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Cece7

688d

Does anyone here struggle with waking up in the morning? I feel like no matter how much sleep I have the night before I’m always just like struggling to wake up and feel so tired for hours after waking up. Do you have advice on ways to really get yourself to not feel this way? I can’t try things like coffee because it makes me have panic attacks unfortunately.

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    • VariaMoon

      687d

      I can’t have coffee either (kills my Crohn’s) so what I discovered is music is my coffee. I put on all the songs that I can’t help but feel good/wake up when I hear them and it works wonders!! I have about a 30 min cup of music every morning. Hope that helps! 🎶

    • Lyssysue

      687d

      If you're on any SSRI's that could be why it messes with your melatonin

    • Snow512

      687d

      Yes! This has been one of my biggest struggles, especially the past year or so. (Before that I worked nights at a club so it really didn’t matter) but it got bad enough for me that it was a huge part of me losing my last job, and I really do not know how to fix it.

    • Y0g1

      687d

      Okay so I only work 3 days a week and I am also online getting my bachelors. What I do is days I don’t work I let myself sleep in (as I know I will get my homework done- just my personality type) and then days I work I set like 7 alarms one minute apart each- only set up that has and continues to work for me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • kacie90

      687d

    • melancholy_myope

      687d

      I really found that my body does best on a second shift schedule. (2pm to 10pm) I usually don't begin to tell truly sleepy until about 2am.

    • ATrainwreck

      687d

      I have found that yoga before bed and/or in the morning can help. Also making sure to get light as soon as possible. At a previous house I didnt have a window in my bedroom and used a smart light with a fade on option to mimick sunrise.

      • Cece7

        687d

        @ATrainwreck interesting idea!

    • Jack_in_a_blanket

      687d

      Have you ever had your vitamin D levels tested. Sometimes a bit D deficiency iron deficiency can cause fatigue

      • Cece7

        687d

        @Jack_in_a_blanket I did get tested for those and so take vitamin D just because in general I don’t get out enough so my doctor gave me that but otherwise things seemed to be good as far as blood tests show.

    • VariaMoon

      687d

      I can’t have coffee either (kills my Crohn’s) so what I discovered is music is my coffee. I put on all the songs that I can’t help but feel good/wake up when I hear them and it works wonders!! I have about a 30 min cup of music every morning. Hope that helps! 🎶

      • Cece7

        687d

        @VariaMoon I need to try that!

    • Confidence

      687d

      Yeah, I feel the same way. It has been a struggle getting ready for the day and I move so much slower. I try to listen to music and pray when I get ready and it helps.

    • Beehaw

      688d

      Getting in touch with your primary care doctor to see if there are other medical issues at play can be helpful. Sometimes it's not just mental health stuff contributing to the fatigue. Outside of that a routine can be incredibly beneficial. Even just giving yourself one thing to get out of bed for, like brushing your teeth, can lead to a snowball effect. I use Loop Habit Tracker (android) to help me stay on top of a routine and motivate myself through "streaks."

    • Soysaucesins

      688d

      Creating a routine worked for me. I have a kid so I base a lot of it on her but I usually go down brush my teeth first thing. Start my tea. Have a collection of podcasts and listen to it and get a least one chore done when my kids eating breakfast. That way I’m entertained, with my kid, and accomplishing something that at the end of the day I can look at and feel good with what I did.

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