Video demonstrates sleepwalking in a 34-year-old woman on zolpidem for chronic severe insomnia. The patient was seen by a community sleep doctor for episodes of sleepwalking and sleep smoking. She had let herself out of her house a few times, so safety was a concern. After a normal polysomnogram, the patient was started on clonazepam, which made her symptoms worse, and she was referred to a sleep center for a consultation. Video EEG showed normal N2 sleep during the entire 30-minute episode of sleepwalking (edited here for brevity).
Hrayr Attarian, MD, FAASM, FCCP
CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. 19(1, Sleep Disorders):104-131, February 2013