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Nickname: Lanetta
Age: 13

1 One time I was very sick and I went to bed and got up and my sister was still awake and I said "I have to kill myself." Then I took a knife and then woke up. Thank God!

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Nickname: sxy lil man
Age: 15

1 I sleepwalk a lot and sometimes even pee in the refridgerator or in trash cans!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: pitarga
Age: 13

Do you sleepwalk? Have any embarrassing, funny or even scary stories you want to share with us? to send them our way.

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Bella: A brown haired highschool junior who meets a pale, sparkly vampire. High jinks ensues.
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[I hope you are proud of how terrible these characters are. I have even gone to the painstaking level of making terrible art of them and writing this in bad grammar. This has caused me so much pain and torture, and I hope it will do the same to you who read it. >:3 *why did i even try and make a form for these monstrosities*]Name: Datenshi Nokibo (Fallen Angel of Hope)Age: TwelveGender: FemaleFandom: DanganronpaUltimate?: Ultimate ???, but actually Ultimate Hope. (so sUGOI DESU)Appearance: I drew this myself and yes i used a base doNT HATE ART IS HARD. AND I KNO SHE HAS NO WINGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM BC SHES A KAWAII SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE.Personality: Datenshi is really kawaii and amai and loves everyone!!! She is bestfriends with all of 77 class and 78 class because she's so kakkoi~ and shes really good at every talent because shes the ultimate hope and has no flaws because she wouldnt forgive herself if she had any!! Flaws are for bakas!!! Shes super depressed tho and gets rlly sad but her friends always cheer her up!!! History: Datenshi was sent to earth from heaven as a fallen angel because her parents didn't love her, so she never met them ever!!! She lived in an orphanage her whole life and people bullied her because she was so sugoi and kakkoi and an angel and not a silly baka like those bullies. She got really depressed but then hopes peak academy found her and let her join to be the ultimate hope!!!!!!! Then she became super kawaii and popular!!!!!! Relationships?: Shes bestfriends with Aoi and Sakura and Ibuki and Peko and she likes Celes and Junko and Hiyoko and Sonia!!! She is dating Byakuya and Chihiro and Mahiru and Mikan bc she loves them all~~~~~!!!! Her enemies are Sayaka and Toko bc Sayaka is super jelous bc she isn't as pretty as her and Toko loves Byakuya but he loves Datenshi!!!!!! >_<Other: Datenshi is a sugoi-kawaii fallen angel!!!!! And she has majikku powers that make her control all the elements!!!! :3 Sugoi, nee~ Name: Arial Age: 1 million human years, looks 13 Gender: Female Fandom: Undertale Species: 1/2-Skeleton, 1/2-Ghost, 1/2-Fairy, 1/2-Vampire, 1/2-Demon Fox~~~~~. Powers: All of sans's powers like Bad Time mode!!! She is more powerful than sans and asriel combined~!!!! Appearance: Yeah i drew dis myself again and I KNO SHE DOESNT HAVE HER EARS AND WINGS AND FANGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM SHUT UP STOP HATING ON MY KAWAII OC. Personality: Arial is super-super-super emo and hates her life and everyone. She will try to kill anyone who goes near her who she doesn't like and succeeds because she's super powerful. Shes really depressed bc of her overly-tragic backstory and thats why she hates everyone. She gets really sad about it and cries about it. But everyone loves her because she's amazing and everyone wants to be her friend~~~~~~~~!!! History: Arial was born on the surface but her parents were killed by humans and she was almost killed her whole life!!! She killed the humans who killed her parents but she almost died!! She was banished down to the underground and lived there with the other monsters and she hated all of them but all of them loved her unconditionally because she's absolutely perfect with no flaws ever at all. Relationships?: She is bestfriends with EVERYONE!!!! Even tho she hates the other monsters. she is dating sans and mettaton and undyne and asgore but loves sans more. She hates ALLL THE HUMANSSSS!!!!! >:c Other: Arial is the most popular monster ever even tho she doesnt like many people but they all love her~~~~!!! [I regret everything end my misery please]
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"XxRuby_PhoenixxX" wrote:I had gone to a Christian school for...   *counting* 1..2..   4 years.   Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it. You'd be surprised. Some schools are teaching children about these issues in Kindergarten, and a lot of young kids have unrestricted internet access.
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I had gone to a Christian school for...*counting* 1..2..4 years.Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it.
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How is this even a debate?
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