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Feeling of energy being drained at night

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posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:04 AM
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Hello people,

I wanted to share an experience i had a couple of days ago, and maybe theres someone who had a similar experience.

I woke up during the night, after some hours of sleep. I dont know why i woke up, but it might be that my dog made a loud sound, or because i had to pee (i have to pee at least twice a night). At the moment i woke up, i felt little constant waves of feeling very weird, feeling feeble and weak (something i never felt before). It FELT like something or someone was sucking out my energy.
Like this: 2 seconds weird feeling, 2 seconds feeling better, 2 seconds weird feeling, etc. Dring this state, i got up and went to the toilet. It continued until i was in bed again. Then it stopped and i fell asleep again. It was not a dream. I peed and washed my hands, looked at my dog who sleeps next to my bed and he was asleep.

Now, i dont want to sound this as being "sucked dry by an alien" or a demon or something..Thats why i also posted this in the medical issues section, and not in the alien section.

Please post your comments




posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by LeopardSeal
I woke up during the night, after some hours of sleep. I dont know why i woke up, but it might be that my dog made a loud sound, or because i had to pee (i have to pee at least twice a night). At the moment i woke up, i felt little constant waves of feeling very weird, feeling feeble and weak (something i never felt before).

Waking up repeatedly, especially to pee, during the night is one of the first signs that we look for when assessing sleep apnea. The Oxygen Desaturation, and the struggling associated with Apnea will most certainly make you feel drained. There is a whole list of things apnea does, I suggest you check into it and get tested.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:15 AM
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Did you feel dizzy at all or was teh feeling like your didnt have teh strenth to move? Did your limbs feel heavy or was it just waves of "ughness"?



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:21 AM
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Originally posted by defcon5

Originally posted by LeopardSeal
I woke up during the night, after some hours of sleep. I dont know why i woke up, but it might be that my dog made a loud sound, or because i had to pee (i have to pee at least twice a night). At the moment i woke up, i felt little constant waves of feeling very weird, feeling feeble and weak (something i never felt before).

Waking up repeatedly, especially to pee, during the night is one of the first signs that we look for when assessing sleep apnea. The Oxygen Desaturation, and the struggling associated with Apnea will most certainly make you feel drained. There is a whole list of things apnea does, I suggest you check into it and get tested.

It may be, but may not be, I thought many people wake up in the middle of the night to pee, especially if they drank before bed, coffee or coke is really bad for that lol.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:25 AM
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Normally you should not be getting up to use the bathroom at night, especially if its at the same time most nights. I see people all the time who come in for a baseline sleep study and get up a couple of times, then after we put them on a Cpap machine, they sleep through the night with no bathroom breaks. Again, this is one thing that they look at when trying to assess if it’s worth while to run a sleep study, its by no means the only thing.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 11:25 AM
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FYI: Please check any medication your taking, for side effects, when some patients start some medications or combos, that and a stressfull workday or week plus day to day with co-workers could give you that feeling, if it last more than two to three days call your doctor asap and explain it to him or her, and IF you Had a weekend drink That won't help to pin point the problem.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
I usually drink a pot of tea before going to bed, so that will be the cause of my nightly visits to the toilet. I know i shouldnt..I just love green tea.
I take medication, but i have been doing this for years and its for life. I never had this experience before... Beats me



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 11:54 AM
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I recommend you see a physician about a sleep study. This sounds like classic sleep apnea. If you have this condition and don't treat it, you are stressing your heart unnecessarily and are prone to heart attack.



posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 12:03 PM
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You really should have a sleep study preformed. As I stated its not normal to be going to the bathroom multiple times during the night no matter how much you drink before bedtime. The other stuff also sounds like apnea, either O2 levels, or blood pressure.


What are obstructive sleep apnea symptoms?
Obstructive sleep apnea has many well-studied consequences. First, as you would expect, it disrupts sleep. Patients with disrupted sleep cannot concentrate, think, or remember as well during the day. This has been shown to cause more accidents in the work place and while driving. Thus, people with obstructive sleep apnea have a three-fold greater risk of a car accident than the general population (there aren't many diseases that can kill the patient AND the people in the car next to him or her!).
High blood pressure
Sleep apnea causes high blood pressure and heart problems. Stopping breathing frequently during the night (every 1-4 minutes) can cause increased stress on the heart. As the oxygen saturation in the blood decreases and the apnea continues, the sympathetic system (“Fight or Flight” response) is activated. This sends nerve signals and adrenaline signals to the blood vessels to constrict and to the heart to work harder. When the vessels constrict, more blood is sent to the brain and muscles. However, this increases the blood pressure, which requires the heart to work harder to pump blood through the smaller vessels. That, combined with the signal for the heart to work harder and the lower available oxygen in the blood, causes increased stress on the heart throughout the night. During sleep is the time when the heart usually has less work to do and can “rest.”
Among patients with obstructive sleep apnea that do not have high blood pressure, 45% will develop high blood pressure within 4 years. If you look at patients who have hard-to-control blood pressure, that is, taking more than one medicine for control, 80% have obstructive sleep apnea. When the obstructive sleep apnea is treated, the high blood pressure comes down. For more, please read the High Blood Pressure article.
Heart complications
The risk for congestive heart failure increases by 2.3 times and the risk of stroke by 1.5 times with obstructive sleep apnea. For more, please read the Congestive Heart Failure article.
Obstructive sleep apnea can complicate atrial fibrillation treatment. Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the upper part of the heart (atrium) is beating out of coordination with the lower part (ventricle). The treatment is to cardiovert the heart, which resets the atrium and allows it to synchronize with the ventricle. After cardioversion, 50% of patients have a recurrence of atrial fibrillation, but patients with obstructive sleep apnea have an 80% recurrence. Finally, obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of sudden death. For more, please read the Atrial Fibrillation article.
Obstructive sleep apnea has many consequences, some of which can kill patient and their loved ones. Again, it is estimated that only 10% of people with obstructive sleep apnea are being treated. Just treating the obstructive sleep apnea would improve many other areas of their lives.



posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 08:55 AM
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But you guys, i really cant believe it can be that bad! I dont smoke, never drink alcohol, i'm a vegetarian, 22 years old and of normal build. Sleep apneu sounds like a desease for overweight old folks...No offence for anybody


Thanks for the comments though. When this happens again, i will get tested.



posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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It’s not always associated to weight, though weight is often a factor. It has to do even more so with the size of your palate (the arch at the back of your throat that includes the uvula), the size of your tonsils, and even your tongue. A lot of the factors in apnea are hereditary and basically come down to the size of your airway, and the size of the stuff in your airway. Weight under the chin and neck size can also be a factor, but they are not always the only factor to take into consideration.



posted on Jul, 28 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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Yea i know exactly how you feel. I feel like I am sometimes bein drained by a demon or a alien also. I thought I was going nuts. but now u made me feel better like I'm not going looney.



posted on Jul, 28 2008 @ 10:39 PM
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I will tell you something has been happening to me, but not a night case. I just feel anxiety , when I have no real-time reason for it, When I am wearing my contacts, it is the worst. I feel like the solution I am using in my contacts his causing me anxiety. I really do not feel that way, when I'm not wearing my contacts. I use Renu. I also feel like crying, and not from pain, but from a deep sadness, when I am using my contacts. I'm telling you, its something in the solution, it makes me feel bad.

[edit on 28-7-2008 by Pocky]



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