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Old 04-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hi all
Did this happen to any of you?
Last day was Friday. Have been sleeping a ton! since then. 16 hours first 24 hours ( 12 hours plus 4 hour nap). 10 hours last night and the nap is calling again. I was not that sleep deprived. Assuming this is reaction to release from stress. How long does this last? I don't want to sleep away my ER but I am not going to set an alarm clock! And I really am happy this is not depression!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Nikki, this just shows how much your body and mind need to decompress. Enjoy the complete relaxation for a few days! Do set up some fun and healthy things to do, say, for the middle of next week. It could be as simple as a walk with friends. Try to get a routine going......but don't rush it, and keep it simple.

I did not feel like this immediately after ER but it did hit me a couple of weeks later and I spent a few days in my pajamas. It will pass.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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You might want to check to make sure you aren't having blood sugar issues, my dad had something like that happen when he retired.. turns out he is diabetic...

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #4
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I was a little bit towards the other direction. I found that I no longer required my weekend naps after I retired.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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Hi all
Did this happen to any of you?
Last day was Friday. Have been sleeping a ton! since then. 16 hours first 24 hours ( 12 hours plus 4 hour nap). 10 hours last night and the nap is calling again. I was not that sleep deprived. Assuming this is reaction to release from stress. How long does this last? I don't want to sleep away my ER but I am not going to set an alarm clock! And I really am happy this is not depression!
Thanks all
I slept a LOT when I first retired. I was just exhausted from all those years of working, I guess! Anyway, it did not last long. I began sleeping about 7.5 hours each night after I got over the initial sleep-fest, and still do.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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Stop rubbing it in and take another nap.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #7
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I had a similar experience back in 2006 after we'd spent 7 months remodeling our house (totally gutted it, did most of the work ourselves). Months of 14-hour days, 7 days a week took their toll, and the first month after it was done we spent most of it in bed*. After that we recovered and started j*b hunting. I agree that it's likely just decompression. Enjoy it, naps are a pleasure too many people deny themselves.


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Old 04-21-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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Thanks all. Just took me a little by surprise I think. I was thinking I would be all inspired and get up at my usual weekend time and go to aerobics class and start clearing the decks at home. Well I slept right through class time and would rather sleep and read right now but I guess that is ok...
Thanks for the feedback and Meadbh have fun in Hawaii and get off the computer!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #9
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I was "getting by" on an average of 6 to 7 hours of sleep each night before I retired (sometimes less and usually felt tired) but immediately after I retired I started sleeping an average of 8 to 9 hours each night. Amazing what a couple extra hours of sleep and near zero stress can do. I feel soooooo much better now.
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I am semi retired and still napping on a regular basis! Why would you want to deprive yourself of that? Enjoy the sleep, you earned it
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #11
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In my all-too-brief 6 month "practice retirement" I slept 14 hours a night for the first week of freedom, 11-12 hours a night for the first month, then slowly ended up at ~8 hours a night. It can take a while to decompress from the stress and burn-out.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #12
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Thanks again! Just got up from another nap but will have to pull it together by Wednesday as I am traveling. But I can sleep on the plane....
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Good to hear I'm not alone in sleeping a lot, after my possible retirement. At work I was sleeping only a max of 6 hrs per day Mon thru Fri. I've been sleeping 10 to 11 hours per day sometimes. Never less than 8 now. And I get tired at 9 PM, and just go to bed. Unheard of.
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Good to hear I'm not alone in sleeping a lot, after my possible retirement. At work I was sleeping only a max of 6 hrs per day Mon thru Fri. I've been sleeping 10 to 11 hours per day sometimes. Never less than 8 now. And I get tired at 9 PM, and just go to bed. Unheard of.
I'm jealous...I get about 6-7, though I will lay in bed a lot longer just because I like my bed. I really enjoy sleeping. I know some people view it as a waste of time, but I wish I could saw logs for 10 hours a day like in the good old days of college.
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I'm jealous...I get about 6-7, though I will lay in bed a lot longer just because I like my bed. I really enjoy sleeping. I know some people view it as a waste of time, but I wish I could saw logs for 10 hours a day like in the good old days of college.
When I was w*rking at my most recent j*b, I was so much into the "get everything done, there's no time for anything" mode, I couldn't sleep more than about 6 hours per day, even though I was tired when I woke up, and could have slept longer. I'd just wake up and feel the need to start swinging the broadsword, in my next daily frenzy of accompl*shm*nt.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #16
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My normal sleep time was 9 to 5 am. After three days I've shifted to a 10 to 7 pattern lol
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It actually took me a few days to break the early morning habit, then I went into a phase of sleeping a lot as the OP described. It took nearly a year until my body decided that 8-8:30 is the right time to get up, unless I stay up past midnight or have to set the alarm for an early activity of some kind.
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