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  • 15 days ago

    Involuntary muscle movements while trying to fall asleep.

    Either the shoulder, leg, arm, upper body, or both legs (not all at the same time. The site seems to be random) will jolt or spasm right when I feel like I am about to doze off. This leaves me lying in bed waiting for the next one to happen as soon as I tire again. When they happen I feel a surge of adrenaline and I am no longer tired for a couple of minutes. (this could be fear or annoyance.) There is no "falling feeling" like as described in "Sleep Myoclonus." Just what feels....
  • 18 days ago

    Sleep apnea

    My husband has been diagnosed wit both types of sleep apnea and the c pat machine his dr prescribed is not covered by r insurance. Now he's afraid to fall asleep cuz of lost of breath and how weird it makes him feel. He looses his breath at night and day when he tries to nap. It's weird how I can hear when he starts breathing a certain way seconds later is when he looses his breath. Any suggestions for what he can do to help with his breathing and sleep. Ty for taking the time out to read....
  • 26 days ago

    No sleep

    I work a job with an incredibly crazy schedule. I either have to get up and goto work at 3a, or I start work around 3p and get off at midnight. I change time zones constantly, and my sleep pattern struggles with it. The issue that I am having is that I can't sleep at all on nights that I must awake at 3a. I lay down at 7p-8p, but lay there all night not sleeping. Last night I took two equate sleeping pills (100 mg) and two shots of zzzquil, and I still didn't sleep one minute. This makes....
  • 28 days ago

    Narcolepsy while working

    I am a narcoleptic. I was only recently diagnosed about 3 years ago. While researching I realize this is been a condition that I have had since I was a teenager. I have trouble driving when there is asleep I spell. I'm afraid to tell my doctor about it because I don't want to lose my license. My job is not accommodating. I have been trying different forms of medicine including xyrem ritalin adderall all kinds of things. The don't really work. What job Would-be easiest that I could manage....
  • 29 days ago

    Not Sleeping Well? Give These Yoga Moves a Try

    Do you wake up in the morning and still feel tired? You may get better-quality sleep if you try these gentle moves before bed: http://wb.md/2tWnrNG Give it a try and let us know if you feel more well-rested in the morning! I will :)
  • 1 month ago

    Sleep Poorly after *any* Cardiovascular Exercise

    I have had about 20 blood tests and 2 24-urine collections by doctors. They are trying to figure out why I either sleep quite poorly (exhausted when I wake up) or cannot sleep at all after doing cardiovascular exercise. This effect on my sleep can last for several days. Please note four things: One, I have no trouble sleeping when I avoid cardiovascular exercise. Two, it doesn't matter what time of day I do the exercise. Three, I have the problem even when I do only 2 minutes of jogging, for....
  • 1 month ago

    Sleep Troubles - Pressure in head, abs and legs...

    I am a 15 year old male, and am around 6' 3", 160lbs. I have seasonal allergies and am on 2 medications for ance treatment. While staying at a hotel in Texas, I started experiencing a problem while trying to sleep. It felt almost like there was extra gravity put on my head, and from my stomach down to my ankles. My cheast did not hurt. This has happened before, but very infrequently. It also may not mean much, but for at least the last couple of years, almost ever time I've stood up....
  • 1 month ago

    Frequent nighttime urination with erections

    I wake up every hour all night long with an erection and a strong urge to urinate. I walk myself to the bathroom, wait for the erection to go down and then urinate. It's not a lot of urine, but it's not a little either. I head back to bed and fall asleep instantly. 1 hour later, I'm up again with the same problem. This happens all night. It doesn't happen during the day. I went to a doctor and they recommended I try a prostate medication, so I did and it made no difference after 1....
  • 1 month ago

    Sleep study question

    We have an 18 month old with chiari malformation type 1. We're pretty sure he stops breathing at night so we had a sleep study done. They put the airflow sensor in his nose and it amplified his breathing to where I could hear it. There were multiple times where he went from sounding like Darth Vader with his breathing sounds, to were I could hear nothing, then after about 15 seconds or so, he'd start again. It's a holiday week, and I know it'll be at least another week before we find....
  • 1 month ago

    Severe Sleep Problems With Breathing, Muscles, And Even Spasms Possible

    So I was sleeping in my room, and my grandma heard a noise. She had ran into the room, and before I tell you what happened after she went in I want to notify you that I did not wake up during or right after the incident and did not notice anything strange when I did wake up. So as I was saying, she went in and saw me choking in my sleep, even not breathing at all. She said she went on the bed next to me and tried grabbing my arms to shake or move me, but when she did she told me my muscles were VERY....