The Cause Of Excessive Sleepiness Is Accompanied By Feeling Like A Dream?

Based on the information about narcolepsy at HealthReplies.com, the condition that I experienced was very appropriate. I often get sleepy not knowing where and when. when I sleep too late I often sleep paralize, I also often dream in my sleep even though only 30 seconds, and the contents of the dream are almost the same as reality. such as when I was attending a course, I fell asleep sitting down and dreaming that some of my friends approached me, even though when I woke up they were in their arms. I wonder how? Am I really narcolepsy?

1 Answer:

Hello Santi,

Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder that affects control of sleep activity. Narcolepsy will cause sufferers to sleep without knowing the time and place. The cause of narcolepsy has not been confirmed but may be related to low levels of hypocretin (a chemical that helps control sleep time). This can be related to hormonal changes at puberty or menopause, stress, sudden changes in sleep patterns, infections, genetic disorders, brain tumors, encephalitis, head injuries, and multiple sclerosis.

Some of the symptoms of narcolepsy include drowsiness during the daytime, sleep attacks without knowing the time and place, sudden muscle weakness, hallucinations, memory problems, headaches, depression, and sleep paralysis.

Your complaints are often sleepy not only due to narcolepsy but also can be caused by other sleep disorders (sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia), diabetes, hypothyroidism, electrolyte disorders, jet lag, chronic fatigue syndrome, psychological effects, and side effects of some types of drugs .

Since when do you feel a complaint? To ensure the cause of your complaint, I suggest that you see a doctor directly first, yes. The doctor will carry out further tests to ascertain your condition and if necessary conduct additional investigations such as blood tests, ESS, polysomnography, MSLT, and measurement of hypocretin levels. If the cause is confirmed then the doctor can give you more appropriate treatment.

While waiting to see a doctor, you can do the following tips:

 Get enough rest at night (6-8 hours) Regular exercise Avoid heavy eating before the activity, you can choose fruits or vegetables before the activity Try to make the same sleep schedule every day Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and cigarette smoke Warm water before bed Make it to more comfortable room temperature Manage stress well Hopefully it can help you,

Thank you

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