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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?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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.
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