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Does the stroke wake up the patient if it occurs during the sleep?

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  • 3 months ago
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    It likely to wake up a person only when the stroke causes a very sharp headache, which typically does not occur in most stroke victims. 

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  • k w
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    3 months ago

    I had one in my sleep, and No, I got up not knowing til I got up and on my computer right away, and not until I noticed I was drooling on myself, AND I heard my voice when I cried out loud WTF am I doing with this drooling, did I realize I had had a stroke in my sleep.......not fun, AND I'm still recovering from it 2yrs ago, I'm mostly ok, but still have difficulty writing my name and other fine motor skillls.......occaisional memory problems too....

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  • Rick B
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    3 months ago

    Not always. Depends on a lot of variable. Many people die from a sudden massive stroke. Many spouses wake up to hear their loved one agonal breathing and call 911.

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  • 3 months ago

    No. In fact you might never wake up.

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