The Royal Navy discharged five sailors last year for sleepwalking, it has been disclosed.

Anyone suffering from the disorder is also barred from joining the senior service, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request showed.

The Armed Forces’ medical rules are being updated to make the entry bar official and also to disqualify those who suffer from ‘sleep terrors’, the Ministry of Defence’s Navy Command Secretariat said.

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