Hi everyone,

I would love to hear from anyone that has a child who compulsively sleep walks.

My DS - age eight - is a sleep walker. He sleep walks particularly when he is tired. When he sleep walks, he is fully asleep and makes expressions that we have never seen him make. He can carry on a full conversation with us - which is often non-sensical.

Generally if we take him to the toilet, he then happily returns to bed. But generally, he will not stay in bed until he has fulfilled the purpose of the sleep-walk - which can be varied and often very interesting. Because we sense that he could put himself in serious danger, his bedroom door has chimes on it so that we are aware of any movement.

He has been sleep walking since he was old enough to walk (and get out of bed) - but we didn't realise that he was actually sleep walking - we thought it was more walking sleepily - if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I don't know anyone else with a child that has this a serious problem - not just as an occasional. So I would love to hear from anyone else that deals with this regularly too.