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It happens now and again when you are just eating then you fall asleep. I was just eating my dinner yesterday evening and I fell asleep then work up hours later really confused thinking why am I in the kitchen is it a prank or something but I just fell asleep while eating. I still had food in my hand as well it’s just so weird.
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It happens now and again when you are just eating then you fall asleep. I was just eating my dinner yesterday evening and I fell asleep then work up hours later really confused thinking why am I in the kitchen is it a prank or something but I just fell asleep while eating. I still had food in my hand as well it’s just so weird.
Hello, from the description of your symptoms, it may be the case that you have began to suffer from a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, which is characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. Here are some useful links were you can read more about this condition to see if it applies to you: Narcolepsy description, symptoms, and causes; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/narcolepsy/. If you are concerned about your sleeping habits and/or your health in general, I would advise that you speak to a health professional as soon as possible (your GP would be your first point of contact), to receive a formal diagnosis and enquire about your treatment options. At this point it is important not to panic, and to remember that only a trained doctor can actually evaluate your symptoms and decide on the appropriate approach to manage them.

I hope you get the help you need. Let me know if you have any questions that I might be able to help you with

Best Wishes,
Kasia (4th Year Medical Neuroscience Student (MSCI) with a Year Abroad)
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Hello, from the description of your symptoms, it may be the case that you have began to suffer from a sleep disorder called narcolepsy, which is characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. Here are some useful links were you can read more about this condition to see if it applies to you: Narcolepsy description, symptoms, and causes; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/narcolepsy/. If you are concerned about your sleeping habits and/or your health in general, I would advise that you speak to a health professional as soon as possible (your GP would be your first point of contact), to receive a formal diagnosis and enquire about your treatment options. At this point it is important not to panic, and to remember that only a trained doctor can actually evaluate your symptoms and decide on the appropriate approach to manage them.

I hope you get the help you need. Let me know if you have any questions that I might be able to help you with

Best Wishes,
Kasia (4th Year Medical Neuroscience Student (MSCI) with a Year Abroad)
Or they could be having seizures, or could just be super sleep deprived and falling asleep because they are tired. Definitely worth speaking to GP if this is a recurrent issue.
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Yes, that's very true. There are multiple potential causes for the described symptoms. Hence speaking to a professional is the best course of action

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