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Sleep Problems
usnret09 posted:
So all, here's my issue. When I sleep, my dreams are vivid. Every sense you have awake, I have in my dream. I can smell, taste, feel, see in color, everything. If I'm running in my dreams, I'm running in bed. Any activity I'm doing in my dreams I'm doing while in bed. The majority of the time I don't remember my dreams. I lay down, fall asleep and the alarm goes off that quick. Any body ever experience anything like that? If so how can I remedy that. It keeps my wife up a lot ad I hate doing that.
desperate4sleep responded:
I read about this sleep disorder. I was doing a web search on "rare sleep disorders." I think one was from US News and World Report. Hope this small amount of info helps you find your answer.
atti_editor responded:
Hi usnret09,

While I have never experienced something like what you describe, growing up my dad often had very vivid dreams that he would act out and rarely remember (he would be saving everyone from wild animals, sailing a ship on the open water, etc.) so you are not alone in this.

After doing a little research, I found REM Sleep Behavior Disorder , which sounds similar to what you describe. The link above is from the National Sleep Foundation and contains some information you might find helpful. I suggest that you speak with your doctor or a sleep specialist about your symptoms. He/she may be able to prescribe you something to help you sleep without acting out your dreams, or have some tips on lifestyle changes you could make to limit your sleep episodes.

usnret09 replied to atti_editor's response:
Thanks man, I took a look at the information earlier today and it was really interesting. I've got an appointment to get looked at so hopefully this can get remedied some what. Thanks again.

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