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Advice for sleeping with sudden insomnia?

I haven't been able to sleep well for the past week; this is totally out of the blue, as I usually get around 7 hours of z's. I think it's due to stress. I'm averaging around 3 hours on a good night, which is taking its toll on my physical/emotional/cognitive health. I'm actually dreading getting into bed tonight, and would like some advice from MeFites who are struggling with/have overcome insomnia on how I can best rig my chances for possibly sleeping well. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Aug 11, 2014 - 31 answers

Constant tired/exhausted feeling

Hey everyone. I don't know what's going on with me. For a while now, I've had this worn down feeling where I just want to sleep, even during the day. [more inside]
posted by Thanquol180 on Aug 6, 2014 - 28 answers

"Why do we sleep? Because we get sleepy."

I need 8 or more hours of sleep a night, and some people need 6 or less, and I'm having a hard time dealing with the fundamental unfairness of this, and the fact that it seems like they have a huge advantage in life. I need insight from other people: emotional, practical, or scientific. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2014 - 41 answers

Dealing with mental fatigue throughout the week

I usually start off the week with a lot of energy and ready to go. But by Wednesday, I feel mentally fatigued, lacking motivation, prone to procrastination, unable to focus creatively. The worst part is that I really need the energy to push through to Friday deadlines. Do you have any tips or advice to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jun 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Tips for powering through work when you are sick?

I think I have the flu. It's kind of mild, but has all the usual stuff like headache, body aches, lots of mucus, exhaustion, mild fever. I am also teaching a 130-student course and we are in week 11 of 13. I have 35 assignments to mark by tomorrow, an exam to finalise by Monday, and an assignment to create today. Fortunately I don't have any face-to-face time today, so I have stayed at home, but if I don't get this stuff done, not only do I miss university imposed deadlines, but I just pile up extra work for myself next week, that will make it impossible for me to prepare my lectures on time. All I want to do is curl up in bed and sleep, or watch trashy TV. Does anyone have some physical or psychological tricks for making yourself work in these circumstances?
posted by lollusc on May 8, 2014 - 14 answers

I am exhausted all the time - help?

I'm trying to figure out why I'm exhausted all the time. Of late, I have been generally getting 8-9 hours of sleep (sometimes more), and am very tired through the day, sometimes taking an accidental nap (that I don't have time for), and after dinner I am too tired to do anything and have to push myself and am not very productive. This can't be normal. Even figuring out the general genre of the exhaustion would be helpful, especially whether it results from some sort of clear-cut medical problem or whether it's psychosomatic. I'm about to get bloodwork done, and am trying to figure out what should be tested for. More inside, and I'd love any thoughts or pointers. [more inside]
posted by ClaireBear on Apr 7, 2014 - 34 answers

zzzz !!!!!!!

Why do I wake up after a few hours if I go to bed early specifically because I am super tired (not because I have to get up early for a flight or something), rather than just sleeping my normal length time? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Mar 12, 2014 - 8 answers

Can't ... Get ... Sick ...

Help me stay as healthy as I can as my life gets even crazier! [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Mar 11, 2014 - 20 answers

How do I deal with profound emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion?

Whenever I have a particularly stressful or taxing day, I end up being profoundly exhausted for 2-3 days after. We're talking sleeping for 16 hours each day, walking around in a daze, feeling sick after eating, and just feeling unable to do anything I want or need to do. It's like I'm dealing with trauma, but surely this isn't a normal or even reasonable response to trauma, right? If you've dealt with this in the past or are dealing with it now, could you please share any solutions you've found that have worked for you? This has been going on since 2008 for me.
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Mar 2, 2014 - 18 answers

How do Adult Human Beings get shit done after work?

I have an intense 9-6 office job that is mainly editing fiddly details in legal paperwork and talking on the phone about fiddly details in legal paperwork. I'm also in charge of two people. When quittin' time rolls around, I am brain-fried. I'd rather not be so I can do things after work that are at all productive. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 7, 2013 - 52 answers

Help me stay asleep!

What can I do to fall back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Sep 16, 2013 - 31 answers

Is there such a thing as a melatonin hangover?

