The Use of Scheduled Awakenings to Eliminate Childhood Sleepwalking

Natalie C. Frank, Anthony Spirito, Lori Stark, Judith Owens-Stively
1997 Journal of Pediatric Psychology  
Evaluated the use of scheduled awakenings to eliminate sleepwalking using a noncurrent multiple baseline design across three subjects with persistent sleepwalking. Treatment procedure involves having parents awaken children several hours after they go to sleep and just before the typical time of the sleepwalking episode. This intervention proved immediately successful in eliminating sleepwalking in all three children. Treatment effects were maintained at 3 and 6 months posttreatment.
more » ... s for intervention and future research are discussed.
doi:10.1093/jpepsy/22.3.345 pmid:9212552 fatcat:pahlz35qybfezcanpsvh6rljym