Sleep Walking / Somnambulism
Clinical evaluation of a person suffering from Sleepwalking should include:
An interview with the patient and the bed partner
Review of medical records
Details regarding sleep-wake patterns
Alcohol and drug-use/abuse history
Past or current history of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
Psychiatric and neurological examinations.
Polysomnography (OR) sleep test
The sleep study center is equipped to carry out the Polysomnography (OR) sleep test. The patient is evaluated against certain parameters which are continuously recorded during the sleep phase.
The electrical functions of the brain, heart, muscles and movements of the eye are recorded along with audio- visual monitoring to tabulate the nature of physical movements during all stages of sleep.
When excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue is present or suspected in addition to Sleepwalking then MSLT is carried out.