Relationship With Stroke Often Sleep?
Tonight, my father is 49, And now has a stroke, after yesterday being hospitalized for 5 days, the hospital has allowed to go home and finally therapy at home. What I want to ask, Why is my father able to sleep all day, until such a strong eye open?
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First of all you should make sure in advance, whether your father was just sleeping or your father has a disturbance of consciousness. In disturbance of consciousness the patient will usually be more difficult to wake up, even if given a stimulus (talk to, or given pain stimuli) the patient may wake up briefly and then fall asleep again. If your father experiences this, you should immediately be taken to the hospital again for further evaluation.
If there is no disturbance of consciousness (meaning your father is just sleeping), then it needs to be evaluated, does your father experience certain sleep disorders that cause his daily sleep to be of poor quality? Post stroke patients often experience sleep disturbances, for example, it becomes more difficult to sleep at night (meaning that your father does not sleep at night because he is not sleepy so he sleeps more during the day), or your father often wakes up at night so he still feels sleepy during the day. Post-stroke patients can also experience breathing problems during sleep called obstructive sleep apnea, meaning that there is a shortness of breath while your father is sleeping. This can also cause sleep to be of poor quality and your father becomes more sleepy.
It's best if you tell this to the neurologist when your father goes to control. Post-stroke patients still need regular control to the doctor (both neurologist, internist, cardiologist, or medical rehabilitation doctor) to help control any diseases that may have that increase the risk of stroke, and to help restore the physical condition after a stroke.
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