In children, sleepwalking is relatively common and is not cause for concern. The major risk associated with sleepwalking is accidental injury. Parents should take precautions to block stairways, lock windows, keep floors cleared of harmful objects, etc.

  1. Avoid the use of alcohol or central nervous system depressants if prone to sleep walking.
  2. Avoid fatigue or insomnia, because this can instigate an episode of sleep walking.
  3. Avoid or minimize stress, anxiety, and conflict, which can worsen the condition.