Nodding off anytime

Rose65

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I drop off anytime,for a few minutes or maybe half an hour. I cannot help it. Sitting at the kitchen table, armchair, sofa, it matters not at all. I feel better for it. I don't snooze while watching TV but more when reading. I do know people who always sleep when they sit in front of the TV.
In bed I sit up to read but just doze off quickly. I wake up and carry on trying to read but doze off again.

Why do so many people do this in later years?
 

According to my doctor, it's because our livers don't work quite as well as they used to. He recommended vitamins B12 and B6. I take them every day (1200 to 1800 units B12, and 400 units B6), otherwise I'll sleep a total of 5 or 6 hours a day.
I take a multivitamin and a cod liver oil capsule daily as insurance against any deficiency. I eat as fresh and varied a diet as possible and have a walk to get sun and air. Still I get tired easily.
 
Well I don't know about the B Vitamins because I take them every day as well as other Vits.. and if I'm at home I always feel tired a few hours after I get up, and can easily drop off for an hour sitting on the sofa, or even in my office chair.

My liver shouldn't be sluggish to any degree because I have never intentionally damaged it with alcohol et al...

I'm perfectly fine if I go out I don't feel tired enough to sleep at any time during the day .. but at home I often do..
 
I take a multivitamin and a cod liver oil capsule daily as insurance against any deficiency. I eat as fresh and varied a diet as possible and have a walk to get sun and air. Still I get tired easily.
I take a multivitamin too, but they don't provide enough of the two B vitamins that are essential in aiding the liver to generate energy, though. Also, vitamins B12 and B6 work optimally in liquid form....a lot more of it is absorbed and a lot less is wasted.

While my liver healed after damage from a bad fall, I was given B12 injections; liquid form directly into the bloodstream.

Now I buy little bottles of it, though I think my Dr would prescribe it if I asked her to.

My understanding is that prescription-dose B12 isn't recommended for people with high blood pressure, though, as it can increase their heart rate. My BP is usually at the lower end of normal range.
 
Oh, I'm glad @Rose65 started this thread... naps are getting on my nerves! I can understand if I've worked a weekend and need extra sleep but this can't-stay-awake-in-the-afternoon-and sleep-for-3-hours more than once a week is just depressing me. I think I need to get back on the B (especially 12) vitamins + iron? Got an appt. with MD in july, will ask about blood work.

I'm *really* trying to stay away from coffee (period--it exacerbates inflammation in me) but tea won't help me stay awake. It's like I have narcolepsy.
 
I take a multivitamin too, but they don't provide enough of the two B vitamins that are essential in aiding the liver to generate energy, though. Also, vitamins B12 and B6 work optimally in liquid form....a lot more of it is absorbed and a lot less is wasted.

While my liver healed after damage from a bad fall, I was given B12 injections; liquid form directly into the bloodstream.

Now I buy little bottles of it, though I think my Dr would prescribe it if I asked her to.

My understanding is that prescription-dose B12 isn't recommended for people with high blood pressure, though, as it can increase their heart rate. My BP is usually at the lower end of normal range.
Does a B complex do the same?
 
Oh, I'm glad @Rose65 started this thread... naps are getting on my nerves! I can understand if I've worked a weekend and need extra sleep but this can't-stay-awake-in-the-afternoon-and sleep-for-3-hours more than once a week is just depressing me. I think I need to get back on the B (especially 12) vitamins + iron? Got an appt. with MD in july, will ask about blood work.

I'm *really* trying to stay away from coffee (period--it exacerbates inflammation in me) but tea won't help me stay awake. It's like I have narcolepsy.
I just go with it. Less sleep at night means more time to read. It's still rest if you re in bed.
I don't drink caffeine and I don't want to medicate what I regard as a normal part of aging.
 
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I think it's just part of getting older. Naps, some days I do, some I don't. On a four day break away from home to recharge the batteries, and have been taking a short (twenty minute) nap everyday. Lately at home I've been skipping the naps, which are generally right after lunch because it breaks the day up, and I tend to not get as much done. Seem to do just fine once I'm back to work. Once in a great while I really feel worn down due to a lot of physical work, and will lay down for an hour or so, and on the rare occasion will actually fall asleep.
 
I think it's just part of getting older. Naps, some days I do, some I don't. On a four day break away from home to recharge the batteries, and have been taking a short (twenty minute) nap everyday. Lately at home I've been skipping the naps, which are generally right after lunch because it breaks the day up, and I tend to not get as much done. Seem to do just fine once I'm back to work. Once in a great while I really feel worn down due to a lot of physical work, and will lay down for an hour or so, and on the rare occasion will actually fall asleep.
Me too!
 


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