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Doctor insights on: I Wake Up During Rem Sleep How Would I Feel

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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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I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why i'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

I wake up during REM sleep typically. Is this why i'm sleepy all day even on 9 or 10 hrs sleep?

Possibly: Rem sleep is an important part of your sleep cycle. If you were in my office, i would ask you how you know you are waking during rem sleep. Usually, people get about 2 hours of rem sleep per night, in 3-4 different episodes. If you are having numerous awakening through the night, even if it isn't during rem sleep, that would explain your fatigue. Seek care with your physician if it persists. ...Read more

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Feel like im going crazy can't sleep and when i can I wake up constantly like im not in REM sleep do I have fatal isomnia?

Feel like im going crazy can't sleep and when i can I wake up constantly like im not in REM sleep do I have fatal isomnia?

Doubt it's fatal: See a physician to go over everything and decide what type of medication, or adjunctive treatment, like meditation, or self-hypnosis, may be effective in your particular case. ...Read more

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I have woken up during my REM sleep two nights in a row and found myself paralyzed. Is this something I should be worried about?

I have woken up during my REM sleep two nights in a row and found myself paralyzed. Is this something I should be worried about?

Sleep paralysis: You have experienced sleep paralysis. It can occur sporadically or chronically and in both it can be scary but otherwise benign. If you are having episodes of hallucinations at night, trouble with insomnia, extreme sleepiness during the day and/ or episodes of muscle weakness such a facial drooping or knees buckling, then you should see a sleep specialist to be evaluated for narcolepsy. Best wishe. ...Read more

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Had polysomnography. Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep. ?

Had polysomnography.  Please explain: increase in phasic motor activity w/o stereotypical behaviors seen during REM sleep.  ?

Jump around: in sleep. This needs to be interpreted in the context of all the other brain findings of the sleep study. by itself it isn't all that important and doesn't indicate much except a potential problem for interrupted sleep. especially for the person next to you. ...Read more

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I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

I do know that when you in a REM sleep your HGH get released at night, and if you wake up does the HGH process stop or still continues?

Growth hormone: is released in pulses, the largest is generally 60-90 minutes after you go to sleep - however it is extremely variable depending on health, environment, diet, stress, sleep patterns, medication and other factors. Lower levels of growth hormone are present throughout the 24 hour day. ...Read more

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What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

What happens to your muscles during REM sleep?

They are paralyzed: During rem sleep, all the voluntary muscles, with the exception of the diagphragm, eye muscles and middle ear muscles, are inhibited to the point of paralysis. A teleological explanation could be that this happens so that we will not act out our dreams. Rem behavior disorder occurs when this inhibition fails and dreams then are acted out, often causing injury to the dreamer or bedmate. ...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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If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

REM sleep is: dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. ...Read more