Feeling Sleep For A Long Time Even Though Just For A While?
Hello,. I am 25 years old. Lately when I only slept for about 2 hours I woke up and it felt like I slept for about 8 hours or more. I once woke up at half past 12 at night and thought it was half past 12 noon because it seemed like I had slept a long time ago. It happened repeatedly and in one night could be twice. I like having a disorder when I wake up. I had an accident and lost my mind (two days before) for 2 days. The day of the accident, my short-term memory was lost and I kept asking. The next day short-term memory starts to improve but my past experience feels like a dream and sometimes the future. I’m sure it’s not the future because I know it’s impossible to know the future even though my mind is sure of the future. Is there a connection to my sleep disturbance with my accident a year ago? (I have not scanned my head). Sorry if it’s too long. Thanks.
Hello, Miftakhul. Thank you for the question.
Sleep is a body condition characterized by changes in consciousness and decreased sensory and motor activity and can still be awakened by stimulation. Sleep functions to maintain a person's mental, emotional, and physical balance. The stages of sleep are divided into two, namely REM (rapid eye movement) and non-REM (NREM) sleep which are distinguished by electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns, eye movements, and muscle tone. Complete sleep cycles normally last for 1.5 hours, and each person usually goes through 4-5 cycles for 7-8 hours of sleep. The cycle starts from the NREM stage and continues to the REM stage. Phase NREM stage I-III lasts for 30 minutes, then continues to stage IV for ± 20 minutes. After that, the individual returns through stages III and II for 20 minutes. Stage I REM appears thereafter and lasts for 10 minutes. Someone who has passed the stage of sleep (an average of 1.5 hours), when he wakes up will feel refreshed. If someone sleeps without going through these stages will affect the quality and quantity of sleep. Some things that can disrupt the quality and quantity of sleep include illness, injury to the head, environment, fatigue, lifestyle, emotional stress, stimulants (kaffein) and alcohol, diet, smoking, and motivation. Severe head injuries can cause disruption of the sleep cycle because the sleep cycle is regulated by parts of the brain such as the reticular formation and the hypothalamus.
Therefore, if you feel there is a disturbance in your sleep cycle, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will conduct a question and answer and a thorough physical examination, and some supporting examinations if needed such as laboratory tests, EEG, CT scan, and others. In the EEG brain waves will be seen during sleep, will be assessed whether normal or interference that causes changes in the sleep cycle. Treatment will be adjusted according to the underlying cause. It is better to avoid eating or drinking that stimulates and causes sleep disorders, such as tea, coffee, alcohol. Also avoid stress and alcohol. Get enough rest, eat healthy and nutritious food.
Thus, hopefully useful.