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View Poll Results: Do you need to sleep in the daytime?
Yes Always 27 34.62%
Yes Sometimes 40 51.28%
No Hardly Ever 5 6.41%
No Never 6 7.69%
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12-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Do other people here find they need to sleep in the daytime?

I find that if I don't have an hours sleep in the afternoon I end up absolutely exhausted. Do any of you have the same problem?
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12-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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I feel as though i need to, and would really love too; however, i find myself not being able to and chalking it up to another insomnia night followed by a fatigued day! Lord give me strength.
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12-06-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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I can't sleep during work, but I sure do on the weekends. Even if I feel good when I wake up and start to get stuff one, I am left utterly exhausted and feeling sick and have to go to bed.

Every day, going to bed seems like the highlight of my day
12-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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naps are so necessary-otherwise walking into walls by's not just you!
12-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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I don't even sleep at night let alone during the day haha. I don't know what it is but if there is even a little bit of light I can't sleep. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a nap though
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12-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Sleep,what's that. I wake in a panic most nights due to lack of oxygen from pulmonary odeema. Now we have a heatwave. It has been over 100deg three days this week. Tuesday was worst at 104deg. Idon't have aircon just a fan.I sit on the bed each morning and often go to sleep for twenty minutes sitting up. Ron.
12-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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I NEED at least 20 minutes every day to rest....and if I am super busy during the week, I can't do anything over the weekend but sleep and lie around. My body craves it.

Just had by B12 dosage upped today from 1/2cc to 1 cc (1 ml). We will see if it offers any help at all....
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12-07-2012, 05:37 AM   #8
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I find that it's usually an hour or so after eating that I feel totally wiped out and have to have a lie down.
12-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #9
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i need a sleep in the afternoon but cant have one as work, I do at the weekends when the kids have a sleep for an hour or sox

Feel drained during the week
love my kids to the moon and back
12-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Im finding that Im able to "hold it together" during the week, but come Saturday and Sunday I literally sleep for hours!
03-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #11
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I am very tried all the time
12-13-2014, 03:31 AM   #12
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I take naps in my car when I'm on lunch break from work.
Hard to make it through the afternoon/evening without one.
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12-13-2014, 06:58 AM   #13
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Pretty much everyday. I try and limit it to 30 min.
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12-14-2014, 02:07 AM   #14
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Ive taken to grabbing a quick nap while my 2 kids are having quiet time and the little one i watch 2-3 days a week is having his nap, otherwise im shattered by dinner
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