My mother and I go to church every Sunday, then out to eat. She has dementia and mobility problems (rollator at about 1 mile a day :). In the restaurant she talks about the same things and often says bad things about people. It's the same each week. I hold my tongue, because Sunday is her day.
When we get home, the same thing happens each week. I hit the bed and sleep away the rest of the day. No, I shouldn't be that tired. I also noticed I get very sleepy after doing anything with my mother during the day, such as going to the doctor and out to eat. The only thing I can figure is that it is so stressful holding myself and my tongue back that I have to reset my body and mind.
Does this happen to anyone else? I'd like to say it's a power nap, but these naps last around 3 hours. Yikes.