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She takes a lot of meds.

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What you should judge by is what is normal for her, is the key thing. If she is sleeping more than is usual for her, it IS a cause for concern and, given the medical history you've outlined, I should go back to her doctor and ask him to have another look.

How is your mother when she is awake? Any other changes or problems?
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Could be side effects of her meds.
Sadly, some doctors see 80 as a 'good old age' and are not all that concerned over her sleeping a lot.
What is sleeping 'a lot' to you? As we age, we need more times of rest, often. (Kinda like the reverse of childhood and infant patterns.)

Some people do indeed sleep a LOT (most of the day and night), and that should be taken up with assertiveness with her doctor. ( Are these pain meds, mainly? Heart meds? B/P meds? A combo of everything? Is there a warning label on the med(s) that states 'may cause drowsiness'? What is their opinion why of her sleeping so much? - they might not really know... What other options are there for her meds? Is this an indication of some other issue going on? etc...)
Keep asking until you get a good answer.
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Dave59 Jan 13, 2019
Thank thank you for your reply she's on blood pressure meds heart meds various others she sleeps all day and all night I'm going to really push your doctor on this thank you
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Could you give more information abut her condition? For example - Does she have any illnesses? How long has she had them? What particular meds is she on
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Dave59 Jan 13, 2019
She's she's taking heart meds blood pressure meds various others she has diabetes AFib congestive heart failure
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What kind of meds?
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Dave59 Jan 13, 2019
She's she's taking blood pressure meds heart meds Coumadin and several others
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