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How do you behave when you're tired?

Asked by jca (29273 points ) August 5th, 2014

How do you behave when you’re tired?

I don’t want to talk. It’s easiest when I’m home alone. I don’t even feel like getting up to get food when I’m tired. If I am with a friend and they’re chatty, it’s tough.

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Pachy's avatar

Grumpy, listless, no fun to be around.

cookieman's avatar

Have you ever met a bear?

LuckyGuy's avatar

I get all floppy. I even walk differently. I just need a nap….

jca's avatar

I drop things a lot, too.

El_Cadejo's avatar

This song comes to mind.

I am a horrible horrible person when I’m half awake. DO NOT INTERACT with me for the first two hours after I woke up. It will not end good for any party involved.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m grumpy, I mix up words, and I tend to stumble over things I normally wouldn’t

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I get grumpy and more emotional. I can’t think straight and I may be a bit vague.

hearkat's avatar

It depends. Sometimes I’m just loopy, but a lot of the time I do get grouchy. The fatigue I’ve been experiencing with the Rheumatoid Auto-immune Disease can be pretty extreme grogginess at times. I’m pretty clumsy to begin with, so lacking focus definitely makes that worse. My concentration, memory and word-finding abilities go right out the window, too. Fortunately at this point in my life, when I sense that coming on, I can just go to bed.

The worst was when I had sleep deprivation when my son was a baby, and insomnia during stressful times in my life when he was still a young child. What made it worse was that the kid was well rested and raring to go, but I was barely functioning, yet still had to force myself to take care of my adult responsibilities. The fatigue I get when I’m having a flare is a lot like that sleep deprivation feeling when you feel somewhat disoriented and like there is little control over one’s own body. It’s scary sometimes.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@hearkat Yikes, that sucks. Auto immune crap is mean. How did you get through it?

hearkat's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe – I didn’t “get through it”, it is chronic, progressive, and eventually debilitating; but with a degree of randomness of flaring symptoms and even some fleeting stages of remission. I was just saying yesterday that the unpredictability of it is the most frustrating aspect. The fatigue was really bad last week, and I pretty much just go to bed as soon as I get home from work. One day I was falling asleep on the drive home—that’s when it’s the most scary.

When I’m in a flare, I’m super diligent with my vitamins and I can increase my prescription dose when that happens. For fatigue, I especially push the fluids, as I tend to not drink enough and being better hydrated does seem to help.

I’m still learning what works and doesn’t work for me, as I am in the earlier stages. I am luckier than most, because my family already eats minimally processed food, so I’m not asking the others to make changes in their lifestyles. Plus they are very supportive of me – while it seems that most people in the forums I’ve joined get accused of faking their symptoms, some even by family members. Fortunately I haven’t had to call out of work yet because of the fatigue or pain.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m glad your family is supportive. I can’t believe the families that say your faking it. Take care of yourself, you have young uns.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Not meaning your family. Other families.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Let me sleep, or else!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Bite me Rice Girl!

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I get short tempered ,and get a touch clutzy.

Haleth's avatar

Unless it’s my bedtime, I usually drink a coffee or energy drink and then go on about my day. The result is this really weird punchy feeling, where I’m hyperalert and draggy at the same time.

Symbeline's avatar

I’m a waitress, the only reason I’m so Viking is because I don’t have a choice. But if I do have a choice, it’s my two cats and fourteen pillows, and fuck the rest of everything else. It’s like, don’t even phone me, I’ll fuckin kill you.

livelaughlove21's avatar

I get goofy. If I start laughing hysterically at something stupid, to the point I cannot catch my breath for several seconds, I’m probably ready for bed. This only happens when I’m especially tired. Run-of-the-mill bedtime tiredness doesn’t affect my behavior.

JLeslie's avatar

I just want to close my eyes and cover them with my hands. I also want to be warm. Tired and cold is awful. When I am tired in the morning when first waking up it is much worse than tired at night. In the morning it is almost painful, I can barely tolerate anyone talking to me or anyone asking me for something. I’m not like that usually in the morning, I only mean when I am very sleep deprived. Even at night I dont want to move if I am exhausted. Everything is overwhelming. I’m very bad at forcing myself to stay awake when I’m extremely tired, I will just fall asleep. I see the difference between my husband and me. He can stay awake if he needs to.

ucme's avatar

Like a virgin with a welded pussy, I can’t be fucked.

UnholyThirst's avatar

Although a Vampire, it’s odd that when I’m tired I perform like a Zombie. Maybe I’m a hybrid. No, no, no that can’t be. Zombie’s are only retarded Vampires and I’m not retarded.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I also notice an increase in the number of typing errors.

I do not get grumpy or nasty in any way. If I am sleeping you can wake me and I will be pleasant. Really.
I am lucky that way. I passed that trait down to one of my kids. When I would wake him at night to change a diaper, once his eyes opened and he focused enough to see me, he would smile. It was wonderful.
The other son….um… not so much.

jonsblond's avatar

I can’t remember a day from the past two years when I haven’t been tired. I wake up each day with very little energy thanks to stress, an overactive bladder and sleep apnea.

What @hearkat wrote describes me perfectly, My concentration, memory and word-finding abilities go right out the window, too. I often feel indecisive and indifferent and I’ve become a bit distant. I’m happiest when I have my head on a comfy pillow.

longgone's avatar

In the evening: Quiet, but not aggressive.

In the morning: Aggressive. Dangerous, if I am woken unceremoniously.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@longgone Laughs. We had a wakeup service in my fraternity. One brother would go around and wake up anyone that left a tag. I got woke up, I punched the guy in the nose.

longgone's avatar

^ Sounds like me ;)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I ain’t waking you up. Unless it’s in a kinky way so you can’t hit me.

longgone's avatar

^ I’m not giving guarantees…!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Well, if you really like how I wake you up do I get bonus points?

prairierose's avatar

When I am very tired, I don’t feel good, my eyes burn and I am extremely irritable. I certainly don’t want to be around people. I have the “just leave me alone” attitude.

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