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I go to bed at 8pm every night

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rainsbow30 Wed 14-Feb-18 05:24:11

Sometimes even 7.30. I'm 29. blush I fall asleep almost straight away and then
I sleep through until 5.30/6 every day. I can't physically keep my eyes open to stay awake. Dh finds me asleep on the sofa instead.

I have two children, work part time/term time so get decent work rest but if I don't have 10/11 hours every night I can't function. Basically as soon as the kids are asleep off I go.

This has been going on my entire adult life. Dh spends his evenings alone downstairs most of the time which I know he feels sad about understandably. I panic if I (rarely) get invited out socially because it all starts at my "bedtime" so I often find excuses otherwise I'm just falling asleep.

I've had blood tests and nothing found.

Help. sad

Situp Wed 14-Feb-18 05:33:02

I am exactly the same OP. If I stay up late I feel physically ill. It sucks but you are not alone!
Mind you, 5:30 is early to be getting up...

StiltonSupreme Wed 14-Feb-18 05:39:59

I sympathise, as I am similar, rarely go to bed after 9pm and, if I have to go out in the evening, I need to have a nap before I go. I get up even earlier than you, often 4-5am. I think I live in a different time zone from my DC!

HippieGoth91 Wed 14-Feb-18 05:44:35

I have CFS and have always been like this. Sometimes I'll lose one day of the weekend to sleep. Ironically, being on mat leave has been great for me because I sleep when baby sleeps and get more rest.

Oblomov18 Wed 14-Feb-18 06:01:04

Same here. Diabetic. Always needed a lot of sleep. But even if I do get a lot, it never satisfies me, it's never enough.

Sad though isn't it? Irritating.
But I do go out a lot, I don't get the anxiety, if I get invited out. But I do then need to re-coup ASAP.

flumpybear Wed 14-Feb-18 06:07:24

I too am a lark, often asleep on the sofa by 9pm so husband scoops me to bed - it's a bloody family joke!!
Always awake about 5-6am .... occasionally get back to sleep again

I'm a lark

CarolsSecretCookieRecipe Wed 14-Feb-18 06:12:43

I go to bed early too. I've always needed a good 10+ hours sleep per night. I'm 48 and been like this my whole life. My daughter's the same.

MaverickSnoopy Wed 14-Feb-18 06:19:45

I can relate. I can actually stay up later but if I have more than a few late nights I get poorly. I've always needed more sleep than others, even as a child. After the birth of my first I tried Floradix as I'd been especially exhausted and it really did help.

epicclusterfuck Wed 14-Feb-18 06:22:32

I was like that before being diagnosed with coeliac disease and then underactive thyroid (same family of autoimmune illness as type 1 diabetes). What blood tests did you have? Any other symptoms?

QuestionableMouse Wed 14-Feb-18 12:53:03

Have you had your iron levels checked recently? And your vit D levels? That's where I'd start.

TenancyTroublesAgain Wed 14-Feb-18 13:06:41

What blood tests? There are soo many.

tangledyarn Wed 14-Feb-18 18:49:52

Some people do need more sleep than others so it might be normal for you and you do get up early. But it might be worth mentioning to a gp and just checking things like iron/thyroid/vit d. Also have a look at your diet and stress and exercise levels.

YesitsJacqueline Wed 14-Feb-18 18:52:41

I'm like this , even more so with the getting up early now i have ds.
Even when I was younger and pre children I could sleep for 12 or even 13 hours.
My dad is the same. We're all different I guess.
My mum and brother can get by on very little sleep

crackerjacket Wed 14-Feb-18 18:53:27

I thought I was bad, being in bed by 9pm.

I don`t think it's that unusual though - kids are exhausting!

crackerjacket Wed 14-Feb-18 18:53:54

I get up at 6am, 2 kids, work full time. I`m blardy knackered by 9pm.

BuzzKillington Wed 14-Feb-18 20:01:26

My sister does this and like you OP, has had extensive tests which have found nothing.

Her GP has suggested it's habit, and the more you sleep, the more you think you need to sleep.

She is currently trying different ways to break the habit as her husband is getting really fed up with it.

JaneEyre70 Wed 14-Feb-18 20:07:40

Wow, your other half must be fed up of sitting alone every night. It sounds like more habit than medical if blood tests have been OK. Do you eat well - if you're eating lots of carbs, that can make you very sleepy after eating? You need to find a way of breaking the cycle.

lashestans Wed 14-Feb-18 20:44:27

I'm like this too. I had my son age 17, before that I could stay up til gone midnight every night no problem. Now i can't keep my eyes open past about 9.30.

I think it's just part of being a working mum!! As well as some people just needing more sleep than others. Sorry no advice but you are not alone x

Screamingontheinside Wed 14-Feb-18 23:13:50

Have your B12 checked.

PotatoesOfTheCarribean Wed 14-Feb-18 23:15:59

Are you hypermobile?

Ilovelearning Wed 14-Feb-18 23:17:32

I was like this before being diagnosed with sleep apnoea. Despite all the sleep I had, I never felt rested. Now have a CPAP machine.

awkwardsitch Thu 15-Feb-18 05:48:04

I just need loads of sleep. I've never gone to bed past 9 that I can remember and then I'm struggling. If I start to watch a programme at 8 there's little chance of seeing it through. I suffer chronic headaches, i wake up with one everyday which is debilitating.

It's not a habit it's just me

twoplytwoply Thu 15-Feb-18 15:52:42

I'm the same, I'm almost always in bed by 9 at the latest, and up early. My brother sleeps the day away and works through the night, has always been like that. We're all different!

flumpybear Thu 15-Feb-18 21:37:43

Oh I'm hyper mobile actually I recall how that this makes you need more sleep and physio!

TeachesOfPeaches Thu 15-Feb-18 21:39:21

Could you be anemic?

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