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Just wondering if there are other sleepwalkers out there. My 12 year old Celiac is a sleepwalker. Tends to only pop up when she has a bit of stress, not really gluten-triggered, but I find it interesting.

She'll wake up after only 2-3 hours of sleep and start getting ready for school. We've found her in the shower or in the bathroom or trying to wake us up, thinking we're running late.

Episodes are few and far between, but tend to be triggered by busy or stressful weeks (such as this one). She has a major school assignment due, has been in tech/final dress rehearsals for a play she's in, plus a major acting day for her school (big Shakespeare festival for the whole school district).

So, if you're a sleepwalker, speak up!

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I don't know if this has to do with gluten, but I did sleep walk as a child. One time my parents found me sitting on the side of the bathtub with the water running. They woke me up in the process of trying to figure out what I was doing taking a bath (with my pajamas still on) in the middle of the night. There are certain ages when sleepwalking is more common.

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I definitely was... and did in fact wake up my parents at 3 am a number of times. Continued at least through freshman year of college. No complaints recently, although generally I think I do fairly normal things, just without remembering. And, uh, being asleep. As a child, I was pretty responsive to being told to go back to bed without waking up.

I also did (past tense?) some mild sleep eating. Nothing really dramatic, but I used to find a granola bar wrapper, or bowl from cereal or something when I got up in the morning.

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Just wondering if there are other sleepwalkers out there. My 12 year old Celiac is a sleepwalker. Tends to only pop up when she has a bit of stress, not really gluten-triggered, but I find it interesting.

I sleep walked as a child too buffetbride. I think I stopped in my early twenties. Mostly it was when I was feeling stressed - I was a pretty anxious child and suffered depression for years as teen/early twenty something. I remember rearranging my room when I was 20 and something about it must have really bugged me because I sleep walked every night for days until I finally changed it back again. And I shared a flat with a friend when I was 21-23 and I drove him demented; he'd hear me walking around after I'd supposedly gone to bed. Meanwhile, I woke up so many times standing in the living room and not knowing why I was there!

I haven't done so in years now - thinking about it is making me nostalgic!

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When I'm stressed, I'll sleepwalk. It hasn't happened recently..last June, I believe was the last time it happened. Not gluten related, though. At least...I don't think. :P

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I've done it. Last time that I know of was as a young adult. I thought I was dreaming. Apparently not. My roommate said I went downstairs, got three dollars out of my purse, then went to the door and said I'd take a box of mint. I thought a girl scout was there selling cookies. I have no clue where the three dollars went. Most likely the roommate took it. She turned out not to be honest.

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My celiac sister and I both sleepwalked in our early teens. She once ended up at the neighbors front door and they took her back still asleep. Once she got up and drew on her head with green felt pen so that she would be sure to wash her hair. Then in the morning she thought she had some serious medical condition to give her the green spots because she didn't remember doing it!

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