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I am the same way sometimes. No matter how early I go to sleep, I still am so tired when I get up in the morning. Seems like the earlier the tireder I am. I kept getting into trouble also, by coming in to work late alot. It took for them to put me on a probation period for a year to straighten up and fly right. Now, I still be tired but when 6:45a.m hits my watch I remember that I'm on probation and if I don't get up I will lose my job and be broke. I love my own money. And now money mixed with my dreams for the future are my motivation.


what can I do to get out of this slump???


Read my post and learn from my actions.

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You sound like me! Every morning I'm late for work - not even just 5 or 10 minutes late... it's more like 45 to an hour late. It's hard to wake up, hard to actually get my body out of bed. I think it's because I've been really stressed lately. Have you been stressed out?


Also, if I try to get to bed at a decent hour, I will wake up at 2:00am for no reason. So it's useless to try to go to bed early to "get enough sleep". And I think I've been depressed too... lots of stuff going on. Does any of this sound familiar?

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Exercise, eat right, clear your mind...


By all means see your doctor and have a blood test! It could be many. many things....


I am the same way, unfortunately I can come into work when I want, but then I have to stay late!!!!


Mom always said she had to force herself out of bed every day, but she did it, 5:30 AM, and ran around like a maniac until 10:00 PM when she sat on the sofa to watch TV and shortly thereafter passed out!!!! You've gotta love Moms!

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When was the last time you had a complete physical? If it's been a while (say, more than 2 years) I'd start there. Rule out any medical stuff first.


How are your dietary habits? If you're eating a lot of junk, it'll make you feel tired and crappy. If you're not eating enough (i.e. dieting), it'll make you feel tired and crappy.


Are there other things going on in your life? Family/relationship issues, money issues, school issues...if you're experiencing stress in several areas of your life, it can make you feel tired and crappy.


How do you feel about your job? Do you love it? Like it? Hate it but need the money? Disliking your job can also leave you feeling tired and crappy.


Is there a history of mental issues in your family...like depression or anxiety? There's a fairly strong genetic component to those things. If your genes make prone to depression, you might have to look into getting it treated...otherwise, it can leave you feeling tired and crappy.


What are your exercise habits like? If you don't exercise at all, that can leave you feeling tired and crappy. If you diet a lot AND exercise a lot, that can also leave you feeling (you guessed it) tired and crappy.


As you can see there are a lot of things that can result in what you're experiencing. You'll probably have to play "detective" to figure out what factors/combination of factors is responsible.

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I have the same problem, minus the fact I can't get to work on time. (I have to set my alarm at least 45min earlier then when I should be waking up).


Like you I feel tired all the time regardless of when I go to sleep. Sometimes I even take "power naps" during the day hoping to re-energize me. Doesn't work. Anyways, I'm going to the Dr.'s soon to get checked out for anemia. Anemia can be caused by things such as iron deficiency, vitamin B-12 deficiency, etc.


"Symptoms common to many types of anemia are:


Easy fatigue and loss of energy.

Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise.

Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise.

Difficulty concentrating


Pale skin

Leg cramps

Insomnia "




Hope this helps!!

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I have this problem too, but I know a lot of it is because I eat right before bed most of the time, not to mention I work graveyard. On my days off I tend to sleep 10-12 hours just because I can, but then I wake up even more tired. Oversleeping can contribute to feeling tired and not wanting to get out of bed almost more than not getting enough sleep! But I feel the best when I eat a few hours before bed, then sleep about 7-8 hours. That's when it seems like I feel the most energized upon waking up.


Also, those five hour energy shots work pretty well when I feel the most tired. I try not to take them too often though, only on my worst days. They're mostly B vitamins with a bit of caffeine.

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I'm like this too. I usually get 7-8 hours of sleep but it takes so much willpower to wake up in the morning to go to class. I heard that this happens to people who don't get into "deep" sleeps. So make sure you're bed is comfortable and no caffeine during the night.

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First see Doctor. Have 'em check you out. Ask if you are healthy. If they do not detect any problems, simply start exercising and eating healthy foods.


There was a time when i was feeling depressed and sleepy all the time. It was near the end of a winter, that involved a break-up. When spring came around, i started riding my bike a lot. Getting outside, and getting exercise really helped to boost my daily energy levels.

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