at Night we all lie peacefully in bed and sleep soundly. At least most of them. Some people sleepwalk and go at night on a journey of Discovery and make the odd thing up to extremely dangerous actions. You may be walking, driving, eating, cleaning, cooking, and some of the violence even operate without being aware of it.

About four percent of all adults are, according to an estimate by scientists in this way, active, in children at the age of ten years, there are even more than 13 percent. A dangerous phenomenon. “The proverbial sleep of security, there is,” warns Alfred Wiater of the German society for sleep research and sleep medicine (DGSM), with headquarters in the Hessian town of Schwalmstadt-Treysa. No wonder that some of the device in deep sleep in the headlines.

the police because of sleepwalkers

“Sleep walking Tourist triggers police action”, it said, about at 18. January at the German press Agency. A newspaper austrägerin had in the morning, discovered at 3 o’clock in Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region, a completely-frozen Irishman who had locks at the time of his involuntary trip from his vacation property out. And a woman in Bremen took place in July in the morning a Stranger in your house, barefoot and in boxer shorts. A young man was running to her, said the 79-Year-old to the police. How he had come into the house? No Idea. The 25-Year-old could only remember that he had seen with his father a Film. Harmless in comparison to the experience of the British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams. In the early summer of 2000, he traveled to the North pole, when he wanted to get out in the sleep from the basket of a free balloon, 1300 meters over the Arctic. His luck: He was with a safety belt buckled.

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The typical time for the sleep phase of sleep, about one to one and a half hours after falling Asleep is to walk according to the opinion of experts of the Transition from the first deep sleep in the first Dream. In the brain, components of the awake mingled to the deep sleep, without that the person will fully Wake up, it is, in the DGSM. Stress and sleep disturbances may be the causes, sometimes the tendency is inherited. “The interesting thing is that this Person is sleeping much deeper than you would otherwise sleep in the deep sleep,” says psychologist Mitja Seibold. Therefore, it is also particularly severe, a sleep-walking Person to Wake up.

man stabs mother-in-law

Startling is the case of a canadian was. In 1987, the then 23, had stabbed-Year-old mother-in-law and her husband with a knife hurt. “He was, however, spoke in court from the accusation of murder-free, as a Sleep doctor could prove that he suffered from somnambulism,” says Seibold. On it twelve years, hoped later also a defendant in Phoenix in the U.S. state of Arizona. He confessed, his wife injured stitches with 44 knives and to have you in the Pool drowned. In The Deep Sleep. The then-43-Year-old was convicted of murder, he had spoken but a few weeks before the fact, with witnesses, of all things, about the case of the sleep-changing canadian.

Also Kilian from the vicinity of Munich is one of the Sleepwalkers. This happens not regularly, but from time to time, to the 14-Year-old. Once he was in a full-moon night in the garden. His parents were by the Rattling of the door guard, and brought the then four-year-old back into the house and locked henceforth everything. However, not all children, these trips run so smoothly. In June 2017, for example, a then two year old was hatched in the Ostallgäuer the climatic health resort of Nesselwang by the front door and marched off. Soon thereafter, he was miserable, screaming on the dark road: “mom.” When the child was reunited with his mother, was clear: The Kid was over 300 meters away.

In the case of children and young people development phenomenon

“In children and adolescents, sleep is walking in the rule as a temporary phenomenon of Development”, calms the Sleep doctor Wiater. “The fact that during the sleep shifting the sensitivity to pain is reduced and can lead to self-inflicted injuries should prepare.” Be tip: secure the perimeter, “especially in a foreign environment”. And sleepwalkers don’t Wake up, because some react aggressively. Instead, one should lead a soothing effect on the Affected and rinse it back into the bed. Psychological help is only consider in very severe cases.

Also Kilian is in this respect quiet. All over it is not, convert it with the sleep with him, but still he finds himself in the morning but sometimes in unusual places, such as on the floor in front of the window or under the Desk. “I notice that I Wake up somewhere else when I’m asleep and then I have to wonder a little bit,” he says. His assessment, he notes with a sense of Humor, as well as the fact that he laughs in his sleep and talking.

Some of the operate the sleepwalking, however, is obsessive, so how Robert Wood from Scotland. How many fellow sufferers did, he, too, everyday things. For the cook was In a deep sleep on the stove, four to five Times a week, as the British newspaper “The Guardian” reported in 2006. His wife watched him: He already had Omelettes, fried, Spaghetti, cooked and deep-fryer fired up. The food look excellent, is quoted by the wife. Try not want to the somnambulistic dishes prepared nevertheless, to make sure.

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