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Doctor insights on: Eyes Rolling From Side To Side Before Falling Asleep

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Why do your eyes roll from side to side whenever falling asleep sometimes?

Why do your eyes roll from side to side whenever falling asleep sometimes?

REM: Sleep initiates the occurrence if rapid eye movements or rem. Rem is generated in the brainstem without effort just like your breathing. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Hard to say for sure: Pain like this needs a good explanation. Could be related to pressure behind your eyes as a result of swelling or of a mass. Best to check with your primary care physician or eye doc. ...Read more

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When I start to go to sleep I feel my breath cuts off sometimes while I'm laying in my back. It happens when my eyes are drowsy, what's wrong?

When I start to go to sleep I feel my breath cuts off sometimes while I'm laying in my back. It happens when my eyes are drowsy, what's wrong?

APNEA: You may have apnea and need to get tested. Untreated, this condition can lead to other conditions. See your doctor to arrange for a sleep study as soon as possible . ...Read more

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When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

Nerve impingement: This can be temporary like when you rest your arm in the wrong position but could also be more serious like related to a nerve bocked by a bone spur cutting off circulation/nerve nutrients to the rest of the tissue. If this only happens during sleep, it is probably positioning and can take minues to even near and hour to return to 'normal.' look at the support of your bed/pillow first. ...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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Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

Nerve compression.: Numbness and tingling in the hands is usually caused by nerve compression. The nerve can be compressed in the neck, the extremity or both. Your symptoms are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is due to median nerve compression at the wrist, causing numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring finger. Cubital tunnel syndrome affects the other fingers in the hand. ...Read more

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What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

Sleep: Sleeping on the back can cause pressure of the arms if you put your head on the arms or could be other medical causes including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when i lay down and use my phone?

Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when i lay down and use my phone?

Lying on arms.: Probably b/c you are lying on your arm and partially cutting off the blood flow and nerve transmission to your hands. When you shift positions, you feel the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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If I wiggle my hips side to side my body forces me to make a panting noise. I can breathe at the same time while this noise happens. Normal?

If I wiggle my hips side to side my body forces me to make a panting noise. I can breathe at the same time while this noise happens. Normal?

Normal: I think the noise is just due to rubbing of muscle against organs, fascia or other muscle inside the thoracic cavity. Trying to reproduce this sound repeatedly could irritate the involved body parts, but unlikely to be very harmful. ...Read more

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What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

Let me explain : For the arm to go numb there have to a reason and most of the goes numb more than nerve have to be involved? That could in the level of the neck area and the arm pet area check it out. ...Read more

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Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal? Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal?
Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

May be nerve problem: If an arm falls asleep, goes numb or tingly, or has changes in circulation, just in certain positions of the arm, there may be compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels to that arm. A primary care doctor, neurologist, and physiatrist (physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor) can help figure this out. Sometimes special x-rays are done to see if there is a problem of the nerve at the spine. ...Read more

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Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Sorry, kiddo: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning, my eyes will feel dry or as if something is stuck in them whenever I close them to go back to sleep. Is there something?

When I wake up in the morning, my eyes will feel dry or as if something is stuck in them whenever I close them to go back to sleep. Is there something?

Eye dryness: The eyes secrete 1/2 the normal level of tears at night and if your tear flow is lower to begin with, then waking up can be accompanied by a sticky or painful feeling until the normal daily tear flow starts. if this is common, you can try putting in plain eye ointment into the eye prior to sleep (available over the counter) which can relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. ?

What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down  but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. 

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Hand numbness : please see your doctor or neurologist as soon as possible, these symptoms may be nonspecific or maybe a sign of serious problem in your neck area ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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When I move my eyes upward or side it causes some pain in my head. Please tell me what to do as I am living in hostel?

Eye care: Living in the hostel may be OK , but you should talk to the hostel team about having an Eye doctor see you - either in the Hostel or in his/her office. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I keep feeling the sensation to move my ankles especially in the evening? Why? How to stop this? Luckly, its not bad enough to distrub my sleep,

I keep feeling the sensation to move my ankles especially in the evening? Why? How to stop this? Luckly, its not bad enough to distrub my sleep,

Sounds like RLS: Restless leg syndrome is a condition that gives you this feeling that you just need to move your ankles or legs, sometimes during the day but especially at night. There are medications available, but if it doesn't disturb your sleep I'd probably just leave it alone. Just get a nerve conduction test to make sure it's nothing from your lumbar spine. ...Read more

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Why do your eyes roll from side to side whenever falling asleep sometimes?

REM: Sleep initiates the occurrence if rapid eye movements or rem. Rem is generated in the brainstem without effort just like your breathing. ...Read more

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I have chronic sleepinessand my eyes just close falling asleep. What is wrong with me?

