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I think I have a sleep disorder.

For a few years now it's been a running joke with first my parents, now my missus that I'll wake up in the middle of the night totally disorientated and not making any sense. It hasn't really affected me so far because I rarely remember it. But the last 2 days have been much worse. Last night I woke up 5 times in the nights, twice waking myself up shouting. Tonight/Last night I woke up completely disorientated and I haven't been able to get back to sleep since.

I did a bit of research tonight because I was a bit concerned and came across this.

Confusional arousals

A lot of it makes sense. It was something so mild and minor for so long then I scrolled to causes and bingo.

  • Rotating shift work
  • Night shift work
  • Other sleep disorders (hypersomnia, insomnia, circadian rhythm sleep disorders)
  • Not enough sleep
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Bipolar and depressive disorder

I just finished my first set of night shifts ever last week. Totally messed with my sleeping pattern and I only felt normal yesterday. It can't be a coincidence. The thing that worries me is that they suggest seeing a sleep specialist but I can't imagine Poland being very progression when it comes to something like this and I'm really worried it'll affect my work.

Is anyone else affected by any sleep disorders? Any advice?

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Had night terrors for about 5 years, prior and post that terrible insomnia. The night terrors were the worst, i can deal with the insomnia but the night terrors made me not want to go to sleep. These days the insomnia seems to have all but gone, last 6 months have been relatively normal. 

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My family tells me every few days that I wake up and walk around say nonsensical shit. It's actually hilarious hearing about the things I say and do in my sleep, but it's kind of worrying too. This has only been a recent thing too, I never used to do this despite always being a very heavy sleeper. It coincides with me just being and feeling weird for the past couple of years. Lots of fatigue, brain fog, lack of concentration and lack of enthusiasm for much of anything really. I feel like my recent odd sleep patern could be related, but it could just as easily be a disorder.

It's interesting though, last night I was lucid during one of these episodes. I thought there was some big bug flying (floating?) around my bed, so I got up a few times and paced the living room thinking about what I should do. I'd come back and be spooked again. After like 3 times I just said eff it and went back to sleep like nothing ever happened, like the bug just decided to pack it up and go home :lol: . I remember it because I woke up only an hour or 2 later for real, and that's when I realized I must have been imagining it. This same scenario happens to me every once in a while. 

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I don't sleep that well 

bed time for me is usually around 2am and even then I wake up a few times in the night .. But I guess I get 5 hrs sleep a night 

 

Interestingly whilst away over christmas I didn't switch on the TV in the hotel and stayed off the gadgets And was reading books instead  ....and was sleeping more like 8 or 9 hours as I'd kinda go to bed at the same time as the kids 

 

im trying to get back to reading more books but I'm a newshound and end up on flipboard etc reading up on everything and nothing !!

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My gf has what you have described there Stefan. The difference is she never remembers it. But she almost always "wakes up" in the night and talks to me or shouts something. it's always total nonsense but it can be very freaky!

 

Personally I have mild sleep apnoea. It drives me up the wall and often scares me but apparently it's not severe enough to treat.
I know that it affects my rest (as in I'm never rested because it means that I don't ever remain in a deep sleep for very long) and it genuinely scares me some times when ti wakes me up because I can't breathe (or rather I'm not breathing)

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I keep waking up and after a few seconds realise I'm still snoring, not that loud, but it's really weird.  I guess I get all those other things as well mildly which seems pretty natural, sleeping and dreaming really can be bonkers stuff.  I recently turned down a nightshift baker's job because of the stories I've heard about what it does to your sleep (and life in general).

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21 minutes ago, Stevo985 said:

My gf has what you have described there Stefan. The difference is she never remembers it. But she almost always "wakes up" in the night and talks to me or shouts something. it's always total nonsense but it can be very freaky!

 

Personally I have mild sleep apnoea. It drives me up the wall and often scares me but apparently it's not severe enough to treat.
I know that it affects my rest (as in I'm never rested because it means that I don't ever remain in a deep sleep for very long) and it genuinely scares me some times when ti wakes me up because I can't breathe (or rather I'm not breathing)

I think I have what both of you have r0sjGc8.png?1

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I have what can best be described as sleep 'tourettes'.

I randomly growl obscenities and threats during the night and never have any recollection of doing so.

I feel sorry for the wife to be honest, who is often woken up by me abruptly giving a '**** off you ****!' or a 'you **** word removed!' to some imagined threat.

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I have insomnia I think as I get about 5hours sleep, usually go bed about half 11-12 and then always wake up half 5 its so annoying then I end up falling asleep again about 6:50 but have to be up at 7!! Annoying. I find that when I watch TV in bed it tends to make me fall asleep

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You can buy diphenhydramine over the counter in the UK . The generic ASDA stuff is about £2 for 20 tabs . They knock me out and give me vivid, lucid dreams which are utterly brilliant ( I dreamt I was flying down a mountainside in one of those wing suits the other night and I genuinely believed it had happened the next day !!! .)

They can leave you groggy in the morning though ,  but they work for me. If you want to avoid drugs then another thing I do is watch videos of people getting head massages on youtube . They are usually accompanied by tranquil music and have a very relaxing effect. 

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20 minutes ago, PieFacE said:

I get sleep paralysis which is **** annoying. 

I don't get it in the sense of waking up and not being able to move, but I get it in the mornings when I doze off, i can't open my eyes and I have to wiggle my toes to shake the rest of my body awake :D

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1 hour ago, Brumerican said:

You can buy diphenhydramine over the counter in the UK . The generic ASDA stuff is about £2 for 20 tabs . They knock me out and give me vivid, lucid dreams which are utterly brilliant ( I dreamt I was flying down a mountainside in one of those wing suits the other night and I genuinely believed it had happened the next day !!! .)

They can leave you groggy in the morning though ,  but they work for me. If you want to avoid drugs then another thing I do is watch videos of people getting head massages on youtube . They are usually accompanied by tranquil music and have a very relaxing effect. 

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6 minutes ago, tarjei said:

I don't know why but the sound from that video gives me the good kind of shivers and tingles... won't put me to sleep though.

That's the feeling I've always described as euphoria.

I get it watching people painting or clay molding, as well as music - there's a drum solo in a song called "too far" by The Music which 100% every time gives me that feeling.

Happens very randomly, but shit's good man :)

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4 minutes ago, lapal_fan said:

That's the feeling I've always described as euphoria.

I get it watching people painting or clay molding, as well as music - there's a drum solo in a song called "too far" by The Music which 100% every time gives me that feeling.

Happens very randomly, but shit's good man :)

I've tried to explain this to people before, but always gotten weird looks. I thought I was alone in this.

There's a Seinfeld episode where George buys a cream from China to cure his baldness, and Kramer makes a before and after clip of his head with his newfound camera. Everytime I see the scene where he inspects George's head I get the greatest sensation running though me. So freaking random!! I also get it when I hear the noise of people using scissors or similar.

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35 minutes ago, tarjei said:

I've tried to explain this to people before, but always gotten weird looks. I thought I was alone in this.

There's a Seinfeld episode where George buys a cream from China to cure his baldness, and Kramer makes a before and after clip of his head with his newfound camera. Everytime I see the scene where he inspects George's head I get the greatest sensation running though me. So freaking random!! I also get it when I hear the noise of people using scissors or similar.

Just found this, basically says what we're trying to describe;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_sensory_meridian_response

And the Music thing I wrote about is called "Frission" - indtradesting :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisson

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