Dominus Sinistrae wrote:
Barbara wrote:Ok, first off I was diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic Syncope a few years ago. I have passed out all my life and often get dizzy. I'm always tired.
But my question is, is it possible to pass out during your sleep? Yesterday while taking a nap, I believe I passed out. It startled me and I woke up, but I tried opening my eyes, but I couldn't. It was as if my eyes were having seizures, I could open my eyes slightly though.
Of course, I am not a doctor but this sounds to me like sleep paralysis. I don't think sleep paralysis is dangerous but I've heard it can be terrifying. But of course you should tell your doctor about it and let the professionalâ€™s diagnosis you. Let us know what he/she says!
I looked into that. And I did have another weird experience about 6 months ago that would fit into this category. I didn't think anything of it, cause I didn't have anything in my dream that could be hazardous to my health. However, it was another very
realistic experience (although I thought the one I had the other day was real, and it could still be...but if it's sleep paralysis that would explain)...anyways about 6 months ago I was living in the dorms and I dozed off for a nap. My roommate and her boyfriend were studying.
Now this whole time I'm dreaming I think I'm awake. I'm still laying on my bed laying down and they're studying government. They were stuck on an answer so I told them an answer...they were ignoring me as if they hadn't heard me and I was getting frustrated and so mad that I could feel my heart race and my face start to get hot. Then minutes later I started to gradually slide off of my bed and I could feel myself rubbing against the blanket and getting tangled in it and then I could feel my back hit the wooden board on the side of the bed and then my head hit first and then my back and bottom hit last and that really hurt. Once that hit I woke up in a panic gasping for air and I sat up with my hands grabbing out for dear life.
My roommate and her boyfriend just looked at me as if I were crazy and I was in my bed...not on the floor, and they were no longer stuyding governement - they were doing two seperate things on different sides of the room.
I always consider this my weirdest dream. It's weird cause I sensed I was awake and in the dream I had no control over helping myself get back into the bed when I was falling. But what really gets me about the dream is the physical pain and the strong emotions.