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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have this sleeping problem that my awake waves and my sleeping waves are going at the same time.  There are times when I don't know whether I am awake or asleep.  Sometimes my husband can't tell either.  I talk, answer questions, walk and act out my dreams while going in and out of wakefulness.  Does anyone else have this kind of sleeping problem?  One doctor told me that it was because fibro people have alpha and delta was going at the same time.  Anyone ever heard that before?  It is very scary for my husband, as you can imagine, because he is afraid I might try to drive or just walk out of the house into the street.  confused

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds like Narcolepsy or Sleep Walking. I'd reccomend going to a neurologist that specializes in doing sleep studies.
I have Narcolepsy, and the awake cycle mixing with sleep cycle is a little known fact about it, which is why your post caught my eye.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/10/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Katted. My neurologist says it is not a problem he knows.  I am being sent to a Psychiatrist to see if maybe some chemicals have changed in my brain.  I have also seen a sleep specialist that did not believe that was happening because the O2 test they did said that I was asleep in my bed all night.  Apparently my husband is just hallucinating about what I am doing. lol  Sometimes I hate doctors (except my primary).  Maybe I need to change neurologists too.  Thanks again.
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/10/2009 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah that sounds like a sleep walking problem to me too, definately some sort of sleep disorder... I would try getting different doctors'  opinions. That must be scary for you and your husband. Maybe even try to find a sleep disorder forum online and talk to other people about it and see if they can give you more answers there.
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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same thing, Alpha wave intrusion. During my sleep study, the tech came in to see if I was asleep because she couldn't tell by my brain waves. I can "sleep" all night and still be exhausted when the alarm rings.

I don't walk, talk or act out my dreams though. I'm just a light sleeper and wake up very easily.

My husband has a different sleep disorder, REM behavior sleep disorder. His body doesn't always produce the chemical that paralyzes your body during REM sleep. He occasionally acts out his dreams which are usually vivid and full of action. One time he punched me in the eye so hard, I'm lucky I can still see. Last night, while dreaming, he sat up and shouted at the top of his lungs. This sleep disorder is scary because if it starts before you turn 40, you have a high likelihood of developing Parkinson's Disease.

I had my sleep disorder long before I met my husband so I can't blame it on his nighttime behaviors.

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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi 2tmoose-

I don't sleep walk now, but I did often when I was a young girl. Our home was a 2 story and all the bedrooms were upstairs. My mom would hear me go downstairs in the pitch black and then she knew I was sleep walking- because I would never go anywhere in the house without the lights on! Too scared at that age. She did have to watch me, because I could have gone outside or something too. That has got to be scary for hubby. My sleep walking just stopped and I have no clue why-

Maybe see another specialist?

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