Excessive Heavy Sleeping

lietgavlia Community Member December 06, 2007
  • I've been married for nearly 8 years. I'm 29, with 5 children. My spouse is an "early in the a.m." kind of guy when it comes to sex. Which makes it hard, as I'm a pm. woman. I however.. sleep so heavy..during sex (or in general) I rarely remember having sex, or remember being awoken, or think it was a dream. Even when I was mad at him, I participate without remembering, and have been told I initiate it at times. I've always slept extremely heavy, I can have conversations in my sleep, (answer questions too), sleep through fire alarms ECT. Also if I'm awoken I can get very verbally abusive and have on occasion physically swung out at people, the verbal part lasts up to two hours after awaking.. Is there any general "name" for this? Or am I just a really good sleeper with a nasty temper?It is really making it hard on my husband, as he will avoid me the first half of the day because of my verbal lashings.
6 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Nicole
    May. 13, 2010

    You might have a confusional arousal disorder

    • Anonymous
      Joe
      Jul. 21, 2012

      You might have a self-centered husband who should let you sleep.  Did you REALLY initiate sex?  And if you were asleep, it's rape, dear, even if by a husband. 

       

      And that can be the cause of your anger as well as tiredness, not some imagined illness.

       

      You can, however, become more of a morning person by going to bed earlier and gradually...

      RHMLucky777

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      You might have a self-centered husband who should let you sleep.  Did you REALLY initiate sex?  And if you were asleep, it's rape, dear, even if by a husband. 

       

      And that can be the cause of your anger as well as tiredness, not some imagined illness.

       

      You can, however, become more of a morning person by going to bed earlier and gradually waking up sooner.  Get hubby to work with you on this, not against you.  Most men want sex in the morning, and women at night.  Split the difference.

  • lietgavlia
    Dec. 07, 2007

    I should add, I'm very hard to wake, and once up and about I'm very groggy and it takes me until almost noon time to "fully wake up",and process things. I can barley walk the first few hours, or walk well I should say. I must say I'm also frequently very tired during the day.

     

    I know , I know its a long list lol. I'm just trying...

    RHMLucky777

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    I should add, I'm very hard to wake, and once up and about I'm very groggy and it takes me until almost noon time to "fully wake up",and process things. I can barley walk the first few hours, or walk well I should say. I must say I'm also frequently very tired during the day.

     

    I know , I know its a long list lol. I'm just trying to pin-point it, as its greatly affected me being able to wake up timely even back in school days.

     

    I know my mother has a lot of the same stuff, and 2 of my children, when do "odd " things and are "heavy sleepers" once fell asleep in the snow.

     

    Any leads or ideas would be greatly appreciated. 

    • Michael Rack, MD
      Health Pro
      Dec. 08, 2007

      "sleep drunkenness-  term applied to the condition of people who have difficulty awakening in the morning and who often awaken in a confused or disoriented state....no longer thought to be a specific diagnostic entity...is a feature of many disorders of excessive somnolence, such as obstructive sleep apnea..."

      from The Encyclopedia of Sleep and...

      RHMLucky777

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      "sleep drunkenness-  term applied to the condition of people who have difficulty awakening in the morning and who often awaken in a confused or disoriented state....no longer thought to be a specific diagnostic entity...is a feature of many disorders of excessive somnolence, such as obstructive sleep apnea..."

      from The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, 2nd ed, Thorpy and Yager.

       

      I have also seen the term sleep inertia used.

    • lietgavlia
      Dec. 09, 2007
      Okay, I will do some research and see if it seems like me. Thanks for the info Big Smile
    • Sue
      Sue
      Dec. 11, 2007

      Thanks for your post.  You might want to read through our Understanding Your Sleep Disorder pages to get a better idea of what your symptoms could be about.

       

      Best to you - SMM 

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