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falling asleep while watching tv

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.

Sarah W

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


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


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


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 ..


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


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!


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


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


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


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.