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Old 10-09-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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Sudden narcolepsy today...

I'm not even sure if this would classify as a sleep disorder, it may be related to something else (like my chronic acid reflux, that stuff has caused all sorts of weird symptoms). Normally I'm not too tired during the day. Sometimes I get that way but I don't exercise so that's pretty normal, but today I got unnaturally tired out of nowhere. One minute I was fine, the next I felt like I had been up for 28 hours and was about to pass out. I laid down for a couple of hours though I didn't sleep, I came close a few times but I kind of didn't feel like falling asleep in the middle of the day and screwing up my sleep schedule (that thing is so fragile) so that may be why I ended up somewhat asleep whilst being somewhat awake. I started feeling odd at that point, I could already feel my heart beating when I had laid down, but at the point where I was starting to enter sleep paralysis I started feeling strange, my breathing slowed down which I know is normal but something just felt off, I can not think of a way to describe it, it felt different than other times I entered sleep paralysis while awake (experimenting with lucid dreaming and such, it didn't really bother me those times).

I managed to force myself awake and right now I'm not so tired. My chest felt a bit odd for a short while afterword but it's fine now as well. I've had the same feeling in my chest before when I wake up sometimes, though it doesn't happen often. It's hard to describe, I didn't feel any pain, but my lungs kind of felt... unused? As if I hadn't used them as much as I could have when I was asleep. When my chest feels like that I take deep breaths for a bit until it goes back to normal.

I'm just looking for ideas of what the chest thing and/or the tiredness could have been. Sleep apnea is possible, one of my aunts and my father has it, I probably have other family members that have it, and I am overweight which never helps. Still, I don't seem to have any other symptoms of it, I don't snore, I'm usually not excessively tired during the day, I generally don't have difficulty staying asleep, my throat normally isn't sore when I wake up... The tiredness could also have simply been caused by insufficient sleep, I've only been getting sixish hours lately. I've never particularly liked getting so little sleep but it generally didn't cause problems other than being very tired in the morning when I was in high school. It's been a few years since high school though, things might have changed, I've actually discovered that nine hours of sleep is really nice for me, though I rarely get it anymore. Maybe the odd feeling in my chest is due to sleeping on it for too long or possibly acid reflux? Actually, I suspected that I was getting acid reflux again before I laid down and I definitely had it when I got up.

Anyway, sorry about the wall of text, I just like to be detailed (and I am susceptible to rambling).

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