Why do I feel like a zombie?
April 10, 2008 11:05 PM Subscribe
My head feels sluggish/cloudy and I can't think clearly. This has affected me on a daily basis for months and it's interfering with my job.
I'm getting enough sleep each night and I do eat breakfast, but I feel that my brain doesn't wake up until I've been awake for a good four or five hours. I don't necessarily feel tired, just "not all there".
posted by Sufi to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I recently returned to work after a few years and I'm finding it difficult to perform at full potential. I'm getting enough sleep each night and I do eat breakfast, but I feel that my brain doesn't wake up until I've been awake for a good four or five hours. I don't necessarily feel tired, my head feels sluggish or cloudy and I have trouble thinking clearly. This is a problem for me all throughout the day and into the night, it comes and goes after midday, but it's most serious for me in the mornings.
How can I stop feeling like a zombie and become sharp and full of energy while I'm at work? I know a trip to the doctor may be my best solution, but I'm hoping for some options I can try before taking that step, or at least more information before I do see someone.
prompted me to finally ask my question here. I've dealt with severe social anxiety nearly my entire life but I've never heard of DP, and the symptoms listed on several medical sites doesn't really sound like what I'm dealing with, but the way anonymous describes himself sounds very similar to what I'm experiencing.