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  • Personal Story: Rare Sleep Apnea

    Posted in: Sleep disorders October 19, 2017 09:47 PM

    I have an undiagnosed rare form of neuromuscular sleep apnea. I was a college student when I went into congestive heart failure and ended up having 1 of 2 near death experiences. After many hospital stays I ended up at a respiratory rehab that trained me to use a ventilator non-invasively. That...

  • Going to sleep is an issue.

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders October 20, 2017 04:35 PM

    Well i am a teenager and for as long as I can remember i have had trouble falling asleep. Ever since i was about 8-9 i have been over thinking while trying to sleep. My brains favorite thought is "i am gonna die someday" it always freaks me out. I do have anxiety so it could be a result. but even...

  • I'm 20 and I'm always exhausted I need help!

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders August 7, 2017 09:10 PM

    I'm always tired a lot of times I can't sleep at night and sleep all day (over 12 hours) but even when I do fall asleep early I still sleep all day! There have been countless days where I've slept for at least 22 hours. I'll be totally fine going about my day when bam I feel so tired my muscles...

  • STILL drowsy after using CPAP!

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders July 27, 2017 10:17 PM

    I went through 2 sleep studies and got prescribed the CPAP machine. My AHI is only 1.1 and I have mild apnea. Some days I wake up and I feel like the machined helped BUY only too the edge off so to speak, but I don't feel like I had that totally "refreshing" sleep. I still have that nagging...

  • While I'm sleeping I hurt myself. Scratches on my face, arms etc. I wake up with gouges out of me.

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders August 9, 2017 07:26 PM

    I'm 60 yrs old and live alone. Every so often I wake up with gouges/scratches on my face or arms but mostly my face. Last night I woke myself up because of the pain. Gouge out of my forehead. There's no rhyme or reason to when it happens, but I am aware of it happening after I've hurt myself. I...

  • sopite syndrome

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    Posted in: Sleep disorders March 30, 2017 10:11 PM

    I was diagnosed by a neurologist with a vestibular unilateral hypofunction and vestibular migraines; both of which I am handling with vestibular PT exercises, dietary modification and medications. However, my biggest issue remains drowsiness when driving and overall in a highly stimulated...

  • 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

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    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?

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    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 1 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 1 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...

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  • 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

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    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

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    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...

  • 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.