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Falling asleep when sitting down
« on: March 15, 2012, 04:06:20 PM »
For some reason I keep falling asleep when sitting down no matter how many hours of sleep I get. Could this be a sign of Narcolepsy or Orthostatic hypotension? I should note that sometimes (not all the time) when I stand up my vision goes black but goes back to normal in about 5 seconds of less.
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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:14 PM »
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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 08:32:17 PM »
my husband will fall asleep while talking.  he fell asleep in the MIDDLE of the sentence one time. 

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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
Happens to me all the time. I think it's just a function of getting older. I remember teasing my dad because he would always fall asleep sitting in a chair, and here I am doing the same thing.
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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 02:47:33 PM »
Happens to me all the time. I think it's just a function of getting older. I remember teasing my dad because he would always fall asleep sitting in a chair, and here I am doing the same thing.

But I'm a teenager. I don't think falling asleep sitting down and "blacking out" when I stand up is normal at my age
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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 03:20:16 PM »
I have a friend with narcolepsy...he deals with it.  Have you ever been checked out?

Probably just stress and being a teenager...teenage minds go through a 'rewiring' process of sorts...which is part of why teenagers actually do need more sleep than adults...
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Re: Falling asleep when sitting down
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 05:37:35 PM »
My husband has been falling asleep any time and anywhere since I met him in his late 20's no matter how much he slept at night. I used to black out pretty much every time I stood up when I was a teenager and I used to see spots every time I sat up in bed. I would actually think that it would be very normal for a teenager to need a lot of sleep and to fall asleep easily.
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