episode #125 sleepwalking

a kaleidoscope picture of succulent plant

Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism or noctambulism, is a phenomenon of combined sleep and wakefulness.It is classified as a sleep disorder belonging to the parasomnia family. It occurs during slow wave stage of sleep, in a state of low consciousness, with performance of activities that are usually performed during a state of full consciousness. These activities can be as gentle as talking, sitting up in bed, walking to a bathroom, consuming food, and cleaning, or as hazardous as cooking, driving a motor vehicle, violent gestures and grabbing at hallucinated objects.

Sleepwalking is when someone walks or carries out complex activities while not fully awake.

It usually happens during a period of deep sleep. This peaks during the early part of the night, so sleepwalking tends to happen in the first few hours after falling asleep.

Sleepwalking can start at any age but is more common in children. It’s thought 1 in 5 children will sleepwalk at least once. Most grow out of it by the time they reach puberty, but it can sometimes persist into adulthood.

Sleepwalkers often have little or no memory of the incident, as their consciousness has altered into a state in which memories are difficult to recall. Although their eyes are open, their expression is dim and glazed over, although the person will look straight through people and not recognise them.

Spoken word

Edgar Allan Poe: Ulalume [read by Jerome McGann]


Deee-Lite: Mind Melt

Beastie Boys: No Sleep Til Brooklin

Rage Against the Machine: Wake Up

BADBADNOTGOOD: Can’t Leave the Night

Flying Lotus: Until the Quiet Comes

David Bowie: Let Me Sleep Beside You

R. Stevie Moore: I’m Only Sleeping

Nostalgia 77: Sleepwalker

Bonobo: Sleepy Seven

Marc Moullin: Hazard Mind

Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)

Sasha: Bring on the Night-Time

Ray Davies: I Go To Sleep

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