I have chronic sleepinessand my eyes just close falling asleep. What is wrong with me?

Need investigation: Many diseases can cause your symtoms so need fullevaluation by treating underlying disease the day time sleepiness imrpoves too. ...Read more

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I would like to find out what is causing my multipal symptoms? My sympomtoms are. Feeling of getting shocked through out my body, feeling of my head spining a lot, numbness in my arms and legs, hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, pain in my eyes,

I would like to find out what is causing my multipal symptoms? My sympomtoms are. Feeling of getting shocked through out my body, feeling of my head spining a lot, numbness in my arms and legs, hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, pain in my eyes,

I : I can understand your frustration, as those symptoms sound very distressing. As you have multiple ongoing symptoms, a complete medical evaluation is warranted. Please seek out a physician. It may help to take a list of your symptoms so that they can review it, along with your past medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Possibly: New onset severe headaches need to be taken seriously. It is possible that it is a migraine-sort, but if this is something new that has not been addressed by a physician, I would recommend that you be seen in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever i'm close to falling asleep i jerk awake. What is happening and how can I stop it?

Sleep disorder: Periodic limb movement disorder or nocturnal myoclonus results in slow or rapid jerk like movements (respectively) these could be diagnosed with a sleep study or polysomnogram. Check with your physician to check regular blood work like thyroid hormone or iron levels and avoid caffeine or nicotine products. In severe cases certain medications may be necessary to help you sleep. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent side effects to your foot falling asleep on a regular basis?

Are there any permanent side effects to your foot falling asleep on a regular basis?

Foot falling asleep.: I think you are looking at this backwards. The foot falling asleep is a symptom of something else- whether a vitamin deficiency, a pressure on a nerve, improper sleep position- the foot falling asleep is not the cause of a permanent problem but the cause of the foot numbness should be checked out and hopefully resolved before it becomes permanent. ...Read more

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The left side of my face gets that tingly-numb-falling asleep feeling. It comes and goes but has been becoming more frequent what causes this?

The left side of my face gets that tingly-numb-falling asleep feeling. It comes and goes but has been becoming more frequent what causes this?

Nerve irritation.: may be due to multiple medical issues. Make an appointment for an examination and especially evaluation of the facial and trigeminal nerves, ...Read more

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My husband sleeps whenever he is still. If he's sitting, he's sleeping. Now, he's falling asleep at the wheel. What could this be?

My husband sleeps whenever he is still. If he's sitting, he's sleeping. Now, he's falling asleep at the wheel. What could this be?

Eval now: I agree with dr bonuel. He may be suffering from narcolepsy amongst other things. This is dangerous and warrants prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but i am not sure about side effects.

Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but i am not sure about side effects.

Unsure: Generally I would say no but L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin which is a powerful hormone, There is little data on taking this long-term and often it may create a grogginess. Try to use lowest dose possible recommended and see why you may need it. ...Read more

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I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. episodes of  numbness over top of head on left hand side. ?

Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inappropriate sleeping during the day. Numbness is more worrisome and needs to be evaluated by your Family Doc. If it happens again (especially w/loss of strength), call 911 & get thee to an ER to evaluate for possible stroke (remember FAST). ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more

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Past week, novacaine feeling right side lip & tongue. Right hand & foot tingly, falling asleep feeling & top of head tingling. Should I be concerned?

Past week, novacaine feeling right side lip & tongue. Right hand & foot tingly, falling asleep feeling & top of head tingling. Should I be concerned?

Yes.: Yes. While transient numbness is usually nothing to worry about, numbness that persists this long may be a sign of serious illness. You should consult a physician. ...Read more

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"hello, whenever i wake up from sleeping my eye is often swollen on the left side of my face. This especially happens when I am menstruating. It norma?

"hello, 
whenever i wake up from sleeping my eye is often swollen on the left side of my face. This especially happens when I am menstruating. It norma?

Yes: Swelling can occur, usually on the side you sleep on. During menstruation, fluid changes in your body can be responsible for puffiness around the eyes that is most apparent in the morning. If this worsens or persists, you may want to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Idk if medical or not but...sumtimes b4 falln asleep i feel like something is weighn me dwn cnt mve or talk eyes will roll bk, screamin stops it?

Idk if medical or not but...sumtimes b4 falln asleep i feel like something is weighn me dwn cnt mve or talk eyes will roll bk, screamin stops it?

Sleep paralysis: This is almost certainly sleep paralysis, a not uncommon event which, while frightening, is not serious. When we are asleep your body moves ; otherwise, when you dream about walking erc, you would actually do it. In this case that paralysis kicks in before you are fully asleep. See http://dreamstudies.org/2010/04/29/9-ways-to-wake-up-from-sleep-paralysis/ for alternatives to screaming! ...Read more