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kindykat

452d

So sometimes when I go into sensory overload and/or am really anxious I get really tired and fall asleep. I’m wondering if this is part of my autistic shutdowns? Does this happen to anyone else?

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    • zellarius

      452d

      sensory overload can be exhausting which can translate as feeling sleepy.

    • IndigoBro

      451d

      I get that too, after sensory overload or anxiety/panic or ptsd flashback or any intense emotions. I call it “powering down” I usually have a few seconds when I notice it’s happening. I don’t always sleep sometimes I just mental+physical nothing for a few minutes. Can’t see or process inputs.

    • fruitpunk

      451d

      I always feel exhausted after a meltdown/shutdown/being triggered. Afterwards all I can do is rest. Listen to your body and allow yourself the time to recover. 💕

    • Wednesday_7

      451d

      It doesn’t happen to me personally, but it could be related. I agree with what Emily said and sleeping is a way to kind of mute sensory input, so it could be your response to overload.

    • zellarius

      452d

      sensory overload can be exhausting which can translate as feeling sleepy.

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