Do you shake your head vigorously while sleeping?


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baggiolee

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i realized i'm doing this very often during my younger days, but when i grow older it only happens every once or twice per week. i'm quite sure it's due to breathing difficulties, since most of the time my head will start shaking uncontrollably. bad thing it's that it's quite frightening (no one saw me doing though), good thing is that it actually help me wake up from suffocation fast rather than struggle to get up ('鬼压身') due to breathing difficulties.
 

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It might be best to seek professional medical assistance soon since you suspect this is connected to breathing problems during sleep and potential suffocation.

Shaking during sleep could be due to a whole lot of reasons from psychosomatic responses to medical disorders, psychological or psychiatric issues.

What's pertinent is your medical background, habits and patterns and an accurate as possible description of the symptoms, i.e., the movement, range, timing, duration, how violent the movements are and so on. Better yet, record a video over several nights, through out the entire night if possible, till you capture an episode.

You might want to consider discussing your symptoms with your doctor, and what tests and trials are available. I don't know if the hospitals here have a specialized sleep center with experience in diagnosing people with rhythmic body movements or seizures that might be associated with breathing disorders.

Meanwhile, read up on sleep disorders and specifically, 'shaking during sleep' and 'violent shaking during sleep due to breathing problems'.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Sleep-disturbances-with-body-jerking

I hope you find out what you need to and that everything works out well.
 

spheredome

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Good question. I was thinking of this too. Was your hair messy?

Even the '鬼压身' thingy is in the mind of the sleeping person, who is not awake.
Leg kicking is real bec I have it happen to people sleeping and dogs especially.

how come u know u shake ur head vigorously when u r sleeping?:confused:
 

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i realized i'm doing this very often during my younger days, but when i grow older it only happens every once or twice per week. i'm quite sure it's due to breathing difficulties, since most of the time my head will start shaking uncontrollably. bad thing it's that it's quite frightening (no one saw me doing though), good thing is that it actually help me wake up from suffocation fast rather than struggle to get up ('鬼压身') due to breathing difficulties.
Singapore does have a sleep clinic and it's located at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Sleep clinic is a blast but there may be problems as your issue is intermittent in nature.

I'd definately take Dream Merchants advice onboard and also talk to your GP about the problem and get it seen to ASAP
 

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Sometimes, these symptoms are due to stress or over-tiredness. I do encounter on occassions which I refer to as having a bad nightmare and waking up from it. The 'head shaking' may not really be what you see physically but what you think and feel you are doing at that point of time.

Though said, your case is considerably serious and consultation is the preferred option to look for the right remedy.
 

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It might be best to seek professional medical assistance soon since you suspect this is connected to breathing problems during sleep and potential suffocation.

Shaking during sleep could be due to a whole lot of reasons from psychosomatic responses to medical disorders, psychological or psychiatric issues.

What's pertinent is your medical background, habits and patterns and an accurate as possible description of the symptoms, i.e., the movement, range, timing, duration, how violent the movements are and so on. Better yet, record a video over several nights, through out the entire night if possible, till you capture an episode.

You might want to consider discussing your symptoms with your doctor, and what tests and trials are available. I don't know if the hospitals here have a specialized sleep center with experience in diagnosing people with rhythmic body movements or seizures that might be associated with breathing disorders.

Meanwhile, read up on sleep disorders and specifically, 'shaking during sleep' and 'violent shaking during sleep due to breathing problems'.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Sleep-disturbances-with-body-jerking

I hope you find out what you need to and that everything works out well.
thx for ur advice bro. :thumbsup:
 

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