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Lying on my stomach just before I fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Lying on my stomach just before I fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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When I'm trying to fell asleep, I get an adrenaline rush and wakes me up everytime. It looks like anxiety. How to overcome this?

When I'm trying to fell asleep, I get an adrenaline rush and wakes me up everytime. It looks like anxiety. How to overcome this?

Please clarify: The term "adrenaline rush" has no medical meaning. It's a colloquialism. "Adrenaline" isn't a medical term here in the US; here the hormone is called "epinephrine." (It's "adrenaline" in the UK & British Commonwealth.) So you'll have to repost & clarify what YOU mean by "adrenaline rush." ...Read more

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Why do I get a rush of anxiety in my head, feel like I'm falling, and sometimes make a gasping sound and jolt awake right as I'm about to fall asleep?

Why do I get a rush of anxiety in my head, feel like I'm falling, and sometimes make a gasping sound and jolt awake right as I'm about to fall asleep?

Quite common: There are many articles - this is an interesting one: http://www. Bbc. Com/future/story/20120522-suffer-from-sleep-shudders
There's nothing to fret over - it's not illness. Hope reading about this reassures you. Best! ...Read more

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Had 14 day loop and had sinus tachycardia with heart rates 55-180bpm. Also the 180 occurs when sleeping or lying in bed. Cardiologist not sure why tach occurs every night. Elevated epinephrine? Ideas?

Had 14 day loop and had sinus tachycardia with heart rates 55-180bpm. Also the 180 occurs when sleeping or lying in bed. Cardiologist not sure why tach occurs every night. Elevated epinephrine? Ideas?

Tachycardia: I recommend you to see an electrophysiologist, you maybe having inappropriate sinus tachycardia, focal atrial tachycardia besides possibility of normal rhythm acceleration. You can consult me also if you have ECG Holter echo results. Www. Healthtap. Com/volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing wispers while trying to fall asleep?

Why do I keep hearing wispers while trying to fall asleep?

Impossible to say: This is a topic, like dreaming, that is not well understood and even more difficult to explain for someone that is hearing whispers. The person to talk to might be a psychologist. Maybe there is some sort of stress or an event that triggered your dream after all this time. ...Read more

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Why do I twitch when I'm trying to fall asleep?

Why do I twitch when I'm trying to fall asleep?

Benign usually: Many people have mild limb jerking as they fall asleep. This is nocturnal myoclonus, and is typically benign. The jerks that awaken folks at nite from sleep are different and although a type of myoclonus, are termed paroxysmal limb movements of sleep, a restless leg type of process. If this affects your sleep, have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

Consider PT: This could be benigh positional vertigo. There are exercises or maneuvers to reposition the otoliths. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I twitch while trying to fall asleep?

Can you tell me reasons why I twitch while trying to fall asleep?

May be restless leg: Syndrome. Check with your doctor, there are other benign reason why this may happen as well, but your doctor can check a few simple lab tests. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable butterfly feeling when trying to fall asleep? It would even happen when sleeping and I have to always move around.

Uncomfortable butterfly feeling when trying to fall asleep? It would even happen when sleeping and I have to always move around.

Restless sleeper: There are sleep disorders associated with restlessness like restless leg syndrome. I can't tell if this is what's going on with you but this is something I would discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Why do I keep breaking into sweats while trying to fall asleep?

Why do I keep breaking into sweats while trying to fall asleep?

Cannot diagnose: This is too vague and imprecise to even warrant a guess. Suggest you take your temperature some time before the sweats begin, along with your pulse and rate of respirations and then chat with your pcp. You don't say why you are having trouble sleeping and this may be psychological, but would need far more info to be of help. ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch so bad at night when I'm trying to fall asleep?

Why does my skin itch so bad at night when I'm trying to fall asleep?

Unclear, allergy?: You need to see if your bedroom has any unusual allergens that the rest of your home does not. Speak to your medical doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I turn my brain 'off' when trying to fall asleep?

How can I turn my brain 'off' when trying to fall asleep?

Active mind: Difficulty relaxing for sleep and an active mind can be the result of many things including medications, coffee, smoking, psychiatric issues, and particularly stress. Guided imagery or passive muscle relaxation along with setting aside time for problem solving during the day can help quiet the mind. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my wandering mind when trying to fall asleep?

What can I do to ease my wandering mind when trying to fall asleep?

Meditate: Try learning how to meditate. Meditation teaches you how to ease the clutter from your mind. A good technique is to use a mantra (repeat a word or phrase) in your mind over and over again. This helps you to block out random thoughts and just focus on the one phrase, such as "i feel calm and relaxed." you can also focus on your breathing or relaxing your muscles. ...Read more

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I have a sensation a fainting while I'm trying to fall asleep, periodically. Could I be feeling my heart pausing?

I have a sensation a fainting while I'm trying to fall asleep, periodically. Could I be feeling my heart pausing?

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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Uncomfortable butterfly feeling in chest when trying to fall asleep? I would have to move around and sometimes even have to keep a steady breathing.

Uncomfortable butterfly feeling in chest when trying to fall asleep? I would have to move around and sometimes even have to keep a steady breathing.

Steady deep breaths: Are the best way to control these symptoms and help you to fall asleep. Also make sure that you keep yourself well hydrated to maintain your blood volume. If these measures control the problem then it is unlikely that there is anything serious to be concerned about. ...Read more

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How come my hands and arms twitch as I am trying to fall asleep?

This is normal: Different parts of the brain "fall asleep" at slightly different times. This twitching, called myoclonus, is common upon falling asleep - it is related to the feeling of falling during sleep and waking with a "jerk". If you watch an infant fall asleep, they often have slight jerking movements before they are fully asleep. This is normal. ...Read more

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When I'm trying to fall asleep at night, which is usually hard to do, I also feel like I have to constantly move. Why?

When I'm trying to fall asleep at night, which is usually hard to do, I also feel like I have to constantly move. Why?

Sleep: Lots of people have difficulty sleeping for a multitude of reasons, but one of them can be underlying anxiety. That anxiety can make your mind think too much before going to sleep, especially if you will fall asleep since you are having issues. Sounds like mind over matter here. ...Read more

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How to relax my eyes tonight while trying to fall asleep?

How to relax my eyes tonight while trying to fall asleep?

Need more info: For general relaxation of eyes, you can try cupping your hands over your eyes, so that the warmth from your hands relaxes your eyelids. I'm not sure if you can actually fall asleep doing this, but a guided imagery cd might help you do so. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
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