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16y ago

Waking a person that is sleep walking may leave them confused about their whereabouts and embarassed that they were not in control of their actions. They can be combative at first because it startles them. However it is best to gently wake them because they could hurt themselves while wandering around. Better to be woken up safe then to wake up hurt. Sometimes you can call out their name and it will wake them. Sometimes they are in a semi sleep where you can tell them to go back to bed and they will. If they do go back to bed, follow them and make sure that they get there safely.

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6y ago

Because when you wake a sleepwalker the can lash out and hurt themselves and others around them. They can break items and cut themselves or have massive headaches and tummy aches. Don't ever wake a sleepwalker!

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11y ago

Because you can scare or confuse them terribly so guide them back to bed and tell them in the morning and do not slap them cause they will wake up and be confused and it'll hurt bad.So don't hurt them and lock all doors,and hide keys.

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12y ago

Yes, it is dangerous to wake a sleep walker because when you wake them they become temporarily disoriented and they start to freak out. Bad for both the person woken up, and the one who woke them up. Be prepared to the possibility of a slap or a punch in the face from the sleepwalker; understand it is unintentional and you will be fine.

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13y ago

It is bad because they can freak out. This happens because they are sleeping, and when you are sleeping you are relaxed. But, they aren't, and part of their brain is shut off. So they don't even know what they are doing. And if you wake them, they can hurt you, or hurt themselves.

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14y ago

That is an myth. It is not dangerous. Infact, it may be dangerous not to wake sleep walker.

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14y ago

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