My son is 8 years old and is completely normal and is not on any medications. He is up at 6:30 in the morning and he goes to bed at 8:00 and is asleep by 8:30. We sing songs pray talk read a book with kisses and hugs every night. We are a real happy family and don't have much chaos or stress. I'm a single mom with the Two boys. He is active and plays hard, and when he sleeps he sleeps soundly. I make sure he doesn't drink water before bedtime and he always goes to the bathroom before bed. Do you have any suggestions for me at this time?
What can I do when my child is sleepwalking and gets up and finds a strange place to urininate?
- 1 Mar 2014 by Deponotright
- 2 March 2014
- sleep disorders
Sleepwalking is common in some children and is usually outgrown over time, especially as the amount of deep sleep decreases. Going to closets or other places to urinate is also common along with other behavior while sleepwalking. Sometimes sleep apnea can be the cause or medications, also stress of daily life, but you said he doesn't take any medications so that's not it. Wake him up and lead him back to his bed. Try not to have too much energetic activity close to bedtime and have relaxing time before bed. Be assured this is common with a lot of children and he will outgrow it.
I hoped this helped,
Hi my stepsister used to sleepwalk and go in the kitchen and make herself things to eat or wander around talking. She was older around 17 but we found that if we told her to go back to bed she would so you probably can direct him to the bathroom too!
I've slept walked as a child and still do now at 53. I've done some really crazy things, and yes, peeing while sitting on what I thought was a toilet definitely was one of them. Our daughter slept so deeply that she wet the bed - a lot! She couldn't go to sleepovers as a teen. We tried all kinds of things - restricting liquids, bed alarms, etc. but what worked best was waking her up at 1 or 2 AM. Hard on me, but an alarm wouldn't waken her. She's now 30, married with 2 kiddos. Haven't heard if she's wet the bed in awhile. My point - just go with it. This too shall pass. Waken him and take him to pee each night, or if you find him sleep-peeing, direct him to the toilet. Just don't startle him - be very gentle, soothing, loving. Imagine if you were Deep Asleep and someone startled you You haven't said you do that, but just wanted to add that just in case. Regards - EJ23
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