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Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Is floppiness after legs falling asleep a sign of a nerve condition?

Legs/arms falling: Asleep are from pressure on nerves or decreased blood flow, in that order. Numbness and tingling from nerve pressure is common during sleep when we don't move much. The numbness etc is temporary malfunction of the sensory part of the nerve. Temporary floppieness is a malfunction of the signals sent from the spine to the muscles. As long as its temporary, it's normal. ...Read more

Dr. Myra Skluth
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Trouble Falling Asleep (Definition)

Initial insomnia or increased sleep latency is problems with sleep early on. Often people who have trouble falling asleep are over-stimulated ...Read more


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Suddenly falling asleep with no warning and the sensation of vertigo...chest "heaviness" Hypothyroid for years, but this is something new.

Suddenly falling asleep with no warning and the sensation of vertigo...chest "heaviness" Hypothyroid for years, but this is something new.

This could be: dangerous, if it happens at inopportune time, such as driving. Could be anything from cardiac arrhythmia to seizure disorder. See your doctor asap for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

This is insomnia: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Is this because of the MS or Fibromyalgia , or something else??

I'm having a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Is this because of the MS or Fibromyalgia , or something else??

Worth looking into: There is a strong association between lack of REM sleep and fibromyalgia. Some sleep aids and chloride channel drugs in general tend to disrupt normal REM sleep and promote fibromyalgia. Its worth having a good general medical exam first. Review and practice good sleep hygiene. Treat pain with medications that promote REM sleep (Lyrica (pregabalin) and Pamelor). See a sleep specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep. This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

Waking up with pain on left side, gasping for air, at onset of sleep.  This is a nightly occurrence, def not anxiety.

See your Doctor: Gassing for air before sleeping and asking up with CP seems to be a serious issue please see your pcp as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?

My child suffers from seasonal allergies in early fall, and always seems a bit listless and droopy during this time. Is fatigue a common symptom of allergies?

YES!!: Fatigue can result from allergies as the body is reacting to the allergen "trying to fight it off". Additionally the medications for allergies can make you tired as well. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment when hypnagogic foot tremor and some myoclonic jerks keep you awake? Sleep efficiency of like 50% just because of above?

What is a good treatment when hypnagogic foot tremor and some myoclonic jerks keep you awake? Sleep efficiency of like 50% just because of above?

PLMD?: If you're talking about periodic limb movement disorder (plmd) causing significant arousals that fragment sleep, i'd treat it like rls, taking a dopaminergic agonist (e.g. Ropinirole or pramipexole) at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 1 mo baby to wake up and crying almost every 2-3 hours ? What is the sign that a baby have lack of sleep ?

Is it normal for 1 mo baby to wake up and crying almost every 2-3 hours ? What is the sign that a baby have lack of sleep ?

Yes, normal: That is how often 1 month olds want to eat and be cared for. They eat small amounts frequently to maintain their blood sugars and hydration because they are so small and don't have lots of reserves for doing those things. It will likely get better over the next few months, but for right now it is totally normally to wake every couple of hours. ...Read more

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Is numbness and that pinching needle feeling like your foot is falling asleep in your legs, a normal sign of diabetes?

Is numbness and that pinching needle feeling like your foot is falling asleep in your legs, a normal sign of diabetes?

It can be: Frequent episodes of numbness and tingling in the feet may be due to peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage). While there are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, diabetes is one of the most common causes. Because the metabolic problems that lead to diabetes go on for many years, and can cause damage to the nerves, it is possible to develop neuropathy even before being diagnosed with diabetes. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with waking up at 2am from auditory hallucinations. They're loud and usually a phone dining when no one called. Is this normal?

I'm having problems with waking up at 2am from auditory hallucinations. They're loud and usually a phone dining when no one called. Is this normal?

Dreaming: If you are asleep when you hear this, it is not auditory hallucinations, but a dream. A hallucination occurs when awake. Sometimes people do have recurrent dreams of the same type. Avoid caffeine, eating, recreational drugs, large amounts of alcohol, and exercise right before bed (within 4 hours). If you are having hallucinations (hearing things when awake), you ned to see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is twitching normal as you fall asleep?

Is twitching normal as you fall asleep?

They can be: Movements around sleep onset are quite common and may be simple as leg twitch or body jerk and a feeling of falling. They can also be a sign of restless legs or periodic limb movements during wake. Most sleep specialists are not concerned unless it is affecting getting to sleep, affecting your sleep quality or are disruptive to a bed partner. ...Read more

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Last 9 nights I have had a total of 15hrs of sleep, this is causing hallucinations and paranoia despite being chronic insomniac, is this normal?

Last 9 nights I have had a total of 15hrs of sleep, this is causing hallucinations and paranoia despite being chronic insomniac,  is this normal?

LACK OF SLEEP: Agree that severe sleep deprivation can cause both emotional and cognitive problems. Chronic insomnia is NOT normal and you need full evaluation for your sleep disorder, which could be due to a variety of causes. Would highly recommend overnight sleep study and treatment for your complex issues. See a sleep speicialist and get this handled. ...Read more

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Recently, I'm having trouble sleeping at night because of severe headaches that start usually after 10 pm. What may be the reason?

Recently, I'm having trouble sleeping at night because of severe headaches that start usually after 10 pm. What may be the reason?

Hard to be sure: Try keeping a chart of evening food/drink/activity intake with details to target possible causes. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, keep well hydrated. See a physician to rule out diseases of all sorts. Sleep hygiene can be a problem & you'll find good tips here & elsewhere online. Do get help since quality sleep is really important to maintain general well being. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Increased confusion, problems with speech and word finding, is it normal 7 months after a mild tbi?

No: In a young person, after a mild tbi, improvement is the usual course during the 1st 6 months. Consult your physician to evaluate for sources that are impeding your progress. Additional imaging studies (ct or mri) may reveal some potential delayed sequelae of tbi such as post-traumatic/normal pressure hydrocephalus or subdural fluid collections. These are rare with mild tbi but not unknown. ...Read more

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Been losing sleep for a week, mass feeling in throat, constant awareness of breathing, and continuous waking. Could this be sigh syndrome?

Been losing sleep for a week, mass feeling in throat, constant awareness of breathing, and continuous waking. Could this be sigh syndrome?

Reflux: This could be acid reflux, obstructive sleep apnea, or a mass in the throat but somewhat less likely given your age. I would try otc Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec and see if it helps your symptoms. If not see an otolaryngologist to perform a laryngoscopy. ...Read more

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What is normal sleep / waking time for a 21 year old?

What is normal sleep / waking time for a 21 year old?

Circadian rythm: No such thing as normal sleep wake time. It depends on the biologic clock as set by light and habits. Young adults have a tendency to have delayed sleep phase making them fall asleep later and wake up later. ...Read more

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What causes a woman to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

What causes a woman to have difficulty falling asleep and waking and sweating a lot during sleep?

Could be serious: This may be indicative of a serious medical condition: inflammatory diseases or even cancer. Also funny infections can do the same thing. I would see your doctor right away and get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Difficulty Falling Asleep (Definition)

Difficulty falling asleep can stem from allowing thoughts to run rampant without knowing how to control them. You should first rule ...Read more