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Is It Bad To Have A Spinning Sensation Before You Fall Asleep
I have had a hard time falling asleep this week. Is it harmful in any way to take nyquil to fall asleep?
What does it mean when a body part falls asleep for sitting still to long and you get that tickling feeling? What's really occurring?
Pinched nerve: Many people think that your arm or leg going to sleep is from cutting off the blood supply. It's actually because you pinched a nerve. From being compressed too long, the nerve can't function, and causes your arm or leg to get numb and tingly. When you move, you're releasing the nerve, and the sensation of 'waking up' is from the nerve starting to transmit messages again. Great question! ...Read more
What happens to a male after an orgasm that might be a reason to not do it (feeling sleepy, feeling tired, etc)?
You lost me: Trust me when I tell you when I TOTALLY GET you when you say feeling sleepy, tired etc. related to just "after" an orgasm. Most men start snoring in less time than it takes Usain Bolt to set another sprinting record. But I don't capture the first part. If we were on JEOPARDY I might say, "What is Divorce?" Write me with the rephrased question at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Is it normal if after taking a seroquel (quetiapine) to feel a cold feeling in your head like you can feel it going around?
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've been really tired when i try to go to bed and it was hard to fall asleep. Is it possible to be so tired you can't fall asleep?
My friend henry always falls asleep whenever we drink. It used to take a lot for him to fall asleep from drinking but lately its happening after 2-3 beers. What is the cause of this? Why is it getting progressively worse?
Alcohol Overuse: I appreciate how delicate these questions can be. But, it sounds like your friend is in trouble. He could be close to liver failure. He could be drinking more than you know and getting to black out 'quicker' than normal. But, he needs medical attention urgently. Liver failure and alcohol poisoning can be deadly. Be a true friend and confront him with your concerns gently. But do it. ...Read more
I wake up screaming trying to not go into the light or to resist a fade to black sensation. It is not a dream. What is happening?
Hynopompic sensation: Hypnopompic sensations include can include vivid and frightening emotional , visual , or tactile sensations and experiences that occur as the body transitions from sleep to awakefulness. There are many factors that can contribute to these experiences. experiences, and physical sensations that occur as your body is coming out of sleep. See the link in comments section for additional information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot fell asleep, well it went more like into a "coma" with no sensation. It felt like a dead limb. I had to pound on it for the sensation to return?
Nerves: This needs to be further evaluated by a podiatrist and neurologist. Could be from a whole gamut of neurological causes. ...Read more
Can vertigo cause you to feel drunk? Overwhelmed, delirious, etc. It happens every time I walk on a street that is going downward, It's a bit crooked.
The balance system works by coordinating information in your brain from the three senses used for balance: your balance organ in your inner ear, your eyes and your internal sense of position/movement in your body.
So yes, vertigo is often a result of a problem in your vestibular system. You should see an ENT specialist for testing to identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Im trying to go to sleep but it feels like if my left arm is trying to go numb when I begin to fall asleep. I've noticed an increase in blood pressure since like about nine oclock the reading is 140/85. No chest pain though. Could this be a drug interacti
Position related: Hard to know without the medication you are on. Usually when the arm begins to going on in his position related. Do you have your left arm up over your head or are you laying on it as that is usually the cause. Your blood pressure isn't high enough to worry about tonight so i would try to get back to sleep. Try sleeping with your arm down at your side. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to fall asleep after a C-section and have a eye so blurry i can hardly see out of it?
No: Something happened. For example, if your eyes did not close all the way when you fell asleep, the surface of your cornea (shell in front of eye) could have dried up, and that could lead to blurred vision. The only way to determine what is going on is to see an eye md for an evaluation. ...Read more
I sometimes feel dizzy before sleep. It's not a vertigo in full sense of the word rather it feels that everything moving a bit.. What could it be?
BPPV: It could be benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is usually triggered by laying to the right or left side and lasts for a few seconds to minutes. There usually is brief, intense spinning during the episode. Otherwise, more details are needed. Dizziness or vertigo requires a careful, detailed history. Many factors can contribute to your condition. See an ENT to help evaluate this. ...Read more
CTS: Mostly it is due to carpal tunnel syndrme get emg(electromyogram). ...Read more
Is it normal to twitch and jerk your arms when you fall asleep or is that something to worry about? My husband does that a lot!
See sleep specialist: Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) is a sleep disorder characterized by rhythmic movements of the limbs during sleep. The episodes may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. See a sleep specialist for consultation and a sleep study (PSG test). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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