My husband sleeps a lot and he’s always tired. He falls asleep mid conversation, standing up, driving, watching tv, reading, etc. Narcolepsy maybe? We are finding it difficult to seek affordable help in our area. His sleep is interrupting his everyday life and it would be great if we can figure out how to treat this.
He could talk to his primary care doc and possibly get a referral to a sleep lab, or look for a sleep lab in the phone book and make an appointment with a sleep specialist. Once they establish what’s causing the problem, they can explain the treatment options. It seems unlikely that this is something you can meaningfully treat on your own, since he is likely to need prescription medication and you need to know exactly what is going on before you can treat it.
All that can be done without a doc is basic sleep management such as sticking to a regular sleep schedule with little variation, getting regular exercise early enough in the day to avoid stimulation at bedtime, eliminating caffeine (or at least eliminating it after midmorning), and if possible, taking a nap during the day.
on: 30th March 10
my boyfriend falls asleep on me at least 4 times a week. he even fell asleep on me during sex. he has no sleep disorders or anything. weather we are texting or im at his house talking to him he falls asleep. we have been dating for almost a year an a half. please help. i keep getting mad and upset because i feel rejected and abandoned. is this normal? please help and no smartass answers please.
If there is no alcohol involved (or some other intoxicant), then I would assume he’s not getting enough sleep at night, either due to his work or school schedule, or staying up to late playing video games or something.
by: Live from my sofa
on: 9th January 13
I have a friend who never sleeps at night. She has trouble falling asleep, and falls asleep randomly around midnight each night. She will wake up at 4:30 every morning, but is never tired during the day. She has a little bit of an overactive imagination, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it. Do you have any idea what she has? I think I might tell her to just go to a sleep specialist, but I would like any information I can get. Thanks.
it sounds like hyperactivity. her brain is having trouble winding down
by: Brown Sugar
on: 7th March 09
My gf has a sleeping disorder where she has trouble falling asleep which is tied to ADHD. She might call me at 1:30 and cry that she cant sleep. I console her and I want to read to her to help her. Whenever I read her and expect a response after finishing the short story she falls doesnt respond because she has fallen asleep.
Isn’t that kind of the entire point? Or do you want her to be sleep deprived so you can read her you stuid stories.
on: 22nd April 12
Just wanted to know how well or bad they worked for u you, that why I can get more information from people who are actaully using it. I heard it could be addictive, but im no quite sure about it. A response from anyone is ok, but would rather have an anwer from somewhere in or near the state of Connecticut. Thanx!
I have been prescribed Ambien, I was also specifically taught in school that Ambien does cause a physical dependency – meaning that you won’t be able to fall asleep with out. This will happen after about 2 weeks of taking it everyday, your brain will become dependent on the drug to fall asleep. That’s just PHYSICAL dependance, Psychologically, the story is more subjective and can be much worse. I can tell you that even after one time taking it, I woke the next morning and was like – wow it was so easy to fall asleep – that was such a peaceful nights sleep. So on the next night, I’m sitting in my room, I know I should go to bed, but I’m not tired, I feel kind of stressed out, a lot of stuff running through my mind – but hey, my good friend Ambien is at my disposal. I just pop one, I feel instantly relieved, lay down in my bed, and after a few minutes all problems are gone and I’m asleep. So psychologically it can be INSTANTLY addictive. On the other hand, if you are a strong willed person, you have a lot of other things going on in your life, and you just need it once it in a while, I think it’s ok. Right now I try to take it no more than once or twice a week, when I REALLY need it. Don’t let it become an everyday thing.
by: Kevin B
on: 10th May 11
My mom may have a sleep disorder and we do not know what it is. She falls to sleep very easy, all she has to do is lay down. Half the time she is not even tired. Then when morning comes she has trouble waking up. Someone has to call her in order for her to wake up all the way or she will fall back to sleep. She is not having irregular dreams or breathing patterns, but I am very concerned about her.
She just needs to go to a sleep lab for a one night sleep study! They will hook her up to monitors and find out if it is sleep apnea or whatever it is! Sleep apnea can be FATAL!
Anyway a sleep apnea on an overnight or part of the night study can determine her problem and a doctor can prescribe the proper treatment to follow. A doctor without a study will just be HIT AND MISS and a study will find out if she has any kind of problems anywhere!
I went and I highly recommend that she go! I have sleep apnea but I did NOT know it!
Talk to a sleep center in your area!
Good Luck it does sound like ME!
by: A. P. Shoe
on: 27th October 06
Where I work you have to be alert at all times( at Chase Bank in the collections department)this guy who sits in front of me is always sleeping. so one day me & a couple of other co-workers watched him for a while.what he does it falls into a deep sleep(snoaring & everything) then when a call comes in he’ll wake right up and take the call as if he wasnt sleeping.Before he went on the phones by himself we caught him sleeping while he was standing. He’s still in training but on the phones. Do you guys think its some kind of sleep disorder or something?…and Im wondering if the company knows.
Could be Narcolepsy. It is known as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. This disorder causes the person to be in REM sleep, which is also the easiest sleep stage that a person can be waken up in.
by: the other girl
on: 9th January 07