Question: What causes the feeling of déjà vu?

The common factor is the temporal lobe, forming the connection between déjà vu and memory. What does this have to do with people who are tired and stressed? Both of these can cloud short and long-term memory. If your memory is impacted, this happens in the temporal lobe, which might lead to a feeling of déjà vu.

What does it mean when you have déjà vu a lot?

Being busy, tired, and a little bit stressed out. People who are exhausted or stressed tend to experience déjà vu more. This is probably because fatigue and stress are connected with what likely causes most cases of déjà vu: memory.

What if you have déjà vu a lot?

Déjà vu happens most often to people between 15 and 25 years of age. We tend to experience the feeling less as we age. If you travel a lot or regularly remember your dreams, you may be more likely to experience déjà vu than others. Someone who is tired or stressed may be prone to déjà vu feelings, too.

When should I be worried about déjà vu?

You should get an evaluation from a doctor if you suspect that temporal seizures or other neurological issues may be causing your feelings of déjà vu. Get help immediately if you: Have seizures lasting longer than 5 minutes. Have trouble gaining control of your breathing after a seizure.

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