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Do You Ever Hallucinate During Polyphasic Sleep
Bisectional: Your mind/body is only partially awake and that is why it reads terrors. Your conscious part is trying to call for action, for example, to move yourself out of the bed, but unfortunately, your leg muscles controlled by the unconscious part of your brain would not follow the call. You undoubtedly felt your legs are bound/confined etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?
Consider an analogy:: Your car engine knocks and misses at certain speeds. Your mechanic can't find anything wrong. What can you do to fix this? How can you "fix this" if you don't know what's broken? Options: 1) Get another test. 2) Get another mechanic. 3) Get another car. Option #3 doesn't apply in medicine; so you need to get another test or get another opinion. No "fixing" till you know what needs fixing. ...Read more
Not always: Good sleep requires a variety "stages", seen on EEG; during one, we dream, tho we might forget by morning. Bad sleep disrupted by pain, drugs, snoring, etc. is "non-restorative", but could still dream. Antihistamines (diphenhydramine) or alcohol, though causing grogginess, intereferes w/ sleep cycles = bad sleep. Problems? See provider for better medication, sleep study. See sleep specialist. ...Read more
I get terrifying dreams and sleep paralysis. I know i'm dreaming, but can't wake up. I often dream that i wake up. I am always awake 30 minutes after the onset of sleep.What should I do?
Death from apnea-yes: There is a five fold risk of dying from cancer with severe sleep apnea. Also a higher risk of heart disease. With daytime sleepiness, there is an increases risk of traffic accidents. After general anesthesia or narcotic pain medicine, there is an increased risk of dying in your sleep. If you awaken frequently, snore heavily, or have daytime sleepiness, would be wise to check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Light sleep: There are several sleep states varying from the light state where you will awake immediately if you hear a noise to so deep it would take great effort for someone to wake you. Nightmares & dreams generally occur in the lightest sleep states, often in the early morning hours. Sleep walking or a process known as night terrors in kids, occur in very deep sleep states , what many call core sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cannot get to sleep till around 4am, have regular hypnagogic hallucinations and paralysis at sleep onset and am always fatigued but not sleepy ?
Sleep specialist: If you are chronically sleep deprived, it's essential to find out why. If it's due to long hours at work or play, that needs to be dealt with. If you are simply unable to sleep, see your doctor to discuss what the issues may be. If you are falling asleep the moment you hit the pillow, you are sleep deprived. And you can't "make it up" on weekends. Good sleep will make you feel good during the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm an insomniac but even after going to bed I can't sleep properly.I keep waking up.I need sound sleep.Can you suggest any sleeping pill?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more
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