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Old 10-24-2008, 11:57 PM   #16
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

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Yes, I know exactly what you mean and I suspect many others do, also. When I get quality sleep, I can work, study, create like a dog...when I don't, I can't accomplish something as simple as brushing my teeth.
That has been my experience as well.

 
Old 10-25-2008, 12:39 AM   #17
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

hi. i'm new to here and was going to ask a question when i came across this post. and i don't know if i'm allowed to machine anything about herbs and such so if i'm not that i apologize in advance.

anyways about 3 years ago when i was in collage a good friend of mine gave me an herb called calea zacatichichi. (AKA the leaf of god) and you can smoke it, eat it( which i would not recommend cause it taist like *** ) or drink it. anyways after taking the herb i noticed that i was sleeping rather well, in fact i could stay up all night studying and have only 5 hours of sleep and feel like i had 8. i then gave it to another friend of mine who was having to take drugs just to fall asleep and even then they did not work some times, after about the third day he told me that it worked out really well for sleeping. me and my friend ended up giving this herb out to about 20 or so people and every one reported that it helped them sleep. it relaxes your hole body and clears your mind. but it will give you some messed up dream i'll tell you that. hence the name leaf of god. also every one i spoke with about this machined that they became addicted to the herb for about a month then just stopped taking it. its been 3 years since i last took it and have never had sleeping trouble since then. anyways just thought i would machine it..

take care guys and i look forword to using these forums

P.S. you can find the herb is some health food store all over the internet and ive even seen it on ebay.

 
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #18
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

Hi all. I just found this thread after perusing some of the others in an effort to nail down what the heck is wrong with me. Now, I don't know if this would qualify me as having "excessive daytime sleepiness" or not, but....I can't seem to get enough sleep, no matter how much of it I get. Here is a basic rundown of my daily sleep pattern - I usually get up between 4:30 - 5am on weekdays, I head to the gym for my daily workout, afterwards I might run some errands. I come home and eat lunch, and by 12noon I crawl into my bed and take a nap until 2pm. I then jump in the shower, get dressed and head to work (I start at 3pm). By around 6pm, I can feel myself getting sleepy again...my head feels heavy and I will often nod off at my desk on and off throughout the evening. I usually leave work by 9:45pm, I'm home by 10pm...brush my teeth, change into my jammies and I'm not kidding when I say that I could be "out cold" within 30 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. Then the whole cycle repeats the next morning. On weekends, I sleep in a bit later...getting up at 6:30am. I usually do not take an afternoon nap on weekends, but generally will start getting sleepy at around 7 or 8pm. I will often nod off while watching TV. I usually go to bed at 9pm on weekends...sometimes earlier.

I never really associated my tiredness and fatigue with a sleep disorder...I had been focusing on other conditions (thyroid, autoimmune, CFS, diabetes, perimenopause,etc) in which fatigue is a common symptom. Perhaps I need to investigate the possibility of a sleep disorder, a little further.

 
Old 10-30-2008, 06:32 AM   #19
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

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Hi all. I just found this thread after perusing some of the others in an effort to nail down what the heck is wrong with me. Now, I don't know if this would qualify me as having "excessive daytime sleepiness" or not, but....I can't seem to get enough sleep, no matter how much of it I get. Here is a basic rundown of my daily sleep pattern - I usually get up between 4:30 - 5am on weekdays, I head to the gym for my daily workout, afterwards I might run some errands. I come home and eat lunch, and by 12noon I crawl into my bed and take a nap until 2pm. I then jump in the shower, get dressed and head to work (I start at 3pm). By around 6pm, I can feel myself getting sleepy again...my head feels heavy and I will often nod off at my desk on and off throughout the evening. I usually leave work by 9:45pm, I'm home by 10pm...brush my teeth, change into my jammies and I'm not kidding when I say that I could be "out cold" within 30 seconds of my head hitting the pillow. Then the whole cycle repeats the next morning. On weekends, I sleep in a bit later...getting up at 6:30am. I usually do not take an afternoon nap on weekends, but generally will start getting sleepy at around 7 or 8pm. I will often nod off while watching TV. I usually go to bed at 9pm on weekends...sometimes earlier.

