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You can wake up a sleepwalker, it's a myth that you can't, most sleepwalkers that are that are woken up will be disoriented and frightened, its best just to lead the sleepwalker back to bed.

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thats cool
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I think that's an "old wives tale". Waking them up won't cause any problems.

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Actually, now it is recommended that a sleepwalker should be woken up. This is to keep them safe. They may be hard to wake, but keep trying.

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I'm pretty sure you can wake them up, but I know it is said that if you try to wake them up, they get extremely violent. Even if its... I dunno, the person you are closest to in the whole world, if they are sleepwalking and woken up, they will hurt you. I've never had this happen, but that what I've heard.

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This is a myth. A waking sleepwalker is disoriented and frightened, but not purposely violent. If anyone has ever startled you, you know how you reacted - sometimes by hitting them or slapping at them - but you didn't *intentionally* deliver violence unto them.
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Yeah, that was supposed to be a point. I meant to include that it was never deliberate violence, but they might hurt you.
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Sounds like a horror movie
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Lol. Kinda reminds of Amityville Horror!
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Wow! That sucks.. but it's kinda cool. And scary. lol
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It's something about your brain doing something. And try to calm them down if they become violent

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The only thing that really happens is you frighten them and you don't know how they will react. They don't necessarily act violent they just get scared because last time they were alert they were in bed and now they are somewhere else. Just speak to them calmly and lead them back to bed.

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agian even though my opinion isn't irrelavent you got to think what reflex the person has before you just say 'oh theyll just be scared'
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I agree with the people that said it will frighten them. Imagine if you are a sleepwalker and you all of a sudden wake up standing in a dark hallway or living room with someone touching you.

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happened to me once i felt i was moved by freaking casper
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It also happened to me when i was younger... my dad woke me up in the kitchen... i woke up with him holding me saying calm down i freaked out and said "Let me go WTF is wrong with you... went back to sleep and didnt remember any of it until they told me what happened in the morning... i was like 13 at the time
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Oh lol
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They freak out if you wake them up

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*brofist*
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*brofist*
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can I have a brofist too?
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My sis sure would!
We could not touch her.
I would talk to her soothingly over and over and she would finally sleep peacefully.
Couldn't turn the lights on or anything.
And she totally freaked if we touched her.
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*brofist*
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lol your pic is funny
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Of course the picture is funny O.O It's Pewdiepie...
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nothing really happens when you wake up a sleep walker. the only thing is that they will become frightened.

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ha funny but im 12 and my 17 year old brother pimpslapped the hell out of me
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Because they'll stab you in the eyes with rusty spoons.

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um weird cause i've never heard of that but um good job J.K
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LOL thats really funny
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cuz its not fun to get wake up when you sleep lol

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I think its because when someone is sleep walking they are awake but their eyes are closed

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My son looked wide awake with his eyes open, but as in a stupor.
He walked to the moonlit window and was gazing out.
I told him persistently to go back to bed.
He did after a bit. It seemed to take awhile for my words to sink in.
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idk whether it can be eyes closed or opened but awesome you helped.
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because they are outside time and space :)

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i heard that if you wake up a sleepwalker that they could die in there sleep

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Scary
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I don't think that one is true love.
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yea i dont think thats true
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well technically they would die in their wake..
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Indeed, there is nothing wrong with waking up a sleep walker. My brother was prone to episodes of sleep walking in our youth. I would usually just push him down the stairs. Seeing him wake up mid-somersault and disoriented was particularly amusing.

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awesome
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mean. but funny.
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OMG YOU'RE HORRIBLE!!! But that is hilarious!
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Adriiam

You can, I used to sleep walk and anyone could wake me up. Nothing happened. I just went back to bed.

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They sometimes can be. But don't touch them as I heard it can startle them rudely.
Speak softly and simply tell them to go back to bed.
On the other hand, related to sleepwalking, my hubby will thrash with a bad dream and I have to make sure I have woken him up completely or he will slip right back to it, even tho he tells me he is awake now.
He doesn't realize he is lying! ;)
My sis would totally freak out if we touched her!
Couldn't turn the lights on or anything.
She would fight like a banshee.
I would talk to her soothingly over and over and she would finally sleep peacefully.


