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    Sleeping disorder
    Mihail posted:
    I know that it's a Panic Community but that's a right plac to ask the question.
    Well, I have sleeping disorder.
    I wake up while sleeping, it is like I wake up and understand it but can't move my body.
    Maybe it's not enough of oxygen but I hear sound hallucinations, sounds
    that shouldn't sound in that time.
    Today I woke up so hard, to wake up I need to strain myself so hard, then I can wake up, but today it was with increased heart rate, with a tingle in my limbs.
    What should I do? And wouldn't I die because of heart attack in such wakening or wouldn't be insane so?
    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    I was fortunate to have had an opportunity to meet a number of sleep medicine experts at one time in my career, so I know a bit about sleep and some of the rather odd things associated with it.

    For instance, when we go to sleep the major muscles of the body become paralyzed and this may be in order for us to rest, but I don't believe anyone has really explained this fully. For this reason, when we wake up we may find that we can't move because these muscles are still in that state. It's normal and nothing to be afraid of, but I would suggest that you might want to have an appointment with a sleep specialist. You may have a sleep disorder that needs some attention and this should be checked out.

    The fact that you are having increased heart rate and tingling in your limbs should also be mentioned to the specialist. There are, literally, hundreds of sleep disorders and some of them are quite rare. I'm not saying that you have one, but it's always good to be checked out.

    I hope things do improve for you very soon.
    Mihail replied to Patricia Farrell, PhD's response:
    Thank you.

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