My husband says I’m sleeping too much, but I don’t think I am. He says that any time we sit on the couch to watch TV, I fall asleep. It’s true, I do fall asleep in about 20 minutes, but I’m not sleeping all day. It’s not like a few weeks ago when I was sleeping approximately 12 to 16 hours a day. In fact, all day while he is at work, I’m trying to run errands, clean the house, cook, and manage both of our lives. I wake up usually between 4am and 6am and stay awake. Maybe that’s why I fall asleep so easily while we watch TV. Or maybe it’s the depression, or the medication. No matter what the reason is, I feel as if I’m doing something wrong by falling asleep, and it’s nothing that I can control.

7 thoughts on “Am I Sleeping Too Much?

  1. +1 , my wife falling asleep 😴all the time watching tv. oh wait, she’s resting her eye. (note: humor ahead) i believe, i believe. it’s silly but i believe.

    define:too much.

    you ever lay around in a field all day or on the beach. my guess is you didn’t fall asleep. why? because you didn’t need it. your body will sleep as much as it needs.

    furthermore, do you know what bodily organ most benefits from sleep? yep, the brain. that’s where this whole ideal of eight hours of sleep got its start. that’s an average, though. that means some people can get away with four hours and on the other end, some people need twelve hours.

    new scientific evidence point to a correlation between the brain swelling and depression. swelling is a form of injury. so, injury needs repair, and sleep is the main way for the brain form of repair. wouldn’t make sense that someone with depression would sleep more in order to heal their swollen brain?

    sorry for the info dump. i do that sometime.

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