Sleepwalking is hazardous to your health

She’s lucky she’s not dead.

Lincolnshire mum wakes up with a broken back and a broken neck after sleepwalking | Lincolnshire Echo.

Lincolnshire mum, Morag Fisher, woke up in a pool of blood- having broken her back, neck and both wrists after falling down the stairs whilst sleepwalking.

Morag Fisher, from Witham St Hughs, was found with life-threatening injuries in the early hours of the morning whilst staying at a friend’s house in Long Eaton.

The mother-of-one also broke her jaw, nose, eye socket and cheek bones.

She said: “When they found me I was bleeding a lot and my friend who used to be a nurse thought I was dead.

Despite her horrific injuries she only spent 10 days in the Queen’s Medical Centre’s Major Trauma Unit and was discharged on December 3.

Ms. Fischer has been a sleep walker all her life apparently and has now installed baby gates in her house to avoid something like this happening again.

Death by sleepwalking. It does happen.

New Jersey Woman Sleepwalks to her Death? – ABC News.

Family says sleepwalking may be to blame for Yukon man’s death | KFOR.com.

Area athlete plummets to his death after sleepwalking | www.daytondailynews.com.

Teenage sleepwalker falls to his death from holiday flat | Mail Online.

  2 comments for “Sleepwalking is hazardous to your health

  1. January 27, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    I often wonder how my son survived his sleepwalking. It was only for a few years but he used to unlock the front door then crash down the stairs – and was still asleep when I’d run down to get him.

    • Chris
      January 27, 2014 at 6:55 PM

      Ack! I had a fear that my younger son would unlock the front door. I did find him one morning sleeping on the sofa in the den just next to the front door.

      I am from a family of sleep walkers, and somehow we have mostly avoided injury. The funniest was when I was in high school chatting with a friend in my room late one night, where she was sleeping over. At one point my ten/eleven year old sister wandered into my room and started to open and close drawers in the dresser next to the door. I asked her what she was doing and she said she needed to go to the bathroom. I just told her to go out, turn left and left again to get to the bathroom. She said “Okay”, and apparently safely accomplished her intended mission.

      We all mostly grew out of sleepwalking as adults. Now we just mostly talk in our sleep. I have been known to wake up dear hubby while in a deep dream by crying out, or the one time when I was leaning over him whispering something to him. He has had entire conversations with me in the morning where I was sound asleep, but my eyes were open and I was responding to him.

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