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Severe sleep problems affecting my life

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  • Posted By: AloraRhi
  • October 30, 2007
  • 00:19 AM

For most of my life I've had bad sleep problems. Sometimes they disapear for a day then they're back the next most of the time it's managable but it still limits me and sometimes I just can't do anything.
My symptoms are:

I sleep 9-12 hours and I'm still tired the next day
My body doesn't tell me it's tired and I lay awake for hours trying to get to sleep
when it's really bad I can't concentrate, I can't get my mind to process information
also when it's bad I get really sensitive to sound, touch, and temperature, making me get annoyed and angry easily
when it's under control I fall asleep around 7 and wake up at 5 and still feel a little tired but I can do more
I go through highs and lows so I can't keep a job or go to school, or do anything socially at night because I never feel awake enoughSome of my other problems are, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and asperger syndrome. I think it's possibly my pineal and adreanal glands aren't working right, but all the doctors I talk to say that that would be SAD's but I know it's not that.

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  • Do you think you might have sleep apnea? If you are constantly unconsciously waking up, this makes you very tired the next day. Does anyone witness your sleep? or can you put a voice-activated tape recorder near your bed. If you gasp for air, you probably have sleep apnea, which they have found is responsible for, or contributes to a whole LOTTA ills.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 08:16 AM
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