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How many hours have you been awake when you start to feel really tired?

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Teddy7878 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:18:14

I've been getting fatigue a lot recently and was wondering how long you are all awake for when your eyes start to get heavy and you feel shattered?
I wake up at about 6am and feel half dead by about 8pm. I'm usually fast asleep by 10. I have a stressful job so maybe that's why I feel so exhausted

toffeepumpkins Tue 07-Nov-17 19:21:18

About 13-14 hours except for about 3pm when I'm shattered and can barely keep my eyes open.

Do you have a good, balanced diet?

Teddy7878 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:28

I do eat really healthily. I don't do much exercise though and have a lot of stress in my life. Blood tests are all normal

Laiste Tue 07-Nov-17 19:23:54

Same as toffee. We're always up at 6 so right now we're at 13 hours 23 minutes and i am SO glad DD4 (3) is fast asleep now and i can start looking forward to bed time.

10pm is the latest we manage these days.

toffeepumpkins Tue 07-Nov-17 19:25:01

I would try and add some exercise in, I am less tired when I do my exercise.

Runlovingmummy81 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:26:25

I'm generally awake between 530 and 630, kids up around 6/7, I could easily sleep by around 2 in the afternoon! Generally asleep by 22/2230. I think it's the time of year too. I need to hibernate in this weather!

nocoolnamesleft Tue 07-Nov-17 19:26:52

Depends on how big the emergency is, and thus how much adrenaline in my system. Start to really flag beyond the 24 hour mark. 48 hours is a major struggle. Hard to believe I used to have to do 72 hours plus.

Pumperthepumper Tue 07-Nov-17 19:26:55

Mine is about nine hours, DC wakes at 5-6 and by 3 in the afternoon I'm absolutely wrecked. I get through it with coffee and trying not to sit down too much. Usually get a burst of energy around 8, but that might be because the kids are asleep for the first time that day and I have time to my own thoughts (moan moan moan)

IndianaMoleWoman Tue 07-Nov-17 19:27:44

Can I ask about your mental health? When my anxiety is really bad, I can’t sleep, but when it’s kind of low-level bubbling under all the time I can sleep for England. When it’s not there at all/at a normal level I find I need a more average amount of sleep and wake up feeling fresh. Do you feel refreshed when you wake up? Is your sleep a solid block or is it disturbed?

Pengggwn Tue 07-Nov-17 19:28:07

Baby has me awake by 5 most days. I'm tired now and am about to go to sleep. Not normal but normal for the early years of parenting, I guess. I've always been the early to bed type anyway.

PumpkinPie2016 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:28:12

I get up at 6 during the week and generally, I am shattered and ready for bed between 9pm and 10pm.

I also have a very demanding job so I think that's why I tend to feel so tired.

I don't do enough exercise at the moment but I am trying to rectify that.

yawning801 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:28:52

I am very, very anaemic and I've recently had two big operations so currently, about three. It takes an hour for my brain to get into gear and out of sleep mode, then by lunchtime I'm tired again! I'm eating well (just snaffling a homemade "breakfast" bar, courtesy of Eat Well For Less) but can't do any exercise due to my operation. I can't sleep, so it's a vicious cycle!

Teddy7878 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:29:13

I've read somewhere that the average time people stay awake is about 16-17 hours per day so I'm around that mark. Just wish I felt more energised. Sometimes feel like I'm trudging through mud because my body feels so tired

Teddy7878 Tue 07-Nov-17 19:30:40

I usually wake up once in the night, sometimes twice but always manage to get back to sleep unless i have to get up for a wee and then I struggle.
My mental health probably isn't the best as I do have anxiety and stress going on

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