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Old 08-30-2011, 01:30 PM #1
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I notice that when I read I'm wiped out. I'm not sure if this is actually from reading, relaxing, or what,...but I wipe out...feel like I need a nap but I don't actually sleep...just lay there in a zone for 20 mins or half hour. Is this normal??

I usually read before bed ..TO EXHAUST me so I can sleep.
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Reading caused me headaches. I'm sure there are several factors. For me, it was 1) concentration and 2) visual problems with binocularity. It has gotten much better since I completed vision therapy.
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I am reading a large print book...and I really think its reading that makes me tired, but maybe its just living life!!!
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It's funny that you posted this right now.

I have been extremely tired recently, mid day, but unable to nap. However, I have been reading more lately, to try to escape boredom and depression. I don't get headaches, so I didn't think it was that big of a deal.

However that could explain my surge in exhaustion.
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how much are you reading at a time...more than 15 mins? My max is about 10 and I start noticing the fatigue. I'm saving most reading for right before bed as its relaxing and exhausting!!!
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I notice that when I read I'm wiped out. I'm not sure if this is actually from reading, relaxing, or what,...but I wipe out...feel like I need a nap but I don't actually sleep...just lay there in a zone for 20 mins or half hour. Is this normal??

I usually read before bed ..TO EXHAUST me so I can sleep.
I had a lot of problems with this after my 4 concussions, especially with computer screens. For me it has gone away, but it took approximately 1.5 years. I know that if you are recently injured, it is recommended that you avoid activities like reading in order to reduce the strain on neurons.
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Alryan...I am at the one year mark tomorrow. I am tolerating the computer for short bursts a little better. I just want to pick up a book and read read read!!
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