My 5 year old got up out of bed and started making noise. I got up and asked him what he needed. He was just standing there. He didn't respond at first and then started whining and throwing a fit like. He handed me a sock and said "it's dry" and mumbled something else. (he sleeps with a bar of dial soap in a sock, to help his legs cramps) I have no idea where the sock is at the moment. He got mad when i asked if he wanted to cuddle or even as my husband and I both got up to try and comfort him. I figured he must be asleep so i laid back down. He whined a little before laying on the floor and closing his eyes. But then i wondered is he really asleep? He was still making noise but won't talk to me. I got up to come get on the computer and research. and next thing i know he is running in here and flopped on the couch. he hasn't spoke to me and i think his eyes are closed but he is flopping around still. I HATE THIS! I'm sure i shouldn't be worried but i just can't help it. I don't know what to do for him. it's almost like he is in pain, or upset and i can't fix it!
I have slept walked forever. My mom would always have to talk to friends parents before i stayed the night and write letters for when i went to camp. You dont want to mess with him to much. My mom would just say lets go to bed and kinda lead me back to my room. I would talk in my sleep say random things, hide things (pain in the ass when i had a retainner lol) and i would have my eyes open. I still sleep walk not as much since i got older. I would reccomend getting a few locks on you front door (i left the house all the time even woke up in the yard a few times) so its harder for him to get out. I started leaving the house around 4th grade. Hopefully he grows out of it sooner than i did.
My son is now 6 and still occasionally has night terrors is more of what id call it. He gets up and wonders around shaking and breathing really hard whinning. Sometimes are worse than others and he grabs his chest and cries but is still totally asleep. It use to be an everynight thing when he was 2 and 3, and doctor told us that its not uncommon. More often than not he just wonders around talking nonsense, but even then is stresses me out so bad with worry. The only thing we've managed to do that helps is get him back in bed and rock him or rub his back telling him he's ok.
i sat here and watched him toss and turn on the couch for about 15 min. I finally went close by him and he sat up, wide awake and said I'm hungry! I thought, weird... but ok! He said he was made cause he lost his sock and his belly was hurting because he was so hungry. He didn't eat very good dinner last night. He went back to sleep after a snack and slept well. Sure hope it's not the begining of sleepwalking but time will tell. Thank you all so much for the advice!
I was a sleep walker for years and it got worse about 5 or 6 when I was done napping and the stress of getting ready for school. Some things that helped was going to bed about 15 minutes earlier than what I was and my mom started to use a fan for white noise which was soothing. They would put an extra lock on the doors leading outside up high so I couldn't leave the house. I still do it off and on though. It's really nothing to worry too much about with some thinking ahead.