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    For the previous 6 weeks, I've been going to bed at something like 11 and getting up at 7 every morning, and on the weekends, I might shift that forwards one hour (12 to 8). But for some reason, I've been incredibly tired all the time, no matter what I do. At first I thought perhaps it was just excercise and diet, then I started eating and excercising better (cardio in the afternoons, plenty of fruits, always have had plenty of veg, dairy etc.), and the problem still persisted. I googled this stuff a while ago, and they suggested much of what I've already done, but they did make me think...

    Every now and then, I'm woken up by my dad's car at 5.30 am, which starts litterally 1 meter away from my head. I've usually just ignored this and gone back to sleep, so much so that I suspect that it's woken me up EVERY single morning! With the exception of the weekends, which I sleep really well. Needless to say, I just moved my bed to the other side of the room (which took me three hours, I have a rather large room). And then I changed my sleeping pattern to sleep at about 9.30pm, get up at 5.30, when the car leaves and wakes me up. Now, first time I've done this, and I couldn't sleep for about an hour (despite being beyond tired, almost zombie like), and I woke up LONG BEFORE 5.30 am! And now I'm tired and haven't had enough sleep. I can't keep doing this, I need to study at uni, this has been stuffing me up for so long because I just can't focus at all in the afternoon. Any tips or advice would be great.
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    consider getting your thyroid hormone levels checked

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    (which took me three hours, I have a rather large room).
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    Have you been checked for sleep apnea? My doctor recently told me that as many as 1 in 4 people suffer from it without realizing it.

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    yeah, sleep apnea: if you ever dream about being aboard sinking ships, planes crash-landing over the ocean, or hiding from a killer with a nail-studded bat in an echoing container warehouse, talk to your doctor.

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    Umm.. I've having the same problem.

    Ever heard about stressing over sleep, and therefore, loosing sleep?

    I was so stressed one time that I had a dream that my alarm clock went off. It was 4 a.m. Chayzus Kryste!

    I recommend melatonin pills (temporarily though- it does alter hormones, I think). Also, some people need 6 or 7, while 8 makes them sleepy, less is actually more.

    Turning on the lights at night helps me to fall asleep faster. Maybe you can try. Sunlight actually makes me sleepy, so maybe a little bit of light therapy may help? Maybe not the computer screen though.

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    Hmmm, now I think I'm actually somewhat less tired today than I was yesterday... I think maybe if I stick to getting up at 5.30, I'll be fine, I just have to adjust. That's a pain in the ass though, but it's do-able, just need some serious willpower . Thanks to you all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamp View Post
    consider getting your thyroid hormone levels checked
    This is good advice. If the problem persists, you should look into this. As far as diet goes, I would actually go easy on the dairy. A lot of people find their bodies don't respond well to it, and I wouldn't rule out the possibility that it's contributing to your problems. If energy is an issue, up the fruit or go heavy on legumes. Both are good sources of carbohydrates and potassium. You might also consider a B-vitamin supplement, or just a good multi-vitamin, and if you drink caffeinated beverages, try to cut them out.

    Being on a set schedule is usually really helpful, so if the time you've been waking up or going to sleep is in flux, that can lead to temporary problems like the one you describe. Hopefully you've got it mostly figured out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burymecloser View Post
    This is good advice. If the problem persists, you should look into this. As far as diet goes, I would actually go easy on the dairy. A lot of people find their bodies don't respond well to it, and I wouldn't rule out the possibility that it's contributing to your problems. If energy is an issue, up the fruit or go heavy on legumes. Both are good sources of carbohydrates and potassium. You might also consider a B-vitamin supplement, or just a good multi-vitamin, and if you drink caffeinated beverages, try to cut them out.

    Being on a set schedule is usually really helpful, so if the time you've been waking up or going to sleep is in flux, that can lead to temporary problems like the one you describe. Hopefully you've got it mostly figured out now.
    wow, funny that, a large chunk of my diet is dairy and caffine lol. I have fruit covered, legumes on the other hand... I might have to eat a can of em' popeye style I'll add those changes if I can, though I have in the past had a lot of dairy, and it doesn't seem to have much of an effect... I could be wrong. thanks
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    Do you eat organic food? I found that when I started to eat mostly organic food, like at least 80% of the time, I felt generally much, much better. It is stressful for your body to process and clean out all the chemicals and toxins and such. I don't know about sleep, but I found that after a while of eating mostly organic I am much more sensitive to what my body wants and needs, like it talks in a way. Just an idea that if you are maybe out of touch with knowing what you need to take care of yourself, you might be able to identify better what is disturbing you if you detox.
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    Could be sleep apnea. But usually sleep related problems is linked to anxiety and depression.
    Between that cigarillo and sticking my finger down my throat to see if I could DT, I feel like puking RN.

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