| | Extreme Sleeping
I have never been diagnosed with anything despite being constantly tested by doctors to see if I have any problems.
I sleep an UNBELIEVABLE amount. I'm not talking 10-12 hours I am talking 15-20 hours. I had glandula fever when I was 17 and it was left undiagnosed for about 2 months. Ever since I have massive sleeping issues, I always love sleep as it was but ever since I can almost be in a coma, sleeping 18 hours not waking up once to pee or drink. The longest I have slept was 22 hours, no waking up nothing. I can sleep through alarms and any kind of noise. I have slept in a room where people were yelling and partying and my sleep was not disturbed.
Doctors have called me lazy and said that they cannot find anything, and I just need to get into a better sleeping routine. I tried. For 4 (long) months I went to bed and woke up after 8 hours by having my partner shake me and/or carry me out of bed and place me in a bathtub of water. I became sick with flu like symptoms and my brain became foggy. It was impossible to hold down a job and deal with day to day life. Until I discovered alcohol made me feel awake. From the age of 19-23 I drank a lot on weekends just so I could see friends. I am one of those people who make plans then back out at the last moment claiming to have doubled up, when really, I'm going to bed.
I currently have a full time job, I work 9 days a fortnight and manage to not call in sick very often, but the issue is I have clouded memory, I forget everything unless I write it down, and I am constantly tired and sore (I feel like a hypochondriac!) I dream of sleeping forever. I couldn't think of anything better to do with my time, and it's so sad. I want a real life. My partner hates it and wishes I was more active.
What can I do?!