Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Sleepwalking
kent d wilkins
Mon, 2 Aug 1999 16:24:09 +0000
we had a similar situation a few years back, and we discovered the lad
was a sleepwalker by watching him wander about one night. We were also
camped near a cliff in the mountains..so we got pretty concerned.
Our solution was to have the boy and his tentmate turn their sleeping
bags perpendicular to the door, and he slept in the back. That way (and
it worked) he had to step on the tentmate to get out, and thus awaken his
buddy who kept him from wandering. We also made alarms out of tin cans
with rocks in them and tied them to thetent flap when they went to
bed..they also worked, but a bell or something that made a louder sound
would have been better.
BTW..the sleepwalking was NOT listed on the medical form, and when we
called Mom the next day to ask if it had happened before...we got that
old familiar "Gee, guess I forgot to write it down, is it important?"