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Dearest Peeps Of Academic Awe


Is it just me but sometimes, when waking it takes a few seconds for my brain to ignite. Prior to it's return to renewed vigour I feel disorientated and dazed, unsure and muddled,

why is this ? Whats going on in my cerebral matter ?It doesn't mater wether I'm away from home or not by the way .

Thankfully it's a rare occurrence but it is unsettling !

Does this happen to everyone or just sheepy me ?


Thanks awfully !!

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mwah mwah

Neil
Confusion, delusion....it's a nuisance innit ?


 

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Maybe related to your persistent insomnia , ( or medication you're taking for it ) ...

Quote from: wikipedia.org/Parasomnia#Confusional_arousals
Confusional arousal is a condition when an individual awakens from sleep and remains in a confused state. It is characterized by the individual's partial awakening and sitting up to look around. They usually remain in bed and then return to sleep. These episodes last anywhere from seconds to minutes and may not be reactive to stimuli. Confusional arousals are not considered dangerous. Another sleeping disorder may be present triggering these incomplete arousals.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasomnia#Confusional_arousals

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Thanks RD. I recently did withdraw from over thirty years of nitrazepam...

Thanks chum !


hmmmm !....got me pensive now !

Maybe related to your persistent insomnia , ( or medication you're taking for it ) ...

Quote from: wikipedia.org/Parasomnia#Confusional_arousals
Confusional arousal is a condition when an individual awakens from sleep and remains in a confused state. It is characterized by the individual's partial awakening and sitting up to look around. They usually remain in bed and then return to sleep. These episodes last anywhere from seconds to minutes and may not be reactive to stimuli. Confusional arousals are not considered dangerous. Another sleeping disorder may be present triggering these incomplete arousals.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasomnia#Confusional_arousals

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I usually know where I am but I have had the experience of being woken from a deep sleep and not understanding what someone was saying. I hear the words but they make almost no sense or I interpret it very literally. One time I fell asleep on the couch, and my mom woke me up and said "Get up and go to bed." I remember thinking, there's no way to do both...

I think especially after a deep sleep, parts of the brain may not always become active again at the same rate. The scariest form of incomplete arousal is when a person partially awakes but is still paralyzed. It usually only lasts a few seconds, but can be frightening.   
 

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