By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

I’ve had sleepwalking episodes ever since I can remember. Of course, I don’t remember what happened during the episodes, but other people have told me about them or in some cases the evidence upon waking up is irrefutable.

 

Medically known as “somnabulism” it has been estimated to occur in 1.5 to 15% of the population, with the highest incidences in children between three and seven. It occurs during the Stage III and IV non-REM deep sleep phase.

 

I’m always a bit surprised when I wake up after having a sleepwalking episode. I once woke up on the beach and have awakened in my car a few times (apparently I didn’t do any driving). Sometimes the incidents are comical, like finding my flashlight in my refrigerator or my socks in the bathtub.

 

When I was younger, a doctor told my parents, “he’ll grow out of it.” Well, he was wrong and I’ve adjusted to the idea that it’s something that will probably stay with me until I die.

 

夢遊病

幼い頃から夢中歩行の歴史がある。勿論、夢遊中の記憶がないが、他人から聞いたり、状況証拠から分かったりする。

 

医学用語では『夢遊症』と知られ、人口の1.5%15%には発生すると予測されている。最も高い比率は3歳~7歳の子供だそうだ。非レム睡眠のStage IIIStage IV段階に発生する。

 

夢中歩行エピソードから起きた後にいつも驚く。大学時代にビーチに起きたこともあるし、車で起きたことも何回もある。場合によって、笑いそうなこともある。例えば、冷蔵庫に懐中電灯を見つけたり、風呂桶に靴下を発見したり『どうなっておるかい??』のようなケースもある。

 

幼い頃、医師が両親に「大きくなると治る」と安心させようとした覚えがあるが、先生はとんでもなく間違えていた。恐らく死ぬまで治らない。

By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

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English books published by AELS

English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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