Disorientation when waking?

Bettacreek

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I want some input from people. I've never had this problem before, and it's a little scary. When I wake up, it takes me awhile to figure things out again. Like, last night, I woke up to feed the baby, and I started talking to my husband, only to realise that he wasn't there, and it took me a few seconds of panic before I realised that he was still at work. Then, I picked hubby up from work in the morning, and crashed back to bed (I didn't get much sleep last night, worrying about the baby spitting up, I was afraid he was going to choke in his sleep). Anyways, he crawled into bed a little while later and I woke up and asked him how the hell he got home. He gave me a weird look, asking me if I really didn't remember picking him up. I really hadn't... It took me a good thirty seconds to remember. Is this normal? I'm assuming/hoping that it's just foggy memory due to lack of sleep, but figure I'd better get some other input, just in case if I'm literally loosing my mind or something.
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

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I really would not consider that normal at all even with not getting enough sleep. I would see a doctor ASAP and I would have someone stay with you if you have a baby in the home alone just in case. ESPECIALLY if your driving with the baby in the car and not remembering this.
 

The Chicken Lady

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I think you might want to call your doctor. Of it's serious, they'll tell you, and if you shouldn't worry, they'll tell you that, too.
 

Bettacreek

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When I'm in the car, I'm fine, it just about 30 seconds after waking up, everything is bleary then. Other than that, I'm fine. *Sigh* 20 years old and I'm loosing my mind already.
 

ksacres

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Quote:I have had something even scarier than that-sleep paralysis. I guess it happens when your mind wakes up but doesn't release it's hold on your body (keeps you from acting out your dreams) and you are literally paralyzed for a few minutes. The freakiest thing ever. A couple weeks ago, I had it happen twice in a row, fifteen minutes the first time. You can breathe, you can read (that's how I know it was fifiteen minutes-I could see the clock), think, etc, you just can't move.
 

Chicken Lil

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Quote:If it is only occuring after you wake up it is probably from a light and disrupted sleep. This is common when you have a new baby to worry about.

I have sleep apnea, and sometimes I hate to wear my mask. But when I don't wear it the next morning I have the same fogginess and disoriented feeling. Sometimes I can't even remember what I'm doing from minute to minute, until I shake it off.

Good luck!
 

Bettacreek

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I've never heard of sleep paralysis before, how creepy. I think I'd end up crying if that happened to me.
And, fifteen minutes? I'd be in a total panic, I can hardly handle thirty seconds of memory-loss, but fifteen minutes of being paralyzed?! No way.
 

mom'sfolly

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New baby at home, not sleeping much, hormones in overdrive....I think you have new baby syndrome. Get some sleep, take the time to wake up slowly, and don't worry too much. I had incredibly vivid nightmares with the first baby; dreaming of everything that could go wrong. I think the hormone stress, the total stress of a newborn, the lack of sleep all contribute to some mighty weird reactions and strange fears.
 

Ellie_NY_chick

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We can speculate on what it is, but honestly - call your doctor. You probably are overtired, but get it checked out. We all mean well but a chicken forum isn't a place to seek medical advice.

I hope it's nothing serious and you just need rest!
 

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