Re: Sleepwalking Ideas..
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Fri, 1 Jul 1994 15:44:25 EDT
>2. A simple solution you could use if the child is in a cabin or larger
> room where you can't block them is to simply tie a wrist tether to
> them and tie the other end to their sleep "buddy". You could have
> the child choose their buddy in advance. I think this is a good
> idea if you think the child would hurt themselves, because it wakes
> up another camper and keeps them from wandering too far before they
> alert someone else.
>3. You could also use the above idea with a LONG tether if no one
> is sleeping with the sleepwalker. The wrist tether could be tied
> to another camper or leader in the adjoining tent.
Tying a rope, string or anything else to a sleepwalker is not a good idea.
1) Sleepwalkers are usually very restless sleepers, it would be very easy
for them to get tangled in the lines and be seriously injured if not killed.
2) If they didn't get tangled and did get up, my bet would be that they
would untie the line. My oldest has climbed down and back up bunk bed
ladders (when awake she always climbed up and down from the bottom bunk).
My youngest got a key, and unlocked the front door in her sleep. It is
amazing what a sleepwalker will do.
The alarms on the other hand sound like a good idea.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City