It is estimated that around 6 per cent of the British public suffer from sleepwalking. Of those UK sufferers, 95 per cent of are male.
But just what causes sleepwalking? And is it true that waking a sleepwalker could result in them having a violent outburst? We took a look at some of the real-life science going on behind somnambulists (that’s sleepwalkers to you and me).
Experts believe sleepwalking is caused by the brain moving from one phase of sleep into another. Usually as you move into the stage of sleep when you dream, your body automatically de-activates your muscles. In some people that doesn’t happen, and as a result this leads to them sleepwalking.
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