Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Falling Dreams

Hi Peregrin

Your last translations were extremely helpful, thank you so much

I noticed that very commonly and almost every night before I fall asleep I dream that I am falling and wake up and shake....what could this mean? I noticed it is rather repetative in the last few weeks

jesser

Good morning, Jesser.

I've experienced the sensations you describe, almost exactly. I could never find a reasonable explanation, and I have read plenty - some claim that the falling sensation is caused by the soul returning to the body after an astral experience!

Then I discovered that I had sleep apnea. In case you don't know what this is, it's a medical condition in which one simply stops breathing several times a night. When I would sleep on my back, my airway would close up while I was drifting off to sleep. This would cause a decrease in oxygen to the brain, which causes the falling sensation, immediately followed by a panic reaction as the body underwent exactly the same symptoms as in strangulation.

Try sleeping on your side instead of your back - or, if you already sleep on your side, try the other side. If this makes any difference, you may want to get a sleep study done. Most hospitals are equipped for this, and most insurance companies will cover the expense.

Pleasant dreams,

Peregrin

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