There are many disorders of sleep that may happen to a person during the day or night. The disorders are insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, night terrors, and SLEEP WALKING. I will be focusing more on sleepwalking because I find that topic more interesting than the others; although they are all pretty interesting.
Sleepwalking can basically occur whenever and to whomever. The percentage of a child sleepwalking is about 15 to 30 percent while for an adult it is 4 to 5 percent (Lilienfeld 173). It is not as dangerous for a child to sleep walk, but I think it is very dangerous when an adult sleep walks because of the age difference. Sleepwalkers are people who are asleep but act as a person who is fully awake. I think that concept it quite interesting because when a person is sleepwalking they don't realize it and it just happens. The events that the person may go through are to be said relatively similar to what they would do in real life.
A person may sleepwalk because they haven't gotten enough sleep the night before, because of a medical condition, alcohol or other factors. There have been many cases of people who have sleepwalked and caused harmful situations such as driving with others in the car. I have never sleepwalked before, but I bet if I did, I would be going out to the mall and shopping, or more like "shoplifting" because I wouldn't have the senses to be awake enough to pay.
Here is a short clip of an example of sleepwalking that I found interesting:
Or a link for the video is here: http://www.nbc.com/whitney/video/whitney-the-nightwalker/1370988
Sleepwalking is quite dangerous and I wondered if it was safe to wake up a person who was sleepwalking. This means, college students, get your sleep! And do not be sleep deprived anymore so we won't be hearing about sleepwalkers on campus. In some links below, you can find the answer to this and also know a little more about sleepwalking if interested.