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Roadrunne98
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USA
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Posted - Jan 11 2021 :  2:27:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know itís starting a weather change but I am in Florida and all I want to do is sleep. I get up have breakfast , stay up maybe 1/2 hr., sometimes not even that and I go back till around 12, get up for a bite to eat, play games on my I pad and go back to lay down from 2 to 3;30 I HAVE to get up to sit and see what I can give y husband for supper. If I donít come out, he fends for himself. I thought maybe he got decaffinated coffee by accident for me, if I drink that in the morning, that is how I would be. I do barely watch tv in my room from 6 to 10. Is this familiar to anyone.

Jocopd
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USA
251 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2021 :  09:50:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe you are in a slump. Sometimes that happens to me and the longer I just lay around the worse it gets and the less I want to do.

I have to force myself to get up and do something, usually a walk or lifting some light hand weights or passive stretch moves which are easy to do when watching tv. Then it seems I feel more energy and can do more and more.
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Sandy9s
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USA
588 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2021 :  12:19:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No one other than your Doctor can diagnose why you want to sleep so much. It might be depression; it might be boredom; it might be a medical issue. But I think it's time to go see the Doctor -- there might be a medicine which will fix you pretty quickly.

The only time I really want to sleep more than my normal 9 hrs. + 1-1/2 hour nap, is when I have not slept well the previous night. Then I do want to sleep more often. Otherwise, I can pinpoint "boredom" and I can pinpoint "not breathing well" or I can pinpoint "anxious" as the reasons why I am not up to snuff. If you can't pinpoint why you want to sleep so much, it might be "depression."
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hapolati
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USA
52 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2021 :  11:55:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have fourth stage COPD and routinely feel the magnet of sleepiness you describe. I call it Zombieland. Insufficient circulation of oxygenated blood to muscles, organs, brain, and whatever-the-hell-else I have in me zaps me. Naps seldom refresh. Know that exercise is mandatory but the pull of sleepiness usually rules. It takes energy I don't have just to keep eyes open. Don't know the solutions to your or my Zombie-ness. Anyone?

terry farley
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PennyPA
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USA
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Posted - Jan 17 2021 :  6:32:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As Sandy said, it could be any number of things, including sleep apnea, but as she suggested I think I would go see a doctor about this. He will be able to recognize depression, boredom, lack of stimuli, or a number of others but as a Hapolati suggested, it could also be lack of oxygen to the vital parts of your body including the brain.

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