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sleepyk12

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I've been having these awful sleep issues that have been seriously impacting my ability to attend classes this semester. It doesn't really seem like a pattern, so the cause is really hard to pin down. Some days I just can't sleep to save my life, and some days I will sleep the entire day and still not feel rested. My sleep schedule has been super inconsistent. Recently it has gotten to the point where almost every other day I'm missing class because of my sleep problems. I've had depression-related sleep problems before, but never anything like this. I can't get in to see a sleep specialist for months. Does anyone have a similar experience? Any advice or ideas? I really can't afford to drop classes at this point. :/

    • out_of_orexin

      567d

      When I was unmedicated and struggling with this, I did a lot of energy drinks and bought an alarm clock called the "Sonic Bomb" which comes with a bedshaker. I tuck the bed shaker against my chest when I sleep and it sure does wake me up haha!!

    • out_of_orexin

      567d

      I have narcolepsy (type 1) and I have those struggles too. I'm actually taking this next semester off due to multiple reasons, one of which is that I dont want to stay in school if I can't stay awake long enough to go to my classes, because I'm not actually learning anything. I'm taking this semester off to hopefully get my meds switched up and get to a point where I can stay awake and function before I go back into classes. There's nothing wrong with taking a semester off!

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