Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Always sleepy

I was feeling soooo sleepy today for no reason actually most of the time. Everytime the clock hits 10am(I was doing statistic review...haha) I'm already in a Far Far Away land when my eyes was fighting not to fall asleep. I can't stand it and I can't concertrate even if I stuff my ear with the highest volume you could posibbly imagine. So I decided to google out this syndrome I'm having by typing "I'm always sleepy" incase I could find help and it turned out there is a disorder related to this. It is called narcolepsy. Sounds sarcastic aint it? Its kindda funny. Really.

Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
(EDS). A narcoleptic will most likely experience disturbed nocturnal sleep, confused with insomnia, and disorder of REM or rapid eye movement sleep. It is a type of dyssomnia. The main characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate night time sleep. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places. Daytime naps may occur without warning and may be physically irresistible. These naps can occur several times a day. They are typically refreshing, but only for a few hours. Drowsiness may persist for prolonged
periods of time. In addition, night-time sleep may be fragmented with frequent awakenings.

I have the symptoms. I think. I'm not sure.

  • Nighttime sleep does not include much deep sleep, so the brain tries to "catch up" during the
    day, hence EDS
  • May visibly fall asleep at any moment (such motions as head bobbing are common)
  • People with narcolepsy fall quickly into what appears to be very deep sleep
  • They wake up suddenly and can be disoriented when they do (dizziness is a common occurrence)
  • They have very vivid dreams, which they often remember
  • People with narcolepsy may dream even when they only fall asleep for a few seconds.

Yeahhh...I so have the symptoms. I dream vividly like being a superhero and my dreams are
full of action and I always remember them when waking up and I tend to dream even if I just doze off for a few
seconds*pelik tapi benar*

Maybe it runs in the family. My sister too is always finding herself to sleep. Even while driving. Chronic as it sounds. I'm always yawning now and then. My eyes gets dimmer and dimmer. Not a cool sight. Yeah, tend to look tired, lazy and poofy all the time. But I can't help it.

Another thing is one of my colleague once told me that maybe I have worms because that is one
of the symptoms shown if you have worms. Ok. I can accept that since I so think I have worms because I have other symptoms that shows me I have them, like excessive eating...hahaha! But then again narcolepsy is to consider.

No wonder after all this time, I was fighting like hell not to doze off. I'm always getting told off by my parents as I seem lazy by taking a nap all the time. Now I have reasons to sleep. Haha!

And now I'm feeling sleepy again...*sigh*

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