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Sleep Talking With Eyes Open
A sleep study is: Needed to determine if your symptoms are caused by sleep apnea, especially if you feel groggy during the day. Start by seeing your doctor. In medicine, we always search for the cause of physical or behavioral symptoms in order to provide treatment plans that are most likely to manage the symptoms effectively. ...Read more
Is coherent sleep-talking a sign of nocturnal seizures? Sometimes my speech is vulgar if that changes anything...
Treatment not needed: Sleeptalking is a normal variant. The person doing it makes no sense - it is just words or phrases jumbled together, though the listener will often automatically add things to make sense of it. There is no need to treat it. ...Read more
No guarantees: To v risk of sleep talking: 1. avoid sleep deprivation. 2. Avoid excessive stimulation before bed tv (auditory & visual), radio (auditory), blue lights, confrontations, exercise, etc. 3. Manage your stress levels. 4. Avoid drinking alcohol at night. 5. Avoid eating late at night. 6. Consider medical evaluation. ...Read more
Sleep entry disorder: Sleep walking/talking is often seen in those with poor sleep habits and or sleep deficits. Making changes in the sleep routine and adding as little as a half hour of sleep/night can sometimes eliminate this pattern. ...Read more
Of course: Not only sleep talking and hallucinations could be a side effect, but also chronic trouble sleeping. ...Read more
Sleep talking is a sleep disorder that occurs in the middle layers or 'stages' of sleep. Getting into the deeper layers of sleep can alleviate the problem.
An oral appliance can help in two ways. It can help a person get into the deeper layers and it can make speech unintelligible if it does occur.
See a dentist about a 'sleep appliance'. ...Read more
What to do if I know sleep talking is fairly common, but I was wondering what is normal for sleep talkers?
Please clarify: Can you clarify what you mean and re-ask. Thanx. ...Read more
Headache specialist: And sleep specialist for complete evaluation and sleep study. Once diagnostic is confirmed. Treatment is available. ...Read more
Sws: Yes if suppresses slow wave speech.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you also sleep: Walk? How do you know you do these things? If these increase in frequency, you may want to see your PCP, and discuss having a referral to a neurologist for further workup and possible sleep study to rule out fugue or other states of consciousness you're in. Am sure they will be able to tell you what your diagnosis is. You don't want to find out you drove or walked somewhere in this state of mind. ...Read more
I talk in my sleep. I've been told I sometimes have full conversations and with my eyes open. How can this happen and what can I do about it?
I was trying to sleep when suddenly my eyes closed and I couldn't move at all I couldn't even open my eyes when I tried or I couldn't talk at all?
? sleep paralysis: You may have actually been asleep and in the rem stage. That is about 10 minutes in each 90 minute sleep cycle. This is when we dream and it is in this stage that sleep paralysis occurs. We can easily be deceived by believing that you were "trying to sleep". You may need a sleep lab test. ...Read more
Hello doc. I just want to ask if there is a sleeping disorder such as whispering while eyes open as if I am talking to somebody? Because it has been my problem, my husband is always thinking that I am having an affair because of that. But I always tell hi
Not uncommon: For people to talk, whisper, smile or laugh in their sleep- all subconscious. ...Read more
Unclear cause asleep: If your symptoms are related to waking up and not being able to move or talk then you could be experiencing sleep paralysis. If so then you should be checked for narcolepsy. Speak with your doctor and if he/she agrees then the study of choice is a sleep study with multiple sleep latency testing (mslt). ...Read more
Hi, I'm 21 years old and I have had this problem since I was 14. When I go to sleep sometimes my whole body goes numb and I can't move or talk or open my eyes. Its only happened like 20 times since I was 14. Any idea of what it is?
Sleep paralysis: You are describing symptoms of sleep paralysis which is not uncommon. Generally no treatment is needed. If you have other complaints like uncontrollable urge to fall asleep during the day then see a psychiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more
Daughter has green stuffy coming from her nose and both eyes. She is coughing a lot. Her voice is like a man talking. Unable to sleep at night. Thanks?
If there is a fever, I think your PCP should check her ears and determine whether she needs antibiotics. Most infants resolve their viral symptoms in one week to 10 days. If the green drainage continues beyond that with or without fever, she may have sinusitis and a course of antibiotics is usually prescribed.
Nasal saline keeps nasal passages clear. ...Read more
Idk if medical or not but...sumtimes b4 falln asleep I feel like something is weighn me dwn cnt mve or talk eyes will roll bk, screamin stops it?
This is almost certainly sleep paralysis, a not uncommon event which, while frightening, is not serious. When we are asleep your body moves ; otherwise, when you dream about walking erc, you would actually do it. In this case that paralysis kicks in before you are fully asleep. See http://dreamstudies. Org/2010/04/29/9-ways-to-wake-up-from-sleep-paralysis/
for alternatives to screaming! ...Read more
19yr old who uncontrollably falls asleep during day. Get 8+hr/nite. Fall asleep doing something 4 few secs. Happens when talking. Told eyes glaze over?
Sleep disorder.: Your symptoms are more indicative of a sleep disorder akin to what is commonly referred to as "sleep walking" only you are not "walking." I would suggest that you see a sleep disorder specialist and have a sleep study performed to see during what time of the evening and what portion of your sleep cycle that this occurs. He can then make recommendations as to possible treatment. ...Read more
Citramag sachets colonoscopy 5yrs ago Ambulance crew said had "fainted sitting down".Friend saw me confused talking eyes open mumbling nonsense TIA?
I think if you had: Had a serious TIA 5 years ago, and you are 76 years old now, you would have developed other symptoms of compromised circulation to head/brain. Magnesium citrate is a strong laxative; my stronger suspicion is that you became dehydrated with electrolyte abnormalities (possibly low sodium) and had "metabolic delirium. If nothing similar has occurred in the interim, I would chalk the episode up to that ...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
No: Eyes will dry out without eyes closing. ...Read more
I'm always exhausted even after 7-8 hours sleep. I am otherwise healthy, I struggle to keep my eyes open during the day.?
Many possibie causes:
There are many conditions that cause severe fatigue. One of the most common is sleep apnea in which, although one seems to sleep all night, the sleep is not normal, and your body does not get the rest it needs. This would be especially likely if you snore or have been told it seems that you stop breathing during your sleep.
The best first step would be to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
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