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Just occured! Arranging attp with area neuologist who specialzes in sleepdisorders in near future. Now occuring several times per day. Fell asleep2x tonight while trying to teach. Got letter from State of Oregonsuspending driviny
Have had issue for several months where I fall asleep in evening - developing sleep paralysis. Two weeks ago, this occurred & wife tried for a reported 30-40 min to awaken me to no avail. She called paramedics when she became concerned. I remember her talking to me and calling 911, waiting for the paramedic and when he showed up. No recollection of any attempt to awaken. Also vividly recall nuns in habits "Circa sound of music" in the room. Eventually awakened. Went to ER then ICU for 2 days. Went thru this same process several times-fell asleep while someone was talking to me-sleep paralysis, vivid dreams, lasted 10-15 min. That evening & drank about 6 oz of red wine & did about 3 hits on bong. Had worked very hard for about 3 weeks-60+hrs, testified at stressful trial (I'm also a forensic accountant), lost my computer at most inopportune time & had to replace that weekend. At hospital, I slept about 30 hrs. Docs visually confirmed REM & checked for seizure. About 1/2 the time, my O2 sat went < 80%. Did echo cardiogram & CAT scan - no apparent problem. 1st blood test after admission, cardiac marker enzyme was present at minimal level, but did not reappear.
Have been having some sleep paralysis as you describe but wake up right away - have not fallen; but, felt as though I might. Sudden urges to nap Hallucinations waking up occasionally - very vivid &, at least before the most recent couple of weeks - either intently violent or sexual in nature.
I've started dealing with a new local pharmacist - I'm going down to see him in a few minutes & ask him to review my meds from his perspective. Planning on the sleep studies within the next month as schedules permit.