Sleep ....Sleep....Sleep....Zzzzzzzzzzz!!!!! What in the world Is wrong with me!

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United States
April 14, 2009 11:32pm CST
I was sick a few weeks ago and I am over it now thank Goodness! But, for some reason Every since I got sick I have been doing nothing but wanting to sleep. Now I am over the cold and feel right back to my old self other than wanting to sleep alot. Now I know I am not pregnant. I just can not seem to get enough sleep for some reason I am always really sleepy. I would love to know what is causing this. Is my Body trying to tell me something is still wrong or what! Any Ideals out there my fellow mylotters!
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@zoey7879 (3103)
• United States
15 Apr 09
With things like the flu, it can take several weeks for the body to recover and be back to normal. I wouldn't worry too much unless this continues for a few more weeks, then I would see a doctor.
• India
15 Apr 09
Well, dont avoid your sleep.By sleeping your body will recover soon and your mind will relax.
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• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
I have once geting sick for 8 month, my body was feel cold every day.. i go to the doctor, but noting... oh God what is this... but some one tell me to doing a water teraphy... and I think "what is that?" and that person tell me to drink a mineral water with this chedule : 1.In the morning, 1 hour before and after I eat some thing I must dring 1,5 mineral water (must dring it all on 10 minutes) 2.On mid day (before and after do not eat some thing 3. at night (before and after do not eat some thing First time I think "ah its crazy" but don't have another choise, so i try it. First time i try that uh I cannot drink that on 10 minutes, but I try and its work. Every one can try this traditional way to cure... Try this if medicine does not wok
@muru1950 (963)
• India
15 Apr 09
Hi sxrxnrr45601 I feel that you might have taken more medicines that still acts on you. But anyhow you will certainly recover from it very soon. If you feel sleepy in daytime,you might drink some hot coffee. There is nothing to worry more about it. Happy mylotting
@vivianchen (2646)
• China
15 Apr 09
I think you body is warnning you that he is not yet ready back to the real world again. Maybe this is you are subconscious want to get away from the work or something else. You need to force yourself to go outdoor, do some exercise might help you overcome the sleepy. Is it Spring or Autumn there, those two seasons will also make people feel tired and sleepy. Wish you all the best.
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• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Hi, maybe you should visit your doctor or maybe you used to sleep a lot thats why your body was used to it. And now you have to make adjustments to overcome your sleeping habit. :)
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• India
15 Apr 09
Chill, relax...u will fall back into ur normal routine soon. dont stress out over nothing otherwise u will make urself feel more sleepy....
@rsa101 (35539)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Sleepiness is a sign that your body is recuperating from the sickness you just had. If you could do as much sleep as you could to have your body fully rested. I think over time this sleepiness should be over in time. Hopefully this would be over soon.
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@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
15 Apr 09
My first reaction is how you are handling your sleeping - are you going to bed at the same time? Do you have any caffeine during the late afternoon or evening? When is the last meal of the day for you? Have you gotten used to some medicine you were taking during your illness? webmd.com is my favorite site for health information, until they modified their site that takes it forever to download their pages on dial up. http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/important-sleep-habits or if you have dialup, http://www.sleephealth.com/ (participation in a sleep study?) http://www.sleepandhealth.com (monthly journal - pdf format) http://www.bettersleep.org/OnBetterSleep/sleep_health.asp (general information) There is just too much variables that are not addressed for a specific answer.
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@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Maybe you are anemic or have a thyroid problem? Either of those can make you feel sleepy all the time.
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@gemwang (26)
• China
16 Apr 09
I think it's just a normal phenomenon in a specially period .i used to feeling somnolent for a long time,so i sleep a lot .and now i come to myself return to my normal state.so ,don't worry~ everything will be better..~
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@krajibg (11924)
• Guwahati, India
26 Apr 09
Hi, as you were sick, did you take medicine and all. It could from the medicine too for there are certain products that send send you sleep more than required. Another thing is that as you are still in your convulsing state so drowsiness is quite natural. You need not worry, sleep when you feel like. Or see a competent doctor.
