Falling asleep while watching tv


#1
hi was wondering if this happens to anyone else? everytime i watch tv it makes sleepy and i dose off to sleep even going to cinemas. this is very annoying. please can any one help with advice? please . i would love to watch tv once with my kids with out falling asleep.

#2
I wouldn't say I doze off as such.... with me it's like someone just flicks a switch and turns me off.

The minute I stop and watch TV, I can feel the process kicking off - force eyelids shut and gone

#3
delight....hello, I can drop off to sleep in mid conversation with someone, not all the time but a lot of the time, also when watching TV I don't believe I have seen the end of any of the films I have watched. I don't have PD but have an auto immune disease of which fatigue is a side effect. I just seem to 'hit the wall' and bang I'm asleep.

So you are not on your own.

All the best
Radz xx

#4
Similar...i record a programme even if i am watching it to fill in the missed bits.....

#5
That's a good idea SF recording the programme . My husband often switches off , then his body involuntary jerks him awake and he looks around..

Does anyone find that they suddenly change the sublect duting a conversation , I have put it down to the fact that he finds it difficult to keep up with the thread of a conversatin and that it has been his way of coping with it

There was a time before he was ever diagnosed that I say he was rude and ask him if he found my conversation boring lol ..

#6
I find it difficult to stay awake while watching t v. Its easier to use Iplayer bbc or 4od and stop/start when it suits me.
Johnnie when Im with a group of people, I carnt always keep up with conversation so I go of at a tangent and change the
subject.

#7
Try mastering the technique of drinking glass of red wine while viewing.Unfortunately I have as yet been able to do this but the local upholstery cleaner's business is thriving!

#8
Sorry ,should have read "not been able to do this"---tonight the wine is winning!

#9
i hate it as it embarresing. sory about spelling. anything that can been done? lov to be able to see tv with family

#10
Some of the stuff that's on these days is enough to send anybody to sleep!

#11
I tend to fall asleep watching the tv with the wife.
But when she goes to bed at 10 I wake up and don't go to bed till one in the morning.
Even then I'm not tired but I know I need sleep as I get up at six to get kids ready for school.

Twins99

#12
Sorry to bring up this old topic again but my wife is getting her rag off about me sleeping in the evening while watching tv. She really means it & life is becoming very difficult to say the least. We eat at 5.oopm after a reasonable day sleep wise in that I have a siesta & if remain busy do not sleep,but can go of if sedantary,like yesterday at a funeral. But not too bad, but come 5.30 & sit down in front of tele & zippo, can nod off right away & don't even know I have. I just go & it is most annoying for both of us.
Anyone got any sensible advice-please- before the divorce court threatens.

#13
I was thinking of having a sleep in the afternoon so I would be refreshed to watch in evening but havent managed yet.

#14
I have to have something in my hands to do and that helps me to stay awake. My theory is that the movement keeps my blood pressure up, but I don't know how scientific that is!
If I just sit still and watch tv I am asleep straight away. I do handicrafts, you could try worry beads or rewinding a ball of string if embroidery does not appeal.

#15
I have trouble with my sleeping, get mabye 4 - 5.5 hours pernight. So i try to have a good 30 min "power nap" at lunch time which seems to work. There are only two things that cause me to nod of in an evening, the log burner with 2 much heat from it, i lie on the floor in front of it, so relaxing or when there is some crap on tv i loose interest and shut my eyes. This is usually between 9 & 10, then my wife, who has am early start, goes to bed, something stimulating is put on till i force myself to bed at 0200.