Sleepwalking Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Sleepwalking Children Statistics, Sleepwalking Statistics, Sleep Walk Statistics, Sleep Problems Statistics, Somnambulism Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Sleepwalking Disorder

  • 15% of all children between 5 and 12 years of age have walked in their sleep at least once and almost outgrow their sleepwalking disorder.
  • 18% of the population has sleepwalked and it is more common in children than in adults and adolescents.
  • The highest prevalence of sleepwalking is at 16.7% at the age 11 to 12 years old.
  • 80% of the night is spent at slow wave sleep in children and young adults and 50% in infants where sleepwalking commonly occurs.
  • Sleepwalking occurs in 6.9% of female children, 5.7% in male children, 3.1% in adult women and 3.9% in adult men.
  • A person is 10% more likely to have sleepwalking disorder when a first degree relative has a sleepwalking history.
  • 10% to 30% of children have had at least one episode of sleepwalking.

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