ADHD in Women
Falling asleep in inappropriate situations?
So one of the things that I always said to myself (to convince myself I was perfect) is that I fell asleep during exams, while driving, during events, during meetings - because I was narcoleptic.
Turns out I’m not narcoleptic. Turns out my doctor thinks I have ADHD…. same goes with my husband, kids, coworkers, teachers from school, spiritual advisors and a career advisor.
Anyone else struggle to stay awake if something is boring? Like in exams I know the pressure is on and I usually finish by rushing through exams but then I’d pass out asleep. When I’m in meetings that are longer than say 20minutes - I fall asleep. When I’m doing desk work I fall asleep. If I can keep moving around (or fidgeting as my husband likes to call it) I can stay awake. But when I am expected to focus and I can’t get away I fall asleep.
I’ve been tested for narcolepsy, sleep apnea etc - apparently when I sleep at night I sleep fine - I just tend to get 5-6 hours instead of 8.
Surely I’m not the only one?
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