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Is It Bad To Have A Spinning Sensation Before You Fall Asleep
Can wisdom tooth extraction cause vertigo? Once I fall asleep I'm awoken with the room spinning for a few seconds. How can I make it stop?
Not aware of: This happening. See your doctor to have the vertigo evaluated. ...Read more
Consider PT: This could be benigh positional vertigo. There are exercises or maneuvers to reposition the otoliths. ...Read more
Could an Ambien (zolpidem) tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, I got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.
A bad generic?: I personally have taken a generic of Ambien (zolpidem) that while it did help me sleep caused me to feel dizzy, nauseous, and to have brief spell of vertigo in the morning as well. I have had patients describe certain generics that simply did not help with sleep when the brand always did. So while I am very concerned that people take Ambien (zolpidem) the correct way, I do believe there are some bad generics out there. ...Read more
Hi I drank baron beer and was not drunk but after one can I fall asleep and woke up but as I stand up I black out. After that I had vertigo?
Low blood pressure: After only one beer it is highly unlikely that the beer caused you to be so sleepy. You may have been drugged. What other medication did you take with the beer? When you stood up you got dizzy which meant your blood pressure was too low. Rest, don't drink anything other than water and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more
I feel like at times I have this tingly sensation in my head. It happens for a second then goes away. It happens when I try to fall asleep and day?
Weird things happen everytime I try to sleep. It's scaring me very much. It is the middle of the night and eerytime I try to fall asleep I either have a creepy vision that wakes me up, a strong sence of a presence or once a strong tingling sensation on my
I: I can understand why this would be scary. You may try to think if there is something that had scared you recently, like a movie or something you heard on the news. Try to avoid your computer for an hour or two before bedtime, and limit any watching of the news to half an hour a day or less. Take a hot bath about 1-2 hours before bed, and then keep your room cool (65 degrees or so) at night. Avoid any caffeine before bed. ...Read more
I have a sensation a fainting while I'm trying to fall asleep, periodically. Could I be feeling my heart pausing?
Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more
When I start to fall asleep I get a "jolt like" sensation and kind of jump or twitch a little and wake up. This happens a lot. What is it/causes it?
Hypnogogic myoclonus: Quite common and normal. I have it too. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Hasn't happened in a while but just about to fall asleep I get an electrical shock in my brain. Also experienced an exploding gun sound/sensation?
Shocks on sleep:
These "shocks" are most like "myoclonic jerks" which is normal but pronounced in some people and can wake them up. If this is keeping you awake ask your reg doc to prescribe some Ambien (zolpidem) for about a week, because Ambien (zolpidem) is SHORT acting and will get you through to stage IV sleep without the hang over of long acting benzo the next day. Thanks. ...Read more
Usually while trying to fall asleep, I feel a strong sensation like tingling inside my nose and it feels like it's bleeding. Very brief. No bleeding?
Nose tingling: Sorry to hear about your nose issues. What is your question? ...Read more
I have tickling sensation in my right foot in the night. It is so annoying and I can't fall asleep for hours. Please help. I am female 21 years old.
Neurologic: You may have Restless Leg Syndrome with a slightly atypical presentation. It is neurologic and the "typical" complaint is the feeling of having to constantly move the legs around in order to feel comfortable and get to sleep. There are non prescription as well as prescription interventions that can help. A complete history, exam and lab testing can support the diagnosis. It can be managed. ...Read more
I try to fall asleep, but my heart rate goes up alittle and I get a falling sensation, could acid reflux be causing this?
Every night I fall asleep I wake up with a tingling sensation in the ulnar nerve distrubtion of my hand. Is nerve gliding a good tx approach?
Possibly a first try: Nerve gliding is unlikely to make your symptoms worse, and many people find that it is helpful, especially when combined with antiinflammatories and avoidance of pressure on the elbow. If symptoms persist, a nerve block can be helpful, as can wearing cushioned pads while asleep to prevent pressure and excessive flexion at the elbows. Surgical decompression is sometimes required if all else fails. ...Read more
Hi I have a question regarding an itchy cough at night. Soon as I fall asleep I wake up with itchy sensation in throat coughing/gagging kinda.
Itchy throat: Please see your doc to make sure you do't have a condition that may close your throught. After that, consider getting a food sensitivity lab panel. Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has a good one. Eliminating the offending food (s) can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Tingling on left hand sensation on fingers I feel like when your fall asleep on your hand but it doesn't go away. That sensation is going down my left foot. And almost feel a sensation of numbness on my lips.
