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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am awakened from sleep by extreme muscle tension in back, neck and hands, not caused by stress. I fall asleep easily, am fit, not overweight. Why?
As above : See u physician for evaluation and work up, . ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms mandate that you see your doctor right away. ...Read more
What causes a knee to fall asleep? Could it be from my tarlov cysts at multiple levels in my spine?
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
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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