Hello. I'm a 17 year old boy and I am really starting to get concerned about my sleeping problems since my grades is getting worse and worse and I don't feel that I can live my life as I should be.
On a normal school day that starts at 08.00 AM I usually get around 5-7 hours of sleep. During the school day I feel really tired and sometimes I even fall asleep on the lessons.. When I get home I normally take a nap that lasts for around 3 hours or so, therefore I can't get homeworks done etc. which is having effects on my grades. A notable thing is also that atleast 1 day in a normal school week come late for class, about 1-2 hours and that is also having negative effects on my grades.
On weekends I stay up pretty late, to around 03-05 AM, because it's impossible to me to go to bed earlier. When I'm up this late on weekends, I sleep until around 3.00-7.00 PM. This is really, really making me feel a little bit down since I'm litterally sleeping away my life. The main problem is that I can't get up. I'm too exhausted to. I don't feel rested..
Does anyone know what this can be?
I am 5'6" (167 cm) and weighs 121 lbs (55 kilo)
I exercise 4,5 hours a week atleast. I have very good stamina
I have epilepsy and taking 6 pills a day for it (Orifiril Long) and I haven't had a seizure since I started my medications 2,5 years ago.
I do not feel depressed.
I am having vivid dreams.
I do really want to change for my own good, but I physically can't.. Does anyone got any suggestion of what to do? Has anyone been in the same situation?