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jodilipsitz
1301953.  Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:18 am Reply with quote

    Watching the "M" series for the 2nd time. Episode 9 mentions paradoxical insomniacs, and I just want to say they really do exist. I know because I am one. It was exciting to find out it's not just me...

 
Jenny
1302091.  Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:28 pm Reply with quote

One of only 5% I believe! Welcome to the forums :-)

 
jodilipsitz
1302115.  Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:41 pm Reply with quote

Thanks. Not a great club to belong to, but it could be worse...

Best show ever!!!!

 
tetsabb
1302130.  Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 am Reply with quote

I don't remember the episode , so feel free to elucidate.

 
GuyBarry
1302140.  Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:37 am Reply with quote

I hadn't heard of it either but here's an article:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/sleepless-in-america/201206/paradoxical-insomnia

It seems to involve a misperception of how much one is sleeping, and believing that one's hours of sleep are much less than they actually are.

 
jodilipsitz
1302162.  Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 am Reply with quote

I don't remember the title of the episode, just that it was episode 9.

In my case, I can be dreaming--which I am aware I am doing--and also completely aware of my surroundings. So it is like I am both awake and asleep simultaneously. I am often aware that I am dreaming, even when sleeping deeply (i.e., not "concious" of the outside world). But whe I have one of these paradoxical episodes, it's the only way I know that I was actually asleep. It usually happens when I am overtired and!or sleep deprived.

 
GuyBarry
1302163.  Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:10 am Reply with quote

jodilipsitz wrote:
I don't remember the title of the episode, just that it was episode 9.


That would be "Messing With Your Mind", then.

 

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