This patient support community is for discussions relating to stroke, rehabilitation, ability to eat/swallow, alertness, bowel/bladder control, depression, motor skills, nutrition, orthotics/braces, pain, prevention, senses, and spasticity.
My husband aged 62 had a bleed in the brain two years ago and although he has made wonderful progress and is back to his studio sculpting he suffers from the most appalling tiredness and sometimes sleeps for three or fours hours in the afternoon plus all night. Does this ever go away he is very very frustrated by it! The bleed was on the right side of his brain and really quite bad although he has made amazing progress in his recovery the tiredness makes him grouchy!
He probably needs more sleep than he is getting now. I used to be able to do ok on 6-7 hours of sleep pre-stroke. Now if I try that I have to take a couple of naps during the afternoon. You might also have him enter a sleep study to see if he has sleep apnea and needs a CPAP machine.
Hi boobabee, how is your husband? Probably he is going through a lot of stress due to post stroke adjustments, coping up with job and daily activities of living. It is common for a person at that age to overcome the strain and stress. Comparing to his post stroke days, he might be less physically active now and might be a lessened muscle tone due to stroke. It is better to take as much rest as possible and not to stress too much as chronic fatigue can set in. It is a good suggestion to get sleep study as said by Mr. Dean to rule out any other sleep problems like sleep apnea. Regular morning-evening walk, stretches and gentle body massage might be helpful. You can also consult a neurologist. Take care and share your thoughts.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.