Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sleeping to much

When I first left work I often slept up to 20 hours a day. The doctors didn't know why and just put it down to my mental illness. Now I sleep up to 13 hours a day, usually about 11. I feel like half my day has been slept away. I have been battling with this one for a while. If I put the alarm on for more than a day it just makes me feel extremely tired during the day and often I have to rest. I have surfed the net but only babies and partying teenagers seem to have the problem. Recently I was going through a more zippy time for 10 days and I was only sleeping 8 hours so it seems to be connected to my moods.
Having complained about this I will try and keep my future entries brighter. So many people have much more serious problems I feel worse for mentioning it.
UPDATE...It's now the end of the year (2006) and I recently have been waking as early as 4.30 am and only sleeping 4-5 hours. I love the change. What a blessing. It happens for about 10 days waking up between 4.30 - 8am and then it goes back to the longer sleeping. I'd love to find other people who have strange sleeping patterns. I love having the extra time awake.

1 comment:

rhonda said...

I have fibromyalgia and suffer from anxiety. That keeps me from sleeping. I take fluoxetine for anxiety which helps me stop thinking so much at night time and relax. I still need to take pm pills to make me sleepy. So I have been waking up very tired lately. A lot of it is my two dogs I have to wake up and take them outside, then my cat wants me to wake up at 4 am. He starts biting and meowing. I feel horrible today. Hopefully I can take a nap.