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    Don’t panic - there’s no need to fetch the exorcist just yet - night terrors are nothing more sinister than an unusual form of parasomnia, a more well known form of which is sleepwalking. Read more →

    Is it normal for sleep walkers/talkers to be fatigued all the time?? My fiance is a chronic sleep walker and talker and has been his whole life... he constantly compains that he is tired all the time which I think may have somethign to do with his sleep walking and talking... any help please??





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    Hi Karen I'm no expert or Doctor but I did post on here a few months ago regarding my own night terrors and I like to pop back every now and then to remind myself - its not just me! I thought I could easily answer your question with a simple yes! Even though he's 'asleep' he's kind of not, as far as I know you're in a mid state of sleep (if you get what I mean) if you read up about it on Google you will find a lot of us night terror people are always tired, same as your fiancé it seems. I think he's in the first stages of sleep (I can't remember what it's called sorry!) I kind of came on here looking for a cure. I've been to the Drs too - she said she would look into it and call me (she never did) she said she had never even heard of this problem before. So I can't advise you on how to help him and again the Internet isn't much use I have found and believe you me I have trawled through website after website without finding anything if any help. Just wanted to say that yes he's probably fatigued due to the sleep walking. I hope this helps! Lauren x

    Hiya when I'm a sleep I talk and sleep walk and I moan and scream and snore and when I walk up I don't no I done it I get told by my mum is they anything anyone can do about it because it annoys other people in the house.

    Hi, im 23 and have had restless nights for a few years now, I have woken up a good few times now out of bed and talking to people in my room (that are not there) I have especially done this when I start a new job or feel anxious about something. I always seem to have a headache, I grind my teeth in my sleep and have to wear a night brace (which I put away in my sleep) I'm light sensitive and generally feel unwell and tired :( please can someone let me know if they have similar experiences or know of a cure as I am desperate! Emma x





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    Hi i answered you but i commented on mine hope you see it :)

    I'm a 14 year old white-british female and i sleep a lot in he day. SOMETIMES at night i feel like i am tired but i am not at the same time, and sometimes cannot get to sleep until 5am-6am which is when i have to get up for school. In the daytime i feel sleepy, weather i got to sleep with ease the night before or not, and tend to sleep a lot. My social life is being ruined and i only have a few hours a day with my family. At first i thought it was narcolepsy but i reaserched and the symptoms are similar but not the same. Please could someone tell me whats wrong and how i can prevent it? All help is appreciated, thanks. :]





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    Hi millie, my 37 year old husband has Narcolepsy but we have learnt there are about 80 different types of sleep disorder. You should push your GP for a sleep test where you spend a night or two being monitored in hospital. Hope this helps

    Hi Im Millie aswell , i have had Narcolepsy since i was about 6 or 7 i used to find it really hard to get to sleep but then in the day i was really tired and even falling asleep at school in the day, i dont know exactly how i first got it but the doctors seem to think it was from a virus that attacked my immune system , i also have Cataplexy which is when I laugh my brain thinks its going to sleep , it is definitly worth going to your doctor as i am now on medication that helps with my condition a lot , without taking a lot of it , i am also on medication that helps with sleeping , anyway i hope this might have helped you xx :-)

    I had snoring issues and had my self tested, I found the results frightening. essentially my blood oxygen level drops by 60% when I sleep. I am now on cpap but I am now terrified to go to sleep. and rarely manage more than 5 hours of broken sleep. I hate the idea of anyone seeing me like this. I am Darth Vader. I would really just like to know if there is another way. getting drunk is not an option.





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    I would rather sleep next to someone with a mask and the quiet humm of a CPAP machine then loud obnoxious snoring that wakes me up!

    hello my name is Danielle, my parnter is 26 and suffers from night terrors and has done for a while now, first of all when we were together going to sleep the terrors started to calm down and when I wasnt there they got worse, i am always with him now and more often that not he will sleep calmly but then he will have on outbreak where every night is filled with terrors, he bolts straight up in bed, thrashes and sometimes moans or whines in his sleep, I am just wondering if there is anything that can be reccomended to try and make his nights easier when he does have an outbreak as they stress him out and cause him to have no sleep making the terrors worse and it just goes in to a continuious circle sometimes.





