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  • Personal Story: I hit myself in my sleep

    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 25, 2017 09:29 PM

    I have hit myself in sleep for years. Somehow, I deliberately make a fist and punch myself in the jaw, the nose, my eye. I will jab my eyes in my sleep. I've also scratched my face and my neck. The impact always wakes me up immediately and is quite painful. I often leave bruises or make myself...

  • Over sleeping is an understatement. Sleep is running/ruining my life. I sleep 48 hours no problem

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 12, 2017 10:40 PM

    For as long as I can remember sleep has always been the biggest part of my life. It has ruined friendships, lost me great opportunities. The thought of have a "normal" 9-5 petrifies me. The worst part about it is I have a 2 year old daughter that means the absolute most to me. I would so much...

  • Does anyone else have idiopathic hypersomnia and a mega cisterna magna? Do you think it's related?

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 12, 2017 10:25 PM

    Idiopathic hypersomnia is like narcolepsy, but doesn't meet the criteria to be diagnosed as such. I have extreme daytime sleepiness everyday. If I get a good nap, I'm better for a few hours. Sometimes, I'll have sleep paralysis during waking up. It's scary because I can see my room, but I can't...

  • I cannot sleep due to losing my breath jesus help me!

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 11, 2017 05:46 PM

    This happened b4 but just started again last couple nights. I fall asleep but wake up real quick having to take deep breaths. Then I feel like some weird stuff is happening like my blood is leaving my body. I have other physical issues as well. I just want to lay down and sleep in peace. I do have...

  • Yes, noises in the ears and flashes of light at nighttime.

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders November 29, 2016 10:48 PM

    I have had different sounds at different times. One time I was awaken by what I thought were gun shots out on the street. Last night a noise from the upstairs apartment resulted in a purple flash in my eyes. Then this morning I heard a type of cracking noise to my left where the patio deck is...

  • Personal Story: Why am I sleeping 10 hours a night this isnt normal please help

    Posted in: Sleep disorders November 11, 2016 05:33 PM

    I'm 17 my name is Rose I have chron's disease, ulcerative colitis, IBD, and Insomnia. This is weird cuz I usualy sleep 5-7 hrs and am fine always for years, but the last 2 weeks i've been sleeping 10 hours and forcing myself to get up. I'm not having a flare up either but I do on ocassion so maybe...

  • Falling and twintching

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 31, 2016 04:59 PM

    Hi I'm a 15 yr old girl. Since the beginning of 2015 I've been twitching/falling/jumping . All of this didn't start at once . It's been progressing & at the beginning I thought I just needed more sleep . But the only problem is I can't sleep really well at night . I've told my parents & they think...

  • sudden onset insomnia

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 26, 2016 03:47 PM

    I have had this for 5 nights in a row. No stress, no drugs, I have always slept like a log. 9p to 5a. Suddenly I can't. Drs (two) don't seem to care much. Gave me 5 pills 10mg of Ambien and I slept for 6 hours last night for the first time. However, I have heard such bad things about this. ...

  • Whenever you have trouble sleeping reach for Lunesta pills

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 19, 2016 02:09 PM

    Insomnia – did you see anyone suffering with this problem? This is a condition or a symptom, where people will not be able to sleep during the night time. It is not a serious health issue, rather it is a symptom, which may be indicating other serious health issues. When you are not able to fall...

  • Sleep paralysis

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders April 12, 2016 07:12 PM

    One time I was sleeping on the couch alone while watching My little Pony when it happened the shadowy figure was walking into the hallway to the living room my rate accelerated and then my heart quit beating I couldn't hear it at all what might've happened?

  • sleeplessness

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders February 1, 2016 04:31 PM

    my mother aged 82 has little sleep at night. she wakes up occasionally, walk in the room, go to toilet. she is diabetic. took 3,4 sleeping pills since 6,7 months prescribed by psychiatric and is still on sleeping pills. Now she finds difficulty in walking, drowsiness, speech inaccuracy with tongue...

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  • what is wrong with me i sleep 12 hours a night but still wake up sleepy with a very painful headache

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders September 29, 2015 03:34 PM

    lately iv'e been having an big anger issues and pain all over and it all happens in my sleep.If i am awaken outta my sleep I get seriously angry and I can't control it and sometimes i just feel like hurting someone and I just wanna find help before it gets way outta hand.

  • 65 yr old male. May have had a minor stroke ten yr ago. Diagnosed w bipolar- one manic episode.

    Anonymous 2 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders June 24, 2015 06:08 PM

    In depressed state currently, had ect treatment was unsuccessful. Insomnia, no appetite, losing a lot of weight. No final diagnosis. Dizziness and bizarre odd behavior developing. What is going on??

  • since 2-3 months I'm hurting myself in sleep, i wake up with my nails marks on my palms. what to do

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders February 6, 2015 06:25 PM

    sometime the marks are blue. and sometimes the skin also peels off. what would be the reason.

  • i m 23 years old n my weight is 56kg i feel myself very tired n sleepy , i cnt sleep properly

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders May 20, 2014 10:54 PM

    i cnt sleep properly i awake after every hour during my sleep , whole day i want to sleep i dun want to eat, just having an headache n sleep everytime

  • 18 years old Severe problem getting up even after 12 hours of sleep. Overweight but active in sports

    Anonymous 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 15, 2014 12:09 PM

    I am 18 years old. Fairly active play hockey, football, badminton. I am almost unable to get up in the morning even after 10 hours of sleep. Seriously affecting my studies. All routine healthcheck pathological tests were normal.

  • Stop Snoring

    sydnegysnoring 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders December 26, 2013 11:05 AM

    Snoring can be a real challenge for some couples. The annoying snores produced by a partner lead to sleepless nights and can even put strain on your relationship. But there is no need to despair. Sydney Snoring Centre is a unique multi-specialist centre and was established by three Sydney doctors ...

  • sleep apnea causes fibromyalgia

    mjanie1647 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders June 7, 2013 07:53 PM

    I have had osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis for over a decade and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia about six years ago. My Rheumatologist had me go for a sleep study and I was only diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. Over the last six years I have been given scripts for several...

  • Sudden cold feeling that wakes me up from a deep sleep

    SarahBelle 1 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders January 15, 2013 01:05 AM

    Two weeks ago I was lying on my back asleep, when I suddenly felt an ice cold breeze that woke me up. The first thought that popped into my imaginative mind was that there was a ghost, and I didn't take it seriously. Then last night I was lying on my side or stomach asleep, and I felt the heat...

  • Highly unusual sleeping disorder. Need to diagnose it.

    Pappy12 0 Replies
    Posted in: Sleep disorders August 14, 2012 10:44 PM

    I am cursed with a rather unusual sleeping disorder. After attempting to diagnose it through careful searching online, I have yet to discover anyone else with the same condition.I am a male aged 43, Caucasian living in Northern Europe. I have always found getting to sleep difficult, for as long as...