Somnambulism (Dictionary Series)

In the project ‘Dictionary Series’ I explore words that interested me and I show my view and interpretation of it visually.
When we don’t know the answers, we are usually ‘googling’. In the project I do the search on internet and Google is my best friend if I need quick answers. The most interesting for me is medical terminology.

‘Sleepwalking, formally known as somnambulism, is a behaviour disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived. Because a sleepwalker typically remains in deep sleep throughout the episode, he or she may be difficult to awaken and will probably not remember the sleepwalking incident.

Sleepwalking usually involves more than just walking during sleep; it is a series of complex behaviours that are carried out while sleeping, the most obvious of which is walking. Symptoms of sleepwalking disorder range from simply sitting up in bed and looking around, to walking around the room or house, to leaving the house and even driving long distances. It is a common misconception that a sleepwalker should not be awakened. In fact, it can be quite dangerous not to wake a sleepwalker.’

text from sleepfoundation.org