Sleep - what is normal?

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Bit late but honestly it varies from person to person especially when health is concerned.

For sake of example a person with movement disorder (such as variants of Dystonia) can experience the equivalent of roughly an 18 hour work out daily without seizures, so you are not only having to make up the deficit of calories they are burning off involuntarily, but also factor in the they are knackering themselves out (even in cases where the person suffers degrees of paralysis)

Then you throw in various muscle relaxants (baclofen and even weaker benzo's such as diazepam)

So long as the person is maintaining their weight i.e. not consistently going hungry because of meal disruption bought about by sleep it wouldn't be my first concern if ultimately they are otherwise happy/comfortable/not in pain etc

On the flipside an elderly relative I was at one point looking after was just the same with the sleeping without all of the medication, simply because they had gradually become so lazy over the course of 2/3 decades that they would do a "5 minute wonder" (small bout of activity) and be done for the day, end up dozing in their chair etc.. and they were not even a big person (very petite/small frame) so it can just be one of those "getting older" things

Hope you got the help you were looking for, best wishes.
Honey Badger wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 am
Bit late but honestly it varies from person to person especially when health is concerned.

For sake of example a person with movement disorder (such as variants of Dystonia) can experience the equivalent of roughly an 18 hour work out daily without seizures, so you are not only having to make up the deficit of calories they are burning off involuntarily, but also factor in the they are knackering themselves out (even in cases where the person suffers degrees of paralysis)

Then you throw in various muscle relaxants (baclofen and even weaker benzo's such as diazepam)

So long as the person is maintaining their weight i.e. not consistently going hungry because of meal disruption bought about by sleep it wouldn't be my first concern if ultimately they are otherwise happy/comfortable/not in pain etc

On the flipside an elderly relative I was at one point looking after was just the same with the sleeping without all of the medication, simply because they had gradually become so lazy over the course of 2/3 decades that they would do a "5 minute wonder" (small bout of activity) and be done for the day, end up dozing in their chair etc.. and they were not even a big person (very petite/small frame) so it can just be one of those "getting older" things

Hope you got the help you were looking for, best wishes.
Thank you for your interesting reply.