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Sleepwalking in teenaged boys

Sleepwalking in teenaged boys

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Posted by Keath North on July 12, 2000 at 20:59:40:

My 16 y/o son was recently charged with "public intoxication" for sleepwalking. He had slept very little the previous two nights, having been with other young people celebrating the beginning of summer vacation. In addition, he had worked hard mowing lawns the day between the two nights of little sleep. The law in California doesn't require the police to check for the actual presence of drugs or alcohol.

When I picked up my handcuffed son at the police station, less than one hour after his arrest, he was perfectly sober and alert. I asked the arresting officer what he had scored on his breath test and was told that no test had been done or was necessary, that he and another officer and several witnesses had all determined that he had to be "on" something to cause the symptoms of disorientation, not responding to persons speaking to him, etc.

My son has not had any major previous episodes like this, but his mother has had a few, minor, episodes during our marriage.

Can anyone help me with specific information relating to sleep deprivation in teenagers and whether or not that could trigger an episode of sleepwalking?

Thank you for your time and effort in responding.

Keath North


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