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Doctor insights on: Falling Asleep While Standing

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How can I prevent myself from falling asleep while standing up?

How can I prevent myself from falling asleep while standing up?

Unusual: Sleeping in unusual positions or situations indicate the possibility of what we call sleep attacks, a symptom of narcolepsy. This can result in bodily injury. You should see a sleep specialist asap. ...Read more

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Falling asleep fast?

Falling asleep fast?

What is the question: I'm not sure if you're falling asleep too fast or if you want to fall asleep faster -
if you could re-write it we'd love to help. ...Read more

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Why am I continually falling asleep.

Why am I continually falling asleep.

Need evaluation: Work up for medical illness as well screening for depression ...Read more

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Falling asleep while sitting in lecture?

Falling asleep while sitting in lecture?

Sleep?: Are you getting enough sleep? Everyone who has to sit through multiple lectures has experienced difficult stating awake. Review notes while listening. Many college and professional school professors are not exactly exciting lecturers. ...Read more

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Why am I falling asleep while in meetings?

Why am I falling asleep while in meetings?

Many causes: That can be a sign of a sleep problem called narcolepsy, which causes sudden "sleeping" during day activities and needs treatment.Sleep apnea can cause that as well and needs rx. More common are poor sleep habits, working too hard, not sleeping well, use of stimulants or medications. Or boring meetings! :) best to see someone and get evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes snorting before falling asleep?

What causes snorting before falling asleep?

Possible OSA: Sounds like sleep apnea. Often time people will snort and wake themselves as they are transitioning from wake to sleep due to relaxation of the muscles of the upper airway and subsequent apneas/hypopneas. See you doctor, as a sleep study may be indicated. ...Read more

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Please I need advice about falling asleep!?

Please I need advice about falling asleep!?

Use good sleep: Hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. ...Read more

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How can you stop falling asleep during class?

How can you stop falling asleep during class?

Many possibilities: First reaction is that you probably are sleep deprived so make sure you are getting no less than 7-9 hours of sleep per night. In addition, other things such as medication side effects, or possible sleep issue should be explored. See a sleep specialist and he/she should be able to narrow down the likely etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop 'thinking' about falling asleep?

How can I stop 'thinking' about falling asleep?

Breathing: Begin a simple meditation. Take slow breaths and count each one, up to 10 then down to one. Every time you think about something other than breathing - redirect your thoughts back to slow breaths and counting. Also, set a wake time that is the same everyday - and stick to it; then set a bed time and stick to it; if you are laying there frustrated then get up and read in a dimly lit room for 30min. ...Read more

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Please help! I have difficulties falling asleep?

Please help! I have difficulties falling asleep?

Try using excellent: Sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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How can I keep myself from falling asleep in class?

How can I keep myself from falling asleep in class?

Drowsiness: Get a better sleep at night. Try and increase your sleep time to at least 7 hours and preferably 8 hours. Coffee is a good stimulant as long as you don't drink it later in the day. ...Read more

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How can I avoid falling asleep in a public library?

How can I avoid falling asleep in a public library?

Sleep deprived?: If you have a tendency to sleep during the day or sleep too much, a sleep specialist can help you. You might be suffering from lack of sleep, or more seriously, have a condition called sleep apnea. Certain medications, including caffeine, can help you stay awake. ...Read more

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Having difficulties falling asleep, any suggestions?

Having difficulties falling asleep, any suggestions?

Use excellent sleep: Hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Any recommendations which make falling asleep easier?

Any recommendations which make falling asleep easier?

Use outstanding: Sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in another room.
5. Finish eating at. ...Read more

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I have been falling asleep sitting up constantly. Why?

I have been falling asleep sitting up constantly. Why?

Excessive sleepiness: Excessive sleepiness may be a symptom that can be very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. You may just need to be more active. If you need  treatment start by seeing your primary care to clarify the cause.  causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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How can I get help if I have difficulties falling asleep?

How can I get help if I have difficulties falling asleep?

Insomnia: Schedule appt. With your pcp to assess for causes of insomnia, provide treatment or refer you to psychiatry if medical workup normal. ...Read more

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between falling asleep and passing out?

What is the difference between falling asleep and passing out?

Syncope is not sleep: Passing out or syncope is an abnormal loss of consciousness that often times cannot be predicted. Sleep is a normal and required physiologic function of the human body. If you are having syncopal events then you need to be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my husband can't stop falling asleep?

See doctor: Could be sleep apnea or a disorder of hypersomnolence (idiopathic / narcolepsy). Could also be other medical issues going on. He needs to see his doctor and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why might I keep falling asleep during the day and not at night?

Why might I keep falling asleep during the day and not at night?

Sleep reversal: You could have reversed your sleep wake cycle make sure you don't nap during the day and don't get up at night. If that doesn't work, talk to your doctor about sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to control yourself from falling asleep?

Sleep help: You can try deep breaths to get more oxygen, and caffeine.

You should also consider getting tested for sleep apnea and thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can keep myself from falling asleep in class?

Can you tell me how I can keep myself from falling asleep in class?

Get more sleep: Assuming that you are getting enough sleep (7.5-8.5 hours), which is a big assumption if you are a student, you could have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. If you find that you are still excessively sleepy even after an adequate night of sleep, you should discuss this with you doctor and perhaps request a referral to a sleep disorder center for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Help please? I frequently falling asleep during the day/evening for hours?

Help please? I frequently falling asleep during the day/evening for hours?

Drowsiness: I recommend screening for sleep apnea and other disorders like Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia. Medications and many other health conditions can also cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

Sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more

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If flying east causes problems falling asleep, flying west causes the opposite/?

If flying east causes problems falling asleep, flying west causes the opposite/?

NO: The direction you fly should not have a bearing on your sleep disturbances. It is more likely an underlying anxiety issue with flying. Discuss with your Parents and your doctor as if it is an issue, there may be some "pre-Flying" medication you can take. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have real problems falling asleep and also staying asleep Can you give me any help?

I have real problems falling asleep and also staying asleep Can you give me any help?

You need to see MD: The problem with insomnia is you can't do a good workup and treatment plan in a setting like this, you need to see a physician who treats sleep problems. You should see a Sleep Medicine Specialist. ...Read more

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If having a lot of difficulties falling asleep and I need to get to sleep what do I do?

See below: You have sleep interuption/sleep onset difficulty. Improve the sleep hygiene by going to bed the same time and wake up same time. Sleep restriction therapy by staying in bed only when asleep and out of bed when cannot sleep > 15 min. Exercise regularly. Avoid caffeine after lunch. Yoga and slow deep breathing exercise helps. Keep sleep log. If stil problem see your doc or get sleep doc to see you. ...Read more