SRS Why is everything harder in the morning/when you wake up?

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  1. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    To begin 99% of the days I've had in the last few months or so they all start off with my feeling insanely down. It disrupts my sleeping. No matter how late or early I fall asleep, roughly six hours into it I start to wake up. Once that begins I toss and turn fighting myself to return to sleep. Thoughts about the darker side of my reality hit with great force during this half sleep. I am often a victim of nightmares as well. Occurring almost daily. By the time I wake up (even if the tossing, turning, and nightmares don't happen) I'm in horrible shape mentally.

    I spend all my days fighting off despair and depression, but in the early hours of me being awake I'm completely gone. It takes me 4 or five hours just to feel life is worth it at all.

    Why do the morning times make this depression so much harder? I have had quite a few days off... it's even labor day. Yet that doesn't ever effect my outlook...
     
  2. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    lol...I thought you were referring to your erection.

    Morning wood > *
    but I've never tried viagra so I could be wrong about that. :)

    In regards to your specific issues, talk to your doctor about sleep apnea. You might have it and not know it. I've talked to many people that used to have it but have found much relief from getting it properly diagnosed. In fact, these people seem happier and more at ease than I remember them ever being.

    Also, proper routines generally help one feel better in the mornings. Going to bed at the same time eveynight and waking up the same time every morning can do wonders for your attitude. Also no sugar or caffeine after 6PM....that will also help.

    Anyways, talk to your doctor....there may be many other things that can help.
     
  3. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Dude Im totally the same way, especially without having a job right now. I hate mornings so fucking bad. At one time I was taking sleeping pills at 7am just to sleep until 3pm so then it would only be a few hours before my wife got home. Plus its getting worse now as we get closer to winter. I would get into a Dr and explain the symptoms that you are having and see what advice he/she gives you. I hate exercise but getting up in the morning and going for a walk or bike ride really helps too.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Agree with the sugar and caffeine part. I try not to get any caffeine after noon or it fucks with me sleeping, which I do little of now anyways.
     
  5. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    I have pretty much cut a lot of caffeine out of my diet compared to what it used to be. The walking/exercise idea I might do... though when I wake the first thing I want to do is die/cry/ run away to nowhere and not face the day.

    I would take sleeping pills(I do actually, I got some ambien from a friend) but it actually didn't help. I go to sleep just fine, but when I wake up I freak out, become panicked and extremely distraught at life all over again.

    I remember a few years back this happened, I actually got a month off work to "get myself together". I would sleep 4/5 pm to 11/12 at night and it helped a lot. I dont' know why though. I guess when I woke up there was always stuff going on and it made me feel better. I dunno. My friends would wake me up to do things, sometimes on the weekends that happens but it's still horrifying.
     
  6. rodman8600

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    i know that depression symptoms can unmask themselves much more severely in the morning hours, its called like morning depression or something. ive read about depression being more severe in the morning and then cooling off after a few hours before, i think in a textbook.

    go search it up on google and see what solutions there are to your specific situation
     
  7. B4 I FU R U 18

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    try to take some sleeping pills and see if those can knock you out for a full 8 hours of sleep. I always have trouble sleeping, and usually only am good when i get on a nice schedule
     

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