I have host of problems which my sleep doctor believes to be associated with somer sort of sleep disorder. I will be having a second sleep study done next week followed by a daytime study as well. The doctor is specifically looking for narcolepsy and/or an Upper airway restriction.
I have lots of short term memory loss and excessive daytime sleepiness as well. Sleep apnea has been ruled out as of this point.
The newest symptom I am experiencing is dreaming while awake. I can be standing by the sink or working at the computer and dream- not daydream though actually have a dream. For example- While drying dishes and thinking about the slippery roads I dreamt of being in my car and spinning around the road in a circle and actually seeing the telephone pole I nearly missed only to realize my car did not have tires- it actually have ice skates instead- I could see me in my car like a third party and the color of my car was bright as well.
What causes us to dream while really being awake and functioning on some level? Does anyone have an experience similar and currently have a sleep disorder diagnosis?
Sharing your experience or giving any advice is greatly appreciated.
The stage of sleep in which we see dreams is the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. And we dream because certain unexpressed emotions need to come out. But these emotions come out in symbolic language. The bright colour or the car means something significant for you.
Usually a period of about 90 minutes passes from onset of sleep to appearance of REM sleep. But in narcolepsy, a person may go from wakefulness into REM in no time. Hence dreams appear in "wakefulness".
I have been experiencing similar issues, I haven't slept for five days, and about half way through the third day I had a nightmare while walking home from work... Can anyone tell me what I can do? And what these are?
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