Sleepwalking Study Shows It's Somewhat Common
A recent study published in the journal Neurology shows that 29 percent of people have been sleepwalkers at some point in their lives.
A University of Minnesota neurology professor conducted the research which surveyed more than 19,000 adults. While sleepwalking may seem like an odd occurrence, doctors say it's simply what happens when part of the body is awake while the other part is still asleep. This is why people can walk and even eat or unlock doors.
Doctors warn the behavior can be dangerous and if someone in your home sleepwalks, you should make sure to pick up things they can trip over, set a lock high on the door and put gates at the top of staircases.
Doctors say sleepwalking has likely gone underreported partially because adults may be embarrassed by the behavior. Children as young as three have been known to sleepwalk.