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1745492 tn?1320198340 I have symptoms that some people say are consistent with narcolepsy. However, all I have seen are people with severe narcolepsy, and I'm not as bad as them. I do have very vivid dreams that can be stressful to me. I can write whole books on my dreams because they are so vivid. They are so stressful sometimes that I wake up sweating. I can fall asleep quick. As in I can take an short nap, say an hour, and still dream. I do not sleep well at night and have very interrupted sleep.
Avatar n tn The formal way of diagnosing narcolepsy is to undergo a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) which is a daytime study after an overnight sleep study. If you're REM sleep deprived in general, you'll have what's called REM rebound, where you go into REM much quicker than normal. You may want to mention your symptoms the next time you meet with your sleep doctor.
Avatar f tn I was reading up about it and this lead me to read about Narcolepsy as Cataplexy is a unique symptom to this condition. I read about the symptoms and I am now afraid that I may be suffering from it. I have very vivid and sometimes lucid dreams and I wake up almost every hour of the night for short spans of time. Sometimes I cannot tell my dreams from reality and I often hear noises and see things during the night that aren't really there.
Avatar m tn First of all, I'm sorry the doctor who ordered your testing didn't go more in depth in explaining the results to you. The information I'm going to give you here is based strictly upon the diagnostic criteria for different conditions; doctors use a combination of test results and diagnostic guidelines AND clinical expertise to reach diagnosis and treatment decisions, so there is no guarantee that this information pertains to your case in particular.
1764925 tn?1370785147 There is more of REM sleep in your nighttime sleep study; hence the doctors have tried to rule out narcolepsy, which causes excessive sleepiness. Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior.
Avatar f tn Look up symptoms of Narcolepsy. Sounds wierd, but it is very hard to diagnose, and that is one of the major symptoms of it. It usually (but not always!) shows up between ages 10-25. Symptoms include- Cataplexy (loss of muscle control): People with narcolepsy often have a sudden loss of muscle control while awake, usually triggered by strong emotions, such as laughing.
Avatar f tn I also spent most of my sleep time in sleep stages 1 and 2, whith REM episodes scattered randomly. I had no time in stage 3, and when I had REM sleep it was from wake to REM with no progression through the other cycles. I had two episodes of central sleep apnea, and my sats dropped to 83%, but otherwide my HR was 35-75, with avaerage O2 sats of 97% and above. While I'm awake, my HR stays in the 90's, but can go as high as 140 with exertion, but echo and 72hr holter were normal.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with CFIDS in 1994. Narcolepsy in 2005. I get basically no stage 4 or Rem sleep at night. Its no wonder why our mind and muscles can't heal themselves. I can go into almost instant dreaming during day (MSLT naps). I haven't been able to get anyone to help me figure out how to correct my sleep cycle. If you get any ideas, let me know. (I am on meds to help sleep and keep me awake at the right times, but it hasn't helped the sleep cycles.
Avatar f tn idiopathic hypersomnolence vs narcolepsy w/o cataplexy. Meds didn’t help. 3 years later, repeat OPSG+MSLT: MSL=6.3 min, 1 REM episode at 4.5 min. Last year, I developed troubling neuro sx, bilaterally but greater on right. Dysmetria causing falls down stairs, by misjudging where I plant my step. Troubles stringing beads & tying shoelaces. Slight resting tremor. Decreasing Adderall dose helped. Until last month, neuro exam WNL except tandem gait: foot jerks up/down, no control.
Avatar f tn It is entirely possible to have narcolepsy given your symptoms. The disease manifests differently from person to person, and it progresses with time (usually worsening, then improving in some).
Avatar f tn You may get lot more information regarding the cause, symptoms, necessary investigations and treatment of narcolepsy as you go through this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcolepsy Are you suffering from narcolepsy? Take care and share your thoughts.
Avatar m tn Again, I dont have any medical knowledge whatsoever and I usually trust my doctors but it seems so logical to me that a significantly reduced amount of REM sleep would lead to the exact symptoms Im experiencing (especially since disturbed REM sleep seems to have a negative impact on your memory). I'd greatly appreciate if someone could explain this to me. An explanation why a reduced amount of REM sleep cannot cause any problems would help me just as well.
Avatar m tn Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset. This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). It can however be regulated with medications. So, ensure to take them regularly and follow up with your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn As you have been investigated extensively, your symptoms of excessive sleepiness could be due to either narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset. This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). And idiopathic hypersomnia is diagnosed by exclusion. Treatment is based on the cause. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Sleep paralysis is a very common feature of narcolepsy. How old are you? I was convinced I had narcolepsy when I went but I ended up having periodic limb movement disorder. It's where you kick your legs and move your arms all night long. Every time I would get into REM, I would kick my legs or move my arms and it would jerk me out of it. That's what caused me to remember my dreams vividly. I would wake up mid REM cycle.
Avatar m tn The MSLT was abnormal showing hypersomnolence but no REM sleep so no narcolepsy diagnosis. Setting ranged from 9 to 11 cm H20 on his CPAP - a ResMed EPR Elite II. 3 years of trying every mask and chin strap and with another PES sleep study to verify pressure, we finally gave up on CPAP and he moved to a TAP appliance. My son has very sensitive skin and tried his best to adjust. The TAP appliance has been a better fit for him.
Avatar f tn Your symptoms of excessive sleepiness could be due to a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset.
Avatar m tn you should have an mslt it guage paralasys and narcolepsy which sometimes showes up as paralasys
Avatar f tn -cataplexy (feeling weak/loss of muscle tone after strong emotion especially laughter) -sleep attacks (uncontrollable urge to sleep during the day) -hypnagogic hallucinations (intense dream like state on falling asleep or waking) -sleep paralysis (inability to move upon falling asleep or waking) -microsleeps (falling asleep for a split second, usually continue with whatever action you are doing without interruption)
1723975 tn?1309987899 Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset. This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). You will need to consult your primary care physician, who may schedule you for a polysomnogram (sleep test) and a MSLT to rule out sleep disorders and initiate appropriate therapy. Hope This Helped and Do Keep Us Posted.
1221035 tn?1301000508 I just had a sleep study this week and my results are reduced rem and delta sleep and alpha wave intrusion into delta sleep. I have a lot of medical problems. I am diagnosed with Mutiple Sclerosis, Complex Partial Seizures, Pernicous Anemia, Severe Migraines, Scolosis, and 3 herniated disc. My question is can any of my medical problems account for these sleep problems.....I guess I am wanting to know if this is a common sleep problem for someone with Epilepsy or Migraines or MS???
Avatar m tn That is how I got dx with Narcolepsy. I get no stage 4 sleep and very little REM at night. However, I go into almost immediate REM during time I fall asleep during the day.
Avatar f tn I have chronic fatigue syndrome (1994), Narcolepsy/mild sleep apnea (2005). I started on sodium oxybate and for the first two weeks, I felt better than I had in 10 years. However after the initial 2 weeks, I continue to wake up unrefreshed. The medication still helps with catatplexy though and I am able to sleep without waking up for the two 4 hours segements. My last sleep study showed 2.% TST in stage 1, 61.5 % TST in stage 2, 35.3 in stage 3, 0% in stage 4 and 1.1 in REM.
Avatar f tn I've been dealing with a form of dysautonomia since 2006, it has now turned into pots. I'm scheduled for a pacemaker right before Thanksgiving. I wear the stockings, eat salt and massive water. I have extreme fatigue regardless of what I do...no anemia...take b12, vit d is ok..but the past 6-8 months I've experienced extreme sleepiness almost to the narcolepsy degree..my life which was already fractured due to the other horrible symptoms has pretty much come to a stand still...