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Postby MSBLUE » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:08 pm

Hi all, well this is a turn of events. I need some advice.

for the past month, I have been walking in my sleep. Waking up on the couch, and other places. It is almost like a dream. ....... when I wake up, my legs are rubber and I fall into things, like my brain is still asleep and can't tell my limbs what to do.

I'm alittle scared. Being bipolar and haveing meds in the house and my suicidal ideation, is what frightens me. .I'm afraid I'll take pills in my sleep. I have to hide my pills in my home, due to the fact that another person living here is a recovering addict. But I have noticed my meds are missing in the bottle, and no one knows where they are but me. and my asleep me.

Help, don't want to od in my sleep.

What causes me to sleepwalk?
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Postby Open Mind » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:08 am

My understanding is that sleepwalking has two types. In the first type of sleepwalking (sometimes referred as true sleepwalking), sleepers are still deeply asleep and have no self-consciousness. They may have some perception but not high-level cognition. In this type of sleepwalking, sleepers can only do something very simple, like rising up on the bed. It occurs during slow wave sleep. In the second type of sleepwalking, sleepers are actually half awake. They have to have their self-consciousness back, so that they would know how to go down stairs, open the door, walk outside and get inside the car. Therefore, they are basically "awake", except still having global amnesia from sleep (can retrieve old memory, but could not save new memory). This is also why they can talk back quite coherently with people sometimes (as soon as not fully waking up) but have no recall of this conversation next morning.

ddee, I am not quite understand this part from your post:"...when I wake up...". Did you mean that wake up during sleep walking or wake up in the morning? However, it seems to me that what you also have is sleep paralyze, referring to "when I wake up, my legs are rubber and I fall into things...".
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Postby MSBLUE » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:00 pm

Thank you so much for your response.

When I wake up... means when I realize I'm not in bed and am walking or doing something, and don't remember how I got there, or why? It is almost a subconscience state, I can see, but can't think, and my legs walk like I'm drunk or something. I fell once trying to get back to bed.

oh,..I do kno wit's not my meds, and I'm not drunk.

We recently had 2 deaths in our family, and I wonder if this has anything to do with it? I'm also bipolar and wonder if I am manic in my sleep. ( as if my mind is working overtime in my sleep)
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Postby Kayty » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:54 pm

hmm...I think I may do this to. Many time's I have woken up in the morning and my mother tell's me that she had came in my room and asked me something the night before and I answered her, but I dont remember it at all. Once she woke me up to check my blood sugar, because the doctor wanted me to check it in the middle of the night that night, and the next morning I went into her room and was like "mom, I forgot to check my sugar". It turn's out that I did check it because when I checked the memory on my sugar tester it said that I checked at 2:00. Sometimes I also will be like partly concious and see what is around me, but I cant even walk straight. It is kind of weird. My father was a sleepwalker, so maybe I got it from him. I wonder if there are any med's for this. Are you still sleep walking? I hope that it is getting better.

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