Sleepwalking (नींद में चलना-फिरना), also known as somnambulism, is a phenomenon of combined sleep and wakefulness. It is classified as a sleep disorder belonging to the parasomnia family. It occurs during slow-wave sleep stage, in a state of low consciousness, with the performance of activities that are usually performed during a state of full consciousness. These activities can be as benign as talking, sitting up in bed, walking to a bathroom, and cleaning, or as hazardous as cooking, driving, violent gestures, grabbing at hallucinated objects, or even homicide. This act being disastrous or even life-threatening, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System wishes our readers to know about sleepwalking, symptoms, causes, consequences, diagnosis, treatment, and effective free Siddha energy remedies.
Sleepwalking Definition (नींद में चलने-फिरने की परिभाषा)
The act or state of walking, eating or performing other motor acts while asleep, of which one is unaware upon awakening; somnambulism.
Sleepwalking Symptoms (नींद में चलने-फिरने के लक्षण)
Sleepwalking is characterized by:
- Partial arousal during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, typically during the first third of the night
- Dream content that may or may not be recalled when awake
- Dream-congruent motor behavior that may be simple or complex
- Impaired perception of the environment
- Impaired judgment, planning and problem-solving
The sleepwalker’s eyes are open but may appear as a glassy-eyed stare or blank expression and pupils are dilated. They are often disoriented, consequent to awakening: the sleepwalker may be confused and perplexed, and might not know why or how they got out of bed; however, the disorientation will fade within minutes. They may talk while sleepwalking, but the talk typically does not make sense to the observer. There are varying degrees of amnesia associated with sleepwalking, ranging from no memory at all, vague memories or a narrative.
Sleepwalking in Children (बच्चों में नींद में चलने-फिरने की बिमारी)
In the study “Sleepwalking and Sleep Terrors in Prepubertal Children” it was found that, if a child had another sleep disorder – such as restless leg syndrome (RLS) or sleep-disorder breathing (SDB) – there was a greater chance of sleepwalking. The study found that children with chronic parasomnias may often also present SDB or, to a lesser extent, RLS.
Furthermore, the disappearance of the parasomnias after the treatment of the SDB or RLS periodic limb movement syndrome suggests that the latter may trigger the former. The high frequency of SDB in family members of children with parasomnia provided additional evidence that SDB may manifest as parasomnias in children. Children with parasomnias are not systematically monitored during sleep, although past studies have suggested that patients with sleep terrors or sleepwalking have an elevated level of brief EEG arousals.
Sleepwalking may also accompany the related phenomenon of night terrors, especially in children. In the midst of a night terror, the affected person may wander in a distressed state while still asleep, and examples of sufferers attempting to run or aggressively defend themselves during these incidents have been reported in the medical literature.
Sleepwalking in Adults (वयस्कों में नींद में चलने-फिरने की बिमारी)
In some cases, sleepwalking in adults may be a symptom of a psychological disorder. One study suggests higher levels of dissociation in adult sleepwalkers since test subjects scored unusually high on the hysteria portion of the “Crown-Crisp Experiential Index”. Another suggested that “A higher incidence has been reported in patients with schizophrenia, hysteria and anxiety neuroses”. Also, patients with migraine headaches or Tourette syndrome are 4–6 times more likely to sleepwalk.
Sleepwalking Consequences (नींद में चलने-फिरने के परिणाम)
Most sleepwalkers had injuries at some point during sleepwalking, often minor injuries such as cuts or bruises. On rare occasions, however, sleepwalkers have fractured bones and died as the result of a fall. Sleepwalkers may also face the embarrassment of being found naked in public.
Sleepwalking Causes (नींद में चलने-फिरने के कारण)
The cause of sleepwalking is unknown. A number of, as yet unproven, hypotheses are suggested for why it might occur, including:
- Delay in the maturity of the central nervous system
- Increased slow-wave sleep
- Sleep deprivation
- Excessive tiredness
There may be a genetic component to sleepwalking. One study found that sleepwalking occurred in 45% of children who have one parent who sleepwalked, and in 60% of children if both parents sleepwalked.
Sleepwalking has been hypothesized to be linked to the neurotransmitter serotonin, which also appears to be metabolized differently in migraine patients and people with Tourette syndrome, both populations being four to nine times more likely to experience an episode of sleepwalking.
Hormonal fluctuations have been found to contribute to sleepwalking episodes in women, with the likeliness to sleepwalk being higher before the onset of menstruation. It also appears that hormonal changes during pregnancy decrease the likelihood of engaging in sleepwalking
A number of conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, are thought to trigger sleepwalking in people without a previous history of sleepwalking.
