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Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Sleep: While going to sleep hallucinations can occur and are called hypnagogic hallucinations. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Sleep: People usually dream when sleeping. Not sure why the polyphasic disclaimer. ...Read more

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Do I dream during REM sleep?

Do I dream during REM sleep?

Yes: Absolutely dreaming is a major part of rem along with flaccid muscles (no activity). Muscles that are still active in rem are the diaphragm and your eye muscles. ...Read more

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Do schizophrenics have hallucinations during the day or right before sleep?

Either: It can occur at either time. However hallucinations can occur as one is about to fall asleep or as they are about to wake up that are not necessarily associated with having a major pyschotic disorder. ...Read more

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Why is it that you think terrors occur during sleep paralysis?

Why is it that you think terrors occur during sleep paralysis?

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 more

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Can we die during sleep peacefully if we have sleep apnea?

Can we die during sleep peacefully if we have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a dangerous disease. It can cause or worsen heart attack, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, among others. The answer is in severe cases it can kill. Dying short of breath gasping is not peaceful. ...Read more

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What to do if i experience sleep paralysis everytime i'm not wokeneffective ways to wake up from sleep paralysis?

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 more

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How many hours do you have to be awake before you start hallucinating from sleep deprivation?

3 days: It appears that going without sleep for at least 3 days may cause one to have hallucinations (visual, auditory, sensory). However, i don't believe it is universal. This is just the ballpark figure. ...Read more

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I suffer from confusional arousals during sleep with occasional hallucinations. Sleep study was normal. What can I do to fix this?

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

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Does having dreams in sleep mean you had good sleep?

Does having dreams in sleep mean you had good sleep?

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

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Can we die during sleep, if sleep apnea?

Can we die during sleep, if sleep apnea?

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 more

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At what sleep stage do you experience nightmares?

At what sleep stage do you experience nightmares?

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 more

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I cannot get to sleep till around 4am, have regular hypnagogic hallucinations and paralysis at sleep onset and am always fatigued but not sleepy ?

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 issues: Difficulty sleeping can be from many issues, from conditions like depression and anxiety to use of alcohol or other substances and more. You need a thorough evaluation of this problem, and your primary care doctor would be a good place to begin. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Why do I sleep talk during nights?

Why do I sleep talk during nights?

Not understood: The causes of "somniloquy" aren't known, though tension may increase its frequency. It occurs in about half of children, 5% of adults. Like sleepwalking, it runs in families. It is isn't anything to be worried about. ...Read more

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How do you know if you had a good nights sleep when chronically sleep-deprived?

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 more

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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?

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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Why can you no longer take Valium when you have sleep apnea?

Why can you no longer take Valium when you have sleep apnea?

IT MAKES IT WORSE: Any sedatives including valium, alcohol or sleeping pills can make sleep apnea worse. All benzodiazepines have the same effect and are adviced not to be taken at night if you suffers from sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

What do you do when you sleep with someone that has uncontollable flatulance at night?

Open a window?: It depends on what is causing the flatulence. It often depends on what you eat (for example high fiber diets, lots of meat). Those things tend to make the flatulence more fragrant. ...Read more