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(Canada)

Just curious ... my elderly mother is in a wheelchair and falls asleep and seems to want to catnap in her chair .... It is a little frustrating when I check on her and she is hunched over and when I suggest she lie down she says ... no I wasn't sleeping I was resting my eyes and continue as if nothing happened


This happens almost daily sometimes almost two or three times a day

I am just curious if I am over reacting and if this pattern of behaviour is normal.

Any input would be much obliged.

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Your Mum Sleeping in Wheelchair
by: Anonymous

My dad had a stroke...he is 88, he nods off all the time, sleeps most of the day in the chair in front of the television and says he's watching the show but only sees about 1/4 of it if that......so don't worry, let her cat nap....they feel better if they have their little nanna naps......would be a good time to spend time for just yourself.....meditate or read.......you need the break too......use it...:) I do....and everyone is happy...:)

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Sleeping in Wheelchair
by: Nadia

I have the same with my mother -87 years old. Seems to be normal but yes, it makes one a little frustrated and embarrassed at times especially when sitting amongst people. But one of those things to get used to....

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Items to be Normal
by: Christine

My 82-year-old stroke-impaired Mom does this a lot also, both in her chair and in her recliner. It never looks comfortable, and she too always denies that she was sleeping. What may make you feel better though, is that it happens to my healthy 82-year-old Dad when he's in his recliner as well.

He says he wasn't sleeping either, and his head's always at some God-awful angle while he's snoozing away. I think it's just something that happens with older bodies; they get tired. Try not to worry unless your mom wakes up with a stiff neck or if her arms have "fallen asleep." Maybe then she'd be better in her bed. Good luck.

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