I'm a 52 yr old woman and started having sleep problems about a yr ago. I have both problems of not being able to fall asleep and also waking in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep. Mr Dr. gave me some tips on sleep and a sample of a sleep aid a few months ago.
Lately my sleep patterns have improved somewhat, but now it seems that, even after 7 or 8 hrs of sleep, I just want to sleep more. I have slept 10 hrs recently and still felt groggy and tired and felt like I could sleep all day long.
Is this normal after a prolonged period of sleep deprivation? I've always heard you can't "catch up" on missed sleep and wonder what's going on in my body.
Any feedback would be appreciated.