I am jet-lagged. But I've been on the right schedule for a couple of days in terms of sleeping. And then I took a 3mg melatonin tablet last night and slept for 18 hours. Now I feel crap. Does it seem more likely that the crappy feeling is jet-lag, melatonin-induced, due to oversleeping, or that I'm coming down with something? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 15, 2013 - 19 answers

Is there a pill for this?

I seem to have the patience, judgment and self-control of a two-year-old. Nothing against two-year-olds, I'm sure many of them are lovely people, but little is expected of them beyond not biting people. I've mastered the not-biting part, it's the rest I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2013 - 10 answers

extreme hunger weightloss edition

Been exercising for a few months now. Lost 20 lbs. Suddenly hungry all the time, and also really tired. What is going on?! [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Arggghhh

What are your best insomnia remedies? [more inside]
posted by latkes on Feb 22, 2013 - 41 answers

Picking Yourself Up By Your Boostraps

Greetings All: Well, it's February and the weather is pretty crummy which is appropriate for this time of year. For those of you reading this post, I don't have a lot to add to what is going on in my life right now. To make matters simple, I would say this that I have lived in a very closed off world for most of my life. I have made some pretty bad life choices, and that I have tried to see the positive of the things that have gone my way. Unfortunately, things are not going the way that I would like right now which makes me me feel as thought I am in the same boat as everyone else. [more inside]
posted by nidora on Feb 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Why does eating make me feel like crap?

I love food, but eating makes me feel terrible. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Dec 3, 2012 - 15 answers

Help a road warrior stop feeling exhausted

As a business traveler, how do I stop feeling tired all the time? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Oct 23, 2012 - 15 answers

The campaign for more slacking off as a family.

Are there corners to cut that we should be cutting? What tasks do you skip, consciously or not, as a family? Washing dishes? Putting laundry away? IS THERE SOMETHING WE SHOULD NOT BE DOING? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 17, 2012 - 84 answers

Tingling fingers and toes, difficulty taking hot baths or showers, cold limbs

Tingling fingers and toes in the morning, cold limbs, tiredness after a hot bath and shower. I have a bunch of symptoms that don't seem too unusual, but I still wonder if there is something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by josefk on Aug 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days?

Why does sustained exercise sometimes make me very unwell for hours or even days? I lift heavy weights at the gym three times a week with no problems, I get enough sleep, I eat very healthily (but perhaps my intake is low on carbs like bread, pasta or rice). But every now and then, when I do a sustained cardio type exercise for about an hour or a little more (playing a sport, taking occasional breaks for water, etc), I start to feel fatigued before everyone else does, then I feel extremely sick to the point of having to sit down, not wanting to move. In extreme cases, I've been unwell for more than two entire days after. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 5, 2012 - 20 answers

How do you avoid being tired after work?

Give me your best tactics for avoiding sleep and slack after a long workday. [more inside]
posted by fake on May 17, 2012 - 26 answers

Sea air == tired?

Sea air: why does it make you tired? Or does it? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Mar 29, 2012 - 34 answers

How to start exercise and other daily routines when severely fatigued and depressed?

How to start exercise and other daily routines when super fatigued, sleepy, spacey, sad, but otherwise "healthy"? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Mar 28, 2012 - 33 answers

What can I do to get back to restful and uninterrupted sleep?

Why do I keep waking up in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by Ryogen on Mar 26, 2012 - 26 answers

How can I get over fatigue?

How do I work through fatigue spells/flare ups? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm so tired, so very tired. Please help.

I am tired. I am always tired. I have always been tired. And it seems like nothing can change this fact. I'm asking y'all at this point because I'm out of ideas on what to do from here. [more inside]
posted by Modica on Mar 12, 2012 - 47 answers

Sleep... won't you come.

How do I feel better while sleeping less? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Mar 9, 2012 - 35 answers

Work week insomnia :(

I have developed work week insomnia. I know YANMD, but what have you found effective for managing this. [more inside]
posted by burlsube on Jan 3, 2012 - 20 answers

My skin needs moisture...er, no, it needs to be washed...aarrrrh!

