Sleep disorders unable to wake up

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And if his need for sleep is excessive (not just off schedule), it could indicate that the quality of his sleep is poor, causing him to try to make up for it in quantity. Those with sleep apnea, limb movements, or other untreated sleep disorders may not feel rested no matter how much they sleep. Depression and narcolepsy should be looked at after all other things are officially ruled out.
If this always happens as you are going to sleep and/or wakes you up from sleep, my first thought would be sleep apnea. Before I was diagnosed and began using a CPAP, I had become very afraid to sleep, and avoided it till I collapsed in exhaustion. Much of what you describe is what I experienced. Since I got my CPAP working well for me I have not had one episode of the sense of choking or difficulty breathing.
Whenever i do get to sleep, i only get about 2 to 4hrs of sleep. Its has been a time where i was up for 2 days straight. Some days I know i'm tired and sleepy but i'm unable to fall asleep.
Since leaving education (High School, College etc) I've been unable to wake up properly, and it is MAJORLY affecting my life. I'm currently unemployed as I'm unable to wake up in the morning, and my daytime life is pretty much non existant. I go to bed at around 3-4am most nights, and don't wake up until around 5-6pm the next day. It is affecting my Diabetes, as I wake up with very high blood sugar levels due to the fact that I've missed my injection because of sleeping through.
I wake up my husband in fear a few times a year - usually I just wake up in fear and then go back to sleep. When I wake up, though, I still can see the face of the people that are watching me. Sometimes I feel that they are almost trying to tell me something. So, I'm looking to this list to see if there is someone that has a solution for me.
it took several deep breaths for me to be able to move and talk.... i got scared and didn' t want to go to sleep... it happened 5 more times.... is this something serious?... could this be due to back problems... i have a posting in orthopedics for a back problem....
I will wake up and be unable to move. When I try to move, I feel as though something has me pinned down. I am unable to speak or move any part of my body. I feel as though I can not breath. Sometimes, I feel like I am shaking or being shaked by something when I try to fight back. I am unable to cry out for help. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
The bowel prep prior to a colonoscopy almost killed me. I blew up to a record size and when I finally had a bm, the pressure tore my hemmoroids! I warned my dr. but of course, I'm stupid therefore he did not believe me until the procedure. My disbelief is how I have been passed around by specialists that don't want to deal with this and I can't get any of them to prescribe anything, not even reglan. I don't have nausau, thank God! Just can't poop!
Hi there. There are many sleep associated disorders seen in clinical practice ranging from problems falling and staying asleep, problems with staying awake, problems sticking to a regular sleep schedule and unusual behaviors during sleep. Common causes of insomnia are depression, stress, excessive noise or light, certain medicines. Problems with staying awake are hypersomnias include irregular sleep wake cycle, shift work sleep disorder.
Make a sleep log of what time you go to bed, wake up and how many times you wake during the nite, and seek out a sleep specialist, who can help you pinpoint what is causing you to wake up so many times.
The first episode of waking up from a deep sleep unable to breath happened when I was 26...The next day I went to a lawyer to make out my Will...It was easily the most freighting expierence of my life....I had to use every ounce of strength to get that one first gasp of air into my lungs...It has happened about 35 to 40 times since the in the last 37 years..I know what causes it now ,,although I still forget and get caught....
I got a sore throat, I'm coughing all the time, and I got all this flem inside me. I fight through it during the day and then at night my ear starts to hurt. So I wake up in the middle of the night and my ear is just pounding as the pain had escalated tremendously. I took some more ibuprofen to try and relieve the pain of my ear and I got a hot water bag (IDK what it's supposed to be called) and heated it up and used it like a pillow on my ear.
There are times I can go to bed at a decent time and when I wake up the next morning I have apparently shut off my alarm clock and unfortunately pretty late for work or when I wake up I just fall right back to sleep and keep waking up but unable to wake up enough to even get out of bed and sleep all day. On those days I just feel so out of it.
I wake up at night unable to breathe choking, a few times I even passed out waking up ion the ER from lack of oxygen. I have been tested for Apnea and ruled it our, checked for Gerd ruled out though not 100% and I do taked meds plus watch diet don't eat hrs before bed etc. This has been going on since childhood.
