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Something Stung Me In My Sleep
Worried that sleeping on my stomach was bad for me. Could i hurt my erection in the morning this way?
Sleeping on: Stomach should not injure your penis. However, sleeping on your stomach usually requires you to have your head turned to the side for hours ; makes it difficult to keep the spine in a neutral position. It also puts pressure on joints ; muscles. ...Read more
1st ever, in an hour i thought i heard my mom's voice and someone else's. I also ate really bad today. Can the toxins in food make you hallucinate?
Why do I often wake up out of my sleep panicked feeling like I've swallowed something in my sleep and it's stuck in my throat/thickness cant swallow.
Go to your MD: You need a full physical exam from a physician and possibly lab tests. If there could be a stricture or esophageal mass giving you a sensation your throat is blocked you would need a referral to a gastroenterologist who can put a camera into your esophagus to visualize it. You also need a neurological exam and potentially a swallow study. You may only have postnasal drip/mucous a full exam needed. ...Read more
Why do i lately started bite my one side of my tongue during wake up in morning? The pain wakes me up. I also scream of fear in sleep. I al
Numerous reasons: But beside the immediate discomfort - if an isolated incident shouldn't be a problem. With that said if its happening often, you notice swelling, difficulty in swallowing etc please consult with your physician or dentist. ...Read more
Dark and bad thoughts after dad thought he caught me touching myself, i was scratching an itchy bite in the area. What can I do, it makes me want to d?
Embarrassment: Having your dad "catch" you even if you were doing nothing depends much less on you and much more on what's going on in your Dad's head. First of all, even if u were, it is a natural thing and something that your Dad likely had a problem with himself in his life of with his Dad. The real issue is that on some levels you feel your dad won't love you the same. Seek help if u continue to feel so low ...Read more
when i lay in bed at night, i feel the need to move my legs. My boyfriend says i kick in my sleep. IS it restless leg syndrome?
Carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes compressed at the wrist. There is mostly pain at night in the wrist and arm area, that wake you up. Try wearing a wrist splint at night. You get those at the pharmacy. If not better, see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I snore in my sleep. My husband gets upset because of that and sleeps somewhere else. It makes me sad. My doctor said that I have curve turbinate bone and need surgery.What should I do?
Several causes: Any narrowing if the airway from the nose to the throat can cause snoring. In most people the cause is a combination of factors, not just one. These factors can be a deviated septum, enlarged nasal turbinates, large tonsils and/ or tongue, and a long, floppy palate and uvula. Be aware that sleep apnea can accompany snoring and ask your doctor if you need a sleep study to rule it out before surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My jaw grinds and my teeth feel sharp. I am unable to sleepand my left ankle twitches that leaves me completely awake.I have a liquid feeling in my stomach, ringing in my ears andi feel like there is something in my throat. What should I do?
Grinding: Grinding of the teeth occurs at night or during sleep, clenching during awake hours. The cumulative affect of grinding at night, when you sit or lie on your back, signals that there is some type of an alignment problem (neck, bite, etc.) i would see a dentist/tmj-tmd specialist to have an evaluation of your bite while you are in different positions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had a dream that my cat died & i woke up to myself crying from my dream. I tried to swallow but my throat is tense & it hurts. Why is that?
Emotional distress: Emotional distress often includes physical tension and that can cause pain. Waking life sad events can bring this on and so can dreams. If this is a singular event and you have no further symptoms, you were simply saddened by the loss of your cat. Otherwise you might want to see a therapist to figure out what's happening. You don't need to jump to a DX or think of meds yet. Just watch how you feel. ...Read more
Could anxiety be causing me to scratch my skin in my sleep? The past few mornings I've woken up with scratches on my arms. An allergy maybe?
Nocturnal itching...: .... is not completely understood; however, it can be the result of a medical condition or a medical vulnerability exacerbated by such mental health conditions like depression or chronic stress. Therefore, both medical and psychiatric advice needs to be explored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stuck my tongue out really far before and something in my throat clicked i went to sleep then woke up and my heart was racing what is this ?
I will uncontrollably shout out the name of my mom and my boyfriend whenever I recall something that stress me. Is this OCD?
