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Alright I've kind of always had this problem, but it seems recently that it has become kind of extreme.

I'm a night person, and I'm usually up pretty late [i.e now], But... it seems like I'm always tired no matter how much sleep I get or what.

It's like it's almost impossible for me to wake up. I've tried keeping my blinds open in my room so that the sun comes in and I'm not tempted to go back to sleep in the darkness but it doesn't help at all!

I got 10 hours sleep last night, and had to force myself out of bed, and then feel tired all day, but even though I'm so tired I can't seem to get to sleep until the wee hours of the night!

What the heck is my problem? You'd think that you'd be well rested after 10 hours of sleep...?

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This problem may be simple or be quite serious. In my case, it was sleep apnea which prevented me from getting restful sleep. This is something to be discussed with a physician as it is very treatable.

S/he might refer you to a sleep laboratory of which there are a number in Toronto (mine was in Etobicoke). This is nothing to worry about. They just attach a number of sensors to you to monitor respiration, eye movement, brain wave function, and muscle movement during sleep. A lot of information can be gathered during an overnight sleep at the lab.

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how's your amount exercise? i find that if i don't get enough exercise, i get super-sluggish.

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Actually my excercise is better then it's ever been in my opinion, I just recently joined curves, and go around 3-4 times a week [excluding this week] since I've been so tired :S
I guess if the problem persists for a little bit longer I will definitely bring it up to my doctor.

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Have you changed your diet recently? sometimes what you eat can really effect how much energy you have. have you been really upset lately? I find that I don't sleep well at all if I have had a bad week or something.
I'm kind of the same way, though. I have to set three alarms to get me up. I also get reallly tired the next day if I get too much or too little sleep. I usually go to bed around 10:30 or 11:00 and wake up at about 6:15 and I'm fine, but If I get more or less sleep than that, I can't function.
hope this helped!

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I urge you to go see a doctor of some kind about this. I, too, had problems with fatigue in my teenage years and it can be really hard. A doctor will know what to do, or can refer you to a specialist. You may have a chemical deficiency or something, and should have it checked out.

There are also some things you can check out on your own. Some things that helped me:

1) Excersise helps. I sleep better.

2) Making sure I'm eating right.

3) Acupuncture. Hey, if nothing else works, give it a try... it can be very energising.

4) AIR QUALITY in your room. Is there enough air circulation in your room? When I was eighteen, I was sleeping in my parent's basement, and the air quality was very poor. It was a prime reason for my fatigue.

Hope this helps.

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Checking with a doctor is a good idea, because a lot of times, like has been mentioned, a chemical definiciency could be causing your problems.

I've experienced bad fatigue from both potassium deficiency and iron definiciency, and both are easy to fix with vitamins and small changes in diet.

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yeah go to your doctor! I had glandular fever.before i knew i used to go to bed at 7 get up 8 next day still feel tired then felt ill.thats when fever set in
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