Hello everyone! I wanted to see if everyone else experienced similar things that I do. I’ve recently gained a love of reading, but I find that when I read, I get really tired…and fall asleep. What’s weird is that I’m super interested in the topic of the books/articles that I’m reading, to the point that I tend to hyper focus on them at times and that’s all that I think about/do for a while. I’m guessing that because I’m not physically engaged and I’m not generating more dopamine, that it causes my mind to stop focusing and just fall asleep.
Before someone suggests it, it is not narcolepsy, I’ve checked into that. I’m just wondering if this is something that is typical of ADHD or what. I’ve been diagnosed with ADHD for most of my life (I’m 36 now), never did anything for it. My parents thought that I was just fine and that I didn’t need medication, therapy or anything else…I just needed to do better (don’t get me started on this…it wasn’t the right way to handle things). I have only recently recognized the fact that I really need intervention and accommodations to help me do better. So, although it is an old diagnosis, I’m fairly new to actively dealing with it rather than just thinking that I’m a royal screw-up.