Can carpel tunnel cause both hands to turn freezing cold? I have been having my arms at night fall asleep and get the pins and needles and numb feeling in both arms. For the last week my hands ache they feel almost swollen like and my sensation in my fing
There has been a lot written about non-occupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. In one study out of boston about 11-12 years ago in fact it was determined that women who took birth control pills had an increased incidence of carpal tunnle compared to women who did not. The problem with a lot of studies is that while statistically it seems to implicate certain behaviors or co medical conditions or medications it doesn't help you as an individual trying to do what is right for yourself. Remember that a study like that offers guidance as a risk factor but may not imply a direct cause. There are a lot of coincidences too.
Tingling and numbness in the hand can be from carpal tunnel but aching, coldness can occur form that or other issues.
As far as stopping or starting birth control, talk with your doctor. Your neurologist should be able to clarify whether you have carpal tunnel or not and ifyou are not getting success with the treatment offered maybe you want to ask your neurologist about an emg/nerve conduction study or perhaps see a hand surgeon in your area.
If your curiuos you can look at the one of the styudies I am talking about, but none of these dtudies offer a direct cause and effect ie you can't say bcp lead to cts just that its been identified as a factor in this one study in this one population (the people studied). ...Read more
Unclear, allergy?: You need to see if your bedroom has any unusual allergens that the rest of your home does not. Speak to your medical doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
Not if feel rested: It's usually a good sign, when you fall asleep at night quickly. It means your body is used to getting a good nights rest, at a certain time. Of course, if you don't feel refreshed in the mornings, or you fall asleep easily sitting quietly during the day, you may need better sleep hygiene or a sleep study, to look for sleep apnea or other sleep conditions. Discuss with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Occasionally, no: Particularly if you can remain awake and functional until bedtime next day. A brief nap (not longer than about 90 minutes, set an alarm) would be ok mid-day, but longer could further disturb your sleep pattern. Try reducing caffeine & other stimulants and slowing your activity level about an hour before you plan to go to bed. ...Read more
It used to take me ages to fall asleep, but now suddenly I will fall asleep as soon as I hit the pillow. Good or bad thing?
As: Far as you feel healthy, that's a good thing. You have reset your time clock and now are more relax. ...Read more
For the past 3-4 days I couldn't sleep and neither do I feel tired enough to do so in the first place is that bad and what can I do to fall asleep?
Worried?: Sudden difficulty sleeping is often due to anxiety at your age. Are you worried about something? Do you feel like you have a good plan to deal with the issue? Have you discussed it with a parent or school counselor? Writing down what you are worried about and adding possible solutions prior to bed may help you relax. If not, you may need to speak to a doctor for help. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with anxiety but it's getting so bad that I can't fall asleep and I'm up for 18-20a hours and only sleep for 4-6 is this bad?
Could be a problem: People's needs for rest and sleep certainly vary. Some say they feel fine with only 4-6 hours of sleep a night, but you indicate you "can't" fall asleep. . . So it sounds like you're not pleased with your situation. Anxiety can cause insomnia, and so can some other problems. I hope you'll consider seeing a psychiatrist for a full evaluation, so that you can receive effective help. ...Read more
Is it bad to sleep on ur back. I'm 26 weeks and it's the only way I can get comfy, and I seem to wake in my back even if I fall asleep on my side..
Try tilting: OBs don't recommend sleeping on your back because your 3rd trimester uterus can compress the large veins returning to the heart. However, do not panic if you find yourself waking up on your back. To minimize the amount of time flat on your back, try putting a pillow or rolled up towel behind your back on one side, so you're slightly tilted. Even a slight tilt is sufficient to displace the uterus. ...Read more
Depends: Short sleep latency as already described may not be bad. Average time to fall asleep is about 11 minutes. Less than 8 minutes may be a sign of a sleep disorder. It may also indicate sleep deprivation. If there are other symptoms like daytime sleepiness or snoring or visual hallucinations during sleep onset or awakening... Should get it checked. ...Read more
If you mean anywhere anytime, and if you mean can in the sense of do, yes. .. That is bad.
But if you mean can in the sense that, if you so desire you can allow yourself to fall asleep, but that you have control over it, no. .. That is not only not bad, it is probably actually good.
The former may be a form of narcolepsy, and you definitely need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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