Sleepwalking Diagnosis (नींद में चलने-फिरने का निदान)
Polysomnography is the only accurate assessment of a sleepwalking episode. Because this is costly and sleepwalking episodes are usually infrequent, other measures commonly used include self-, parent-, or partner-report.
Three common diagnostic systems that are generally used for sleepwalking disorders are the:
- International Classification of Diseases
- The International Classification of Sleep Disorders 3, and
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Sleepwalking should not be confused with alcohol– or drug-induced blackouts, which can result in amnesia for events similar to sleepwalking. During an alcohol-induced blackout i.e. drug-related amnesia, a person is able to actively engage and respond to their environment e.g. having conversations or driving a vehicle, however, the brain does not create memories for the events.
Other differential diagnoses include Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, confusional arousals, and night terrors.
Sleepwalking Subcategories (नींद में चलने-फिरने की उपश्रेणिया)
There are two subcategories of sleepwalking:
- Sleepwalking with sleep-related eating
- Sleepwalking with sleep-related sexual behavior
Sleep eating involves consuming food while asleep. These sleep eating disorders are more often than not induced for stress-related reasons.
Another major cause of this sleep-eating subtype of sleepwalking is sleep medication, such as Ambien for example (Mayo Clinic). There are a few others, but Ambien is a more widely used sleep aid. Because many sleep eaters prepare the food they consume, there are risks involving burns and such with ovens and other appliances. As expected, weight gain is also a common outcome of this disorder, because food that is frequently consumed contains high carbohydrates.
Activities such as Yoga can be introduced to reduce the stress and anxiety causing the action.
Sleepwalking Assessment (नींद में चलने-फिरने का मूल्यांकन)
An assessment of sleepwalking via polysomnography poses the problem that sleepwalking is less likely to occur in the sleep laboratory, and if an episode occurs, it is usually less complex than what the patient experiences at home. Therefore, the diagnosis can often be made by assessment of:
- Sleep history
- Content of the sleep-related behaviors
Sometimes, home videos can provide additional information and should be considered in the diagnostic process.
Some features that should always be assessed include:
- Age of onset
- When the episode occurs during the sleep period
- How often these episodes occur (frequency) and how long they last (duration)
- Description of the episode, including behavior, emotions, and thoughts during and after the event
- How responsive the patient is to external stimuli during the episode
- How conscious or aware the patient is when awakened from an episode
- If the episode is remembered afterward
- The triggers or precipitating factors
- Sleep-wake pattern and sleep environment
- Daytime sleepiness
- Other sleep disorders that might be present
- Family history for NREM parasomnias and other sleep disorders
- Medical, psychiatric, and neurological history
- Medication and substance use history
Sleepwalking Treatment (नींद में चलने-फिरने का इलाज)
There have been no clinical trials to show that any psychological or pharmacological intervention is effective in preventing sleepwalking episodes. Despite this, a wide range of treatments has been used with sleepwalkers. Psychological interventions have included:
- Scheduled or anticipatory waking
- Assertion training
- Relaxation training
- Managing aggressive feelings
- Sleep hygiene
- Classical conditioning (including electric shock)
- Play therapy
Pharmacological treatments have included:
- Anticholinergic (biperiden)
- Antiepileptics (carbamazepine, valproate)
- Antipsychotic (quetiapine)
- Benzodiazepines (clonazepam, diazepam, flurazepam, imipramine, and triazolam)
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (paroxetine)
- Barbiturate (sodium amytal)
There is no evidence to show that waking sleepwalkers is harmful or not, though the sleepwalker is likely to be disoriented if awakened as sleepwalking occurs during the deepest stage of sleep.
Unlike other sleep disorders, sleepwalking is not associated with daytime behavioral or emotional problems. This may be because the sleepwalker’s sleep is not disturbed—unless they are woken, they are still in a sleep state while sleepwalking.
Sleepwalking Safety measures (नींद में चलने-फिरने के सुरक्षा उपाय)
For those whose sleepwalking episodes turn to be hazardous, a door alarm may offer a measure of protection. There are various kinds of door alarms that can attach to a bedroom door and when the door is opened, the alarm sounds. The intention is that the sound will fully awaken the person and interrupt the sleepwalking episode, or if the sleepwalker lives with others, the sound will prompt them to check on the person.
Sleepwalkers should aim to have their bedrooms on the first floor of a home, apartment, dorm, hotel, etc.
Sleepwalkers should not have easily accessible weapons (loaded guns, knives) in the bedroom or any room of the house for that matter. If there are weapons, they should be locked away with keys secluded from the sleepwalker.
For partners of sleepwalkers who are violent or disturb their sleep, sleeping in another room may lead to better sleep quality and quantity.