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    i have a big problem with gum desease and my teeeh are bad through smoking my speach is very bad because off this i know this as people tend to ask me to repeat my self so i now tend to try not talking to people and no smiling the dentist i belong too are butchers and i no longer want to go back to them or trust them any more i now can not face going back to any dentist ever i am so much in pain and needs to be sorted out but i rather be put to sleep





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    Hi I'm a dentist & I deal with people with problem gums all the time. Many are fearful and embarrassed. You need to be seen by a specialist periodontist who specialises in gum disease, they are usually very kind & understand what you are going through. They can treat your gum problems while keeping you comfortable & give you advice about how to help yourself as well. Search the british dental association website or GDC website to find a specialist or ask a trusted friend for a recommendation

    I have a problem where when I’m coming out of a dream, I have sudden awareness that I am actually still asleep and panic. I desperately struggle to wake up but my body won’t respond. Eventually when I manage to wake up I am absolutely terrified. This happens a lot. Is this a form of sleep paralysis?Either way, it’s ruining my sleep because I’m often too scared to go to sleep. What's happening to me?





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    My sisters 16 year old boyfriend has just moved in with us due to being kicked out of his own home. He has been having night terrors nearly every night. They're not normally so bad... Normally just a bit of incoherent talking, but last night he became very physical. He first had an episode of walking across the room incoherently talking, eventually returning back to his bed. Later in the night (early morning around 5am) he began kicking and shouting (the shouting sounded like a "ruh ruh" sound). When my sister tried to wake him (which normally works and knocks him out of it) he unknowingly went for her. I wouldn't say he attacked as he didn't intentionally hurt her as no punches or kicks were thrown at her, he just pinned her down. Obviously this scared my sister senseless (especially since checking used to suffer from night terrors herself at a younger age). He is an amazing kid and the family love him so we just want to make sure we're there for him... But I think this is probably more serious now then just common sleep walking and talking. As I said before, my sister (and also my brother) used to have night terrors when she was younger (screaming, not recognising my parents, telling me to get out the room, amnesia of the event) and after seeing a therapist/doctor/councillor, she grew out of it (only having the occasional night terror, normally when she is woken too quickly due to loud noises). Is there anything we can do for my sisters boyfriend? He has had problems with his anger in the past but went through anger management and displays no signs of problems with his anger during the day. Is the anger manifesting during the night? Or could it be related due to the fact of being kicked out of home? He is from an unstable home and did suffer from night terrors prior to moving in with us.





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    I've moved in with my girlfriend and am stressed and experiencing night terrors. It's not nice :( I think it's due t stress.

    I am 18 and I have anger issues, they have been dealt with and I have had night terrors for as long as I remember I normally sit up scream and lash out, this is caused by my mixture of anger and stress. This was never originally a problem but I now share a bed with my 17 year old girlfriend, I have also caused her injury by lashing out trying to protect myself from threat or what I presume is one. The best advice I can give is for her to leave the room when he is at a bad stage to prevent herself from harm or fear and to let it pass. He is doing this because of the change in routine and of his family environment/situation it should pass but it will help for him to confront/deal with the issues he is facing.

    I'm finding it really hard to sleep because i have thrush. Any one have any tips to help me be able to sleep?





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    My problem is with my snoring and tonsils, I just watch the show and saw the girl that had tonsil stone which i have but i have never seen the doctor over also i have been diagnosed with sleep apnoea. I think my tonsils are to big and are full of holes and take up a lot of my throat. The doctors say they have no affect over my sleep apnoea but i think it does. they have got bigger over the last few years and this seems to be when my apnoea started. I sleep on my stomach and i cannot get used to wearing the CPAP machine.I have been back to the doctors a few times but they just think its all down to my weight but i have been roughly the same weight all my adult life and only the last few years i have had the problems. I have always snored really back even when i was young but nothing was ever done about it. I drool bad at night to and its just getting me down now. It affects my relationship as my partner cannot sleep some nights. Am asking for your advice as my doctors are not doing much about this. Thanks kevin





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    Hey im will im 18 years old and I haven't been able to get a proper night's sleep, I have the same reoccurring nightmare of something that happened to me a while back and it's making me scared to sleep.. And nowI've found out from a close friend that I've been screaming, talking, crying and curling up into a ball in my sleep.. So I tend not to sleep with someone because im practically reliving the events I don't want people to know about..





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    William you need to get the past, sorted, sift thru confronted and put away mentally.. What, is happening to you is similar to my problem, I subsequently diagnose with post traumatic stress disorder, resulting from a situation that my mind perceived at the time as life threatening..It basically imprinted the imagery in my mind.. I went to a psychologist, via a Doctors referral, and talk it out with him/her and retrained my mind about how I viewed the incident.. It cleared and so did the recurring flash backs and night mares/screaming in sleep.. William, get is sorted, so the mole hill does not grow into a mountain which it may possibly will ..Take care..

    I have been experiencing sleep talking and sitting up in my sleep. But i have also been able to have full conversations in my sleep with my partner with my eyes open but still be asleep. I sometimes wake her up shoutig and swearing aout random things and i talk near near enough every night in my sleep and wake her. I want to be able to either learn techiniques or see hwat my other options are to try tominimise this problem.





