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post #1 of 28
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I have not been sleeping very well and finally, this afternoon it caught up on me! We had a massive Sunday dinner then when I got back here at 3pm I went for a doze (short, afternoon nap). Well anyway, my doze turned into 4 hours of solid, blissful sleep!

Can you sleep that easily in the day?
post #2 of 28
hmm. no? But i have a massive headache and it wont go away, been here since about 3 pm and this happened when i sneezed!
post #3 of 28
Could I? Yes - am I allowed to? No. 11 birds don't make for a very quite afternoon. I am lucky if I can get 1 hour snooze.

Glad you got some rest though!
post #4 of 28
Dexter & Sadie have taught me to enjoy an afternoon nap. They are so good at it.
post #5 of 28
Yep!
Especially if I lay down for a quick rest, & Mini lays down next to me-she always naps with Mom-she relaxes me, & it's all over..
post #6 of 28
I took a 2 hour nap around 5 or so. I can sleep at any time. lol

I actually love to take naps but rarely get a chance to. The only thing is that I feel pretty groggy after I wake up.
post #7 of 28
Oh yes if i am allowed to I sure can..
post #8 of 28
Not for 4 hours, but an hour or two. It's one of the treats I give myself on the weekend after a hard week at work.
post #9 of 28
I don't nap that much anymore...I used to nap a lot in college, but now if I nap during the day I can't sleep at night.
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
Yep!
Especially if I lay down for a quick rest, & Mini lays down next to me-she always naps with Mom-she relaxes me, & it's all over..
Yup, Kitten Magic is strong in Mini from the sounds of it. Ophelia has that magical power too - to make anyone fall asleep with her if she wants you to.

I enjoy an afternoon nap when I can do it. I have been known to take long naps, but usually when I'm sick or really stressed or if I have been very lacking in sleep.
post #11 of 28
I do not sleep well at all at night, but I can lay down in the afternoon and rest for 1/2 hour and feel pretty rested, but not really sleep
post #12 of 28
I got about twenty minutes of sleep last night (boyfriend stayed over) and I'm so tired right now. I need a good sleep! and I'm going to have an early night. Sometimes I have a daytime sleep, depends how tired I am.
post #13 of 28
I love afternoon naps, but they make me feel awful for a good couple of hours after

I was going to nap on Sunday, but then I got caught up in Harry Potter and couldn't put the darn thing down!
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
Well, I am still tired! I got up at 6.30 posted on here about things happening in 3's then I went back to sleep again! It's now 9.30 and I still want more sleep!
post #15 of 28
Easy daytime sleep? I'm the queen of daytime sleep. But I've got a reason. I have narcolepsy. I can fall into REM sleep in 30 seconds to 3 minutes. So I have an easy time with daytime sleep, afternoon sleep, night time sleep, middle of the night sleep and early morning sleep!
post #16 of 28
depending on the day/week i have had...yes-only for an hour or two, i dont like to though, it messes up my entire sleep schedule from then on out because then i cant go to sleep that night
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by mzjazz2u
Easy daytime sleep? I'm the queen of daytime sleep. But I've got a reason. I have narcolepsy. I can fall into REM sleep in 30 seconds to 3 minutes. So I have an easy time with daytime sleep, afternoon sleep, night time sleep, middle of the night sleep and early morning sleep!
You're the first person I've actually "met" with narcolepsy! My dad was misdiagnosed as narcoleptic for many years, but has recently discovered that he has severe sleep apnea, which was depriving him of sleep and causing him to fall asleep at all hours. Do you take Ritalin for it or something else? (I'm a Pharmacy student, I can't help myself - tell me to buzz off if you like! )
post #18 of 28
I have it and my youngest daughgter also has it. I take Provigil (my drug of choice), Ritalin SR and regular Ritalin. And I'm still ungodly sleepy! My doc keeps trying to get me to try the newest treatment for narc's. BAsically it's GHB and it has too many side effects (including wetting the bed and death) and I just can't deal with it! I can't believe your dad was misdiagnosed. Did they diagnose him without sleep studies? Because sleep studies are the way to diagnose both and apnea shows up on a sleep study before narcolepsy, usually. I've heard of people being misdiagnosed because the doctor was pretty much "guessing" and not doing sleep studies so that's why I ask. That's totally irresponsible when they do that.
post #19 of 28
Well, it was almost 30 years ago, so I'm sure it was done w/out benefit of sleep studies - those were done just four years ago Twenty-odd years of medication for nothing!! Dad always told me the incident that led to his diagnosis was when he fell asleep while riding his brand new BMW motorcycle - and woke up in the middle of a field. My mother the nurse insisted he see a doctor and that was the diagnosis at that time. EVERYONE who knows Dad knows he stops breathing in his sleep, sometimes for >1min, but no one ever put that and Sleep Apnea together until the sleep studies were done - and then we were all smacking ourselves on the forehead why didn't we think of that?? Dad's now on CPAP nightly and NO Ritalin since he started CPAP!

