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Man Who Shot Wife 6 Times: I Was Sleepwalking

Texas' Raymond Lazarine could face life in prison

(Newser) - A Texas man claims he was sleepwalking when he fatally shot his wife of 35 years a total of six times, including twice in the head and once in the back. Raymond Lazarine of Houston, whose murder trial began this week, admits to the shooting on Dec. 18, 2013. His... More »

Study: Most Sleepwalkers Don't Feel Pain

Not even when they jump out a third-story window, apparently

(Newser) - Nearly 80% of people who've injured themselves while sleepwalking felt no pain and didn't even wake up, according to a new study published this month in Sleep. And we're not talking about a stubbed toe or bumped elbow, either. One study subject jumped out a third-floor window—... More »

What Your Sleepwalking Means for Your Kids

Sleep terrors appear to increase the chance of sleepwalking, too

(Newser) - Kids whose parents sleepwalked are more likely to do it themselves—and sleep terrors may be a precursor to sleepwalking as well, according to a new study out of Montreal published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics . Not that sleepwalking, also called somnambulism, is necessarily a big deal. "... More »

Camper Falls Off Ky. Cliff While Sleepwalking

Luckily, the Ohio man is expected to make a full recovery

(Newser) - Rescue crews say an Ohio man who was camping with friends in central Kentucky's Red River Gorge is recovering after falling from a cliff while sleepwalking. A Wolfe County rope technician tells WKYT that the Cincinnati man, whose name wasn't released, fell about 60 feet early Thursday and... More »

1 in 7 'Sleep Drunk' After Waking

And you know you who are

(Newser) - Have you ever woken up so confused you've mistaken a water bottle for a telephone, or the closet for a toilet? If so, you might be among the one in seven people estimated to suffer from a sleep disorder called "confusional arousal," reports MedPage Today . Or to... More »

Woman Thinks She Sleepwalked Onto Train Tracks

2 men jump on Boston tracks to help

(Newser) - A woman who walked straight off the platform and onto the tracks at a Boston T station yesterday may have been sleepwalking, CBS Boston reports. The 31-year-old woman can be seen on surveillance video walking across an empty platform at the Davis Square MBTA station, then falling down onto the... More »

Woman Drives for 200 Miles—While Sleeping

Police tracked New Zealand woman by her cell phone

(Newser) - A New Zealand woman drove overnight for nearly 200 miles and sent texts as she went—but was probably asleep the whole time. It all started when a concerned friend contacted police shortly after midnight Wednesday because the unnamed woman, who has a sleep disorder, took sleeping pills and drove... More »

There's a 29% Chance You Have Sleepwalked

Study also links sleepwalking to depression, sleep disorders

(Newser) - Nearly one in three adults in the US have sleepwalked, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 16,000 Americans and found that 29% of respondents said they had sleepwalked at least once; almost 3% said they do it as often as once a month and another 1% said they do... More »

Rapist of Sleeping Woman: I Was Asleep Too

Swedish sexsomnia sufferer admits to committing the crime

(Newser) - A Swedish man admits to raping a sleeping woman last summer but says there's one hitch: He was asleep at the time. The 27-year-old, who isn't named by The Local , says that after a night of heavy drinking in a cabin he "was awakened by her pushing... More »

Naked Sleepwalker Wins $15M Libel Case

Dreamy award is Ireland's biggest ever

(Newser) - An executive arguing he was simply sleepwalking nude when he tried to enter his secretary's room on a business trip has won a $15 million libel judgment against his firm for portraying the incident as inappropriate. Serial sleepwalker Donal Kinsella, 67, won Ireland's biggest-ever libel case after he told a... More »

Man Commits Suicide While Sleepwalking

And this isn't the first time that's happened, doctors say

(Newser) - Tobias Wong had no apparent reason to commit suicide. He had a rising career as a designer and conceptual artist, and was in a stable, loving relationship. “We were always thinking about our future,” says boyfriend Tim Dubitsky. “We wanted kids. We wanted to find a house.... More »

Brit Strangles Wife During Nightmare

Prosecutors believe him, seek verdict of insanity

(Newser) - A British man admits he strangled his wife but swears he did it while having a nightmare. Prosecutors have accepted his explanation, backed up by a battery of medical tests documenting a sleep disorder. Instead of pursuing a murder conviction, they want a jury to declare that he acted during... More »

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