I'm sure this has been asked a lot already but anyway.
Background; I'm 32, I work 30 hours a week plus do some volunteer work. My husband works long hours and early morning starts, he's often shattered too. I suffer with depression and until recently have been taking fluoxetine, but after much thought and discussion have come off it. (I "weaned" myself off it sensibly). Not noticing a huge difference yet, i have been feeling ok, except I'm not so angry anymore which was a huge side effect. Only been off it for 3 months.
We are normally in bed by 10.30pm. Sometimes 11. Up at 6.30am.
I constantly feel exhausted, right from getting up to going back to sleep at night. I feel so tired in the afternoon, around 2pm-4pm, sometimes at work I literally have to shake myself to stay awake and not close my eyes. In the evenings I have to force myself to start dinner for DH and keep awake, when all I want to do is sleep. By 9pm I'm a zombie who just wants her bed. DH is too, but he does 45 hours a week in a physically demanding job. Surely I shouldn't be so tired all the time?