Melissa - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son is 7 years old and has a sleep walking problem. It has been going on for some time now and he also talks in his sleep sometimes. I get a little scared because I am afraid that he is going to unlock the front door and walk out of the house one night and hurt himself. For example, last night my fiance and I were watching TV and my son just walked out into the family room. And I can tell when he is awake vs sleep walking. I just told him to go back to bed and he just turned and walked away. Well, he came back into the dining room and started crying hysterically like he was scared. And he kept pointing to the corner of the room and getting scared, but there was nothing there and when I asked him what was wrong he would just cry. I would ask him what he was looking at and he would just point and turn and hang onto me like he was scared to death. This really scares me. What can I do to help him stay in bed and to stop the sleep walking. Any suggestions? Sorry this is so long. Just want you to understand what is going on. Thanks.