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?
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?
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?
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)