Hey all, I've had really bad daytime sleepiness for about 2 years now and it has progressively getting worse. Most days I find myself laying in bed and looking out the window because that's all I can do. The best way to describe my fatigue is that it seems to be mostly "in my head". I feel groggy, sleepy, and like there is an incredible weight over me making everything I do hard. Naps don't seem to help and the sleepiness comes in waves. My concentration is bad too and even watching TV is too hard sometimes.
Here's the pieces of the puzzle
*I am 26 and according to doctors, am incredibly healthy.
*Sleep studies have found nothing significant.
*I was a personal trainer so I'm still in good shape and try to exercise whenever I can muster the energy (which is becoming rarer)
*I've had pretty much every blood test I can think of and nothing significant.
*Stimulants usually don't work. Caffeine, Energy drinks, Nuvigil included.
*I've tried many medications and the only thing that has made me feel normal again is Bupropion (Welbutrin) but it stopped after a month despite dose increasing.
*I'm not depressed.
Any insight would be great. I'd also like to hear from anyone with a similar problem. Thank you!
Last edited by dayvancowboy85; 06-13-2012 at 10:37 AM.
I was thinking it was narcolepsy too. But the sleep test they do for narcolepsy didn't show that I was (you have to fall asleep fast enough). I did it twice too :/
I totally feel for you. I also have a condition called alpha sleep disruption, and so while I do have narcolepsy (had that genetic testing done, plus several sleep studies) I have never fallen asleep quickly. I wish you the best.
Sleeping every night and still feel unrefreshed and tired in the morning. According to The National Sleep Foundation, oversleeping or sleeping more than enough of the required sleeping hours can put you at higher risk for morbidity or even mortality. Oversleeping can in fact be a symptom by an underlying medical condition.