The other night, I had the weirdest experience. My stomach was hurting, so I was just lying in bed, waiting to fall asleep. Then, i guess I fell asleep, as I had a dream where I felt like i was going to faint (I have occasional fainting spells, with no explanation). So, in my dream I got up and was going to tell my parents I'm about to faint, when I had all the symptoms of when i faint. (Weakness, Loss of vision, "the world is spinning", dizziness, etc). I tried to yell out to my parents, but I couldn't, and i thought i was going to die, Then i woke up. I actually felt like it was real, and not a dream. And when I woke up, i had all the symptoms of when i just faint. I'm not sure where my dream started, and where real life ended. I also don't know if I actually fainted, or if it is even possible to faint while sleeping.. but it made me scared to fall back to sleep for a long time... Any advice?
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor.
Without the ability to obtain a history from you and examine you, I cannot comment on a formal diagnosis or treatment plan for your symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some information regarding this matter.
Your symptoms may have been related to your dream. Dreaming usually occurs in a stage of sleep we call Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. This is also the stage where we can have autonomic instability, where your heart rate and breathing can get irregular.
TheseIf this occurs more often, I would recommend having a sleep study done to further characterize this.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.