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Confused Worn out all the time.

I try to keep myself busy outside of work, so I do sports, see my friends and, in general, do stuff I enjoy. Doing this stuff keeps me sane. Itís also worth mentioning that I do make sure I have the occasional quiet night in to allow myself to recharge. This being said, the amount of stuff I do probably does contribute to the levels of tiredness I feel, as I try to have something to do most nights of the week Ė not necessarily for the whole evening, but I dislike spending the whole evening sitting around at home, as I get bored/find it unproductive. Unless Iím so absolutely exhausted I feel I canít stand, Iíll still go out and do stuff, as I usually feel better for having done something.

My major problem is the fact that Iím not sleeping well Ė Iíve made a post before about consistently being woken up early in the morning, which constantly leaves me feeling worn out and like Iím chasing sleep for the rest of the week. I didnít really get anywhere with solving that issue either, so I just donít know what to do now. That previous post is HERE if anyone wants to view it.

I donít think thereís any medical issue at play here; I think I just do a lot of tiring activities and, despite my best efforts, I donít manage to get enough sleep to sort me out and, as Iíve mentioned, I feel the lack of sleep is the main issue here Ė even if I did less with my time, I still wouldnít be sleeping properly. Iíve been told I should try a sleep tracking app (or similar) to monitor how I actually sleep), so I might give that a go, but what else can I do? Should I be prepared to feel this tired for the next 8 months (until I can potentially move out of my current place)? Should I be prepared to feel this tired for the foreseeable future? Iím just sick of seeing myself looking so tired whenever I look in the mirror.
I apologise for rambling. I find it difficult to write concisely and feel that choosing to write incoherently is better than not writing at all. Thank you for your time.
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I don't really have an answer to this. Feeling tired has always been a big problem for me regardless of how many hours I spent sleeping. I presume it perhaps has had something to do with depression & anxiety. Or maybe it has something to do with the way my body functions in general... my metabolism or some such thing.

I recall reading an article on the subject of sleep in our local newspaper a while back. Basically what it said was that it's not simply the number of hours a person sleeps that's important but also the quality of sleep a person gets. So a person could well be getting sufficient numbers of hours of sleep. But if it's a disturbed, restless sleep, the person will still wake up tired. Unfortunately I don't recall that the article offered any suggestions for how to improve one's quality of sleep. That was left for reader's to figure out for themselves.

Here are links to some articles, from PsychCentral's archives, on the subject of sleep. The first article, by DocJohn, provides links to a number of additional articles as well:

Sleep Disorders & Insomnia Guide

The First Line of Treatment for Insomnia That'll Surprise You

9 Tips for A Good Night's Sleep

There's More to Sleep than Bedtime

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep ó Even When You're Depressed

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((((DapperChapper)))) I'm sorry you're feeling so tired. Have you talked to your doctor about this?
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