... in my opinion, i think my sleep problems are caused by stress and anxiety even though i honestly do not feel scared when i get jolted awake,but my mind already goes into 'what if i can't fall asleep' mode. ... (2 replies)
... I feel like I'm at the end of my rope! Since 1995 I have jolted awake every nite every few hours. ... (2 replies)
... In one of my many attempts to get to sleep last night, it was as if I was fully conscious as I nodded off. I jolted awake again, frightened by the sensation of losing consciousness and this sensation of "fuzziness" overcoming my brain. I was startled by it. ... (2 replies)
... t your breathing is stopping as you drift off or when you are completely asleep. I am currently on CPAP. It's not the most comfortable thing, but I have not been jolted awake since using it. Now, I only have the sensations as I'm trying to fall asleep. ... (88 replies)
... to spiral through my head and sometimes body. When a feeling like this starts, it's like it paralyzes me enough that I can't fully wake up to get up. I will Jolt awake but then in return I fall right back to sleep. I have jolted awake and made the sound of taking a big deep breath. Other times I have jolted awake and screamed. ... (4 replies)
... My husband who is 66 is having lots of trouble sleeping. He says that just as soon as he starts to doze off, he is jolted awake and breathless. ... (2 replies)
... Wow!! I was begining to think I was all alone in the world! I just joined this forum and posted my problem of sleep nausia...reading your description of being jolted awake like someone touched you, really resonated with me! I never know what wakes me up, but the instant I'm awake, I'm hit with severe nausia. ... (47 replies)
... But it races when I've had those spells of being close to sleep and being jolted awake. ... (47 replies)
... be jolted awake, heart racing, sometimes gasping for air but not always. I thought I was just having bad dreams or something. ... (47 replies)
... The being jolted awake is not something that occurs frequently - I really attribute that to dreaming (not necessarily nightmares, but just dreaming in general). I'd say once a month at most I get that 'jolt' in the middle of my sleep, and it's always during a dream.
Also, the chronic headaches have been bugging me a lot longer than the waking up feeling not-so-fresh. I've... (3 replies)
... ral Sleep Apnea is a form of apnea where the body does not receive a message from the brain to keep breathing. That could be what's happening when you have been jolted awake. Snoring is not always present in cases like this. ... (3 replies)
... Dark Stranger,
It definitely sounds like a sleep disorder to me....you have a number of symptoms...
Non refreshing/non restorative sleep.
One to two hour naps.
Being "jolted" awake.
Anxiety. (3 replies)
... I also do not snore, nor do I wake up sweating. I have been 'jolted' awake before, but it was always during a dream, in which case I think I may have been having one of those falling dreams. ... (3 replies)
... I am in desperate need of some help. I am 29 years old and in good shape. I exercise 4-5 times per week and eat a healthy diet. I have never had problems with stress/anxiety, although I am a Type A personality. My husband and I have been going through infertility for 6 years and have had two miscarriages. During these years, I have never experienced any panic attacks or... (1 replies)
... I may have personal and educational insight to the issue you describe.
As I understand it, our bodies have two regulatory systems. A sympathetic and parasympathetic. One conducts voluntery responses and the other involuntery, such as heartbeat, breathing...
While your boby "falls" asleep, one system takes over primary control as the other takes the passenger seat.... (8 replies)
... ake" in parenthesis because I don't actually fall asleep. I am laying on my bed, exhausted or simply ready for sleep and the moment my eyes start to close, I am jolted "awake" by either my legs, arms, torso, and recently my facial muscles twitch as well. According to the threads, it can be any of 10 different diseases! ... (1 replies)
... I was happy to find something but was a little sad that all of a sudden I have this new thing happening in my rather normal life . Months later I was jolted awake by a loud gunshot that my husband never heard. Once again fell asleep at the foot of the bed watching TV. ... (34 replies)
... rst bout with it that I can remember. I couldn't sleep even for an hour, kept waking up and feeling really weird. I had to really concentrate on my breath as I jolted awake, and my eyes even felt a little weird, like I was zoning out maybe. This is why I think the seizure thing is possible. ... (21 replies)
... one, because last night I had a really bad episode. I was drifting off to sleep, and then like rain had said, your stomach feels like its in your throat, then I jolted awake, and my lungs felt a little weird. ... (21 replies)
... Sounds like sleep apnea, you probably stopped breathing and it jolted you awake. ... (1 replies)