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Unread 11-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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I am an overweight 23 year old female who has had issues with sleep for the past couple years. Growing up, my mom was a night owl, and I adapted to her schedule. I would stay up until 2AM and have to be up for school at 6, etc. In high school, I never got enough sleep because I prefered to stay up late. After high school I took 2 years off, and then started sleeping ALL THE TIME (same on summer break when I was still in school). I find myself staying up until 2-3AM and sleeping until noon, or 1-2PM. I just sleep and sleep and sleep. I have SUCH a hard time getting up in the morning. To me, 9AM is incredibly early.

I have gotten on schedules before, but they've never stuck. And I'm always yawning, always tired. I may be starting a new night job soon, so that might benefit me, but I'm just wondering if anyone knows what could be up? I had blood work done earlier in the year and my thyroid was fine. I do snore, but I have a hard time believing sleep apnea could leave me THIS exhausted ALL the time, but maybe it's coupled with depression?
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Unread 11-14-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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It is great to have you come and be with us. You will fine a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. Please, just let us know how we can help you out. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

I am just like you and love to stay up at nite and sleep late in the morning. Some how I rest better at that time.

I do have sleep apnea, and have had it for a long time. Since I have loss some weight tough I usually don't need it at times.

Please keep us up to date on your condition. Again welcome, looking forward to seeing you around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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Boy, can I relate! I used to sleep 14-18 hours at night and then struggle to stay awake the rest of the time. It was so bad that I used to fall asleep at work and would take naps (even at work) when I could get one it. I know I have sleep apnea and wear a CPap at night. It only helped somewhat. Finally I went to a sleep specialist who prescribed nuvigil. I take one an day and it really keeps me awake. I now sleep 8-10 hours a night, feel alert and enthusiastic all day. I have tons more energy and I like my job again. I still have MS so I fight fatigue but that is a totally different monster.

I strongly urge you to go see a doctor. I literally gave me back my life.
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