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What causes sleepwalking? 8 possible conditions

Also known as somnambulism, sleepwalking is a condition where a person walks or moves around as if they are awake, when they are actually asleep. Sleepwalkers may perform a variety of activities while asleep, including getting dressed, going to the... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Fatigue

Fatigue is a term used to describe an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. It isn't the same as simply feeling drowsy or sleepy. When you're fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy. Being sleepy may b...

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2

Fever

Fever is also known as hyperthermia, pyrexia, or elevated temperature. It describes a body temperature that's higher than normal. Fever can affect children and adults. A short-term increase in body temperature can hel...

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3

Anxiety

Learn more about anxiety with this overview of anxiety disorders.

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4

Migraine with Aura

Migraine is a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. Symptoms include throbbing or pulsating pain, usually on only one side of the head, and can last between four hours and three days.

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5

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can cause unpleasant sensations in the legs and an intense urge to move them. Learn why this happens and how to manage it.

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6

Cocaine and related disorders

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 15 percent of people in the U.S. have tried cocaine. Find out more about the effects of addiction.

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7

Organic Brain Syndrome

Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatment for neurocognitive disorders (formerly called organic brain syndrome).

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8

Partial Seizures

The human brain works by sending electrical signals through neurons, which are nerve cells. A seizure occurs when there's a surge in this electrical activity.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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