Thank you for posting your query.
Sleep problems do occur after stroke
. Excessive sleep may occur in patients with large strokes and if there is involvement of hypothalamus
Medications that she has been prescribed for anxiety
may also contribute to it.
Other factor is lack of stimulation. If she is left to sleep and is not encouraged to participate in day-to-day activities, she would sleep more. So, she should be encouraged to talk to family members, watch TV, taken out for walks, etc.
If required, she could be given modafinil
tablets, to help her keep awake. Please discuss this with her neurologist
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurologist)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad