Yes, and no,because it will trigger or result in the sleepwalker acting weird or doing stupid things. Ex: put laundry in the fridge, pretending they're a zebra, sliding down the steps with glue ALL over their stomach. Trust me, my sister is always sleep walking. Most recently, she was captain Morgan and she was gonna invent alcoholic cereal. But, it's not bad to, like their health. Just their state of mind during their dream. Plus, it's hysterical. :) Have a good day n sleep everyone!
My little brother does this thing where he opens his eyes and can see everything, but he is still dreaming so he sees other stuff from his imagination. Apparently, that is considered sleep walking (said the dr.) and that it is ver common. In that case, it is very hard to wake them up because they already believe they are awake. So, just lay them back in their bed in that case and calm them down, telling them to go back to sleep (since they think they are awake). But, if it is a regular sleep walking thing, don't wake them up. Just silently take them back to bed and stand outside of the room for about a min or so to make sure they stayed in bed.
As a former sleepwalker...I have found myself in some scary, potentially dangerous places when I woke. I wish someone had woke me prior. Is it wrong or bad to wake a sleep walker? No! There is nothing more wrong or dangerous about waking a sleep walker than there is someone thats obviously having a bad dream. Thats just some crazy theory stemming for old wives tales. Its a myth...at best.
Farm girl is quite correct.. Growing up my sister FREAKED OUT!! Coming back from the kitchen , I accidentally woke my sis up on her way to the kitchen ... I didn't know till it was TOO LATE!! My food and drink went FLYING through the air :-/
You do not want to wake them or they might go crazy and hurt u, my sis is a sleepwalker and she went crazy when i woke her up from sleepwalking and she punched me in the nose. So dont wake them up unless they are going to get in trouble or just lead them back to bed before they do what they r going to do. it is bad if it is someone from a different house because u dont know were they live, just take them to your house and put them to bed, and when they wake up tell them what happened and ask were do they live to take them home.