My mom sometimes sleepwalks and I haven't experienced any signs of it yet. Am I at risk for sleepwalking in the future? Also, is sleepwalking genetic?
Doctors Answers (2)
Sleepwalking could be genetic. However, you should alert anyone you live with and/or your bed partner to be aware of this possibility. Items misplaced or moved upon awakening are one of the signs that could alert you of nocturnal behavior.
Sleepwalking does often run in families and, therefore, is presumably genetic in some cases. However, I know of no genetic studies of gene testing which can be used to identify your risk.