Aunty Sprout: Sleeping Solutions?
Hello Sprouters, it's time to get our advice caps on!
Dear Aunty Sprout,
So I'm having a problem...
It's the same one I suffered with before when I was sleeping too much and still continuously tired only this time it's gotten worse. Nothing has been diagnosed so I don't know what to do.
My problem is that I can sleep at night, yet when I wake up I'm absolutely shattered. I'll go to school and fall asleep in most of my lessons like maths, English, catering, even at a computer! It's insane and I'm worried.
So not only will I now have slept in school but when I come home from school I'll go and have a couple more hours sleep. Sure I'm not going to sleep now till around midnight - but I used to go to sleep a lot later and still get up at 7:30am.
I'm fine with feeling tired, but when it gets to a stage where I can't keep my eyes open any more and I'm in school when this is happening, more importantly my lessons... then it's worrying.
I thought I should mention it's not just school, it's when I'm on a bus, train, whatever transport you can think of - I fall asleep on it. Or I start to drift off to sleep anyway. Then when I'm over a friends house I struggle to even stay focussed, let alone awake!
So I'm wondering, is there any advice anyone can give me? I tried the doctor before but they said it is insomnia - just not the one where you cannot sleep so there is nothing they can do.
Have you got any advice?
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