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Is it possible to regularly stop breathing during dreaming?

Postby ilithios » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:02 pm

For the last 7 years i sometimes have nightmares(most of the time i don't recall any dreams but my sleep is deeply unsatisfying ) that cause me to wake up with numbing arms and even a buzzing headache.Some relevant info about me.I feel extremely lonely, have social anxiety ,have frequent conflicts with my parents and i sometimes get desperate .
I went to several psychologists and psychiatrists but couldn't give a cause for that.
Do you have anything similar?What illness do you think i may have?
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Re: Is it possible to regularly stop breathing during dreaming?

Postby helloagain » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:28 am

Consult a neurologist
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Re: Is it possible to regularly stop breathing during dreaming?

Postby helloagain » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:04 am

Sorry, let me explain. I have recently developed a problem with sleep. I fall asleep in meetings or even while walking or standing!. Even if I sleep eight hours in the night, I am not satisfied and remain sleepy throughout the day. When I read your post about unsatisfying sleep, it rang a bell, though the symptoms on waking up are somewhat different. I have a heavy feeling in the head rather than a headache. Also, my sleep is not deep but I get nightmares (not very scary) and a couple of times I have fallen out of my bed in a strange manner. I have not simply rolled down but literally leapt to the floor. The first time I was able to block the fall in time with my hand but the second time I woke up after my head hit the ground! I fell on my head! Naturally I got panicky and consulted a psychiatrist, thinking that it was a mental disorder. But he could not figure out and directed me to go to a neurologist. He conducted several tests and concluded that I have narcolepsy, an age related nervous condition, not a mental disorder. Since you mention a sleep disorder, nightmares and also failure of psychologists and psychiatrists to diagnose the problem, I suggest you consult a neurologist in case your problem is something parallel to mine. Wish you the best.
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Re: Is it possible to regularly stop breathing during dreaming?

Postby Tyler » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:03 pm

Could possibly be a sleep apnea. Very dangerous medical disorder that the body stop breathing during sleep, and picks up. Can happen multiple times a night, can be hard to sleep and can cause weird dreams. Can happen while you're dreaming, too.
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