Geez loiuse?? GHB for narcolepsy?? I can't wait to get into the chem class that tells me how THAT works!!! I don't blame you for passing on that - those side effects would definitely make me think twice!!
post #20 of 28
i can sleep anwhere anytime& for how long......... no matter what time a day it is........i can sleep for 8 to 10 hours a night & still take a 2 to 4 hour nap during the day........... i have been like that since i had kids
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn

Geez loiuse?? GHB for narcolepsy?? I can't wait to get into the chem class that tells me how THAT works!!! I don't blame you for passing on that - those side effects would definitely make me think twice!!
Yeah, GHB actually restores the stages of sleep that narcoleptics are missing. Those are stages 2-4 and narco's are missing at least 2 of those and spend most of their time in REM which doesn't give them restorative sleep and thus, excesive daytimes sleepiness. I'm missing all three of the "restful" stages. Here's a easy to read article on sleep stages (if anyone is interested)
Sleep Stages
post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
It's been really interesting reading about narcolepsy - how common is it though?
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by Gilly
It's been really interesting reading about narcolepsy - how common is it though?
It's not very common at all. I don't have any specific statistics though. And it's one of those things that they don't know tons about but it is believed it has a genetic component.

Sorry for hijacking the thread. Wasn't my intention.... just kind of came out and kept coming as folks asked questions!
post #24 of 28
Yep I can! I am a night person by nature and if I do sleep in (some weekends but I am usually woken up by the hospital, sigh!), my sister says I can sleep thru a hurricaine. I suspect she's right. When I do sleep in, poor YY comes in to see what's wrong and why I am not up - I'll get up and feed her and the sphynx and then go back to bed - she usually comes back to lie down with me tho. as do the others, lol
post #25 of 28
I have to sleep during the day, because I work the all night shift at work. I would give ANYTHING, if I could sleep at night, like regular people.
post #26 of 28
I take a long nap every day, but it is usually only two or occasionally three hours, rarely four. I did get a four hour nap a few days ago, though. I have a sleep problem and though I fall asleep in seconds or minutes at night, my sleep usually lasts only 3-5 hours. And I need more than that. Occasionally if it was only three hours, I'm able to fall asleep again, but any more than that and I have to be awake at least four hours and have eaten a meal or large snack before I'm able to sleep again. I tried for years all the recommendations about how to get a decent night sleep in one block, but nothing worked, so I gave up. I now just assume that every day I'll have a "split-shift" night.

Well, I've been awake since 5 AM after 4½ hours sleep, so it is almost time for my daily nap.
post #27 of 28
Yes! My night-time sleep is usually plagued with dreams or a snoring husband. There is nothing like a long, sweet afternoon nap!
post #28 of 28
I always end up napping when I lay down with the kitties in their sunspot. I start with the intention of petting them but warm sun and purring kitties put me straight to sleep.
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