Vannahbooo6: Your body uses all of your energy to repair your body. When most people wake up they are usually exhausted.
caninekg: I don’t remember the time I was in a coma at all. All your brain energy goes to repairing your body, and whatever part is hurt. I really cant answer the question well, because I literally have zero memories of that time
RottenBread: Not sure if relevant as I’m not sure what you mean by trauma but this year, I snapped my knee pretty badly and was waiting for 45 minutes before the ambulance grew arrived. I was screaming, pumping sweat, fist clenched, and generally not coping.
When they arrived, they put me on oxygen and doped me up with drugs. It wasn’t enough and in the ambulance, they upped the dosage to the limit they could give me. I was in a lot of pain still but by this point, I was exhausted. After going into uncontrollable giggles, more swearing, and still sweating, I finally gave in and, for the best way to explain it, fell asleep.
It wasn’t like any sleep I had before. I remember feeling heavy, very very heavy, which is possibly due to the oxygen and morphine. I then remember feeling powerless and just losing grip of consciousness. When I finally did ‘go to sleep’, it wasn’t restful. I was still aware of pain but my body just couldn’t keep going, as if I surrendered. When I woke up, it had been no more than 10 minutes but my mind was on a whole new level. I was responding to doctors, able to stand the pain, and overall coping well. One factor remained though and that was weariness and groggy headedness, and the heavy sensation.
I’m no medical professional but that sleep wasn’t restful, it was more caving into the exhaustion and chemicals in my body, and then working through them for clarity. Was a surreal experience, one in glad took place to help me manage at the time, but not one I’m in a rush to experience again soon.
bradleyd15: I would imagine it’s something to do with the body shutting down non vital processes to preserve energy for repairing the damage done to itself!
YeOldeButtPirate: If you’re talking knocking yourself out kind of trauma (versus like a coma or something), then yeah, *technically* you’re sleeping and resting, but you do wake up feeling exhausted still.
It feels kinda like getting a full night’s sleep after going a day or two without any sleep. Yeah, you technically slept and rested, but you almost feel worse when you wake up.
ChristPuncher79: I was knocked unconscious a LOT when I was a kid and as a teen/young man. I can tell you that I never once woke up feeling rested and fresh :/
Source: Had my head smashed in repeatedly.