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Most of my life i've suffered from sleep paralysis, but as i've gotten older it only happens once every few months, which is so much better.
However, over the past year or so i've started suffering from extreme dry mouth upon waking up, dehydrated and feeling like i've got a hangover. No matter how much water i drink in the day and before bed this still happens in the mornings.
This i've gotten used to so i don't think anything of it.
My main concern is that in the past 4 or so months i've been waking up once to twice a week at around 3am with both arms dead, blurred vision and dizzy, almost like i'm cross eyed. This is getting increasingly annoying and I was hoping to find out what is causing it. Anything you can suggest would be great.

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replied June 14th, 2017
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description, the following suggestions can be used

1) Get your blood sugar/ hba1c checked as polydypsia and polyuria with dry mouth can be related to diabetes.

2) Sleep studies/ polysomnography should be advised after consultation with a pulmonologist. Parasomnias and dyssomnias should be looked for.

Wishing you best of health


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