A member asked:

My brain has lost the abillity of sleep. i have muscle spasms increased hearrbeat when i go to sleep. so what is happening to me?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Over-stimulation: Assuming you are not abusing stimulant drugs (meth, coke, etc) emotional stress is most likely cause. Other conditions such as hyperthyroidism or other endocrine problems can do the same.

Answered 10/9/2012



Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your lack of sleep quality. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life!

Answered 12/9/2013



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