Tired All Day, Awake All Night

This sucks. I started having sleeping problems about 6 yrs ago. It just gets worse and worse. Sleeping pills have little effect and make me feel like crap all day. I have tried different pillows, mattress, blankets, meds, wine, reading...ugh!!! If I do fall asleep it is a really strange half awake half sleep that feels like a hang over. I can hear everything and feel everything going on but I drift in and out of consciousness. I will dream and wake up over and over and over all night. I hate this and it is really making my life miserable.

gerrynchappster gerrynchappster 36-40 7 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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Did you ever find out what the issue was?

I have the exact same problem. Like some have said, you could have sleep apnea. There's also the possibility of DSPS which you can read about here:

Like you, I would really like to do a sleep study or see a doctor about this, but can't afford it. It's really screwing with my life (and my husband hates the fact that I don't go to sleep or wake up with him--I want to, but I just can't). I know just what you're going through. Hope that article helps! It helped me a little, even if it was just knowing that there are more people out there going through exactly the same thing I am.

maybe you sleep in a state of awareness of both this world and the supernatural.

It sounds like you may have sleep apnia..or insomnia. I sure hope it get better for you.

Thanks to you both, what heart felt comments! Yeah I am and have been depressed for a long time, as long as I can remember. I should try a sleep study, when I have money to pay for it I will definately do it. I take antidepressants, in the mornings. Along with some other diabetic meds. But these are new. Thank you for the friends. :)

I know how frustrating that feels. Definitely agree with OhioScott, it sucks.

It happened to me when I was in a bad place, was depressed and couldn't find things I wanted to look forward to. I'd sleep until late afternoons and then hung around, doing nothing during the evenings and nights.

I don't know if you're depressed or not but you might want to look into it. Take care, friend!

Damn! That sucks! Having drank some wine tonight I can certainly sympathize with your plight... Any possibility you have a sleep disorder? I have sleep apnea and didn't know it until i slept with another. I listen to talk radio at night... keeps me informed if nothing else... are you on any meds?

You take care... there are many out there with less...

Who knows... maybe you'll meet a new friend... :)