A big problem I've seen with the D&D 5E system,is that throwing death throws are not fun, not engaging, and very boring.
I am playing the cleric in a party with no other healers. I get knocked out a lot (mostly just out of probability). This means that until the encounter is cleared I'm either rolling death saves, or doing nothing. This is terribly boring, especially when encounters are an hour long.
Is D&D 5E supposed to be like this?
What am I supposed to do when I'm down and can't do anything to get up?
Aside from avoiding damage, what can I (as a player) do to make this less boring and time-wasting? This is for both myself and other downed players.
NOTE: I'm asking for in-game solutions. An answer containing the phrase "Talk to your DM" or similar is not an answer that I'm looking for. Answers can however, include social role playing with the DM.