I am a young single mother of two, I am currently going through a lot of transitions in my life and have been experiencing sleep walking, sleep talking, and sleep eating. I have not been diagnosed with any disorders but after doing some research online I feel I should probably evaluated by a sleep specialist.
In my past I have had episodes of sleepwalking and sleep talking it has always been apart of me. My family has always loved to bring these past events up whenever they can to embarrass me. The ealiest I was discovered to sleepwalk was when I was one and a half at a daycare I tried to walk out of the building got to the door actually before anyone noticed. They made me wear tap shoes at nap time. I don't know how many times I have hear that story. I have had what is describe now as night terrors through out my life.
Recently I have been waking during my sleepwalks and been feeling rather disoriented through the night and also through the next day. I can't exactly describe it but the best way is I feel that I have no control over myself and it brings me down feeling cranky and not motivated.
Last night I don't remember waking during the sleepwalk/sleep eating but when I was taking my children to school I saw the evidence of my excursions. Don't laugh okay because I am rather embarrassed... I go to pull out my wallet from my purse and it was covered in ketchup. When I looked at my hand covered in the red mess I had a feeling of deja vu and the memory of my actions the night before came crashing back. I remember me trying to tell myself as I'm sqeezing the ketchup in my purse to stop but my body wouldn't listen. Now I can't talk to my family or even close friends about this experience because I will be the butt of many jokes, no one understands what I am going through and it is very frusterating.
Will it ever stop???