Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sleep Disorders?

Stephen Soreff, MD


October 20, 2016

Sleepwalking occurs more frequently in monozygotic twins and is 10 times more likely if a first-degree relative has a history of sleepwalking. Sleepwalking occurs most commonly in middle childhood and preadolescence, with a peak incidence in children aged 11-12 years. Sleep deprivation, chaotic sleep schedules, fever, stress, magnesium deficiency, and chemical or drug intoxication (eg, alcohol) can trigger parasomnias. Sleepwalking occurs more often in females during childhood but more often in males in adulthood.

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