I never really associated my tiredness and fatigue with a sleep disorder...I had been focusing on other conditions (thyroid, autoimmune, CFS, diabetes, perimenopause,etc) in which fatigue is a common symptom. Perhaps I need to investigate the possibility of a sleep disorder, a little further.

the same thing happens to me! Except I can't get enough sleep no matter when i go to bed or when i wake up. I sleep in incredibly late on weekends and take naps. During the week I get up at 5:00 am for work and get out at 4:30 pm and i have a lot to do after. Once night comes I rarely can fall asleep without ambien, i only talk a half though and it works like a charm. I get enough sleep for it to wear off too. Whether or not I take it, I cannot stop from dozing off at work during the day. It just won't stop.

I also wake up in the morning with my neck, chest, buttocks sweating. I open the windows and it's freezing out, turn on the fan and get under the covers and I always wake up hot. It feels cold when I get out of bed because of the wetness on my shirt and the freezing air. I don't have any idea how to get a happy medium. It happens a lot but I haven't paid attention to whether or not it is every night.

 
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

nscrbug,

If you and your doctors have ruled out other possible causes of your sleep problems, I would definitely suggest consulting with a sleep specialist!! You have a number of symptoms that suggest a sleep disorder....

Last but not least, medications can cause some of these problems so if you're taking meds for anything, look at the side effects!!! Doctors often don't take this into consideration.

Bethsheba

 
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

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....I also wake up in the morning with my neck, chest, buttocks sweating. I open the windows and it's freezing out, turn on the fan and get under the covers and I always wake up hot....
These symptoms suggest something other than a sleep disorder...what have you and your doctors ruled out?

Bethsheba

 
Old 10-31-2008, 01:48 PM   #22
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

Well, this topic has indeed developed some interest. When it
started I didn't think it was going to get much response. I
really believe that there are many who experience symptoms
that are either directly or indirectly related to sleep problems
but who are unable to find help. It is a field that is developing
but has quite a ways to go it seems. Some of the symptoms
described earlier in this thread point more likely to hormonal
problems but hormonal problems lead to sleep problems. The
one cannot be separated from the other and it's hard to know
which comes first, the chicken or the egg. But breathing is so
fundamental to good health and sleep issues can stem from
physical abnormalities preventing proper breathing that it is
an approach that helps many, but not all. And daytime breathing
problems can be as problematic also. Daytime overbreathing due
to unhealthy breathing habits leads to 'hypocapnia' which is
a matter of too little carbon dioxide leading to alkalinization of
the blood causing electolyte imbalances that cause all sorts of
symptoms including daytime fogginess and sleepiness so it's not
easy to point to the basic problem and address it. In my own case
I have both nightime sleep issues and daytime breathing issues
which have me in a foggy, groggy half gone state much of the time.
Feedback therapy can solve the 'hypocapnia' issue and CPAP may
deal with my sleeptime breathing problem. Only time and pursuit of
solutions will tell. So many of these symptoms fit so many problems
that it's hard to feel certain one is on the right path to improvement.
Lucky is the patient who finds a knowledgable and sympathetic doctor.

 
Old 11-15-2011, 09:19 AM   #23
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

I have noticed that I get extemely sleepy since starting suboxone. I thought it might be from .5 mg of xanax i take 2xday which I think is a low dose and I have been taking for 35 yrs. I have also noticed that my eyes get tired looking at my computer screen thus getting me sleeply. (especially in the morning) I never had this problem until starting suboxone. I have the 8/2 strips and I cut them into thirds and only take a 1/3 at a time.

 
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Re: Excessive daytime sleepiness anyone ??

Look dear,I think that excessive day time sleeping is a reflection of another problem called OSAS i.e obstructive sleep apnea syndrome that means 30 or more apnoetic episodesduring a 7 hours period of sleep.that causes interrupted sleep .Its causes may be nasal or pharyngeal & is more common in men ,age 35-65,infants & children due to enlarged tonsils & adenoids,obese persons.This problem causes excessive day time sleepiness varying from feeling of generally being tired to actually falling asleep during important activities,like driving car or operating machinery.

 
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