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Old 02-09-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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The last couple of months me and my gf have been hanging out, she keeps falling asleep. We hang out on days where we have the next day off normally, so we can spend more time together with our schedules.

The last two times we wanted to hang out, we were going to do dinner and a movie, but both times after dinner, she couldn't stay away at all for the movie and she was just ready to crash.

Before this we would hang out with my friends, or her friends, but she will fall asleep at the get togethers, and we would have to cut the evening short and I would have to take her home.

It seems that she is sleeping 12 hours a day, cause after dinner she is just ready to crash, even when I talk to her on the phone or text her on work nights, etc.

So it seems we can still hang out, it's just I am on a 2 hour window, so it's just hard to plan anything to do with her, that would take more than two hours, and I feel we are on a ticking clock, which takes the fun out of the evenings. Plus, this doesn't seem to be normal tired, after a couple of hours of hanging and she starts to fall asleep, her eyes go blood shot read right away, which has me concerned.

She said it's because of jet lag and she is still trying to adjust when she came back from Hawaii, which is a 15 hour flight where we are from. But that was weeks ago, and she is sleep for 12 hours a day. I've never been on a flight longer than 4 hours so far, so is that normal for some people?
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:37 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Some possibilities--narcolepsy (doubtful)-- Sleep apnea-- sleep deprivation for other reasons-- Schedule/timing of sleep cycles problems-- clandestine drug problems-- elevated calcium levels---You're REAL boring -- anemia-- hypothyroidism-- other less likely medical problems


Early to bed and early to rise-- and your girl goes out with other guys. --Ben Franklin
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Could also be depression.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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What kind of work does she do? Maybe she’s so tired from her work days that she has to catch up on sleep during her days off?
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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She has an office desk job.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Could be drug addiction.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Does she exercise (even long walks) and if overweight (I think you've mentioned that one) that's a prescription for being tired. We need to move to keep that blood moving thru our bodies. Even as I said, long walks.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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OP have her see a doctor and have her thyroid checked. Fatigue is a nearly-universal symptom of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid),
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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What it really sounds like is Sleep Apnea. This is something that up to 20% of all Americans have.

If left untreated, it causes problems in your organs (heart, lungs, kidneys), due to insufficient oxygen at night.

When a person just falls to sleep like you say, is very much a sigh of a Sleep Apnea problem.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20377631
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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She has an office desk job.
So what? "Desk job" doesn't exactly narrow it down very much.

If this is interfering with her personal life it's time for a physical exam. Rule out more easily detectable possibilities that could be found in blood work, sleep study, etc. If it is this obvious, chances are the problem will be found.
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