How Common Is Sleepwalking

By: Kevin Young - Published: Jun 18, 2012 • References:
This infographic created by LiveScience, called ‘How Common is Sleepwalking,’ provides details about people who tend to sleepwalk.

It’s quite unsettling to be fully awake and doing everyday tasks while your body is in sleep mode. Anything can happen and sometimes safety can become an issue. There are many people who sleepwalk yet they don’t know the causes or even the fact that they’re up and about at night.

LiveScience provides statistics that show 30% of Americans have sleep walked and up to 30% of children do the same. Although sleepwalking decreases as people age, it’s still a problem for those who can’t control it. The statistics also show that those with alcohol abuse or depression are 3.5 times more likely to sleep walk.