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Fall Asleep While Sitting

I fall asleep at the strangest times. While sitting in a class that I find interesting, if I'm not talking, I cannot stay awake. While driving, even when it's a beautifully sunny day and my favorite song is playing on the radio, I find it difficult to stay awake. In fact, any time of the day, if I'm not moving or talking, I am likely to fall asleep. I have no trouble falling asleep at night. i don't usually get the reccomended 8 hours per night, but I easily get up in the morning. My iron is slightly low and I take ferrous sulfate daily. I've exercised before class, attempting to stay awake from all of the endorphins and it never works. As soon as class is dismissed, I snap out it and get up as if I hadn't been dozing off for an hour. I don't understand. Is this a disorder? Could it be connected to ADD or ADHD? I haven't been diagnosed with anything but it's perplexing. As soon as a professor asks me a question, I am awake as I usually have the gist of what we are discussing. To add salt to the wound, I sit in the front row and fall asleep looking right at the instructor and usually awaken with he or she staring at me. And for the record, I occasionally "have a staring problem" which I worry could be linked to epilepsy, a condition that my paternal grandmother has. Please give me your opinions.
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757137 tn?1347200053
Could this be no sleep, but petit mal?
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757137 tn?1347200053
I meant to say, "Could this be not sleep at all, but petit mal?" I would check this out without wasting any time. It is dangerous for you to drive.
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As soon as I started to read what you wrote,I thou seizures.

My son has seizures and sleeps a lot because of it and it started by him wanting to sleep in school and would be OK when he got home.

get your self a EEG done .

Before you hurt someone or your self .
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973741 tn?1342346373
I have a sister in law with narcolepsy.  She would describe herself the same way as well.  She went to a sleep clinic to be diagnosed.  Good luck.
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