Disorientation when waking?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bettacreek, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I agree totally with moms'folly. I think you're just stressed and overly tired from having a new baby and a husband that keeps less-than-normal hours. That's all hard on you.

    I, myself, am a sleep-walker and a sleep-talker (two manifestations of the same thing) and have bad insomnia. and that causes me to have extremely vivid dreams about real-life and they throw me off, big time. The other night, I dreamed that I woke up from my bed, went down stairs and found two strange men in the house and they were robbing us. I was terrified. Eventually in my dream, the men left (in my SO's stolen car) and I went back to bed. When I woke up for real, I was scared to go downstairs for a long time even though my SO convinced me it was just a dream and that no men were in the house and we hadn't been robbed and that his car was still in the garage.

    This sort of thing happens to me constantly - I sleep so poorly that when I do sleep, it is fitful and I have strange dreams and they feel real and I wake up very disoriented, especially if I am awakened by something else and I don't just wake up on my own. I often wake up and start talking to my SO, only he doesn't respond and then I realize that he's not even there but that I had been dreaming that he was there. That really, truly freaks me out too because I'm so disoriented. But, it all gets better in a minute or two.

    So, in summary... I'm guessing you're just overly tired. But, perhaps a doctor could give you some advice or help on how to get more rest in your current life situation. I really don't think it's anything more serious than that.
  2. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Get thee to the Dr. asap.

    You drove a car, not alert, with a baby in there, and don't remember!!!

    Did you even take the baby with you?

    Get a baby sitter and go to Medical super quick!
  3. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Did you have any anestetic while you were in the hospital? you can have a lot of side effects a long time afterwards. I agree see dr asap. Micah
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    when my son was born there were days I didnt even get out of jammies. My cousin would come over sometimes just for an hour or two so I could sleep. Do you have a family member who could give you a little relief, it might help. But as many have said, call your Dr just to be sure.
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    all -

    if I am reading her post correctly, she was perfectly aware of what she was doing when she drove with the baby to pick her husband up. That is not the issue here. She only had a hard time remembering the past for a minute after she woke up. If I am misreading and she thinks she was disoriented when she was driving with the baby, then by all means an emergency doctor's visit is in the cards... but I honestly didn't get that impression from the post.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    A phone call is free. [​IMG]
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    I don't get the impression she drove disoriented either. I get the need to see a doctor just to double check, not to panic!

    Not getting REM sleep can cause all kinds strange issues - just ask the CIA [​IMG]

    Much of what a new mother goes through is against the Geneva Conventions!!!
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Crowing

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    Yes, thank you Lisa, I was fine while driving. Believe me, as much as I love dear hubby, his butt would have been walking or calling a cab if I thought that I couldn't drive. Not only would I have been putting both of our children at risk, but possibly other people's children as well, if I had been driving while incapable.
    I might as well call the doc, I still have to set up my 6 week check up anyways.
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Firstly a call to your Dr will not go amiss, and secondly try and get some rest/sleep, even if you have to nap sdring the day when the baby naps, sounds to me like you are overtired, but you need to have it checked out first. Good Luck and [​IMG] to you and the family.
  10. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    See a doctor as quickly as you can. You've got nothing to lose, and then you won't have to second guess yourself.



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