|I have a sleeping disorder that involves me doing things in my sleep and then waking up, wondering what the heck I am doing.|
I think this started when my bladder condition began in 2005. Bladder condition included just more frequent trips to the bathroom, which was also a problem for me when I tried to sleep at night. It is a condition that I believe will never be fixed because I've had gone to the urologist often and the stuff given to me never worked for me. So, I have ended up just getting used to it, as I know people have worse conditions than what I have.
When my bladder condition was very annoying, I had trouble getting enough sleep. The biggest problem was not being able to sleep through for a few hours straight to get the proper sleep I need. Between bathroom breaks, I could only sleep two to three hours. When it gets really bad, I wouldn't be able to fall asleep at all until maybe 4 or 5 in the morning. My dad told me in order to go into deep sleep and have my body completely refreshed, I need at least 4-5 hours of sleep. So, this sleeping disorder has developed during this time, the problem that I was doing things in my sleep.
Fortunately, my bladder condition has not currently bothered me much at night as badly as it used to anymore but the sleeping disorder remains. It is probably the reason why I am always so tired during the day.
I can give a couple examples of things I've done in my sleep I can remember very well.
- I got off my bed to fight off a "creature". While doing it, I was constantly spreading my hand on the surface of my bed, trying to push the "creature" away from me. Then once I turned on the light out of this stupid little fear with the "creature", the light helped me to wake up enough to wonder what I was doing.
- There were dozens of occasions where I was playing one of my video games or computer games. At the times I played a video game (not really), I always accidentally "dropped" my controller when I was, say, fighting some bad guys in the game, so you can bet the anxiety when I tried to "retrieve" it as quickly as possible.
- Once I uncovered my mattress pad from one of its corners to stuff my blanket in for safe keeping or what the heck I was trying to do.
- Last night, I dunno what made me do this, but a sequence in my dream forced me to place my blanket under my bed then going back to sleep. When I woke up in the morning, I wondered where it was then remembered where I put it.
To clear things up, I was prescribed sleeping pills by my urologist, but these pills have actually helped me to sleep better at night and ignoring my bladder. I have never had my sleeping disorder take place on nights after taking these pills. However, when I feel I can sleep fine without them, I don't take them. I honestly don't take them very often. So, I am pretty sure these pills are not the reason for my sleeping disorder. Especially if I had done something in my sleep last night and haven't taken them since June.
Is this something that may require some medical assistance? I've read this sort of thing can get worse over time.