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ssaturnss

664d

im so exhausted all of the time and i have no idea why. most of the time i get at least 8 hours of sleep but im realizing that i do better with 4 or 5 hours

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    • Venomwing

      664d

      @Venomwing Chronic sleep issues are par for the course if you have ADHD. My psychiatrist recommended generating sleep pressure as part of the therapy program to try to reset my circadian rhythm. This means you do not go to your bedroom or to bed until you actually physically feel sleepy enough to fall asleep within an hour. Otherwise you do things like staying out of your bedroom and staying in a different room at the house, reducing lights and electronics to try to help you feel sleepy, or do activities that may physically and mentally wear you out and make you sleepy.

    • Alli_Apple

      664d

      This is what caused me to go and get my diagnosis in the first place! I was never not thinking about sleep. Adderall was a miracle for this when I started and works a little less now I think but overall it definitely still does! After getting covid, though, this came back full force for two months… Can’t even tell if I’m back to normal yet.

    • Venomwing

      664d

      ADHD has known comorbidity with circadian rhythm disorders.

      • Venomwing

        664d

        @Venomwing Chronic sleep issues are par for the course if you have ADHD. My psychiatrist recommended generating sleep pressure as part of the therapy program to try to reset my circadian rhythm. This means you do not go to your bedroom or to bed until you actually physically feel sleepy enough to fall asleep within an hour. Otherwise you do things like staying out of your bedroom and staying in a different room at the house, reducing lights and electronics to try to help you feel sleepy, or do activities that may physically and mentally wear you out and make you sleepy.

    • katiegirl20021

      664d

      Im there with ya i can get full 8 hours of sleep and be exhausted then if i get an hour or two im not feeling exhausted or tired its weird try talking to your doctor about sleep medicine and see if that helps

    • Amiwwa

      664d

      I have had this issue but for me, it didn't matter how much sleep I got, I'd be ridiculously exhausted during the day and needed naps that were 2 to 3 hours just to function. Once I had my son, I couldn't do that anymore so I was drowning. Finally, I heard about symptoms of narcolepsy and took a chance on asking my sleep Dr about it. I already had sleep apnea and have been on Adderall for over a year. They managed to diagnose me through medication and omgosh my whole life has changed.

    • AnimalBoy

      664d

      That sounds somewhat like chronic fatigue syndrome, which can be a stand alone issue or a symptom of something else. I can't function if I get more than 5 hours of sleep but less than 10-12 depending on the day and sometimes if I over exert myself I need 14+ to be okay. The only 8 hours of sleep that's ever helped me are the midday naps I'd take in high school when i was the most exhausted and burnt out

    • Weevil

      664d

      I think it partially has to do with what sleep stage you're in when you wake up. If you wake up directly from deep sleep, you're guaranteed to wake up drowsy. If you can sleep a shorter time and take a short nap sometime in the day, that's one possible solution.

    • meelia

      664d

      I've had this same experience. Sometimes my friends get upset because I'll fall asleep during movies/hangouts and it's like 9pm. I don't really know why I need so much sleep either

    • GorgeousGeorgie666

      664d

      Talk to your doctor about your meds. Memantine can induce drowsiness, if taken in a certain way. Maybe they need to raise your Focalin, instead.

      • GorgeousGeorgie666

        664d

        @GorgeousGeorgie666 Just a few ideas.

      • ssaturnss

        664d

        @GorgeousGeorgie666 i dont currently take any meds, i used to but some side effects happened and i dont wanna risk that again

        • BeccaJoy

          664d

          @ssaturnss Adderall helps with that though.

        • GorgeousGeorgie666

          664d

          @ssaturnss that's why.

    • Andrewmills

      664d

      I get up at wired hours too

      • ssaturnss

        664d

        @Andrewmills last night i didnt get to sleep until about 3 so im pretty tired. i have to wake up at 5:30-ish

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