When most people think of sleepwalking, they picture the typical cartoon like figure with their arms up in front of them, walking like a zombie down a dark hallway. Sleepwalking, the act of walking and performing tasks while asleep, is something that is not uncommon. For some of us, we find it rather amusing to laugh at our siblings as they sleepwalk down the stairs and grab an apple from the fridge. This extent of sleepwalking is almost completely harmless. But for others, sleepwalking can turn into something a lot more dangerous. In this article (http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=138), I read about a boy who proceeded to sleep walk right out of a two story window into a dark alley, receiving injuries that were potentially fatal. Also, in this article, I read about people driving their cars while sleepwalking, disregarding traffic lanes and signals. So, what is there to be done that can help control the extent to what people are capable of doing while asleep? According to the Psychology 1001 textbook, sleepwalking is most frequent in childhood. So, if adults are concerned for their child's safety, or their own if they are the sleepwalker, doors and windows can be wired with alarms. With this being done, it can help inform both the sleepwalker and the others in the house. Also, contradictory to what lots of people may think, it is completely safe to wake a sleepwalker up.
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