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Do You Ever Hallucinate During Polyphasic Sleep
Haven't slept > 6.5h for 3 wks and during class I started hallucinating. gone thru mths with same sleeping pattern before, why am I experiencing now?
Good question: What you describe can have physical, emotional, and/or environmental causes. Go to your primary care and rule out physical causes. Based on what s/he finds, you can be treated or referred for treatment. Lack of sleep makes everything worse. Do not suffer any longer, get help. ...Read more
I have problems falling asleep and then during the day I am excessively tired and when taking naps i hallucinate and experience paralysis right away?
I agree with your: Discussing your symptoms with your primary care physician. If you have delayed-onset sleep, hypnogogia (hallucinations or peculiar sensory experiences during transition to sleep) & daytime drowsiness, you'll probably be sent for a sleep study to determine diagnosis & the best methods of treatment. It's important to do, both for your safety while driving & to improve your quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No Real Benefit: Polyphasic sleep is thought to help improve the quality of sleep and reduce the total overall hours of sleep needed. It has not really been shown to be more effective or beneficial for patients. If you're having sleep problems, you should see a specialist for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more
Not an easy choice: If you go forth, you'll have to listen to your body as not everyone does well with a polyphasic schedule. Some pro's are more "awake" time and possibly increased sleep efficiency. Some risks are possible increased fatigue, decreased sleep efficiency(I know both a pro and con), and suboptimal memory consolidation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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