the same thing happens to me. my dreams are so real that i cannot differentiate them from reality. my psychiatrist has recommended that i see a sleep specialist for a possible diagnosis of narcolepsy. apparently narcolepsy can be associated with hallucinations about falling asleep and waking? this has been going on over a year.. within the past month it has gotten so bad that i am scared to death to go to bed because the dreams are so stressfulView Thread
hey, im a 23 year old female with the same problem. ive always assumed i just needed more sleep than the average person but the more research i do the more i realize there are a lot of people out there with this problem. i had chronic migraines during my last two years of college, which my neurologist and i finally attributed to severe fatigue after many trial and error treatments. after college the migraines gradually lessened and eventually disappeared, but then i started developing sleeping problems. for the past year and a half my sleeping problems have gotten considerably worse; namely it is nearly impossible to wake up in the morning. i sleep through 5 alarms and am on the verge of losing my job because i am so late all the time. i live with three roommates and they have mentioned that when i fall asleep i am completely dead to the world. a train could go through my house and i would sleep through it. i went to a sleep doctor recently and we are looking into narcolepsy. i have to go in for a sleep study and EEG to get a more definitive diagnosis. go see a neurologist and/or sleep specialist! and hang in there. things will get better.View Thread
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