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um for starters lovely vaneee i can see why they call you lovely. but to answer your question sleepwalkers can't be woken up because unless you talk all sweet and nice they can almost 98 percent to a 100 be physical. so technically unless your sweet and nice be sure you know how to block

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Because most of them will become frightened and disoriented and possibly fight you. You can, however, talk to a sleepwalker, and they can hear you and respond in their sleep. As in, if you tell them to go back to their bed and guide them to it (or tell them where it is, if you're in that room and there's nothing blocking the path,) they'll go.

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I sleep walked once... my twin woke me up on the front porch! I actually went outside! :O

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Sleep walkers are really zombies. The rotting bodies of the undead operate on a fraction of the level at which our bodies normally function. Circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems are unaffected by reanimation. Labored breathing, choking, and moaning are reflexive but no oxygen is carried through the blood. There are not asleep they are dead. If you try to "wake" them you will get hurt but if you must, use a crowbar.Hope this helps.

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Um what
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I'm a zombie?
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Its a really odd thing... However, if you choose to wake up a sleepwalker, I know they act frightened and lash out at whatever is moving in front of them. I would imagine it's a scary situation for everyone.

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You can but you shouldnt cause it scares them

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As a youngster, I was told that waking a sleepwalker could kill them. That is an old-wives-tale, as I've awakened people who were caught 'in the act'. It's best, then, to wake up the sleepwalker than it would be to allow them an opportunity to hurt THEMSELVES!

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that's mean.
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It's not mean, it's considerate.
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First so you know I am a sleepwalker. It can be dangerous to wake a sleep walker. I suffer with Bi-Polar and Anxiety. Waking me is not only dangerous because of my mental illness. But also because I have Asthma, and a heart condition. If you are going to wake a sleep walker make sure you know there history. You can kill them or they you. It is best to simply guide them back to bed and close the door.

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I'm a sleep walker to and my friend woke me up and I kinda fell on the ground . One time my friend slept walk before and I woke her once and she hit me.

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It is just disorienting to be woken up in a different spot. When I sleepwalk, I prefer to just be led back to my room. My parents say that if they tell me to go back to my room and nudge me, I go back to bed without any problems. I do know someone that has to be woken up though. Depends on the person, how tired they are, how stressed out they are, and where they are at. My sleepwalking gets worse, and it is harder to wake me up or get me to go back to bed when I am in an unfamiliar place, or when I have taken Nyquil or benadryl. It is possible to wake sleepwalkers up though. People having night terrors are supposed to be impossible to wake up though. Just something I have heard, but never experienced myself.

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It is completely possible to wake up sleep walkers. And some of the comments here make no sense. Someone said that they think sleep walkers are awake but their eyes are closed. No! This is not true. Some sleep walkers go around with their eyes open, some not. They are not awake. It is their subconscious mind controlling their movements. And the only thing that can happen by waking up a sleep walker is that they will be extremely disoriented and confused when you wake them up.

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I heard it's dangerous and they can go into shock.You probably have to led them to bed as fast as you can.Or maybe leave them alone.

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yes! you can!

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He(Her)will be scared if you do it(-w-)

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IF someone is sleep walking, don't mess with them unless you can talk to them calmly and don't try to get aggravated. One wrong move will cause them to become emotional to vicious. Don't turn the lights on unless there is a door between you and the sleepwalker. Don't have the television volume turned to loud, have it at a low volume. And what ever you do, don't let them eat after midnight because then they fall out and stay asleep for more hours than they are suppose to have. If the do get vicious, know how to block a punch and a kick. Don't scare them if they are old because that can lead them to death in the sleep.

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Because if you do it can scare them and kill them

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because they are deep asleep they are having dreams and they wont wake up

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because they might die

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you can wake them up, but it can be hard to, and the often just get very disoriented. Just lead them calmly back to bed

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yes

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My little sister sleep walks and i woke her up one night and it seemed to just make her jump and get kind of aggressive but nothing serious.

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It's a MYTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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