Daffodil Posted May 29, 2014 Share Posted May 29, 2014 Another thread on the dreaded fatigue...there are probably a hundred on here already on this very topic but I decided to start this one today after yet another morning when I have to be roused physically by my husband , literally he has to shake me awake in the mornings and that's after going to bed at just after 9pm when I am worn out. I sleep very deeply , I doing have problems sleeping but I never wake up refreshed. My doctor has been fab listening and understanding but also just says that this is often the way with brain injury and is one of the hardest things to adjust to. This morning hubby said to me "how can you wake up tired?" It was just a throw away morning comment which was said without thinking but it cut me to the core to be honest as it's the thing I struggle most with and the most lasting legacy of the SAH and other than the obvious answer I just don't have any explanation. I average at least 9 hours sleep a night and yet still wake with a heavy head, sometimes I wonder if the shunt exaggerates this as although it has a gravitational valve on it it does mean that I would drain less when lying down which might mean I go slightly higher pressure at night time....that said not a lot I can do about it if that's the case, just my rational mind wanting to figure out a reason . Anyway , anyone found a way to wake up refreshed? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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