I agree with going for polysomnography, an overnight sleep study for definite diagnosis and to rule out other types of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Primary insomnia refers to insomnia that is not caused by any known physical or mental condition and can be caused by many different things like alcohol, anxiety, coffee, or stress.
it took me some time to manage to do this without throwing up so maybe its best to try to do this in the toilet to start with if you are going to try it. anyhow, l am now able to 'throw' up the air...without actually throwing up anything else. the noise that comes out when l do it is simply UNREAL, but still it gets the job done and l am able to eat and enjoy whatever l like.
I sometimes fall off to sleep and wake up with a jolt and dont know where i am and i have to shake my body to wake my self up properly. Some advice i give is : dont drink any coffee, tea or coke eat chocolate about 2 or 3 hours before you go to bed, leave tv on with no sound or read a book before you sleep. This has worked for me and another this is to have your mobile by the side of your bed, this is just knowing you have someone to talk to on the other end.
Now, it's gotten to the point that i toss and turn for over an hour before falling asleep, i wake up 2-3 times a night, and i wake up feeling tired and irritable. i take melatonin now and then if i need a good night's sleep desperately, but i try not to medicate. what is goin on, and what can i do?
I have been suffering from episodic bouts of heart palpitations over different periods for a few years now and they are recently becoming more frequent and as I am a naturally anxious individual, they are creating panic to me especially as they seem to be worse at night.
This is EXACTLY how I feel all the time, I might as well be carrying around a tank of the stuff with me. I occasionally also wake up at night unable to breath and with a racing pulse (loop recorder showed normal sinus tachycardia in excess of 165). I don't have insurance, and the wait for a sleep study is sooo long at the charity clinic...
Seems the only bad thing was the worry I had was feeling unable to sleep. I know those that fall asleep as soon as their backsides hit a chair, others (like me) can run ultra marathons etc & not be able to sleep, while others that have not been as active fall instantly asleep as soon as they crash down for the night. Your brain's capable of overcoming lots of things, including drugs if you think it can.
I used to have sleep paralysis almost every night. It took a long time for me to get any help for it, because I had no idea there was such a thing as "sleep paralysis". It got so bad that I stopped sleeping all together, because I was terrified to fall asleep. This happened during a really stressful time in my life. I was suffering from severe depression and anxiety, and when this started happening, I thought I was losing my mind and didn't want to tell anyone.
I had a sleep disorder for years, which was blamed first, on my weight (about 20lbs overweight at that time), then, on depression, which I did have, but was not the entire cause of my poor sleep. I was given depression meds to help keep me awake, to help me sleep, nothing worked to cure the sleep problems. I couldn't take the meds to help me sleep because I was more exhausted during the day.
All Doctors and Cardiologists have played it down , saying I'm fine just stressed etc Ahhhhhh This happens just when I'm falling asleep , going from Conscious to Subconscious always within 1hour of going to bed When I wake up I'm actually out of my bed before i know it running for help , heart beating rapidly , feels as it's going as fast as it can go , unable to breathe until it stops abruptly to its normal rhythm within 1 minute . Really frightening , tired and drained after .
Of course I never slept the whole night through but a few hours then I'd wake up about 2 but I was able to go back to sleep usually even if it was several times a night. Good luck, I've never been much of a good sleeper but if it gets that bad I would seek out a sleep clinic doctor place - he could have sleep apnea or something that is compounding the situation. And remember we aren't doctors but there are specialists out there who do study sleep disorders and might be able to help.
Have you ever had a sleep study? Sometimes sleep disorders contribute to bad dreams. When I had untreated sleep apnea I had bad dreams all the time. Rarely have them any more. Dreams are so subjective, and I'm certainly no expert, but in the examples you've given, there seems to be a common thread as related to breathing. In the one - unable to speak then make sudden noise - could represent having an apnea event then suddenly exhaling forcefully as apnea resolves.
to this day she is still the same. I have to have my arm touching her to sleep, and sometimes i just dont want to lie down and sleep with her, i know that is bad but I am really tired all the time and this doesnt help. What should i do, any advice would be great.
I am dreaming, then when something I don't want to deal with is about to or happens in my dream(someone running at me, screaming person, scary stuff) I make myself wake up, or try to... What happens is I open my eyes, and I am struggling my but off to keep them open because the dream is pulling me back in it (which makes my eyelids shut), I can usually still hear it, sometimes see it, and I am trying so bloody hard to keep my eyes open.
30 am and I am so tired during the day. I don't know why I'm waking up, not topee, not hungry, unable to go back to sleep, why do I ened so much more sleep. Help, any ideas on what I can do to sleep more throu the night?
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