It was a night to be remembered. We were all awakened by a loud sound when my sister tripped while walking asleep. Yes! That was the first time it happened. Unconscious and probably still snoring, she tripped and fell on the ground. Luckily, my other sister, thanks to her fast reflexes, immediately got a hold of her head. The moment she woke up, we asked for an explanation, but she claims to have no memory of what just happened.
This incident is associated with a disorder called Somnabulism, which is commonly known as Sleepwalking. Sleepwalking occurs when we are in our deep sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep) and during our non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. According to Antonio Olivero, a neurologist in Spain, this disorder happens when our physiological systems commands our muscles to move. It can occur to anyone of us, but it’s been said that this disorder is most common amongst children from ages 5-12 commonly.