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Old 09-13-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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I'm 59 and in the last month or so, I've fallen out of bed three times. Each time is more violent than the last. The first time I just went over the edge and managed to bang my head on the edge of the night stand. It's not sharp, so no harm done, and I remember thinking what a shame, that was such an interesting dream. Back in bed, no problem.

A week or two later, out I go again, and did some kind of turn where I ended up on my butt with my husband pulling on my arm to get me back in bed.

Last night I went down hard on my hands and knees and my knees are skinned, both of them, and not a little bit.

WTH is going on with this? Any ideas if this could be related to anything medical?
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Don't know about anything medical, but a friend who is now 85 was falling out of bed and she said they had to get a guard rail for her side. Gotta deal with that when getting up for bathroom...ummm. Could be meds one takes for sleep.

I think one has to be very mindful not to get real close to the edge of bed.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Talk to your doctor - and also check into getting bed rails.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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Maybe move your bed close to the wall, and try to sleep towards the wall
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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Could be sleep apnea. Google all the symptoms.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:47 PM
 
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Do you have the sense that you're "acting out" your dreams when you move around and fall? That can be a sign of a neurological condition, so it probably is worth mentioning to your doctor.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'd discuss with my MD...

Yes, you could look into bed rails for now. Sorry for your predicament.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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see if your Doc will arrange a neurology referral.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:12 AM
 
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Do you have the sense that you're "acting out" your dreams when you move around and fall? That can be a sign of a neurological condition, so it probably is worth mentioning to your doctor.
No, because at least that would make sense to me. I know at least once I was dreaming, but if I was acting it out I don't remember it.

Definitely going to mention it to the dr.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:31 AM
 
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See a doctor, could be a number of reasons. Medications, chemicals out of balance in the brain, stress or anxiety, lucid dreams, sleep apnea causing the brain to be oxygen deprived, etc.
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