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  • I wake up at night with anxiety and palpitation. I have to eat something to get better

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders March 31, 2020 02:16 PM

    I suspect that I have hypoglycemia as I have symptoms after not eating for a long time. I am trembling, anxious, have palpitation and have to eat something to relieve symptoms. However, my measurement of blood sugar showing normal blood sugar - about 70 with is fine number. I have seen that it...

  • Wanting to sleep easily 24/7.

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders June 11, 2018 10:31 PM

    I’m 72, this has been a sudden onset over the last 6-8 months. No energy. I have acute back issues L3&4. Also hospitalized with blood clots in both lungs 3 yrs ago, said I should have died! So back is getting worse but surgery is only if emergency. Can’t stand for over 5-6m & walking is about the...

  • weekends i sleep for 17 hours straight & weekdays for 8 hours. i still feel exhausted & cant work!!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 2, 2018 03:57 PM

    i get my regular sleep for around 7-8 hours on the weekdays. on the weekends however i ususally took a long 9 hour sleep maybe but since the past two weeks its been 16 hours and i literally skip ALOT of work because of this. even as i do wake up i feel so exhausted and tired and lazy that i cant...

  • Anxiety Causes Insomnia?

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders February 8, 2018 06:53 PM

    Please share your knowledge on this i.e. Does Anxiety Causes Insomnia?

  • Not very long ago I had an experience where I was wide awake but my mind was stuck in a dream

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders October 24, 2017 07:35 PM

    I was having a conversation and the next second I know I was back in the nightmare I had the night before and it felt like sleep paralysis, I couldn't talk, or see my surroundings, but I was aware that I was awake with my eyes open. I was trapped in this dream and I had force myself to wake up. I...

  • Personal Story: Rare Sleep Apnea

    Posted in: Sleep disorders October 19, 2017 09:47 PM

    I have an undiagnosed rare form of neuromuscular sleep apnea. I was a college student when I went into congestive heart failure and ended up having 1 of 2 near death experiences. After many hospital stays I ended up at a respiratory rehab that trained me to use a ventilator non-invasively. That...

  • Going to sleep is an issue.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders October 20, 2017 04:35 PM

    Well i am a teenager and for as long as I can remember i have had trouble falling asleep. Ever since i was about 8-9 i have been over thinking while trying to sleep. My brains favorite thought is "i am gonna die someday" it always freaks me out. I do have anxiety so it could be a result. but even...

  • I'm 20 and I'm always exhausted I need help!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders August 7, 2017 09:10 PM

    I'm always tired a lot of times I can't sleep at night and sleep all day (over 12 hours) but even when I do fall asleep early I still sleep all day! There have been countless days where I've slept for at least 22 hours. I'll be totally fine going about my day when bam I feel so tired my muscles...

  • STILL drowsy after using CPAP!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders July 27, 2017 10:17 PM

    I went through 2 sleep studies and got prescribed the CPAP machine. My AHI is only 1.1 and I have mild apnea. Some days I wake up and I feel like the machined helped BUY only too the edge off so to speak, but I don't feel like I had that totally "refreshing" sleep. I still have that nagging...

  • While I'm sleeping I hurt myself. Scratches on my face, arms etc. I wake up with gouges out of me.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders August 9, 2017 07:26 PM

    I'm 60 yrs old and live alone. Every so often I wake up with gouges/scratches on my face or arms but mostly my face. Last night I woke myself up because of the pain. Gouge out of my forehead. There's no rhyme or reason to when it happens, but I am aware of it happening after I've hurt myself. I...

  • sopite syndrome

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders March 30, 2017 10:11 PM

    I was diagnosed by a neurologist with a vestibular unilateral hypofunction and vestibular migraines; both of which I am handling with vestibular PT exercises, dietary modification and medications. However, my biggest issue remains drowsiness when driving and overall in a highly stimulated...

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  • Personal Story: I hit myself in my sleep

    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 25, 2017 09:29 PM

    I have hit myself in sleep for years. Somehow, I deliberately make a fist and punch myself in the jaw, the nose, my eye. I will jab my eyes in my sleep. I've also scratched my face and my neck. The impact always wakes me up immediately and is quite painful. I often leave bruises or make myself...

  • Over sleeping is an understatement. Sleep is running/ruining my life. I sleep 48 hours no problem

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 12, 2017 10:40 PM

    For as long as I can remember sleep has always been the biggest part of my life. It has ruined friendships, lost me great opportunities. The thought of have a "normal" 9-5 petrifies me. The worst part about it is I have a 2 year old daughter that means the absolute most to me. I would so much...

  • Does anyone else have idiopathic hypersomnia and a mega cisterna magna? Do you think it's related?

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 12, 2017 10:25 PM

    Idiopathic hypersomnia is like narcolepsy, but doesn't meet the criteria to be diagnosed as such. I have extreme daytime sleepiness everyday. If I get a good nap, I'm better for a few hours. Sometimes, I'll have sleep paralysis during waking up. It's scary because I can see my room, but I can't...

  • I cannot sleep due to losing my breath jesus help me!

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 11, 2017 05:46 PM

    This happened b4 but just started again last couple nights. I fall asleep but wake up real quick having to take deep breaths. Then I feel like some weird stuff is happening like my blood is leaving my body. I have other physical issues as well. I just want to lay down and sleep in peace. I do have...

  • Yes, noises in the ears and flashes of light at nighttime.

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders November 29, 2016 10:48 PM

    I have had different sounds at different times. One time I was awaken by what I thought were gun shots out on the street. Last night a noise from the upstairs apartment resulted in a purple flash in my eyes. Then this morning I heard a type of cracking noise to my left where the patio deck is...

  • Personal Story: Why am I sleeping 10 hours a night this isnt normal please help

    Posted in: Sleep disorders November 11, 2016 05:33 PM

    I'm 17 my name is Rose I have chron's disease, ulcerative colitis, IBD, and Insomnia. This is weird cuz I usualy sleep 5-7 hrs and am fine always for years, but the last 2 weeks i've been sleeping 10 hours and forcing myself to get up. I'm not having a flare up either but I do on ocassion so maybe...

  • Falling and twintching

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 31, 2016 04:59 PM

    Hi I'm a 15 yr old girl. Since the beginning of 2015 I've been twitching/falling/jumping . All of this didn't start at once . It's been progressing & at the beginning I thought I just needed more sleep . But the only problem is I can't sleep really well at night . I've told my parents & they think...

  • sudden onset insomnia

    Anonymous 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 26, 2016 03:47 PM

    I have had this for 5 nights in a row. No stress, no drugs, I have always slept like a log. 9p to 5a. Suddenly I can't. Drs (two) don't seem to care much. Gave me 5 pills 10mg of Ambien and I slept for 6 hours last night for the first time. However, I have heard such bad things about this. ...

  • Whenever you have trouble sleeping reach for Lunesta pills

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 19, 2016 02:09 PM

    Insomnia – did you see anyone suffering with this problem? This is a condition or a symptom, where people will not be able to sleep during the night time. It is not a serious health issue, rather it is a symptom, which may be indicating other serious health issues. When you are not able to fall...