Sleepwalking........Just Had A Scare!

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Found 13th Feb 2009
At 2am this morning my OH woke up and said he heard one of the kids get up. He went downstairs and found our 14 year old on his bike leaving the back gate to do his paper round. He managed to stop him and brought him in.......we think he was sleepwalking and have put him back to bed.
I cant sleep now, my mind is racing, worrying about what might have been if he hadnt been stopped.

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:lol::lol:
That's amazing :-D
Was he actually riding his bike?
I wonder where he would have gone!

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ahhh dont worry about what might have been. why worry about something that hasnt happened? you dont worry about the end of the world..well i hope not! these things are out of our control if its gonna happen it will happen. thank good your OH reacted in the way he did. its kinda harsh seeing that happen. i really dont know what to say to be honest. other than, im sure there are plenty of sites with info on how, why, what to do, how to prevent, how not to worry and be secure.

check em out.

ill tell you what, if i saw someone riding their bike, at this time, and im guessing they would be riding it all over the place...id run a mile..he'd have probably caused a few scares and a few accidents! but believe me, he would have been as fine as a fiddle!

imagine if he had the papers on him..and everytime he saw someone he lobbed a paper at em! LOL! then hed make a noise like something out of shaun of the dead! hehehe

Banned

Lock the door and hide the key in your room

That's a bit scary for you bitsey !

All is well so not worth thinking of the worst case scenario is it ?

He would probably have just woken up and come back home with a tale to tell

Might need to find out though if he is suffering any stress at school or whatever and a discreet word with the Doc to put your mind at rest .

Get some sleep otherwise you'll be doing the same

Original Poster

thanks for all the advice x

just spoken to him and he remembers getting up, thinking his alarm had gone off at 6.40am. he remembers getting dressed and going out but cant remember being put back to bed or going back to sleep. Not sure if he did sleepwalk or not now......I do hope not, as Im gonna be awake at the slightest noise!

oh dear bitsey...bless him he jus got confused...x

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magicbeans;4365640

oh dear bitsey...bless him he jus got confused...x



he has a lot going on at the moment, not stress, just GCSE options at school, just joined the air cadets, his birthday on Sunday......not a lot for adults but pretty big for him.

yep, sounds like he just got confused bitsey. Been there myself at times:roll:

Here`s hoping that`s it anyway.:thumbsup:

my oldest as been sleep walking since he was little we make sure all doors are locked and he cant come to no harm but it does seem to get worse when things are going on like not being well or if stressfull time like exams

we were really lucky one night he got up had a walk about except this time started to demolish my housse chucking things about we did not know but he had meningitus and the hospital said if he had not gone on a walk about that night he would not have made it to the morning

bitseylango;4365644

he has a lot going on at the moment, not stress, just GCSE options at … he has a lot going on at the moment, not stress, just GCSE options at school, just joined the air cadets, his birthday on Sunday......not a lot for adults but pretty big for him.



Sweetie in my experience boys express stress in more obscure ways than us girls. Whether he was confused or sleep walking it's a worrying experience as a Mum. Just the GCSE options is enough to worry a child and his next year at studies will be so much more intensive, he could be experiencing more stress than you realise..

Honestly, I would make sure the door is secure before you go to sleep at night, whether it's with an extra lock or a bolt up out of easy reach or something along those lines. Just don't make it too hard to escape as if the worst was to happen and you have a fire or something you don't want to make it impossible to get out the house quickly.

Have a chat with him and make sure he isn't worrying about something you aren't aware of. Make sure he is getting plenty of sleep otherwise and relaxation time away from any worries. It's such a worry being a Mum, isn't it?

I just think you need to take extra precautions yourself so that you know that everyone is safe, or YOU wont be able to sleep either xxx

Original Poster

Thanks ClarityofMind, I have 3 sons, 19, 14 and 12, he is the middle son and the most sensitive
We are going to have a chat with him tonight after dinner and see if we can figure things out with him. I know there is a girl from school lurking in the background too, aswell as the other stuff.....:roll:
Regarding the doors, I am quite little and a high bolt would cause huge problems in an emergency but I think we may lock the door and leave the key by our bedside, it means he will have to come in every morning to fetch it but I would rather that than the alternative!

bitseylango;4365783

Thanks ClarityofMind, I have 3 sons, 19, 14 and 12, he is the middle son … Thanks ClarityofMind, I have 3 sons, 19, 14 and 12, he is the middle son and the most sensitive We are going to have a chat with him tonight after dinner and see if we can figure things out with him. I know there is a girl from school lurking in the background too, aswell as the other stuff.....:roll:Regarding the doors, I am quite little and a high bolt would cause huge problems in an emergency but I think we may lock the door and leave the key by our bedside, it means he will have to come in every morning to fetch it but I would rather that than the alternative!



Your children are almost the same ages as mine, ( cept we have an extra one lol ) We have a 20yr old, a 15 yr old, an 11yr old, and a three year old also! It sounds like a good idea leaving the key in your room. As parents we have no privacy huh? :-D

Almost certainly the girl adds extra worries. I know I have been wishing mine didn't have bfs/gfs and they'd just meet someone and everything would be wonderful and they'd live happily ever after lol It's so hard for teenagers these days, I think much harder when we were kids and that was bad enough!!
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