When I'm lacking sleep, my skin feels awful - too dry in some places and too oily in others. Does anyone know what causes this and what I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jan 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Body to Tired for Brain to Work

I started a very tiring full-time job for the Christmas season 2 weeks ago, and need hacks to help me concentrate on the college courses I'm taking during nights and weekends. [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Nov 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Sick and Tired and don't want to lose my job. Help.

I’m sick, or overworked, or both, and need to come up with a plan to deal with it and not lose my job. My doctor hasn’t been able to find what’s wrong or help me get better. I love my work but it’s stressful, and getting worse as I get worse. I may need extended time off but not sure how to do it, or if that is even the best solution. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 - 23 answers

Where did the logo site go to?

I saw a site on Metafilter (i think!) and cant find it again. Help! [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Oct 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next?

Bunch of symptoms, maybe hypothyroid, what do I do next? For the past several years, I’ve had a bunch of nagging symptoms that together have been very frustrating, and at times debilitating. The onset of the symptoms was about 7 years ago. My GP initially thought hypothyroidism, but the tests came back normal. As the years have gone on, the symptoms have waxed and waned but never gone away, and I keep getting retested for hypothyroidism at my doctors suggestion, but the tests always come back normal. After looking at the actual values from the lab, and a bit of research, I’m wondering if it isn’t in fact hypothyroidism, and what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I make mornings less of a pain in the butt?

I have been skipping sleeping some nights lately, just to avoid the unpleasantness of waking up. How can I get some sleep at night without having to deal with a "sleep hangover" in the morning? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Sep 22, 2011 - 35 answers

How to make myself overrule my brain and body burning out? burnout?

Feeling burnt out recently, but cannot go on a vacation or anything right now. How do I deal with this without stepping off the hamster wheel? I do have the Labor Day weekend off. [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Sep 2, 2011 - 14 answers

How anonymous got his groove back

I have lost all of my motivation to do even a modicum of a half-decent job at work. Has anyone dealt with this? How do I get back into the groove of things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 23 answers

Wake me up!

Why am I so tired all the time? I get 7-8 hours of sleep at night as well as a 45-60 mins nap after work but for months I’ve been feeling really tired. ALL. THE. TIME. [more inside]
posted by She Kisses Wyverns on Jul 27, 2011 - 33 answers

Why does the water make me tired?

Why do I get so tired after going in the water? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on May 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Too zombied to come up with a creative title.

I'm worried I'm going to be fired because I'm so tired. [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Apr 20, 2011 - 58 answers

Why am I so tired?

What is wrong with me? Why am I so tired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2011 - 38 answers

How to stop being a slug?

How to keep up my energy levels? [more inside]
posted by greatalleycat on Mar 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Help: Mom's health and relationship tangles

My mother had a stroke (it seems like a transient ischemic attack) but she won't be in the States until Friday morning. And there are many relationship issues mixed into this. What should I do? Previously this question. (I had decided to spend one week, this week of 3/6, at home and one week, next week, with SO.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Can't sleep without daytime

My spouse has having problems going to sleep and staying that way for as long as we've been together. We've found a few things on Dr. Wikipedia, but wanted to get the hive mind's opinion. [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Feb 7, 2011 - 13 answers

Weight Watchers is making me sleepy!

Being on a diet is making me very tired. Will this go away as I get used to it or am I doomed to being tired until I inevitably give up on the diet? [more inside]
posted by ohio on Dec 29, 2010 - 19 answers

Loneliness/Depression/Unmotivated (college, on my own)

How do you break out of a depressed/unmotivated/lonely funk? (see: in college and on your own for more details..) [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Nov 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Can't sleep. How to fight through tomorrow.

It's looking like sleep isn't going to happen tonight and I'm getting really anxious about a big day tomorrow. Any tips on getting through a day like this? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 13, 2010 - 20 answers

How can I help my wife want sex?

How can I help my wife want sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 39 answers

There are no tsetse flies in my country, so why am I so sleepy?

Why do I wake up feeling tired, and stay tired for several hours? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me get through the day. The long day. The month of long days.

For the next month I'll be working 13/14 hr days between two jobs, and taking an online college course. What can I do to make it through each day? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jun 9, 2010 - 23 answers

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