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Doctor insights on: What Could Be Causing Me To Fall Asleep So Quickly And Easily

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What could be causing me to fall asleep so quickly and easily?

What could be causing me to fall asleep so quickly and easily?

Might not be good: While many people think it is a blessing to fall asleep the minute that their head hits the pillow, sleep specialists recognize that this is often a sign that someone is sleep deprived. Insufficient sleep syndrome or obstructive sleep apnea are common culprits. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to fall asleep so easily-- like texting, sitting in a waiting room, reading, talking?

What would cause someone to fall asleep so easily-- like texting, sitting in a waiting room, reading, talking?

Many causes: You are describing excessive sleepiness, a symptoms with many causes: not getting enough time in bed, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, depression, anything that significantly impairs sleep (restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, insomnia for any reason), alcohol or drugs, withdrawal from stimulant drugs or medicines, etc. See a sleep medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?

What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?

Unlikely: Tarlov cysts are not often a cause of radicular or focal knee symptoms. Numbness in the knee area can occur with localized nerve injury (cutaneous branches) or occasionally from L4 invlovement. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the body to fall asleep?

What are the causes of the body to fall asleep?

2 systems: Circadian and homeostatic system. The homeostatic system builds up sleep pressure throughout the day. The circadian system has a 24 hour pattern to it. The circadian system is an alerting system and the homeostatic system is the sleep pressure system. When the homeostatic system over powers the alerting drive, you get sleep. ...Read more

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I lay in bed for like 3 hours and don't fall asleep its so anoying can someone tell me the cause?

I lay in bed for like 3 hours and don't fall asleep its so anoying can someone tell me the cause?

Initial insomnia: I am not sure of the cause. It sounds like you have initial insomnia. Do your feel anxious while you are lying in bed? Do you think about what you did that day & what you need to get done tomorrow? When was your last caffiene use? How heavy is your alcohol intake? How big was your dinner & how many hours before bed? 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the >. ...Read more

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What causes me to bite my tongue when i fall asleep?

Sleep bruxism: Sleep bruxism can make you do this..This can happen in sleep apnea. See a dentist experienced in treating bruxism and sleep disorders to determine if you need to be treated for brushing or for sleep disorder. ...Read more