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From the Ted Talk by Emmanuel During: What causes sleepwalking?

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Indeed, ____________ is generally more ______ in children, perhaps because the brain areas that control the transition between sleep and ___________ are still developing. But the exact mechanisms that cause sleepwalking remain unclear. Many cases appear to run in families, while others are more mysterious. Anything that could lead to partial awakening is thought to increase the likelihood. This includes factors that promote ______ slow-wave sleep— like sedatives, hot sleep environments, and _________ on too little sleep— or things that disrupt sleep— like stress and other _____ disorders, such as sleep apnea and restless leg ________.

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  1. operating
  2. syndrome
  3. sleep
  4. common
  5. sleepwalking
  6. deeper
  7. wakefulness

Original Text

Indeed, sleepwalking is generally more common in children, perhaps because the brain areas that control the transition between sleep and wakefulness are still developing. But the exact mechanisms that cause sleepwalking remain unclear. Many cases appear to run in families, while others are more mysterious. Anything that could lead to partial awakening is thought to increase the likelihood. This includes factors that promote deeper slow-wave sleep— like sedatives, hot sleep environments, and operating on too little sleep— or things that disrupt sleep— like stress and other sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.

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