Conditions with symptom: 'falling asleep'
Hi, I am 14 years old, I keep falling asleep everywhere. Anytime. Especially during class. Because of this my grades have dropped. When asked why, I would have no idea how to answer because no one understands what I go through. They just look at me as if Im crazy. I dont know how to explain this to my parents either. This has been going on for years, but its been getting worse. Nowadays when I fall asleep I just have no idea how to stay awake, there isnt anything i can do no matter how much I want to stay awake. my lack of concentration is extremely disappointing. Please help me understand what is happening here.
You poor thing 😞 you shouldn't be going through this alone & really need to speak to your parents if possible or someone close as you need to see your GP 1stly who can then refer you to a sleep clinic for a sleep study where you'll maybe have to stay over night with little sticky pads stuck to you to monitor your sleep but it doesn't hurt or anything like that, it will give the sleep doctor a good idea & possible diagnosis of why this is happening & then if you have narcolepsy or a similar sleep disorder, it can be controlled with medication & you'll notice a big improvement, or you may find a way of controlling it with little naps here & there 😊 Is there a teacher who you could speak to as well? Narcolepsy UK have a brilliant website which is full of information so you could show your teacher & parents/close person the info & that there's a possibility you could have narcolepsy without having to 1stly explain it all, all schools should be aware of or at least heard of narcolepsy & will make allowances for you if diagnosed as having it or any a similar sleep disorder including exam times, a place to take naps when needed etc. the saddest thing is, people with narcolepsy are often labelled as lazy but we really aren't, we have absolutely no control over the times our brains decide it's time for us sleep! Have a read up on the website if you're at all worried because I guarantee you will at least be at ease knowing you're not alone, if by any chance you have No one to talk to, there are plenty of us there who will be only too glad to listen & help you where we can 😊 it may mean having to get really brave to be able to speak to a family member, a friends parent or teacher but it will be so beneficial to you once you have 😊 I & many others are members of narcolepsy UK so please come to the website if you need anything or any help what so ever won't you 👍😊 good luck huni you'll be fine xxx
I've noticed more and more recently that I've been falling asleep in random places and at random times. Also, during my sleep that I have been told I've sent strange non-sensical text messages and also tried to facetime people in the middle of the night. (Scaring one friend who chose to answer and thought she was seeing something from a horror film as I sat there with head slumped and hair over my face not speaking) As I've thought about it more recently I remember being told off for falling asleep in meetings in the past, at the time I denied it and thought that the people were joking - I genuinely didn't recall it. More recently I've found myself heavy lidded in work and had to get up and walk around my classroom - I'm now a primary school teacher. I know from experience I have fallen asleep in some rather unusual places, including banging night clubs, in the middle of restaurants, in a queue for the London Eye - or so I was told!! .... Each of the times different independent people have told me of these situations so I'm thinking it's not like they are joking and winding me up. Seriously, as I'm writing this and recalling more, I'm not sure how I've not thought of this as a problem before. I think back to when I worked in the office and mid afternoon I'd disappear for a quick nap in the bathroom. Is this normal? Not sure what my question is really, just, I mean, what could I do?
hi im 22 i have dizzyspells from time to time sometimes when i get up from sittin to fast but more worringly when i lye down flat i have to have my head proped up or slightly to the left side if i dont it feels like im sinking/falling down, this even happens when im asleep and wakes me up sometimes it probably wakes me up about twice a week but i always go dizzy/feel like i falling when i lye down flat or tilt my head back whilst lying down, i also have buzzing in my ears i been for a hearing test everything was fine i did some research and i thought it may be tinnitus but i not really been around a noisy environment or listen to loud music so im unsure if i have tinnitus but if i have tinnitus what is the explaination for my dizzyness im worried i may have some kind of tumour i have also suffered from migraine when i was about 11/12 for couple of years doctors said i would grow out of them which i seemed to have done but i am still worried as i have had these dizzyness/falling feelings for a good 5 years and now im a mum i just want to make sure iv nothing serious up with me should i see my g.p or is it something little
Hello I cant answer your question but I have been suffering with dizzyness 24/7 for the last 4 years and no one will help me. I have 2 children and am 23. I find it very hard to go in an elevator because when I get off I still feel like im in it even when im walkin down the street. Four years is avery long time to be dizzy I really wish someone would help me before I go mad. I have suffered from migraie too. Also have funny lights in my eyes 24/7 and sometimes blurred vision. Realy need some help x
Hi Lisa, I have been suffering from dizzy spells as you describe. I went to see an ENT specialist who told me I have damaged my inner ear from a previous ear infection. it makes me dizzy as the left and right esr are giving different signals and the brain cannot work out which is correct. I have been told there is no fix, b ut the brain will eventually compensate for it and i will return back to normal, but this could take any length of me. hope this helps.
