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See below: Try to avoid stimulating activities right before bedtime (no violent computer games, etc.). Take technology out of the bedroom (except for an alarm clock :). Don't use your laptop, ipad, any other tablet right before bed; have light snack, e.g. Cheese and crackers, if hungry; warm showers, keep your room on a cooler side; relaxation, positive visualizations. Hope that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Myoclonus: Many people experience this. For some, it is pleasant. It is harmless. ...Read more
Several causes: The most common cause is worry about things and not being able to turn your mind off. It is also common in people who exercise then try to go to bed when they have their endorphines high in their system. Are you drinking too much caffeine at night? Are you drinking alcohol at night? Is there a lot of stress in your life at work and or at home? Stress and overwork is probably most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep paralysis: Normally a person cannot move much during REM sleep. Some people with narcolepsy spontaneously enter this state of paralysis while they are awake- this is called sleep paralysis. A memorable, lucid dream is not associated with narcolepsy, but there may be physiological paralysis during the dream. ...Read more
33/m, constant tiredness, difficulty waking, using fire alarm to wake me.75 min+ of fire alarm and wife shaking me.Sleep intertia.No narcolepsy/apnea.
REM is not "deep": Lucid dreaming is being conscious of dreaming during the dream itself. Some people experience this, many don't. Most memorable/vivid dreams occur during REM sleep, which is actually not the deepest level of sleep. In healthy sleep there is a cycling through different sleep stages or levels about every 90 minutes through the night. ...Read more
Closely: The symptoms of narcolepsy are those of parts of rem sleep intruding into wakefulness. These elements include sleepiness; hallucinations (dream imagery) while falling asleep or waking up; and cataplexy and sleep paralysis (both from the normal muscle paralysis that occurs during rem sleep). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?
You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty falling ...
Coping with Stress: Hi Nasha, I hear that you are struggling with sleep and you believe this is due to psychological stress. I have a few questions to ask you to better assess how to support you. First, how are you coping with the stress you are experiencing? How are you managing it? Second, what is the nature of the psychological stress you are experiencing? Last, How many hours of sleep are you averaging daily? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal: Unless there is sleep disruption, or reason to believe that there is something amiss, leg movement in sleep is of no concern. There is an extensive list of conditions where this might become an issue, includes sleep apnea, restless legs, parkinson's, neurodegenerative disorders ...Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distinct Differences: Nightmares, dreams that evoke feelings of fear and horror, are considered normal. Night terrors, evoking feelings of dread or terror are considered a sleep disorder. Nightmares are much more common than night terrors. Subjects can usually recall the content of nightmares but not night terrors. Each occurs at different stages of sleep. Night terrors often cause more physical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last sleep study REM latency 125 min percent tst: REM 28.7. Sws 16.9. Effiency: 67.9. Index: arousal 21.4, awakening 4.2. Indicative of anything?
More data would help: The most important finding is that you are only sleeping 67.9% of the time that you are in bed. The arousal number cannot be interpreted without knowing the context of the arousals. You did not have many awakenings, but you must have been awake a considerable while each time. Rem latency is slightly long, but not enough to draw any conclusions from. Basically your sleep quantity is poor. ...Read more
4yo girl has lack of REM sleep.Diagnosed with parasomnia & intermittent explosive disorder.What is the best treatment to help achieve REM sleep?
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