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Why Do I Have Nightmares When I Sleep On My Back
Why do I have nightmares when I sleep on my back. Everytime I sleep on my back it happens sometimes I know I'm asleep and can't wake up. ?
Pain: Perhaps your brain is telling you something. Nightmares can be a reaction to painful stimuli while asleep as the brain's way of telling you to wake up. Sleeping solely on your back is not good for it and may be leading to back pain. Your back does better by sleeping on the side with the natural curvature in place. ...Read more
i tend to sleep on one side and i get fine lines,creasing and eye bags under one eye i cant sleep on my back i get nightmares any suggestions im 31?
Citalopram effects: Thank you for informing about Depression, Anxiety, Citalopram , Sertraline. Side effects of both Citalopram and Sertraline can be Insomnia and abnormal dreams. Nightmares also can be due to recent stressor or past unresolved conflicts. Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression, insomnia • Side effects of Citalopram and Sertraline • Decrease dose • Therapy for stresses ...Read more
Sleeping on back: should not cause nightmares per say. If assuming a posture in bed causes vertigo, pain or difficulty breathing the symptoms my become " incorporated" into a dream, there by modifying the dream to take on content to account for the somatic symptoms.For example you might dream you are on a roller coaster or in a space capsule if you have benign positional vertigo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since i got reaped i can't t get the flash backs out of my head and it happened 3 years ago and I have problems sleeping . And have nightmares?
PTSD: You are describing symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. The hallmarks of this condition are flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behavior. Prazosin is a recommended to control the sympathetic nervous system for nighttime symptoms. Ssri's and cognitive behavioral thrapy are useful. Few doctors try prazosin, but it is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nightmares when falling asleep on back. Its where i know im asleep and try and shout out but can't wake myself, why does this happen when on my back?
Sleep apnea?: I wonder if you might have sleep apnea. Many people begin to lose oxygen when they fall asleep on their backs because, as they begin to relax, their tongue falls backward and closes off their airway, leading to suffocation. If your nightmares are about suffocating or drowning i would consider that this might be happening to you. Many people need too sleep on their sides just for this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2nd answer: Nightmares may result from various meds, medical & psychiatric illnesses in addition to stress & worry. Daily living habits may contribute, such as a late night snack, certain foods, sleep deprivation (which may be caused by nightmares). If unable to identify specific cause then general measures noted in my first answer apply. If you rewrite dreams upon awakening you can train your brain to do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have nightmares every time I go to sleep? They are to the point where I feel mentally disturbed and unable to function when I wake up.
For the last two weeks i've been having trouble going to sleep and when i finally do I have nightmares. How do I get over this?
Nightmares: Insomnia and nightmares can result from many things, including recent trauma or loss. If you consciously know this has happened with you, you can talk about it with trusted others. This may help. Also you can see a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other mental health therapist to discuss your nightmares and trouble sleeping -- even if you don't "know" what is causing them. Help is available. ...Read more
Had abortion six weeks ago, I hate myself, I don't sleep if I do I have nightmares, I'm anxious all the time what should I do? I feel so alone!
Light sleep: There are several sleep states varying from the light state where you will awake immediately if you hear a noise to so deep it would take great effort for someone to wake you. Nightmares & dreams generally occur in the lightest sleep states, often in the early morning hours. Sleep walking or a process known as night terrors in kids, occur in very deep sleep states , what many call core sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: This can be caused by both physical and/or mental issues. There are treatments for this. Talk to your doctor or to a mental health professional. ...Read more
Nightmares: Nightmares can come from a wide variety of sources, but are extremely common after traumatic experiences. Are you talking with anyone about your nightmares -- like a psychologist or psychiatrist? If your nightmares are so frequent you're afraid to sleep, it's time to see someone about them. In some cases, medications can help -- in others certain forms of psychotherapy are better. Best wishes. ...Read more
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