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Do Any Of You Have Bad Automatic Behavior, And How Do You Deal With It ? What Combats It ?

Do Any Of You Have Bad Automatic Behavior, And How Do You Deal With It ? What Combats It ?

Automatic behavior is when your doing something and go into REM for a period ,when you come out, you can’t remember what you did, even though you still keep walking and talking. And no one can tell that no one is home unless you do something really stupid. It can last seconds or several minutes to like an hour. It’s just like sleep walking. It can happen once, or 100 times a day. You think it’s because your memory is bad, but it’s little black outs while you’ve slid into REM. I can’t find much… read more

posted September 6, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Yes, automatic behavior for me has gotten really bad in the last few years. I had to leave my career because between the automatic behavior and my hallucinations I had trouble knowing what was real and not real and screwing up documentation with automatic behavior. I have gotten my self on a more consistent sleep schedule with scheduled naps and that has seemed to cut down on the automatic behavior

posted September 6, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I had something similar or it was what you are explaining it came at a time in my life when stress was high my sleep schedule was not being followed then the problem in my life was resolved and this cleared for me back to my normal narcolepsy

posted October 4, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I ask Dr. this and he increased medication enough to keep me from dozing off. It helped because it made the hallucinations alot easier to explain to myself. I found out my BiPolar meds were messing up my thinking also. Life seems to have gotten much better. I write notes to myself so l can rely more on events that affect me.

posted September 7, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Sounds like cataplexy and a mixture of sleep paralysis

posted September 15, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I have been falling asleep in my chair, I could hear people talking but can’t move or answer them. I haven’t been diagnosed yet but every time I ask the doctors ignore it.

posted September 11, 2021

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