Sleeping a lot after surgery!??

on 4/2/11 9:17 am
Since I have had the surgery I noticed that I sleep A LOT more. I sleep 8+ hours at night and take a 2+ hour nap almost every day!!

Is that normal?
Is it because I am eating less or is it just me?
on 4/2/11 9:39 am - Fresno, CA
 It's not only you. I noticed that I am sleeping a lot also, our bodies need sleep in order to heal. When did you have your surgery? I had mine on March 17th.
on 4/2/11 9:50 am
I had my surgery on March 15!! And have been sleeping like a baby every since. But when I am awake, I have tons of energy!
on 4/2/11 9:41 am
Don't is normal.  I have those days sometimes where I am exhausted, but most of the time I have a lot of energy during the day.  I do get a lot more sleep at night now.  My surgeon warned me that I might have less energy the first few months due to recovering, and my body adjusting to everything. 
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on 4/2/11 9:51 am
I wish someone would have warned me! I was never a "napper" before surgery! I was a go-go bunny!!
on 4/2/11 11:19 am
I thought I was the only one.  I had surgery March 1 and Im thinking how am I going to make it through a whole days work when I return.  I'm napping and sleeping at least 8 hours.  Whats the deal?
Amber J.
on 4/2/11 1:13 pm - Kirkland, WA
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 I sleep a LOT! Sometimes 10-12 hours a night and then a small nap in the afternoon. I think a lot of it for me is that I sleep really poorly. By the middle of the night I start tossing and turning because I get so sore and my stomach starts getting upset when I lay down for long periods of time. I never feel totally rested. :(

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on 4/2/11 1:21 pm
I've never been a napper and have taken one everyday since surgery. Not sure what I'm gonna do when I go back to work!

Highest Weight: 318 lbs
Surgery Weight: 265 lbs
Current Weight: 183 lbs
Goal Weight: 145 lbs 
on 4/3/11 2:20 am, edited 4/3/11 2:21 am - Beavercreek, OH
 Yes, I have been so sleepy it seems since my surgery.  Now, I've always enjoyed a good nap, but now I can get a full night's sleep (7-8 hours), nap for 2+ hours and then still be able to sleep at night.  I think our bodies just need it.  It's helping us to heal!   Don't fight it!


on 4/3/11 5:34 am - LA
 I was the same way.  I still can't seem to make it past about 9 PM!  My surgeon told me no matter what, to expect to be pooped for at least 6 weeks post-op, both because of having had major surgery and healing.  You'll be more a go-go bunny than you ever imagined very soon!