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My sleep is ruining my life


For as long as I can remember I have had issues with my sleep, I sleep for far too long. I can easily sleep for 15 sometimes 16 hours. Sometimes I will sleep for say 13 hours, be awake for around 4 or 5 hours & then sleep for another 10. I don’t feel overly fatigued during the day but I don’t feel energetic by a long chalk. I have been a little depressed over the past 3 years with breaking up with my ex & some other hardships. However my state of mind is far better & healthier now than it has perhaps been in years. That’s not to say I’m ecstatic & brimming with confidence all day every day, but do I feel a lot more clearer headed now & postive. But I would say that the depression still lingers somewhat. My diet isn’t great. My family are pretty poor so I kinda just have to eat what I can, mainly being beans on toast or some other half assed s****y meal. Maybe that’s a factor. But I don’t want to be lectured about my diet because I don’t have the money to support a balanced diet as of now because I’m so inconsistent when it comes to jobs because of my sleep, I just can’t conquer it. I have probably lost around 5 jobs due to my sleep alone. It is beyond impossible to properly wake up & get out of bed in the morning. I find myself sleeping aaaalll day long until literally midnight. I don’t even feel as if I really need that amount of sleep but I just sleep and sleep and sleep & never wake up. throughout my entire life I have been called lazy & that’s what everyone has put it down to. I have actually been to the doctors about this but didn’t explain myself nearly as thoroughly as I have right here. I basically just said that I sleep for ages & find it really hard to wake up, plus I don’t feel all that fatigued throughout the day. & for some reason he almost laughed it off & put it down to me being a lazy young boy that just finds it hard to wake up in the mornings. but I truly believe in my heart of hearts it’s more than that. Can someone please give me some advice or direction because this is becoming my life now. It’s affecting everything, relationships, social life, diet, jobs. Even my dignity, I feel embarrassed every time I wake up after having been asleep for such ridiculously long hours. I find myself sneaking around at night time trying to make food whilst everyone else is asleep & by the time the morning comes around everyone’s waking up & im drifting off. My sleeping pattern is extremely difficult to tame. This is not sustainable. Someone help me please.

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I just joined this group a few days ago and I saw your post today, I've gone through stages where I would sleep 15 hours a day sometimes even 20 hours. I had problems with energy so I had to quit my job and spent about 6 months in bed. Id sleep all day and just wake up to eat and shower and read a little and I'd go back to bed. I went to see many doctors about my fatigue and energy and everything checked out ok. I was a little anemic and low on vitamin D. But later I found out it was my depression that was causing me to be so tired and sleepy all the time.

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