Narcolepsy symptoms upon waking up

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Avatar m tn I tend to take a very long time to fall asleep, wake often during the night (sometimes sweating a lot), sometimes barely sleep at all and don't feel as sleepy as I do during the day, and during a recent sleep study the sleep tech came in to check on me because my heart rate was so high, and I think this is common for me.
Avatar m tn *Loud, chronic snoring *Frequent pauses in breathing during sleep *Gasping, snorting, or choking during sleep *Feeling unrefreshed after waking and sleepy during the day, no matter how much time you spent in bed *Waking up with shortness of breath, chest pains, headaches, nasal congestion, or a dry throat. Sleep disorder 2: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder that causes an almost irresistible urge to move your legs (or arms).
1745492 tn?1320198340 I have also experienced hallucinations and temporary paralysis upon waking up. The hallucinations are more common than the paralysis. I have both auditory and visual hallucinations. This symptoms are starting to affect my sleep worse than ever now, and they are affecting my other health conditions. We don't have the money right now for me to get a sleep study done. Does anyone have an opinion? Does this sound like narcolepsy, just not as severe?
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 d fall asleep to music and experience some pretty intense dreams and upon waking up a noise like a woman screaming bloody murder would wake me up or a loud bang.
Avatar n tn my friend has been waking up choking and seeing lines on the wall that seems to fade. i mean she seems like she has sinus infection. or a cold just starting to worry about her a little and don't know whats going on though usually i have an answer for her but this time i have no clue.
387660 tn?1242596742 This could be related to narcolepsy. Essentially narcolepsy is a defect of the control of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep so that it may occur when you are half-awake. I have seen strange fuzzy-focus scenes. I am self-diagnosed with Celiac 3 months ago but doing immensely better on a gluten free diet. Unfortunately my sleep issues are worse: no more cramping, but more strange awakenings, sleep paralysis, and nonrestorative sleep. All of this suggests that I may have narcolepsy.
Avatar f tn I am a 66 year old women. I have been seeing spiders for a little less than 2 years. I see them when I wake up. It's like as soon as I wake up they come to me. I know that they are not real and would like to fined out why they have appeared.
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)
Avatar m tn No TV in your room and get rid of all lights, as they can help keep you up. A trick I use for waking up, I have three alarm clocks and one is on the other side of the room. Its harder to hit the snooze and roll over when you have to get up and walk to the alarm clock. Hope these tips help you. BTW if you are getting plenty of sleep and still feeling sleepy you may want to speak to a doctor.
7746843 tn?1393860175 I wake up at least 3 times throughout. I have been noticing a change in my mornings for the past 2 weeks or so. When upon waking up my heart feels like its pounding/racing at the same time. I thought it was just my imagination but one morning my boyfriend put his head up to my chest and made a comment without me asking to listen to my heart. I also feel like my body is extremely tense throughout the night and upon waking up.
1287446 tn?1313947638 00 I’m exhausted and go home and sleep anywhere from 2-5 hours typically, waking up at night (usually) and staying up until anywhere from 2-4 am before getting another few hours of sleep. I’ve found this cycle works the best as far as getting me through the day and getting the most done. Generally one day a week, I will just come home and crash and sleep (of course not non-stop, but I’ll stay in bed) until the following morning when I have to get up for work.
152264 tn?1280354657 Also, you don't have to snore or wake up gasping to have significant obstructive sleep apnea. It's been shown that spouses or bedpartners make very poor predictors of whether or not one has obstructive sleep apnea. The sudden awakenings you describe sound like you're waking up during REM sleep, when you're dreaming, since that's when your muscles relax the most.
Avatar f tn I'm another one of those who sees spiders after waking up... usually i see them dangling from the roof or crawling on the walls. And this happens after a nights sleep.. almost each day... did anyone find out y this happens & if theres any remedy for this. Im not on any medications, neither do I have any sleep issues!!!
Avatar f tn Frequent awakenings are a hallmark of several disorders, including sleep apnea and narcolepsy. If you find yourself waking up with headaches, having cold sweats or feeling out of breath, apnea is a real possibility. Try sleeping on your side and if you have a stuffy nose, get some afrin to use only at night. I have narcolepsy and had pretty much identical symptoms to yours. It's not like on TV. Best wishes. If you have further questions feel free to ask!
Avatar n tn It is caused by a dysfunction of the brain mechanism that controls sleeping and waking. If you have narcolepsy, you may have “sleep attacks” while in the middle of talking, working, or even driving.
Avatar m tn s possible for me to faint and then go into a cataplexy (paralysis attack) from startling upon waking up, or to faint and then fall into a sleep attack from the narcolepsy and not wake up for an hour or more. Now that I take medications for the narcolepsy, I don't tend to fall asleep when I faint, but there were times when it happened before meds. But before we teased out these two diagnoses, many other things were considered.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without physical examination and investigations,diagnosis is difficult but your symptoms are suggestive of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), in which a person falls asleep during the day at inappropriate times, such as at work.Diagnosis is by polysomnogram and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). I sincerely advise you to consult a sleep specialist and discuss this possibility with him.
Avatar f tn but as I got older I realized that waking up and imagining my dad waking around was spiritually and physically impossible(he was in bed of course) and I would see things that would be odd. Cats, animals. Saw a wizard once, but was tossing sparkly sand around. Seen people, seen a dancing tiger, see a flying dress. I dream every night. But it terrifys me waking up seeing things. Especially when sometimes it could be a person, animal coming towards me looking mean!!