Top 10 Spooky Sleep Disorders

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Top 10 Spooky Sleep Disorders
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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 2:17pm
Top 10 Spooky Sleep Disorders

Have you ever experienced one or more of these symptoms? Have you ever done anything about dealing with the symptoms?



Fitting Lingerie; a Shopping Fantasy by Nenu.







Prospero:

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.


The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158








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Registered: 10-23-2009
Tue, 03-02-2010 - 11:48pm
I have battled insomnia and have experienced sleep paralysis, and as a child I used to have sleepy hallucinations. Thankfully, I haven't had either hallucinations or paralysis for a very long time, and the insomnia seems to be getting under control.


However, I'm not free of worry, because my husband has shown signs of about half of these scary disorders recently. I guess I need to get him to a sleep disorder clinic, and I can tell you that isn't going to be easy.



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health



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Registered: 01-19-2006
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 9:47am
Well I'm glad that you've left behind some of the sleep disorders such as sleepy hallucinations and paralysis, and that your insomnia is getting better. Good luck getting your husband to a sleep clinic, though. I don't suppose he'd take a look at the slide show as a way of opening up the discussion?

I've experienced recurring nightmares as a child and during adolescence, and am now getting them again as an adult. They aren't the same nightmares as the earlier ones, and I suspect they are all based on anxieties I've lived through at those times. I've also had the sleepy hallucinations and insomnia.



Fitting Lingerie; a Shopping Fantasy by Nenu.







Prospero:

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.


The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158




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Registered: 08-07-2007
Wed, 03-03-2010 - 1:16pm
Other than occasional talking in my sleep I haven't dealt with these disorders myself.

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Registered: 01-19-2006
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:55am
Nocturnal eating must be a very strange symptom to witness, I should think. Did you know what was going on the first time you saw her doing it? It sounds as though your son has outgrown the night terrors, I'm glad for him and for you; they're horrible to live with.



Fitting Lingerie; a Shopping Fantasy by Nenu.







Prospero:

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd tow'rs, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on; and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.


The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158




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Registered: 08-07-2007
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:59am
Thank goodness, my son did outgrow the night terrors.

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Registered: 10-23-2009
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 3:43pm
Well I'm glad that you've left behind some of the sleep disorders such as sleepy hallucinations and paralysis, and that your insomnia is getting better. Good luck getting your husband to a sleep clinic, though. I don't suppose he'd take a look at the slide show as a way of opening up the discussion?



He might. He is beginning to be concerned about some of the things I tell him he's done during the night that he has no recollection of whatsoever.



I've experienced recurring nightmares as a child and during adolescence, and am now getting them again as an adult. They aren't the same nightmares as the earlier ones, and I suspect they are all based on anxieties I've lived through at those times. I've also had the sleepy hallucinations and insomnia.



Recurring nightmares are, indeed, frightening. From what I've read, they could be related to sleep deprivation. Here are links to a couple of articles that might shed some light on the problem: Nightmares in Adults from WebMD and Menopause and Sleep Problems from Reader's Digest.com. Best of luck in pinpointing and dealing with whatever may be causing the nightmares.



Siggy

Community Leader of Women's Health



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Fri, 10-01-2010 - 5:20pm
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