Don't self-dx: The criteria for making an OCD diagnosis is fairly demanding and any one behavior will not do it. There usually are more than one path to a symptom. An expert would talk to you to understand what this is about and how it works for you to do it. You'd learn too about better ways to deal w/ stress and life choices. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left arm numbness when I sleep waking me a lot in the night , I sleep in my right side do I have a pacemaker in the left side, how I prevent that?
Some nights I get this Shocking pain in my left arm. Everytime I doze off to sleep, it's like it knows I'm falling asleep and it just wakes wakes me u?
My daughter is talking in her sleep like she's stuck in some sort of nightmare. What should I do?
Depends: If she awakens to light touch it is a nightmare and light touch will bring her out of it.She will recall the scary issues. If it does not, the sleep talking and struggling movements are a night terror. These usually last up to 5 minutes and stop on their own.If awakened the kid does not remember any part of the event.It represents a sleep deficit problem and can be helped by increasing sleep times. ...Read more
Podiatrist or: Orthopedic surgeon should be able to assess ; make appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
At night sometimes I get a pain in my thigh that feel like a bee sting when I'm sleep then it's leave? What causes that?
Think about this: If it's on the lateral upper thigh, think about a condition called meralgia paresthetica. This is a mild neuropathy caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It could cause symptoms like this on the thigh. It is often relieved by avoiding tight belts or losing weight etc. Where is the feeling, and how long does it last? ...Read more
It's normal: You are a young man in the prime of your sexuality. Unless you voluntarily have ejaculations with a partner or by yourself often, you are going to have nocturnal emissions. They're natural, normal, good for you, and if anybody has told you otherwise, they had either been deceived or were deceiving you for some dark purpose. Talk with a man you trust -- maybe even dad or your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Relaxation & gravity: When you sleep, your muscles relax, including the ones around your mouth, causing your mouth to fall open, and causing saliva to run out of the side of your mouth if you're laying on your side. It's also more likely to happen if you're a natural mouth-breather, have allergies, or sinus problems. Sleep apnea can play a part if present as well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oromotor dysfunction: Drooling is usually caused by lack of oral control to hold oral secretions in the mouth, commonly seen in people with hypotonia, lack of muscle control. It can occur during sleep due to relaxation of oral muscles and saliva drools out of the mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
R/O RLS: RLS = RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME. PSG or sleep study give far mor detail for insomnia and sleep disorders /Parasomnia./RLS. If a Seizure disorder is suspected an EEG Is ordered to evaluate a seizure focus. In your situation the PSG or sleep study is appropriate for initial evaluation and a Neurology consult . ...Read more
The answer is...: The answer to this type of hypothetical question is always: Yes. That is because there is no age in which a person cannot die in her sleep. From birth until age 100 years or more, a person can die; and her death can be during her sleep. The real question is "how likely" is a person to die in her sleep under the current circumstances. Even then, the answer (if an answer is possible) is a guess. ...Read more
Sleep Moaning: Talking, moaning, and groaning in your sleep by itself is generally harmless. However, people with rem sleep behavior disorder often groan, shout, yell, and act out their dreams. Talking or making noises during sleep can also be caused by certain medications, emotional stress, and mental health disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sorry that you: Are suffering. We can not help you take your own life. Please consider getting help. Once you accept help there is a good chance for hope to return. If you are having imminent if you are having thoughts about taking your life, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your sleep partner: When you think about your sleep environment remember the person you share your bed with. Per Psychosomatic Medicine, there is a connection between sleep quality & couple's interactions--men have better interactions with their wives the day after a good night of shared sleep; women sleep better if they have less conflict with their husband during the day. ...Read more
It depends.: If you awaken with a bitten tongue or have chewed the inside of your cheek, this could be a sign that you had a convulsion (seizure) during the night. If by "knots" you mean muscle soreness or cramps this would raise the suspicion of a seizure. Or it could just be a sign of teeth-grinding (bruxism). ...Read more
Breathe through nose: Try breathing through your nose. Many people drool when they sleep because they're breathing through their mouths. If your nose gets stuffy, perhaps you are suffering from air-borne allergies or food sensitivities, causing a mild inflammatory response and therefore stuffiness. If you can breathe through your nose and keep your mouth closed, your saliva will stay in your mouth--and you won't snore! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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