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Sleepwalking Becoming More Frequent For Me?

by Kathy
(Vancouver, BC)

I believe sleepwalking is becoming a more frequent case for me. May I point out that I also have left temporal lobe epilepsy. When I was was staying in a guest room at the seniors retirement village my parents were just moving into, I woke up after having one of the grand mal seizures that I have been only having in my sleep since 1985. I was disoriented, as I was in a strange room, but I went through my routine of going to use the bathroom after I wake up from a seizure, and noticed that only one slipper was on the side of the bed I had been getting in and out of.

I then walked around the room and found the other one on the opposite side of the large bed. I would not have gotten out of bed without using both slippers when I'm awake, so I must have been sleepwalking.

Though my parents' move had been a stressful event for me, the day and evening before I had the seizure and sleptwalked had been a relaxing one, so I don't think stress had anything to do with it, maybe.

Other times in past years, and more recent ones, I have been getting up in the morning and finding objects where I had not left them the day before. Also I believe I am a frequent sleeptalker, for when travelling in Ireland and Scotland a few years ago with my sister and her husband, and we shared rooms hostels, they said I was talking in nonsense words several times during the nights they spent with me.

One of the earliest stories I have took place when I was ten and my mother, my sister, and my sister's then boyfriend, said I came downstairs in my pajamas, said "I'm so tired.", turned around and went back to bed. I had no memory of this incident when I was told about it the next morning.

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