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Strange unknown sleeping disorder

Postby OrcadVox on Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:34 pm

Hi everyone
i come to you today to ask about a disorder that i seem to have but cant find any answers for. This is the jist of it. Around 6/10 times that i fall asleep my perception of time is royally screwed up. Rather than a dream lasting it's typical time of 10 mins it feels like the dream has lasted anywhere between a day, week, month ,or sometimes on rarer occasions , a year. This can be extremely irritating and depressing and even more so on dreamless nights because it feels like i have been floating in a void of nothingness for so long. I am unable to wake myself up at these times (which i assume is hard in the first place anyway). When i wake up i find that its only been a nights worth of sleep or a 5 minute nap in class. If anyone has any ideas on what this could be please let me know.
Also an unrelated issue that isn't particularly bad (as far as i know) is that i can halucinate what i see in my imagination if i know the object well enough. This occurs usually. (no substances are involved what so ever)
Any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks
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Re: Strange unknown sleeping disorder

Postby talkhealth on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi OrcadVox,

Welcome to the talkhealth forums.

We're sorry to hear about the issues you are having. Dreams and sleeping can be a very difficult problem to diagnose, it would be advised for you to reach out to your GP and get an appointment to help work out what is causing the issue. They may refer you to a specialist who should hopefully be able to help identify the problem and provide the right treatment.

Please do let us know how you get on.

Thanks,
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Re: Strange unknown sleeping disorder

Postby synthia100 on Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Maybe you have neurosis problems? Any anxiety disorder? I had it sometimes the same situations like yours, but it was related to neurosis - I was at the doctor and prescribed me a sedation pills and melatonin - since then I have no problems. I also had to do research, but it also went ok. Maybe you need some physical activity? You do not have a lot of stress lately? Maybe there are reasons related to stress or neurosis
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Re: Strange unknown sleeping disorder

Postby Pattison on Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:05 pm

Honestly, I've never heard of such a thing. Did you seek medical help, OrcadVox?
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