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I'm having a really hard time with my sleep cycle at the moment. I can't seem to get up when the alarm goes off - I fall back to sleep as feel too exhausted to get up. I haven't changed med regime or anything. My eating habits have also gone down the drain but that's nothing new.

Also having blips of nightmares waking and asleep which I know can be from too much sleep. I just feel so tired all the time and I'm mid cycle.

I made myself get up this morning at 9am and had to go back to bed at 10:30am - woke up at 12pm - as was falling asleep at my desk.

The only thing that's new is study, but it's not like I'm doing it everyday - although I should be.

I'm finding it really hard to get motivated to do anything - everything requires so much energy that I just don't have at the moment.

Has anyone else had this problem? Did you find anything that helps?

Welcome any suggestions

hawk

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Hey Hawk - sorry that you're having this problem - I was having the same problem too but thought it was because of all the med changes. I just started forcing myself out of bed so that I could get back on a regular sleep schedule...it hasn't been perfect though. I'm looking forward to the replies you get.

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I'm finding it really hard to get motivated to do anything - everything requires so much energy that I just don't have at the moment.

Has anyone else had this problem? Did you find anything that helps?

Welcome any suggestions

hawk

No suggestions, sorry, as you do have many good ones for me. Hope that you can get back to a normal routine. Are you getting depressed. I am not real sure what your dx is or if you are taking any medications.

My only thought would be to drink some coffee or tea to jump start yourself some. I get very tired all the time when I am inactive. At night I just go to bed for lack of anything to do or watch on TV.

Right now here in the USA it's all election same old same old which is like a bad remake of a bad movie with new stars. I find the wives and BILL more interesting than the one that want to be the next leader of the free world.

Well Hawk, just hang in there if nothing better.

Dusty

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There are other factors that can cause tiredness. When I found myself going to bed at 8pm and then wanting to fall asleep all day my doctor thought it related to the MI, but sent me to a sleep lab. It turned out that I had very bad sleep apnoea. I now use an air pressure mask CPAP device. This is only trivia as it generally only affects the older over weight people. Your most probable diagnosis would be Depression or anxiety. I was told by a PDOC that it uses a lot of energy being anxious and is therefore very tiring.

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I am talking about, please consult a professional for a proper diagnosis. Getting your energy and enthusiasm back, I should imagine very important. When I find myself tired and disinterested, I get worried because it means I am sinking into depression and I need to act to avoid it.

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I find that major stress causes me to have the same kinds of problems with my sleep cycle. Right now I'm tired all of the time even though I'm getting the correct amount of sleep. This might sound like an obvious question, but is there something in your life (other than study) which is stressing you out? It could be a "I can handle it" thing that you really cannot handle. For me, it's trying to find a job. Until I actually *do* find a job, I'm pretty sure I will be stressed and tired.

Sometimes, knowing the cause is half the battle. Sorry I can't give you any suggestions on how to stay awake. I'm struggling with that myself. Good luck finding your cause though.

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  • 1 month later...

Earth, other than the nightmare blips, I'm in the same boat as you. Totally nocturnal now, but my classes are during the day. So far, I've just been avoiding sleep and staying up until classes and such are over (generally with the help of a red bull or two if its a monday or friday, and a midnight snack or two). It leads to something like 36 hours awake : 12 hours sleeping, which can seriously impact the studies, but at least one is able to make it to their daytime obligations.

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