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Can You Have Partial Sleep Paralysis
Sleep Paralysis: Can you be more specific? Sleep paralysis can be a normal phenomenon of being excessively sleepy where your physical body is stuck in "sleep" and your mind is awake. Hence, people describe feeling they are wide awake but they cannot move or speak. This can also occur independent of excessive sleepiness but it is not considered to be a sinister condition. It can resolve by simply being touched. ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Yes: Depends which part of brain involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sleep Paralysis: Sleep paralysis usually occurs in rem sleep where the muscles are paralyzed sleep apnea is typically worse in rem sleep due to loss of muscle tone which can wake you up in rem sleep and you may find yourself paralyzed, you can get out of this paralyzed state by blinking your eye muscles which will break rem sleep also a sleep study with mslt will rule out narcolepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything's possible: Nightmares can be the result of many things- emotional and/or physical. Sleep apnea may contribute some sort of cause, if the breathing mechanism is shut off during sleep and triggers a response as a nightmare or similar to one. If it reoccurs, i would see a sleep specialist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Interestingly the severity of sleep apnea is not well correlated with severity of the sleepiness. Modafinil is only used when patients remain sleepy despite adequate treatment of osa. A sleep specialist may perform a special test to determine the level of sleepiness before prescribing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Panic: Possible!Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have been having issues with sleep debt because of had issues with sleep paralysis?
See below: Sleep paralysis is frustrating ; frightening. But not having good sleep creating sleep debt, can lead to more episodes of sleep paralysis, further aggravating the issue. Regularize ; consolidate your sleep. Avoid nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, bright lights, ; electronics near bed time. A sleep psychologist can help you get over your fears. If you have sleep paralysis often, a sleep dr. Can help. ...Read more
Can you still have sleep apnea if you don't awake during your sleep gasping for air or choking? I have fatigue brain fog and occasional snoring.
See below: Sleep paralysis can occur without hallucinations as you fall asleep or wake up. Both can be independent occurrences. If you are experiencing these frequently, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation as it points to sleep fragmentation. Try to regularize your sleep times. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, bright lights, ; electronics near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Seizures in sleep: Yes. Seizures can occur at any time. They are more likely in the transitions from waking to sleep. But there are also sleep disorders that can look like seizures but are not, for example rem behavior disorder, and sometimes periodic limb movement disorder. Sleep disorders are treated differently. I would urge you to see a sleep disorders specialist, preferably one who is a neurologist. ...Read more
What to do if i experience sleep paralysis everytime i'm not wokeneffective ways to wake up from sleep paralysis?
See below: If you have sleep paralysis often, it is important to understand the underlying cause of the disrupted sleep pattern. So, it is best to see a sleep doctor to evaluate it. Try to consolidate ; regularize your sleep. Avoid caffeine. During the episode moving your eyes, on occasion, may break up the episode. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typical symptoms: Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) include snoring, witnessed pauses in breathing, snort arousals, feeling unrefreshed upon awakening, morning dry mouth, daytime sleepiness, tiredness, memory/concentration difficulties among others. Physical features such as being overweight, set-back chin (retrognathia), large neck are also suggestive. You would need a sleep study to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CPAP: The fda approved indications for Modafinil (provigil)or Nuvigil are daytime fatigue with a diagnosis of sleep apnea treated with a CPAP or bipap, shift work disorder, or narcolepsy. So if you are using a CPAP for your sleep apnea typically the level of severity is moderate to severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occurs in rem-sleep when the output from the rem-on neurons, located within the pons, travels along a two-cell relay beginning in the locus ceruleus and ending at the motor neurons of the spinal cord. The end result is deep suppression of output to the voluntary muscles, approaching full paralysis. The activity of the muscles of the diaphragm, of the hyoid and of ...Read more
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