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Good God, my habitual oversleeping is worsening.....I literally cannot get up before 11am. I know this is probably due to the fact that yes, I'm depressed and do not have anything of purpose at the moment to wake up for.....PLUS winter weather that's dark as Hell.....PLUS on a stupid stimulant break, until I can get in to see pdoc in 5 days. Are there any other tactics you've used?? I'm going to bed same time every night (by 11pm). I sleep really well entire night. WTF. I tried a sunlamp thing in the past and it made me headachey & irritable. Even when I go for walks during the day, it doesn't help.
It hit me when I was twenty and progressively (rapidly, really) grew worse these past years. At one point I slept 22 hours a day and barely dragged myself out of bed at that. The weird thing is that I also have symptoms of narcolepsy, though my sleep study did not show me to be narcoleptic. I have frequent hallucinations upon waking like narcoleptics do. My life was nonexistent until I scoured the internet for alternate treatments for my hypersomnia -- adderall alone wasn't cutting it, and some of the stims made me manic. If any of you are struggling with idiopathic hypersomnia, I cannot recommend Clarithromycin (antibiotic), Minocin (antibiotic), or Levothyroxine (thyroid medication) enough. Doctors don't know WHY these medications help people with IH, but a lot of the time they do, and it can be a life saver. Currently I am on 25 mcg of Levothyroxine and the difference is night and day. The drug Flumazenil (used in benzo overdoses, I believe) is supposedly to be the best alternate treatment, but I don't need it with the others available. Just wondering if anyone else here suffers from idiopathic hypersomnia (or just plain hypersomnia) and what their experience with treatments/coping has been like. I also wanted to share the info about Flumazenil/Clari/Minocin/Levothyroxine, just in case someone isn't getting enough relief from stimulants and needs something else like I did.
I've this issue my entire life, but seems it's getting worse (I do plan to go to my dr). I sleep 10+ hours per night and I always feel groggy, tired and awful. I just bought a fitness/sleep tracker (only $29), wondering how accurate these are? Even if I get up early, exercise, etc I'm groggy and dazed. Extremely doubtful it's sleep apnea or vitamin deficiency. I read that 7-8 hours of sleep is ideal, each sleep cycle is 90 minutes. I am debating on trying to set alarm 90 minutes before you need to get up, so you're not awakened in the middle of a cycle (does this really work?) I do not want to take more meds/stimulants for this. @mikl_pls I think you've had this issue also?