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    You need to be refered to a sleep clinic(bypass any other medical professional as they'll only end up having to refer you anyway, sleep specialists are the only ones who know what they are talking about. GP's Neurologists etc do not!) you need to have a sleep study done which will diagnose narcolepsy or any other sleep disorder, depending on the results, & if diagnosed with narcolepsy, as it is now a recognised disability, employers have to make sure certain things are in place eg an area suitable to take regular nap times 😊

    I'm 26 years old the last few months I am having problems with weird sleep problem. I will be talking right in the middle of a conversation with my husband and like a switch be out (sleeping?) this can last a long time or very short periods it's not a normal sleep I think of things while in this daze really hard random stuff while in the trance but when I wake up I don't remember what I had been talking about before falling asleep nor what I was thinking about while dreaming. I don't realize I have even fallen asleep. I also have A.D.D I cannot control my dozing off





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    I am 16 years old and for years I've been talking in my sleep and shouting things like I will shout on people,scream or squel,I also sleep fight and when my boyfriend comes near me I will push him away and I have also hit/kicked/pushed people really violently in my sleep I also reply in my sleep but when I wake up I can't remember anything,and I can't remember having dreams or nightmares or anything,its just blank,what is this?





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    Hi, my son who is 8years old has been ill with a fever last week and for the past few nights has also been waking up within the first few hours of sleep crying and talking about strange things before settling back to sleep. I believe it is connected to being ill.

    Hi I'm 16 years old and I have suffered with night terrors since an early age of 8. It first come about when I was 8 I ran a bath and got in it whilst I was asleep if it wasn't for my mum hearing the noise I don't have a clue what would have happened. I can tell many of stories what's happened whilst a sleep. It calmed down for a while I was still talking and showed in my sleep but my mum and dad recently split a year ago and I began to sleep walk again I started to hit my mum in my sleep I guess due to anger and thought it was my dad. Then this morning I woke up at 9am I had socks on and when I awoke I only had one sock could not find the other one anywhere I came down stairs to my mum having a go at me saying why were you trainers on the carpet and why is the front door unlocked. considering it's just me and my mum at home I guess it had to be me in my sleep and I found my sock on the sofa so I don't know what's happening and can't remember anything at all that happens. My mum also told me that when I was about 12 I had a pair of sissors to her throat. I can't remember doing any of this because obviously I was asleep but I think it's just getting out of control and I really need help I have never been to the doctors about this because it calms down after a period of time but I really don't know what I'm doing in my sleep? HELP!!!!





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    I am 28 years old and I have had night terrors my whole life. When I was a child I would also be caught sleepwalking and talking, sometimes even eating in my sleep. As an adult I still sleep walk but only rarely. About once or twice a month I will jump frantically out of bed from sleep flailing my arms and sometime punching lamps or the cat or even my boyfriend. I have injured myself a few times, carpet burns on my knees or bruises etc. I sometimes scream out mumbled words that don't make sense. I have occasionally remembered seeing a spider hanging from the ceiling or a figure standing in the room somewhere. My heart will be pounding and it takes several minutes to get it to slow down. I usually can go right back to sleep after my heart slows. Sometimes I will not remember the event until someone tells me about it. It can be frightening to my boyfriend who is startled awake with me in confusion. I have very vivid dreams all the time good or bad so I just figured they were nightmares until reading about sleep terrors.





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    Hi I am a 61 year old male who has suffered with night terrors for a few years. Have no issues in my life that I know of but the frequency is almost every night. I feel distraught for the effect on my wife. Had surgery for a new knee replacement recently and remember fighting with someone most nights in my sleep in hospital. The person above Jessica could be me. I am exactly the same. Very scary and I am getting seriously concerned and don't know what to do. May try the dark chocolate.

    I grind my teeth very often when im sleeping so i have been told. I have been doing this since i was 15 years old. I had a splint when i was 15 years old and bit through it. Im now 28 years old and have been to the doctor to say about my jaw, how it clicks when i eat , yawn etc. They have recommended me to have another splint. I also talk in my sleep, sit up in my sleep talking with my eyes open,but dont realise this. Is there anything that can be done about this.





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    I am 47 and I have a very stressful lifestyle. I started talking in my sleep a lot lately. My husband can't sleep due to how extreme it has become. I am constantly telling him how exhausted I am. So I started doing a little research and found this web site. I started reading and what the symptoms are, is exactly what I do according to my husband. He said he's going to record me cause I didn't believe him. I do have a lot of anger inside and so many things I don't talk about. Maybe it's time to see my doctor.





