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Suffering from Reoccurring nightmares, feel unstable after that. Cause?

I have been having some disturbing recurring nightmares . The most disturbing part is what happens afterwards and it is not part of the dream. When I wake up and get out of bed immediately afterward, I m very unstable for a few minutes. This evening when it happened, I fell down and was unable to walk for a minute. It was as though I had been drinking but I had not been. Is something going on with my body that is somehow connected to these dreams?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello annadeaux
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Night mares and night terrors can occur in any human being. But if they occur in excess then these should not be ignored. It may be a part of Sleep Cycle Disorder or it may be part of some anxiety disorder. As in state of heightened anxiety, in stress individual have excess might mares. So I will advise to visit a Psychiatrist for proper evaluation of symptoms.
Medicines like Benzodiazepines as Clonazepam, SSRI, SNRI, Zolpidem will help to improve your anxiety. For specific night mares you can take Ramelteon as it improves sleep cycle without affecting sleep architecture.
Behavioral methods like improving sleep hygiene, behavior therapy will also help.
Visit a Psychiatrist if problem persist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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