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Re: Sleeping to much is stressing me out PLEASE HELP

Re: Sleeping to much is stressing me out PLEASE HELP

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Posted by Otto on December 02, 2000 at 23:31:12:

In Reply to: Re: Sleeping to much is stressing me out PLEASE HELP posted by TAMI on November 15, 2000 at 19:30:55:

: : : Shawn, have you ever heard about narcolepsy? It may be worth going to a Dr. and checking out.

: : i always thought narcolepsy was where you just fell asleep at the drop of a hat ,because i dont do that i just cant fall asleep until i am just dead tired and then i sleep for anywhere from 8-20 hours i mean thanks god i have enough self control that i get up for work but its so tough i am usually rushing because i sleep till hte last minute and try and get as much sleep as possible
: : but if you can help i would be really grateful
: : thanks

: Do a survey of your lifestyle and see if youn are doing anything to cause yourself to be unable to get to sleep. Caffeine (in sode etc or chocolate) lots of physical activity just before bedtime, eating, mental stimulation, stress, will all make sleep hard to come by. IF you're dooing anything to inhibit sleep stop doing it. Take a warm relaxing bath , learn how to do relaxation meditations and don't worry about it. I know easier said than done. Sleep is a natural& needed thing . Without music or tv or lites or noise you will be able to nod off.Hypnosis might help as well.Pills don't really work and you don't sound narcoleptic to me. Are you depressed? Sleep disturbances of any kind are a symptom of depression.

Sounds like depression. I had hypersomnia before I got treatment.I found out I was depressed by accident when I went on Zyban to quit smoking. Zyban is the same as the antidepressent Wellbutrin. I knew I was depressed because it made me feel so much better than I had been accustomed to. I had thought I was just lazy and not real happy but found out I was depressed and had just gotten used to it. After I started feeling more "up" (not edgy) during the day, I slept much better at night. It's definitely worth checking into, you have much to gain and nothing to lose.

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