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    im 27, and healthy, and ive had random sleep syndrome for a few years, i get 9 hours sleep sometimes more, but during the day i could be watching tv or even traveling i just nod off,or even when im out talking to freinds. I sometimes know when im about to fall asleep by my legs twitching(feels like small electric shocks) that are quite painfull at times, and then i drift off for like about 20 - 40 mins, i could have a full relaxing day or even a working day and feel sleepy at the end of it. I usually have a time zone it happens also (about 3-4 o'clock). im just wondering does anybody else have roughly the same as me. and is there any way i can control it more.





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    I really do sympathize I am always tired and start to feel myself nodding off all the time. It gets so embarrassing. Between 3-4 is the worse time for me also. I am 29 and feel shattered all the time.I have two slipped discs tho and have had a caudal epidural which was sucessful in pain reduction but still get awful frequent spasms and pain.does anyone else get very tired who suffers chronic pain? Any ideas on how I could possibly stay awake and actually not walk around half asleep ?many thanks all

    I am 23 and just over a year ago I started to have night terrors. They started with waking up sweating due to fear or trying to rush to the door to get away from something but now they have developed to me having screaming fits in the night and being terrified to go back to sleep. If someone tries to wake me up I get louder and more active. They do not happen every night but on average 5 out of 7 nights. Sometimes it is just talking in my sleep but I am worried they are getting worse and I may try to leave the house. We live on a busy road so I really don't want it to get to that point. I've been to my GP but they didn't who to refer me to and have done nothing since I went to see them. Please help!





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    I'm not sure if I'm correct but it could be the way you sleep. I fall into sleep paralysis sometimes, I'm not sure if you know what that is but it's when you are dreaming while being awake kind of like hilucinating and this happens when you sleep on your back so maybe if you change the position you sleep in to a more comfortable relaxing one it will slim your episodes of night terrors.

    Hi I get really itchy round my vagina area and sometimes I can't even sleep because it's so itchy I don't like talking about it to anyone it's too embarrassing





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    I am 38 years old and I am not sure what is going on with me. For the past 6 month or so I have episodes in my sleep where I wake up yelling for my husband to help me then I swallow a lot but I don't remember any of it ever.. but I can tell when I've had them because I am tired the next day..I've been to several doctors they say its anxiety or a panic attack .. I went for a sleep test they said I have a little bit of sleep apnea I had an attack while I was at the sleep clinic they said it happend in the realm of sleep where you start to dream but I don't remember it ever.. I feel funny almost every day. . I just want to be me again... :(





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    when i eventually go to sleep i sleep for 3 hours at most and my body will jerk and bad nightmares that scare me so much i wake myself up and when trying to go back to sleep its same nightmare so i stay awake how get i get help as i have ask doctor for sleeping pills he says i cant give u them cos they are a class A drug i have had sleep problems since i was a little girl and im still suffering how can i get help for this





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    I'm 14 years old. I've had extreme night terrors my entire life even as a baby. I wake up screaming, crying, and I've also jumped out of my bed punching something or running down stairs into the living room screaming. I don't know what to do, I've seen a doctor and tried melatonin which helps a little but not much. I get night terrors ranging from every night to once every 2 weeks. I almost never remember what the dream was about. I'm so afraid to fall asleep now because I'm tired of getting night terrors. My friends know if I'm going to have a night terror when I sleep over if I start talking in my sleep or thrashing around or crying silently. What should I do?





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    Hey man i have the same problem to. Im 14 and i get them all the time. I dont remember anything but ive been told that i become very aggresive when in a night terror. A techniuqe i use to stop night terrors is for a couple minuets before bed just calm yourself and breath in and out. Hope i helped man.

    hi im 38 cant stop talking in my sleep i keep my kids up all night what can i do to stop





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    Hi, I'm going to say that it sounds like it could possibly be a symptom of depression (but you'll need to go to your GP to get this checked properly). However, I have a similar problem known as delayed sleep syndrome: I do not get to sleep until around 5-7 am daily and this is my natural sleep pattern. My neurologist told me that I have one of the worst cases ever recorded and am currently being put under study. I am also allergic to melatonin and will not wake up until about 3-4 pm if I sleep at all (I tend to go days without sleep, my longest being 6 nights). I have also been told that I have a deranged sleep pattern - this could apply to you too I guess? It is a serious condition that you should probably look into getting checked as well. You could also be suffering from anxiety. I know this response is over a year late but I thought it would be useful to others.

    I don't think this sounds like a sleep attack. I have narcolepsy and diagnosis is via a sleep study. If it is beyind normal sleep will the doctor send him for a sleep study?

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