A 24-year-old female asked:
When i try to fall asleep i get this numb, weird sensation in my head that prevents me from falling asleep, for a month could i have fatal insomnia?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Unlikely: Fatal insomnia is rare. Two types a familial type and then there is a type associated with prion disease. Mad cow disease would be a type of encephalitis from a prion particle.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
165 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 14, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.