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Why does my grandma sleep so much

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Age: Age is associated with loss of energy and infirmity. Sleep partially makes up for it.
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities: Multiple possibilities, it could be a side effect to a medication she is on , it could be an atypical sign of delirium, and it could be a sign of depr ... Read More
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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
No: Sleeping a lot is normal consequence of advanced alzheimer"s disease. However, you do want still to engage her during the day as much as possible, so ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Depends on what is going on. Getting to sleep? Staying asleep? Poor quality sleep? Older people tend to have difficulty maintaining sleep. Usually chr ... Read More
A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Edler Support: Congratulations on being there for one another. Anxiety can be a bit contagous, passed on from one to another. Try to introduce new ideas and topics ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety in elderly: Your grandma may be like many others her age in having sleep difficulty, but there's help for it. You could help her get to her family doctor for som ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Remember: Fatigue and "sleeping a lot" are very nonspecific symptoms, with many causes. If you are worried about her, you should make sure this issue is review ... Read More
A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
It is fear: Fear of loosing dear ones, can cause such nightmares. You may want to talk about it, and discuss where thius is stemming from. Conversations may have ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bedbound not eating: Please go to the ER, there could be a lot going on. If you literally do not walk at all for 1 month it is hard to begin walking again . But could als ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ortman
Specializes in Geriatrics
Common problem: This is a very common problem, especially in the elderly. Though otc preps such as tylenol (acetaminophen) pm can have side effects, in general they ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Needs evaluation : if she is in so much pain that she can't sleep she needs evaluation. It can be many things including infection, arthritis etc. see PCP

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