Hi! Deirdre again. I'm wondering if anyone else is perpetually tired, like me. I'm sure it has to do with my inactive lifestyle, but I wanted to run it by you guys. I go to sleep late - midnight or one in the morning - and sleep in late - anywhere from 11.30 in the morning to one in the afternoon. And even with all that sleep, I am still tired. I also take naps every once in a while - not very regularly - and they're hours long - three to four hours, to be exact. Is this normal? Should I start exercising more? Is this just a regular part of CF, the need to rest a lot? Lately, I've been rather short of breath, and I'm wondering if maybe I'm even more tired because I'm working double-time to breath while going about my regular activities - like going to class or running errands. I walk nearly everywhere, so could it be this over-exertion that is causing my extreme sleepiness? How many hours of sleep do you get, and do you nap during the day?
Thanks for reading and/or responding!
-me, deedee. :D