What is another word for somnambulism?

Pronunciation: [sˈɒmnɐmbjˌuːlɪzəm] (IPA)

Somnambulism, also known as sleepwalking, is a sleep disorder characterized by motor activity during sleep. Some synonyms for somnambulism include noctambulation, night walking, and sleep-going. Sleepwalking can range from simple behaviors like sitting up in bed and looking around to more complex actions such as walking out of the house or even driving a car. Other synonyms for somnambulism include parasomnia, sleep disorder, and abnormal sleep behavior. Somnambulism can often be caused by stress, sleep deprivation, or certain medications. Treatment options for this sleep disorder include medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

What are the hypernyms for Somnambulism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Somnambulism

Again, in somnambulism there is a much more exalted memory, and clear cases are on record of facts being then consciously present which cannot be accounted for save through the same hypothesis.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
Another example follows:-Chardel, in fleeing from the Revolution, took ship from Brittany and was obliged to induce somnambulism on his wife in order to overcome her horror of the sea.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The records of somnambulism contain no story of a person who despatched telegrams while walking in his sleep.
"The Mark Of Cain"
Andrew Lang

Related words: sleepwalk, night terrors, sleep paralysis, walking during sleep, sleepwalking nights, what causes insomnia, am i sleepwalking, sleeptalking

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