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Trouble wakeing up

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 11, 2007
  • 11:46 PM

I never move when i am a sleep my mom has always thought it was odd. I wake up in the exact same position that I fall a sleep in. For the last couple of years there are times I feel I can not wake up. I feel paralyzed. It takes me several minuets to wake up, sometimes this is accompanied with hallucinations. My room will look exactly like it should look, but I will hear things or see things like a bat flying at me, as if I am 1/2 awake and 1/2 dreaming. I do not take drugs or drink. This not being able to move sometimes when i wake up really scares me. I hope I am not crazy or something. Please help.

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  • I never move when i am a sleep my mom has always thought it was odd. I wake up in the exact same position that I fall a sleep in. For the last couple of years there are times I feel I can not wake up. I feel paralyzed. It takes me several minuets to wake up, sometimes this is accompanied with hallucinations. My room will look exactly like it should look, but I will hear things or see things like a bat flying at me, as if I am 1/2 awake and 1/2 dreaming. I do not take drugs or drink. This not being able to move sometimes when i wake up really scares me. I hope I am not crazy or something. Please help. It could be a form of anxiety. I had that too when I was young. Research sleep disorders as there are such things as "night terrors" and things along that line. I remember once I was NOT asleep (or so I thought) and yet 2 hours went by and I thought I just went to bed when I saw a man's face in my bedroom. It scared me awake. His face was inches from mine. I was about 20 at the time. I sat up, actually BOLTED UPRIGHT, and looked at the clock and thought...WOW...I was asleep for two hours and I swear I lost time. I could have sworn I just climbed in bed, "started" to go to sleep when that man's face appeared. it was very scary.
    Mrs_Potato 23 Replies Flag this Response
  • NARCOLEPSYCheck it out on the internet, you are classic for this. I have it.
    crabbycosmo 21 Replies Flag this Response
  • What you describe sounds like a symptom called sleep paralysis. You should look it up on the internet. Good luck in getting relief.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I, too have trouble waking up if I have slept through the night, and have gone to bed at my "normal" time. Sometimes, if I go to bed early, I wake up after a few hours and can't get back to sleep. So, I never feel rested. I had night terrors as a kid/adolescent and a few now and then. I would wake up thinking someone was in the room, or "see" something coming toward me. I actually trained myself to turn on the light while I was "halllucinating" after being awake. This abruptly ends the "hallucination" (I don't know what to call it) for me. It is very scary because it seems so real. Try training yourself to turn on a light whenever you have night terrors. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Find a sleep specialist. I went to one for a problem not like yours, but your symptons were on the symptom check-off sheet that you fill out as a new patient. I thought the "being paralyzed" was unusual and it stuck in my memory.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • paralyzation, night terrors/hallucinations? go to www.ahummingbirdsguide.com check it out...really. mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • you are experiencing sleep paralysis which is a pretty good indicator for narcolepsy - it must be diagnosed through a sleep study so contact your doctor
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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