I am 19 years old and am always tired all the time. I have been to my doctors but my blood test showned that I do not have anaemia. I have very dark circles under my eyes but do not understand why because I have enough sleep every night. This is becoming a big problem now because I'm falling asleep a lot now, even in class.
i am having the same problem. Iv benn uber tired lately and i dont know why. \i go to bed at 10 and get up at 8. thats 10 hours of sleep and shouldnt that be enough?? ive fallen asleep in class everyday in at least 3 classes. what should i do? help :(
have you checked your thyroid? i have underactive thyroid and im always exhausted. also sometimes when you get your iron levels checked it could show normal but one of the components or w.e that make up the iron could be extremely low.. my doctor was telling me about it...
Hi, i am currently expiriencing tears falling from my right eye, they just seem to keep falling through out the day and i cant seem to stop them. I have tried using hypromellose but this isn't helping either. Any ideas anyone? xx
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Im 47 yrs old and over the past 7yrs I can fall asleep just like that my eyes become heavy my whole body jumps and before I know it I'm gone, when I wake up I have no recollection of what I was doing beforehand, and takes me a few minutes to come round then I'm wide awake it feels like I've been asleep for hours this can happen up to 4 or 5 times a day. Sometimes I can fall asleep for a split second when I'm stood up its hard to explain this one it just happens but then I can carry on after as normal, I work as a senior carer and if I'm in a meeting or group conversation my eyes become heavy and I know I can't go to sleep I have to get up and move around or make an excuse to leave the room, I can be writing notes and drift off when I wake up I've made a mess of the notes and have to amend them. I have fallen asleep eating food, holding a cup of tea but haven't dropped the cup i have jumped and spilt the brew everywhere as I'm getting older I feel this is getting worse, I have mentioned this to my GP but they don't seem to take me seriously, when I go to visit my children they recognise the signs and jokingly they say is your narcalopsy kicking in mum and laugh, I know there is something wrong as this is not normal. Julie
I have insomnia which i have had for 2yrs now, im 14 and in the middle of y gcse's. i also have alopecia areata which ive had for 1yr and a half, however, there has been no memrable events to cause me not to sleep, ive tried varouis exercise routines, diets, sleeping routines etc none have worked, im not allowed sleeping pills due to my age nor do i want them as i dont believe them to work very well, im stressing now becuase im becoming short tempured, and lassig out on the people i love, i need help now, im getting by on 2-3hrs sleep per average night, im falling asleep in lessons and ruining my chances of good results, i dont know what to do and this is my last resort, im trying so hard no to give up but its become exceedingly difficault. I need help now i havent had a fall nights sleep in over 2years! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME!
as soon as i start to fall asleep i start itching all over my body even in my ears and all over the face. this happens no matter where i am even if i fall asleep on the sofa or anyones house i start itching please help it drives me nuts, And no rash at all
ya i suffer th same have u any info on it ?????
no and i never ever have a rash. And it only happens when i am falling asleep, it drives me nuts
Hi my hair started thinning 7yrs ago after a breast abcess. I have been to numerous doctors abo amd all blood tests are normal. I was given aldactone 200mg per day. my hair stopped falling out but started falling out again 6months ago. I was referred to a dermatologist who took a 2 second look at my scalp and diagnosed me with androgenic alopecia but he will not carry out a scalp biopsy due to the side effects. I wanted to try dianette but he would not prescibe it. What else can I do? As a 29yr old female this is getting me down.
I am a 36 yr old woman and I have a problem that whilst I am asleep (deep sleep) I wet the bed and do not know I am doing it. There is no problem while awake only when asleep. The GP has tried two different types of medication (first started with a S and the second with a D; sorry do not know the name) I have recently been diagnosed with mild diabetes (food controlled) following child birth with an 18 month old daughter. The problem started around the age of 5; have tried various bed alarms which scared the daylights out of me. I am obesely overweight and over the last six years it has got worse as it is now every night. It is affecting my family as well as my wellbeing and is adding additional stress on everyone. My GP seem to be more concerned about my diabetes. Diane
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