i\\\\\\\'m asleep but awake at same time. I\\\\\\\'m aware of my surroundings. My body tenses up an seizures, loud ringing in both ears, hands clench, cant open my eyes cant speak, teeth clench down, and when i wake up completely from this body feels numb and weak and i only sleep 4hrs a day and cant fall asleep until 2am and all of this happens every night. I'm tired drained I feel lathargic and can't get a good nights sleep. what can i do? what\\\\\\\'s wrong with me? I\\\\\\\'m only 24yrs old.
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem to be concerned by the delay in sleep onset along with the poor quality of sleep.
You might be suffering from sleep disorder viz. insomnia and might need polysomnography to quantify and establish the diagnosis of insomnia.Approximately half of all diagnosed insomnia is related to psychiatric disorders. In depression in many cases "insomnia should be regarded as a co-morbid condition, rather than as a secondary one;" insomnia typically predates psychiatric symptoms. "In fact, it is possible that insomnia represents a significant risk for the development of a subsequent psychiatric disorder."
You must consult a sleep disorder specialist or a psychiatrist for further consultation as it is not possible to reach a definitive diagnosis online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
I have been diagnosed with narcolepsy, although it was not as much falling asleep during the day because of the high caffeine intake then as it was the sleep paralysis, subconscious interactions after first going to be then getting up and interacting or performing tasks without memory of the event. Now I find I am losing large amounts of time. I have no memory of sleeping nor do I think I have fallen asleep. This has been happening while working, which consists of reviewing records and typing reports. I will be typing a report and look at the clock and three or four hours have passed. I have barely touched the report yet I only remember diligently working the whole time. What are these time lapses? Is it sleep related or possibly something worse?
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