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Why do I sometimes sit up with a snort when I fall asleep on airplane? Position?

Why do I sometimes sit up with a snort when I fall asleep on airplane? Position?

Yes: Your soft palate may close against the back wall of your throat closing off air flow. This will cause you to awaken with a sudden snort as you generate enough pressure to overcome the obstruction. This is the same physiology that causes obstructive sleep apnea, so if you snore at home you might need a sleep study to assess for obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I feel like I have 2 heartbeats. 1 is normal. The other beats rapidly. It starts just after i fall asleep and wakes me up & stops when i sit up.

Wear a monitor: You may be having supraventricular tachycardia or a mild variant that's a non-problem. It would be great if you could wear a holter monitor and clarify exactly what's happening. Your physician is very familiar with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son is 6 months old and likes to fall asleep with something soft. When is he able to sleep with something to sooth him? He can roll, sit up, crawl

My son is 6 months old and likes to fall asleep with something soft.  When is he able to sleep with something to sooth him? He can roll, sit up, crawl

When he can stand: We lose about 100 kids a year in the US to suffocation in bed linen, bumpers,soft toys when they fall asleep on/in them. When a baby has the physical capability of getting away from these things with ease they can have them in their bed.Until then, it is a deadly choice.Don't offer it and he will adapt. ...Read more

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I have multiple fibroids. Lately when i kay on my back or fall asleep on my back, its very painful to sit up or roll over. Could it be the fibroids ?

I have multiple fibroids. Lately when i kay  on my back or fall asleep on my back, its very painful to sit up or roll over. Could it be the fibroids ?

Probably not: Sounds like you are having muscle spasm. Take otc aleeve or tyelenol and apply ice pack. If you continue to have pain, then get it evaluatef by your doctor. ...Read more

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During the day i nap, b4 i even fall asleep if i do, i sweat all over except hands and feet. Soon as I sit up I stop sweating. ?

During the day i nap, b4 i even fall asleep if i do, i sweat all over except hands and feet. Soon as I sit up I stop sweating. ?

Unusual: That's unusual I've never heard of someone who sweating is positional. If you're having fever this could be a sign of infection. If you're having diarrhea this could be something of a carcinoid tumor. This could also be due to anxiety !Visit your primary care physician for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Why do I snort when i fall asleep?

Possible sleep apnea: As you fall asleep (transition from wake to sleep) your muscles of your airway also relaxes. If it relaxes a little, you may snore, more than that and you may start impeding airflow causing hypopneas/apneas (which you may sense as snorting). See your doctor, as a thorough history may warrant a sleep study. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my circulation so easy to get cut off all of a sudden? if I sit or lay 4short time my body parts fall asleep. Includng my head if I lay certain

Why is my circulation so easy to get cut off all of a sudden? if I sit or lay 4short time my body parts fall asleep. Includng my head if I lay certain

Joint Subluxations ?: 24y female has paresthesias when assumes certain postures siting or lying. Her sex & age raise issue of Hypermobility Syndrome. If her bones commonly crack with normal use & if she is double jointed then suspicion is heightened. Loose joints slightly hyperextend, sublux, causing impingements and tugging of nerves that transit nearby. Paresthesias are crawly, tingly, numb sensations. ...Read more

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Just started taking Abilify (aripiprazole) with my other meds. Since I started it, I can not stay asleep for anything. If I sit down, I fall asleep! Please help!

Just started taking Abilify (aripiprazole) with my other meds. Since I started it, I can not stay asleep for anything. If I sit down, I fall asleep! Please help!

Tell your doctor: Not sure for what condition you are being treated. You state depression but have been started on anti-anxiety medication and an anti-psychotic (Abilify). Let your doctor know that you can't stay awake. Ask about use of antidepressant medication and if he is using the Abilfy mood stabilizer prior to adding an antidepressant (for Bipolar ?) . The treatment should not be worse than the disease. ...Read more

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My kneecaps fall asleep and are extremely numb. It noticed it about 5-6 days ago. It only happens if i'm sitting down even if i'm extremely comfortable. They start to go numb within 10-15 minutes of sitting. I will constantly switch positions by either cr

My kneecaps fall asleep and are extremely numb. It noticed it about 5-6 days ago. It only happens if i'm sitting down even if i'm extremely comfortable. They start to go numb within 10-15 minutes of sitting. I will constantly switch positions by either cr

Possible lumbar disc: Sitting causes more pressure on the lumbar disc than standing. Since symptoms are bilateral the compression of sensory nerve roots at l3-4 is possible. Radiating pain is very frequent which is missing at this point in your case. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Im always tired and if I sit too long I fall asleep. I can't get motivated either. How can I change this?

Im always tired and if I sit too long I fall asleep. I can't get motivated either. How can I change this?

Sleepiness: Sleepiness is a symptom. If you are spending enough time sleeping and in bed then you most likely have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Discuss this with your doctor. Your symptoms can be improved. ...Read more

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Just started taking Abilify (aripiprazole) with my other meds. Now I can not stay awake, if I sit down, I fall asleep. Please help, what is the problem?

May be too much: Medicines can cause a person to feel sleepy. Everyone is different, so the effects of medicines are not the same for all. Having just started this new medicine, it could be that the side effect is a little too strong. That is possible considering what the other medicines are. Perhaps ask your provider if the dose could be reduced. ...Read more

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Why does my foot fall asleep when I sit on it?

Why does my foot fall asleep when I sit on it?

Compression: You are blocking venous return. You may also be compressing arteries and nerves. ...Read more

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What could cause your lip/chin to "fall asleep" at night? When I wake up and switch laying position it goes away.

What could cause your lip/chin to "fall asleep" at night? When I wake up and switch laying position it goes away.

Pressure: you are applying persistent pressure to the nerve that supplies that area of your body unknowingly while you are sleeping and when you shift positions you take the pressure off that nerve ...Read more

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Could sit in layers of clothes & blankets & feel cold for hours but as soon as I fall asleep I feel like I'm so hot but as soon as awake I'm cold ?

Could sit in layers of clothes & blankets & feel cold for hours but as soon as I fall asleep I feel like I'm so hot but as soon as awake I'm cold ?

Thyroid?: There are many possibilities. The thyroid can cause a similar symptoms in some patients when a hypoactive or malfunctioning. Also anemia, infection, malignancy and other processes. You need to be seen by a doctor to begin to exclude different problems. Even the best doctor may take more than one or two visits to get answers. Other symptoms you may give them a point to the true cause. Get well! ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and klonopin is it normal to just fall asleep? I will come home from work sit down, watch tv and not even know I fell asleep

I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and klonopin is it normal to just fall asleep? I will come home from work sit down, watch tv and not even know I fell asleep

Sleep study: Drowsiness and sleepiness is a common side effect of many medications and can be additive when multiple agents are being taken. I would suggest having your PCP help you get a sleep study and EEG to determine if poor sleep quality is an undiagnosed contributing factor. Do you also have hypertension, gerd, snoring, high BMI... ...Read more

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My legs n feet tend to fall asleep quickly when im in one position a few minutes. Can it be related to, my weight? Im 5"1 & 145lbs

My legs n feet tend to fall asleep quickly when im in one position a few minutes. Can it be related to, my weight? Im 5"1 & 145lbs

Probably not: This is usually due to a temporary nerve compression that creates the numbness, like when you sleep on your wrist and have numbness to the area that goes away when you move it. ...Read more

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