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Need help fixing sleep issue! This is a bit long, so sorry. We need help if anyone can, please. We live in a state that's known for being really hot all the time and have been struggling to stay awake. Now normally this wouldn't be an issue but we live with roommates now and not our family anymore (moved out last summer, but our roommates had less of an issue with it then since we had just moved in). Our roommates are frustrated with the way we just randomly fall asleep and that we have such little control in our sleep schedule. Any tips on how to fix our sleep schedule? For more info: Our main issue is that the heat starts heavily affecting us at around 14:00 (2pm) and even when we push it off for as long as possible, we end up falling asleep by at least 16:00 (4pm). Any help is appreciated, we're living rent-free with them and we know they're annoyed with it and we owe it to them to at least fix this. I'm adding depression as a tag on this post because our depression definitely has an effect with this too, we often fall back asleep on our worst days because we don't have the energy to get up at all due to our depression and narcolepsy.

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    • SweetSleep

      292d

      @Bridget53 Yes! Short naps were always what got us through the day before on the colder days (anytime it wasn't summer lol). I guess our main issue now is that our roommates don't really like us doing that, but we 100% agree that even those short little naps make a difference. Even being 20-30 minutes, they do make a difference and help with the day

    • Bridget53

      292d

      I have learned over the years of having Narcolepsy that no matter how much I rest and not do much activity before having to go out in the heat I still end up getting tierd wqutie quickly even if I take a power nap throught the day. Back in his school I started taking like a 20 to half hour power nap that way I could make it though the day could help u. Their will be days that u might not beable to fall asleep or didn't at all but u do may not feel like it but just those few mins will give u some much needed energy. I suggest setting an alarm if you do.

      • SweetSleep

        292d

        @Bridget53 Yes! Short naps were always what got us through the day before on the colder days (anytime it wasn't summer lol). I guess our main issue now is that our roommates don't really like us doing that, but we 100% agree that even those short little naps make a difference. Even being 20-30 minutes, they do make a difference and help with the day

    • thatsjustthewayIam

      300d

      My friend found chamomile tea woke her up! Try lemon verbena too. Best to get loose leaf than tea bags

      • SweetSleep

        300d

        @thatsjustthewayIam we will try that, thank you so much!

        • thatsjustthewayIam

          300d

          @SweetSleep no trouble I love helping. Herbs have so many properties, it’s a niche interest and keeps helping me

    • SweetSleep

      300d

      @sweetsue unfortunately, caffeine makes us sleepy (unsure if that's related to the narcolepsy or adhd) so we don't drink coffee often, but we could try tea! We often pace in the kitchen, but our issue is that our body will make us pass out in there as well, however the moving does help a lot. Thank you so much for the suggestions and we will for sure try tea!

    • sweetsue

      300d

      Do you drink coffee or tea? Anything that has a little bit of caffeine that you could try around that time of afternoon when you do fall asleep. Do you have room to go out and walk around to get your body moving and stay awake? Just some suggestions. My problem is I can't sleep at night so I have to take medication.

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One suggestion is to try breaking up your sleep. For example, you could nap when the heat starts affecting you (around 2-4pm), then wake up, eat dinner, do any work you need for the next day, then sleep again later in the night. This way, you're still getting the sleep you need but breaking it up so you can still somewhat function. Another advice is to not force yourself to try to sleep if you're not tired, instead, do something moderately productive that doesn't use much energy and you'll eventually doze off. It's also recommended to get tested for conditions like sleep apnea or narcolepsy, as these could be contributing to your sleep issues.

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