Patient Comments: Problem Sleepiness - Experience

Question:

Please describe your experience with problem sleepiness. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Melissa, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: January 02

My mom is 95 year old and has atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. She sleeps all the time. There's a monitor in her room so that I can hear her at night if she should call out my name. I told her one day that I thought she might have sleep apnea because I would hear her breathing and then there would be no breathing. She made the comment that she used to have sleep apnea, but she didn't think she had it anymore. I understood if you have sleep apnea you never get over it, you just get treated for it.

Comment from: peter, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

My shift for now is 4 pm to 1 am. I arrive in my house at around 2 am. I will sleep at around 3 am up until 1 pm the next day. I have more than 8 hours of sleep. But when I wake up I still feel dizzy and sleepy. Even when I am sitting down I fall asleep and worst of all I snore a lot and it's too loud. It is irritating me and my wife because it is affecting my daily activities and work. I don't know what causes it.

Comment from: jonathan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) causes my problem sleepiness.

SLIDESHOW

Sleep Disorders: Foods That Help Sleep or Keep You Awake See Slideshow

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Depression Newsletter

By clicking "Submit," I agree to the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. I also agree to receive emails from MedicineNet and I understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet subscriptions at any time.

CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED SLIDESHOW