Two nights of sleep for the price of one!
January 9, 2010 1:20 PM Subscribe
I just slept for 19 hours straight. WTF?!
posted by howrobotsaremade to health & fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am one of those people who wakes up like clockwork at nearly the exact same time every single day. I almost never sleep past 8 or 9 am.
Last night I must have fallen asleep on the couch early while I was watching TV. And then I didn't wake up until almost 20 hours later. However, at some point this morning I seem to have let the dogs in and out of the house. I don't have any recollection of doing it though.
As far as I know I'm not getting sick. I'm not extremely short on sleep or overworked and nothing in my daily life has changed significantly. I did not drink or take any medication last night. I just had a checkup and I am not dying of anything either.
I was thinking that maybe it was because my daughter is spending the night at her grandparents until Sunday, but then usually even if she isn't here I still wake up pretty early. Also, I tested the carbon monoxide detectors in my house after thinking about this and they have good batteries. So I'm probably not going to die of that either.
When I woke up, I felt pretty good but a little groggy and with a backache because my couch isn't very comfortable.
Is there any particular reason I might have slept for more than twice as long as I usually do in one night? I mean, I'm sure there's not anything life-threatening going on here, but I'm a more than a little weirded out by it since it's way out of character for me.