Patient Comments: Sleep - Problems Experienced

What sleep problems have you experienced?

Comment from: Ystryjesus, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I am 36 years old and from what I understand I have talked in my sleep off and on for years. It is now affecting my marriage to the point of divorce. My husband is saying that I call names of other men. I have never cheated on my husband and I do not have any desire to. He feels that there must be some source that allows me to call names of others and not his. I do not know what to do. Is there any preventative measures I can take. I do not want to lose my husband.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Beverly, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

Four years ago I woke in the night in terror. I thought I was dying. I felt like I was being suffocated and the walls were closing in. It passed after about 10 or 15 minutes. It happened again about a year later and then about once a year until this year I woke gasping for breath and jumped out of bed in panic. The other feelings crept in also. Two nights later I awoke in panic again with a feeling of suffocation. I was so frightened I called my doctor for a complete physical exam which I will have in two days. I was afraid to go to sleep for two nights after the last episode. I hope the doctor can help me. I am 70 years old and have never had a problem before.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Nancy, Published: December 01

I would sleep for days and still feel extremely tired. After two years of this with the associated problems mounting, I had a sleep study performed. Besides obstructive sleep apnea, it was also determined that I lacked any stage 3 or 4 of sleep, which is the very deep sleep that is most important! No wonder I was exhausted all the time!

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: 65-74 Male Published: October 08

No matter what time I go to bed, I fall asleep fast, but I only sleep three or four hours, and I wake up feeling rested. After being up for two or three hours, I start feeling really tired, not sleepy. It's like this every day.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: thunderbolt, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 08

I have sleep apnea and got along well with a cpap for a while, but now it is not working well for me. The problem is not the machine (cpap). The problem is that it just doesn't have the same effect as when I first started using it. Also, I get blood clots in my sinuses. This is having adverse effects on my job performance. I am always tired and have had to leave work because it becomes a safety issue. Also my memory is not good. Note: I drive a cement truck.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Bev, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 05

I have had a sleeping problem since I was 13 years old. I have now been diagnosed with chronic insomnia, bipolar disorder and hyperthyroidism. I do take medication for my sleep disorder. I fall asleep fast, but I always wake up within about three hours, and I have a hard time falling back asleep. I am exhausted all day, evening and night.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Raynestone, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 05

My son is 2 years old, and he still doesn't sleep through the night. I went to go see a neurologist because he has sensory integrations dysfunction. So she gave me a sleeping prescription for him. It's Chloral Hydrate, and he only takes it for a week to get off this sleep pattern that he has.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: hardsleeper, 25-34 Male Published: August 21

I have been working a regular 9-5 job for years. When the weekend comes around, I find myself unable to sleep on a Friday night. When everybody else goes to sleep, I am still awake sometimes until 3 or 4 in the morning. When I do get to sleep, I sleep until the middle of the afternoon. This will cause me to be tired Monday morning and through the week. I try and relax on the weekends and get to bed at a good time, but I just find myself lying awake.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Sleep - Treatment Question: Please discuss any treatments you have tried for your sleep problems.
Sleep - Deprivation Symptoms Question: Besides lack of sleep, what other symptoms have you experienced with sleep deprivation?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.