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Children Who Sleepwalk

Kids usually outgrow it

(HealthDayNews) -- Catching sight of your child sleepwalking down the hallway at 2 a.m. can be a pretty unnerving experience. For one, sleepwalkers can look pretty weird. Their eyes are sometimes glazed over, and they often walk with clumsy movements.

So what should you do if your child prowls the passages at night? Not much, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Just remove dangerous objects from areas your child might reach. Keep the doors and windows closed and locked.

If you find your child sleepwalking, gently guide him back to bed. Don't make a loud noise to wake him up and don't make him feel ashamed of his behavior.

Sleepwalking rarely indicates emotional difficulties and most children eventually outgrow the problem.

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