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Sleep Paralysis

It is a state of being conscious but not able to speak or move. It may last for a few seconds to minutes. It is often frightening, but the condition can be improved with better sleeping habits. It can affect anyone but is most common in people with sleep apnea or narcolepsy.

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Why do I get irresistible sleep attack during day time with sleep paralysis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have daily sleep attacks during the day (irresistible sleep attacks) and before I fall to sleep I see things like I am dreaming but I knew I am awake. At night, before I fall asleep I have multiple episodes of sleep paralysis. Sometimes in every morning, I have sleep attacks and I f...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Irresistible sleep attacks during daytime are called narcolepsy. They are usually considered harmful and should be treated with stimulant drugs. Amphetamines are used to treat them. Sleep paralysis is also treated with antidepressant medicines and Benzodiazepines. U...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old male having worsening muscle spasms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, and I am on no medication. When I try to go to sleep in the morning, after already being awake, if the temperature is too hot, my body shuts down, and I sometimes experience muscle spasms, but I can usually move at least one limb. If I try hard enough, I always pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon where a person temporarily experiences an inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. Factors like irregular sleep patterns, stress, or disrupted sleep can contribute. Muscle spasms and panic may...  Read Full »

What to do for the sharp, stabbing headaches after exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, who weighs 140 lbs and I am 5.7 feet tall. I get sharp stabbing headaches, which get worse after exercise. I also feel a less intense pressure throughout my head. I have this problem from the past four years, and they are getting worse. When I am stressed, I g...  Read Full »

Dr. Chinezu R. Rares

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The signs you described are non-specific but should be checked. Especially, if headaches are followed with vomiting, you had multiple prescription glasses changed rapidly, loss of smell, and have trouble expressing verbally. There are quite a few diseases that give th...  Read Full »

I am 33 years old and overweight. I have a stressful job, and my home environment also bothers me. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old and overweight. I have a stressful job, and my home environment also bothers me. I am so exhausted during the days and I sometimes fall asleep during work hours. I have often experienced sleep paralysis. My feet have been swollen for the past couple of days, and even whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The poor quality of night sleep is the main reason behind daytime sleepiness. So follow the steps of sleep hygiene. 1. Sleeping and waking up at regular times. Avoid caffeinated drinks at least eight hours before sleep. 2. Avoid using te...  Read Full »

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