Sleepwalking: Signs and Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of sleepwalking?

  • Your child walks while asleep.
  • Your child's eyes are open but blank.
  • Your child is not as well coordinated as when awake.
  • Your child may perform semi-purposeful acts, such as dressing and undressing, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, or going to the bathroom in an unusual place.
  • The episode begins 1 to 2 hours after going to sleep.
  • The episode may last 5 to 20 minutes.
  • During this time your child is difficult to wake.