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How tired arre you, most of the time?

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thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:27:11

I am always exhausted, I know I do a lot and I have 2 small dc etc, but have been to the docs several times over the last couple of years and there is nothing wrong with me.
I wake up tired, I could easily go to bed at 8pm most nights and I could quite happliy have a 2 or 3 hour nap in the day when I get chance.
I feel like I am sleeping my liofe away.
I am sat here now and my eyes are heavy and I could quite easily go to bed.
Is it normal, docs have tested me for anemia, diabeties and thyroid all were absolutly fine.

notnowbernard Thu 15-Jan-09 14:29:46

Well, I NEVER feel ready to get up in the morning, regardless of the time. (I'm up at 6.15 for work, up by 7.15 with dc on non-work days)

I go to bed between 10-11 pm and fall asleep straight away

I am sitting here now and could easily fall asleep

MadameCastafiore Thu 15-Jan-09 14:30:55

Me too and have loads of sleep - have been wondering if I am coming down with something!

Maybe we have Mumsnet Flu?

BonsoirAnna Thu 15-Jan-09 14:30:56

How many hours do you sleep per night?

CharCharGabor Thu 15-Jan-09 14:31:08

I hum along on a low level of tiredness all day, which is worse in the morning and evening. I don't sleep well so even though I'm exhausted I can't go to bed early, and DD has me up early too. Sympathies smile

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:32:44

I sleep between 9 and 11 hours a night.
I eat well and do a fair amount of excericse although I am actually struggling to get myself to the gym at the moment.

MadameCastafiore Thu 15-Jan-09 14:33:13

I sleep 8 - 10 hours a night.

God mayne I sleep too much?

I do exercise though - running 3 times a week a Pilates class and 2 step classes.

squeaver Thu 15-Jan-09 14:33:24

I'm sure you've thought of this, but have you spoken to a nutritionist or done anything to change your diet? For me, feeling very tired usually means I have to up my fruit and get intake and that generally sorts it out.

VinegarTits Thu 15-Jan-09 14:33:38

Are you getting enough excercise? sounds like there is more to it than just tiredness, maybe you need to revive your diet? certain foods you are eating could be affecting you ifkwim

I have a fairly hectic lifestyle, up at 6.30, 1 hr commute to work, 8 hr day, 1 hr commute home to pick to my toddler, dont usualy get to bed until after midnight

However I seem to feel fairly energetic atm, but have been trying to excercise more, walking at lunch time, doing my wii fit etc...

Excercising to boost your energy levels

Do you feel like this all year round?

squeaver Thu 15-Jan-09 14:34:06

Oh just had another thought - do you snore? Maybe you've got sleep apnoiea (sp?)

GentleOtter Thu 15-Jan-09 14:35:25

If there was an Olympic tiredness event - I would be in there. I'm tired when I wake up then never really progress from there.
I never feel altogether 'with it' half the time through lack of sleep - I'll blame our toddler/ the cockerels/ anxiety/my age.

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:36:03

I go to the gym or running about 3 times a week, I do not work so am at home all the time apart from school runs and playgroups.
I gave my diet a complete overhaul last year after I found there was nothing ewlse causing it but tbh it didnt help that much.
The only thing I can think of is gluten, both dd's have either severe gluten intolerance or coeliacs as does my mum.

NoBiggy Thu 15-Jan-09 14:36:06

I'm always tired, feel like I'm just about managing.

But then I get between 2-5 hours sleep a night (or day) - shift worker you see.

rubyslippers Thu 15-Jan-09 14:36:23

i am tired most of the time

my schedule is similar to VT's but i go to bed MUCH earlier - by 10.00 pm most nights

i find getting out of bed awful but once I am up, and am ok

i try to walk around the block at lunchtime and have cut out carbs - so no heavy sandwiches as that used to make me want to sleep

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:38:09

2-5 hours shock

herbietea Thu 15-Jan-09 14:38:11

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thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:39:30

herbie, that is terrible, why are you in pain (dont answer if too personal).

WowOoo Thu 15-Jan-09 14:40:08

Could it be that you are sleeping for too long?

I had lovely time recently when dh took ds out of house early and had lie ins which allowed me to have 9/10 hours sleep.
After the second day (when I think I'd caught up), I felt awful and so started to get up at usual working time. Felt much better.

For me 6 -8 hours is enough, any more and I feel groggy.

Excercise, even though it may be the last thing you think you can do really does make a difference if you make the effort. I feel like I could sleep for China come 4- 5 o'clock and then get a second wind.

Hope you feel better soon.

WowOoo Thu 15-Jan-09 14:42:50

Sorry didn't read that you already exercise. You're doing better than me. blush

MadameCastafiore Thu 15-Jan-09 14:44:28

Herbie that sounds like the sort of life out puppy has - without the pain of course.

Is there not anything that can be done medically to help?

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:44:44

grin I do need something that I can do at hoem though as at the moment I just cant be bothered to go to the gym or out running, has been a week and a half since I last went to the gym.

VinegarTits Thu 15-Jan-09 14:45:21

I also find the more sleep i have, the more tired i am

6 - 8 hrs is plenty for me

Drink lots of water too

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 15-Jan-09 14:46:53

but if I dont go to bed, i just fall asleep on the sofa. I am going to try and force my self to go to the gym tonight.

VinegarTits Thu 15-Jan-09 14:47:47

Plus its that time of year when you just want to stay in doors and sleep alot isnt it?

<<does star jumps>>

Do you make sure you get out in the fresh air at least once a day?

herbietea Thu 15-Jan-09 14:48:24

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