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what is it called when you sleep in small spurts

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe narcolepsy: If you are falling asleep unexpectedly, could be narcolepsy. Narcoleptic symptoms can also be part of other problems such as obstructive sleep apnea ... Read More
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Concerning: I say its concerning. You may have a sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Before you have an accident you need to see a sleep specialist ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not uncommon: I assume you are referring to a mammogram. It is not uncommon to require further evaluation. "Abnormalities" can be due to the placement of the breas ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the Americ ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the Americ ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Parasomnia: There are quite a few parasomnia including walking, talking, sex, writing and eating. To determine if it is rem or nrem would be first step since the ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hypnagogia: The interval between waking and sleeping is hypnagogia, and it is common to have hallucinations during this time. The equivalent for transitioning to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not Okay!: Moms can get very tired in the early months of having a baby and actually roll over on them without realizing it and smother them. It is also importan ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Spasm: Activation of the reticular activating system in the brain. This is the switch from wake to sleep that oftens causes a big jerk to occur in the muscl ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This sounds like: Sleep paralysis. If this is happening very often then a consult with a sleep medicine specialist may be helpful.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Awake?: Hypnopompic phenomenon, occurs in 6% population, could relate to sleep paralysis, not serious.
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