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@scheng1 (24671)
• Singapore
16 Apr 09
It's normal to feel tired and sleepy even 3 weeks after you recovered. I bet nobody will believe you are sick if you can stay up till midnight surfing nets and posting to mylot. And just able to wake up at 6 am to go to work. After all, the body just warded off the virus and bacteria and needs time to repair itself.
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• United States
16 Apr 09
well Thank Goodness I do not have a job to wake up to besides being a mom which is a lot of work in its self. I just hope it passes soon! I hate feeling like this it been going on 3 weeks now since I was sick so.... soon I hope
@scheng1 (24671)
• Singapore
16 Apr 09
I know how awful it is. Will drinking a lot of fruit juices help? When I was feeling as tired and sleepy after recovering from a flu, I did not have the appetite to eat, so I just survived on fruits and fruit juice. I wonder if fruit juice works for you. Hope you recover soon.
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@timhinyy (1652)
• United States
15 Apr 09
sometimes resting is the best way to deal with being sick besides medication i know when i don't feel good i certainly don't feel like getting out of bed i would just like to hide under the covers and do nothing. give yourself sometime its probably your body's way of saying you still need your rest.
@shibham (16977)
• India
26 Apr 09
hai, at first it makes me unhappy that my friend is suffering some problems. it may be your sickness that you want bed. i am also a bedlover. i spend maximum time on bed. if i can't sleep minimum 8 hrs in a day then all the day i feel uneasy. don't be disappointed. nothing is wrong with my friend. give a smile. hahaha............
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@cher913 (25831)
• Canada
15 Apr 09
last year i had a bug like that and even though i had no symptoms any longer i was still exhausted. it takes a good six weeks for a viral bug to go away. unfortunately, there isnt much you can do except rest as much as you can. it will go away eventually. for me, i woke up one morning and felt better - it was like someone switched a light switch.
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@sid556 (30973)
• United States
16 Apr 09
a while back I posted a similar discussion. The difference being that I had not been sick at all. I just went thru a spell where all I wanted to do was to sleep. I could not seem to get enough regardless of how much I slept. I seriously thought something was wrong with me as it was so out of the ordinary. I went with it and just slept as much as I could and whatever it was...it went away in about 3 days. I normally am quite hyper and don't require much sleep so this really was weird to me. I am guessing that my body just needed the break ...don't know. It went away. If it goes on for more than a few days, you should see someone. It could be a thyroid problem or something.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
well low iron could do it to ya... If you have a real gold ring. rub it down your cheek. if it turns blueish black. your lacking iron. no worrys it will go away withen minutes.... if it does then I suggest you go and talk to your dr and see what they say...
• United States
16 Apr 09
Wow, I was just sitting here thinking the same thing..Why am I so tired? I feel like I could just close my eyes and fall asleep! I wouldn't much worry about your fatigue right at this time though, it sounds like your body is just trying to catch back up and get back on track from when you were sick. A lot of the times when you come down with a sickness your body becomes weaker and then once you get better your body still needs a bit of time to get back on the schedule. It is almost the same as say you stay up late for a few nights in a row, once you try to get back to wanting to go to bed early your body has become used to staying up late so then you have a hard time getting to sleep. I would give it a few more days and see if your not back to being awake longer but in that time I would try to stay awake no matter how tired you get that way you don't get used to taking naps either.
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@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't know how many months you are but when I was about five months I would go to sleep and didn't know I was sleepy.Every one that I know does it so I don't think any thing is wrong, and when you get 8 months you wish you could sleep. I was so uncomtiable I could not sleep . congrates and Good luck.
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15 Apr 09
Well, some times people may feel more sleepy when they are recovering from certain illnesses. It is in fact good and expedite the healing. Further more due to illness you might have changed your normal sleeping pattern. Such may also leads to this type of feeling. Finally, some times when you are treated for certain illnesses your main symptoms such as fever and body aches might disappear before you actually recovered from the disease completely.Such situations also can give this type of a feeling. Better to meet your doctor if it will not settle in few days.
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