I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

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I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by rolling_boulder » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:59 pm

Hello,

I am having a lot of trouble with waking up in the morning recently. I usually get up at 5 to arrive at school by 7 but it seems like periodically I run into times where I just can't will myself to do it. It doesn't seem related to the amount of sleep I get, I am just always tired and want to sleep regardless of whether I got 9 or 6 hours of sleep the previous night. I constantly have the urge to nap, but napping doesn't really seem to help, it only makes me more woozy afterwards.

This behavior isn't really the normal "me" as I'm usually a very active person and lately I've even stopped going to the gym.

During the day I am also sleepy for most of the day until the evening when I really "wake up".

I have no trouble falling asleep, and I sleep like a rock for the most part. I can't wrap my head around why I would feel so tired all the time.

The worst part is, meditation (which from what I have heard, should be energizing) is draining for me and seems to sap my energy quite a bit.

Could you offer some advice, friends?

I'd appreciate it greatly.
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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by Aloka » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:06 pm

Hi r_b,

It would be a good idea to see a doctor to have a health check - because the tiredness could possibly be a symptom of illness or lack of the correct nutrients in your diet.

Kind regards,

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Post by LXNDR » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:19 pm

what Aloka said

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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by DNS » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:09 pm

It could be your diet or some other health problem, so good to check into that.
Or it could be stress or perhaps a mild bout of depression. You might be stressed about your school and/or work and how you are doing there. Do you worry about how you are doing with your classes? Of course, some concern is okay, for motivation to perform better, but excessive worry causes too much stress.

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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by Mkoll » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:54 pm

Aloka wrote:Hi r_b,

It would be a good idea to see a doctor to have a health check - because the tiredness could possibly be a symptom of illness or lack of the correct nutrients in your diet.

Kind regards,

Aloka
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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by bodom » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:02 pm

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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by daverupa » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:49 pm

When you consult a medical professional, also ask about vitamin D and maybe have them run a blood test.
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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

Post by chownah » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:03 am

The OP is consistent with life not going well and wanting to avoid it. Is school not going well?...a relationship?...concern for the future?....etc.
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Re: I can't get up in the morning... Problem with lethargy

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