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Sleepwalking Man Walks Off Cliff

AP | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weird News

SLADE, Ky. (AP) -- Rescue crews say an Ohio man who was camping with friends in central Kentucky's Red River Gorge is recovering after falling from a ...

Man Rescued After Sleepwalking Off Cliff

Posted 10.21.2013 | World

A sleepwalking man in China got quite the wake-up call recently when he found himself trapped in a crevice. According to ITN News, a rescue team f...

When Sleepwalking Turns Dangerous

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There is now good evidence that parts of the brain may be awake while other parts are asleep. Sleepwalking is a premiere example: The portion of the brain capable of generating complex behaviors is awake while those portions which normally monitor our activity and lay down memory of our behaviors are asleep.

WATCH: Why Do We Sleepwalk?

Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Even though it's relatively common -- nearly one in three people will sleepwalk at some point in their lives -- sleepwalking is frequently misundersto...

Raw Bacon, Buttered Cigarettes, Salt Sandwiches?!

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Sleep-related eating disorders may involve the consumption of peculiar food and inedible or toxic substances. Reports include consuming a variety of items, nearly anything imaginable, including: frozen pizzas, raw bacon, buttered cigarettes and cleaning solutions.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom About Sleepwalking

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New research has produced what may be a clearer picture of sleepwalking, its possible mechanisms, and its risk factors. The analysis also challenges some common beliefs about the sleep disorder -- beliefs that, if outdated, could interfere with diagnosis and treatment.

Sleepwalking, Uncovered

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleepwalkers may actually remember when they've sleepwalked, according to a new study from the University of Montreal and Sacre-Couer Hospital. Pu...

Cara Santa Maria

Why Do People Still Take This? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

Hi everyone. Cara Santa Maria here. You've heard the stories, right? Someone takes Ambien so they can sleep, and next thing they know, they're waking ...

Body Language: Not Just a Political Message

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The moral of the story is body language is just not for politicians. When your bed partner complains that you are moving around too much in bed, you should heed the warning and consider whether there is an underlying sleep disorder.

WET DREAM: Sleepwalker Wakes Up In River TWICE

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.27.2012 | Weird News

Alyson Bair has vivid nightmares -- so vivid that many of them turn out to be real. In two terrifying incidents over the past couple of months, Bai...

ReThink Review: Sleepwalk With Me -- A Comedian's Wake Up Call

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Sleepwalk With Me is a really wonderful, poignant, funny, and very original film from a unique and honest voice that shows its main character not as a hero, victim, or saint, but as a real person who makes mistakes, and sometimes big, hurtful, avoidable ones.

Movie Review: Sleepwalk With Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.22.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mike Birbiglia seems like an easy-going guy, someone who probably has a little trouble with confrontation or sticking up for himself. At least that's how he comes off in Sleepwalk With Me, the film version of his hit one-man show.

Are You A Sleepwalker? Know Your Risk

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

When you think of sleepwalking, what comes to mind? Sleepwalking is a very real sleep disorder that affects adults as well as children, with consequences that can range from the embarrassing to the downright dangerous.

Catherine Pearson

The Strange Sleep Disorder Many Americans Share | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

You brush your teeth, slip under the covers and turn off the lights, but if you think that's always the end of the story, you're wrong. Sleepwalki...

Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me Reveals the Restless Heart of Comedy

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.17.2012 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Matt's story is about not only learning how to become the comedian he always wanted to be, but learning what he's willing to give up to get it.

Expert Tips For Battling Sleepwalking

Seed | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Sleepwalking is a common sleep disorder. It usually affects children, although adults are not immune to it. We spoke to Subin Jain, M.D., a specialist...

Sundance 2012: Sleepwalk With Me

Heather Donahue | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts
Heather Donahue

As you might expect from a film co-produced by WBEZ Chicago's This American Life, Sleepwalk With Me is an autobiographically-inspired film that is intimate, funny and sincere.

'Sleepwalking Is For Real': My 25-Year Struggle With Sleep

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I have had trouble sleeping for about 25 years. I am amongst legions of people who share the same trouble. There are many causes for these forms of nocturnal misery.

Alcohol and Sleeping Pills: The 'Perfect' Night's Sleep?

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Combining depressants like booze and sleeping pills is a kind of personal roulette. You don't know what you'll get at the end of the day.

WATCH: What Do YOU Do When You're Sleeping?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

More and more, unhealthy sleep habits are affecting our day-to-day life and productivity at alarming rates. And in the new short comedic film "Sleep S...

Sleepwalker Acquitted Of Sex Assault

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Weird News

MONS, Belgium -- A Belgian court says it believes a man accused of sexually fondling a 9-year-old girl is not guilty because he did it in his sleep. ...

Boulder Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Slepwalking

Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 63-year-old Boulder man accidentally shot himself in the knee around 2 a.m. Tuesday, apparently while sleepwalking, police said. Sanford Rothman, w...

British Tourist SLEEPWALKS Off Hotel Balcony

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 28-year-old British tourist sleepwalked off of his Majorca hotel balcony, falling 35 feet, according to the Telegraph. Aled Thomas Davies suffer...

Teen Says He Was Sleep-Walking When He Shot His Brother, Stabbed His Mother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).