Register now for unlimited free access!

A valid email address. All emails from the system will be sent to this address. The email address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by email.
Several special characters are allowed, including space, period (.), hyphen (-), apostrophe ('), underscore (_), and the @ sign.
Provide a password for the new account in both fields.
Back to top

Sleepwalking Disorder

(non-REM sleep arousal disorder: sleepwalking type)

This Parasomnia is characterized by recurrent episodes in which the individual while sleeping initiates complex motor behavior which may include arising and walking. They exhibit diminished responsiveness and alertness and may have a blank stare. If they can be awakened, they may be confused and their recall for the event is limited.


Definition reprinted with permission from Culebras, Antonio, Clinical Handbook of Sleep Disorders, Butterworth-Heinemann

Old criteria for this diagnosis.

This term appears in

Outside media