Sleepwalking Epidemiology (नींद में चलने-फिरने का महामारी विज्ञान)
The lifetime prevalence of sleepwalking is estimated to be 4.6%–10.3%. A meta-analysis of 51 studies, that included more than 100,000 children and adults, found that sleepwalking is more common in children with an estimated 5%, compared with 1.5% of adults, sleepwalking at least once in the previous 12 months. The rate of sleepwalking has not been found to vary across ages during childhood.
Home remedies for sleepwalking (नींद में चलने-फिरने के लिए घरेलू उपचार)
Meditation and Yoga (ध्यान और योग)
This helps to soothe and relax your troubled mind. Meditate for ten minutes with full concentration right before going to bed. This will help to calm your nerves and make you feel refreshed and ready for a long and sound sleep. A 30-minute yoga session every morning and evening followed by a jog in the park grounds will give your body the necessary exercise and make you feel tired enough and soothed too, to go to sleep and not do anything unusual.
Pinpoint the cause of sleepwalking (नींद में चलने-फिरने के कारण को इंगित करें)
Search for the cause that makes you sleepwalk at night and try your best to eliminate it or bring it under control. If it is work-related stress then have a talk with your HR or manager. If the cause is personal relationship troubles that are stressing you out, then sit down with your partner and family and resolve the issues. Do not go to bed disappointed or angry. If you are in a toxic relationship then walk out immediately. Nothing is worth the discomfort and terror that you feel when you sleepwalk at night. Resolve and eliminate those issues.
Take a break from the constant stress of deadlines at work. Go out on a vacation with your family. Go to the beach and let the colossal blue-grey sea pacify your fatigued brain and soothe all your stress and strain away. Sleepwalking can be cured quite effectively if you take a short break from your work and the daily drudgery by going out on a week-long vacation if not for more.
Plant obstacles on the route (मार्ग में बाधा रखें)
Sleepwalking almost always has a fixed route. The victim walks to the door and attempts to walk downstairs every night to get out of the house into the open. So an effective way to prevent and cure sleepwalking is to obstruct it. Plant obstacles in your path of sleepwalking. Strew a few objects, like toys or plastic bottles along your path, on the floor of your bedroom. This way you will trip and fall and wake up from your sleepwalking state. Repeat this every night and your sleepwalking will get effectively cured.
Perceive the sleepwalking pattern (नींद में चलने-फिरने के पैटर्न को लागू करें)
Record the time when you start to sleepwalk and note down the duration of sleepwalking along with every detail of how long you walk, in which direction and why. This is important information for the therapist if you consult any. Apart from this, set up a daily alarm that will play out loud enough to jerk and wake you up from your somnambulistic state.
Sleepwalking & Free Siddha energy remedies (नींद में चलना-फिरना और नि:शुल्क सिद्ध ऊर्जा उपचार)
1. Siddha preventive measures (सिद्ध निवारक उपाय)
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with a sleep disorder or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha energy remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision making power, intellectuality and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding Siddha preventive measures, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog (सिद्ध शक्तीदाता योग)
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to sleep disorder with free Siddha energy remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana (सिद्ध कल्याण साधना)
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of sleepwalking are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice in a day. To know more, please click on this link.
4. CCPE products (CCPE उत्पाद)
These products work on the concepts of ‘Conceptual Creative Positive Energy’ (CCPE) within the provisions of the ‘CCPE Life System’ and the theory of Quantum Technology to a certain extent. However, the products get activated only whenever touched by a human and then they become capable of solving the problem and achieving health. However, please use these products for a sleepwalking as mentioned below:
CCPE Extractor: The CCPE Extractor should be gently moved over the Agya Chakra in a circular motion at least for 30 to 60 seconds, thereafter, follow the same process on the head (for any type of sleep disorder) for another 30 to 60 seconds, which finishes within almost 1 – 2 minutes.
CCPE Booster: Keep one Booster over the Agya Chakra and another one each over the head (for any type of sleep disorder) for 3 minutes. You may need to have 2 Boosters, which establishes positivity.
5. A daily routine for a sleep disorder (निद्रा विकार के लिए एक दैनिक दिनचर्या)
In general, a daily routine to manage sleepwalking:
- Carry out all medical checks as suggested above and follow the advice of your doctor
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle and a Sattvic diet
- Do aerobic exercises regularly
- Apply free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day, however, don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 30 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System (स्वामी हरदास लाइफ सिस्टम का प्रशिक्षण)
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about sleepwalking, symptoms, causes, consequences, safety measures, diagnosis, treatment, home remedies, and effective free Siddha energy remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence its right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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