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Sleep Eye Open
Depends: If the eyes are open a little, it is probably not bad. If open enough so that dryness irritates the surface of the eye, then that needs to be corrected. Eyes stay open during sleep with Graves disease, tumors behind the eye, and lid dysfunction. If the eyes are red and/or the vision is being affected, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Paper medical tape: Some people tend to sleep with their eyes slightly open, though there can be medical conditions that keep your eyes from closing during sleep. I recommend being seen by an ophthalmologist to be certain. An easy way to initially approach this is to close the eyes and gently apply paper medical tape to the upper eyelid and the cheek. It actually does not take much force to keep the lids closed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i'm on the verge of sleeping it feels like i'm suddenly falling of a cliff and i open my eyes and nothing happens. Why?
HYPNAGOGICI: This is called a "hypnogogic" experience. If it happens right before you wake up, it's callled a "hypnopompic "experience..It is a very common phenomenon ...It's like semi-waking dream...Unless it really bothers you or inhibits your sleep, nothing needs to be done...Avoid high stimulation before you go to bed...If you are concerned...See your family doc and possible referral for a sleep study. ...Read more
I can't open my eyes when I try to wake up from a dream. I am scared to sleep because this is such an awful feeling. Please help.?
Sometimes at night as I am falling to sleep, i get a really fast spinning sensation. I cannot open my eyes to stop it and i feel paralysed ?
Sometimes when we getup in the morning we feel difficult to get up/insufficient of sleep or unable to open eye even though we sleep 8 hrs.why?
Fatigue: It is normal to feel slightly fatigued after a full nights rest for about for roughly 30 minutes. Generally 7-9 hours is an adequate amount of sleep. If you are feeling fatigued all through the day it is possible you are having nocturnal arousals or awakenings. Alternatively, there are forms of sleep paralysis that occur when awakening which can cause the above symptoms. ...Read more
I am a 27 yo male and for the last 5/6 years I’ve been having horrible hallucinations whilst sleeping. I’m awake and eyes open but I see people etc?
Hypnagogic hallucina: Tions can be due to sleep deprivation (do you have a sleep disorder?), narcolepsy (typically presents with it plus nap attacks, sleep paralysis, and cataplex),, psychosis, medications/drugs, or delirium. Consult with your physician to begin a work-up and receive a referral to an appropriate specialist if indicated. ...Read more
When I lay down and about to sleep. When my eyes close I feel like I'm falling. And when I open them I feel wared out. Any cure or treatment? Help!!!
Go to bed earlier!: You may be very exhausted when going to bed, and during pre-sleep there is a phase where the muscles are slightly stiff then relax (hypnagogic myoclonic twitch or “Hypnic jerk”) that is normal before entering into sleep. It's just that you are overly aware of this sensation, versus being already asleep.So, it's more pronounced when you're overtired! See: http://www.failedsuccess.com/index.php?/web ...Read more
To some degree: Our eyelids naturally stay (mostly) closed when we are sleeping. There are those whose eyes do not stay completely closed; these individuals tend to suffer from dry eyes. Certain eye/neurological conditions can prevent the lids from closing, but in a healthy person, you cannot sleep with the eyes wide open. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uncommon: This may occur with muscular disorders of the lid which can prevent full closure. It also may occur with trauma and burns which contact the upper lid and leave portions of the eye open at night. If the opening is too wide, it may damage the cornea and impede vision. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Many causes: Some people naturally sleep with their eyelids open 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes there is an underlying condition that contributes to poor eyelid closure such as graves' disease or bell's palsy. Sleeping with the eyelids open can lead to dryness of the corneas (exposure keratopathy). An eye exam is important to assess the health of the cornea and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Closing the eyes prior to and during sleep is a protective reflex which keeps the eye moist and healthy and aids sleep by blocking out the light. There are a few with trauma and a some rare conditions which prevent this. They usually need ointments and eyedrops to protect the eye. They are aided by Bell's reflex in which the eye rolls up during sleep and other activities. ...Read more