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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 18, 2009
  • 02:25 AM

A couple days ago when i would try to fall asleep i would jump up because it would feel like i was going to pass out and i felt like i couldn't move. That has been happing everyday now. And when i wake up i have been feeling weak and a little dizzy and headaches on and off. And now i have a cough. I havent been resting like i usaully do so i was wondering if that could have caused this please help. Thanks

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  • The condition is known as hypnogogic paramnesia and most often occurs as a consequence of interrupted sleeping patterns. Although it may not be your case, it is regularly seen in patients whose occupational schedule has changed, ie day to midnight work or vice versa. This is known as a disruption of circadian rhythm. The inability to move is also common and is known as predormital paralysis or hypnogogic paralysis, again commonly observed in patients with disturbed sleep patterns and does not constitute any type of pathology. It should interest you to know, however, that a certain percentage of patients who experience predormital paralysis and hypnic jerks, also have symptoms of panic disorder. The main concern, however, is that if your symptoms do not improve within one week, then my suggestion is that you obtain a referral to a sleep disorder clinic because in some instances, the signs and symptoms described are also associated with narcolepsy. I doubt it's the case here, but it would still need to be ruled out. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • last night i wasnt jerking or anything just still felt like passing out while i was trying to sleep but during the day i always feel weak and a headache all the time. Sometimes i will feel like passing out during the day but it goes away.
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