You wake up in the middle of the night as you’re heading down the hallway. You’re not in your bedroom. You’re disoriented. You may be sleepwalking.
It happens to a third of us at one time or another. Researchers say it’s not your fault; it’s a physiological condition and it may be hereditary.
And while it may sound funny, it can be dangerous. Some people fall down stairs; others may try to leave the house.
If you sleepwalk, biofeedback and relaxation techniques may help you get a deeper sleep that prevents those midnight walks.
New medications can also help you get a good night’s rest. Many of them won’t make you drowsy during the day.
Ask a sleep expert what’s best for you, and hit the pillow – without worrying about an unplanned walk in the dark.