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Sleep Talking With Eyes Open
I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , difficulty breathing?
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
Related to breathing: It could be that if you have trouble breathing through your nose you will breath through your mouth. If you have trouble breathing through your nose and things like antihistamines or breath right strips don't work you may need the help of an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Petit mal seizure? Sister's speech froze, eyes twitch, denies anything wrong, and continues with sentence. Sleeps with eyes open sometimes. How to tx?
Fatigue, memory loss, tired eyes (hard to focus), speech, and a dropy eye lid. Are these signs of mild sleep apnea or something else?
5yo with ADHD has started talking in his sleep.. also still wets the bed and snores... sleep apnea? Or is it all ADHD related
Yes: I've seen kids misdiagnosed as ADHD, when in fact they had sleep apnea. In children when they are sleep deprived, they often will "push through it", resembling an ADHD-type picture. Does he have large tonsils? Since he snores, and is sleep talking (could be a sign of sleep deprivation and high stage III pressure) I would recommend a sleep study to evaluate for possible OSA. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Have it checked out: Most people sleep with their mouth open for a reason. You may have airway obstruction or sleep apnea. Try nasal strips to see if it helps. If you snore there are devices made by dentist that can help. Sleeping with an open mouth will dry your mouth making you much more susceptible to decay and periodontal disease. Bacteria love a dry mouth. ...Read more
Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?
Not really: Depending on the amount of obstruction it's possible it may reduce the severity of the problem to a small degree but I do not believe it will be enough to be truly clinically significant. I would like to know why all the other treatments are not an option. There are many variations of cpap, surgery, and numerous oral appliances(such as a tongue retention device(trd) that may be of much more help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Case of Missing Lens: Consider wearing swim goggles so that you don't find yourself starring in the "case of the missing lens" [a nancy drew mystery?]. I know people who swear that they've never lost a lens when swimming in a pool. But usually goggles are cheaper than replacing contact lens. If it doesn't float off your eye, it could pop out when you're wiping your face. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry throat: Certainly possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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