Myth #9: If you wake a sleepwalker, you could scare them to death
FACT: Yes, if you wake a sleepwalker, you’ll probably find them shocked and confused. But you certainly won’t kill them. That’s because sleepwalking often takes place when someone is experiencing deep sleep, which will make them difficult to wake. It’ll also take them longer to become fully aware after regaining consciousness.
However, the notion that you’ll kill them from shock is nonsense. If you have a common sleepwalker amongst you, pay attention to his or her sleep patterns. Sleepwalking is more common amongst those who are sleep deprived.