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Episode 4 - Skegness

Sleepwalking

Hayley visits Dr Dawn regarding an unusual sleep problem: she head bangs in her sleep. This causes headaches and muscle strains. Dr Dawn says it is a form of sleepwalking and recommends Hayley goes to a sleep lab to find the cause. At the lab the experts record her oxygen levels, heart rate and brainwaves. They discover that the problem is likely to be related to stress. Hayley is referred to a psychologist to discuss stress management. When she sees Dr Dawn again Hayley tells her that the unusual problem has not happened since she started following the advice the psychologist.

The EB team would like to thank:

Dr Dev Banerjee
Consultant Respiratory & Sleep Physician
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
www.heartofengland.nhs.uk

Dr Becky Spelman
Psychologist & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
www.drbecky.co.uk

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