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sleeping disease


sleeping disease syndrome
disease affecting freshwater rainbow trout; characterized by lethargy and immobility; caused by a togavirus probably identical to the pancreatic disease virus.

Patient discussion about sleeping disease

Q. I go to sleep & use to wake up paralyzed in my sleep. I go to sleep & use to wake up paralyzed in my sleep. But not asleep, just laying there, eyes wide open paralyzed. I couldn't breath, I couldn't speak, move anything but my eyes. I could look around but I couldn't even breathe. This has happened a few times in my old house, once in my mother's house (she lived by the side of a graveyard), and then only once in my new house. What is it and what do you think is causing it?

A. I had the same problem but never at night...and it only happened during the day when I take nap. I will wake up and I can't move or talk, I can't open my eyes either. I've never been able to snap out of it though, I just have to lay there until I go back to sleep, and usually it doesn't happen when I wake up the next time. Needless to say I try NOT to take naps anymore, because it happens nearly every time.

Q. What shall I do to get good sleep? I am taking a balanced and natural diet regularly. I prefer taking green leafy vegetables. This has really helped with my pain. I am taking minimum dosage of pain killers against what was being prescribed by my doctor. Last week I came late from the party and this made me tired but I did have great sleep. I feel much better after a good and undisturbed sleep. What shall I do to get good sleep?

A. Try any one activity such as swimming, walking and yoga. This will provide a light stretch to your body and will aid in sleeping. It is good that you eat a natural diet. Massage therapy relax the muscles and aids in sleeping. Fix routine bed and dinner time. Heat therapy is also found to work well with fibromyalgia patients. Make sure to bath in hot water as hot water relaxes the muscles and keeps you active for the day. Medications and therapy is found to do wonders with fibromyalgia sufferers.

Q. what are the affects of sleep deprivation, and can I counteract them? I’m a college student and I’ve been sleeping for 5-6 hours a night for the past month…what symptoms should I expect? And how can I counteract them?

A. I studied this just 2 days ago:

Studies on sleep deprivation are actually beginning to show that people do not require as much sleep as traditionally taught. While sleep deficits effect first auditory acuity, and can even cause people to go into what are called microsleeps, researchers are finding that when people are being deprived of sleep they actually sleep more efficiently (spending more time in stages 3 and 4 of sleep) The problem is that people do not train themselves properly to shortened sleep periods, thus stuggle to adapt when they cannot receive the customary eight hours. Ideally, with adequate control and preperation, people can sleep for 4 hours a night and be fully cognatively functional.

(DaVinci purportedly survived on 15min cat naps taken every four hours his entire adult life, and he was certainly on his toes)

Just thought you'de find that interesting

See Pinel's chapter on Sleep in his text "Biopsychology" for more. (Pinel, 2009)


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