Constantly tired & depressed in the morning/day but fine in the evening/nightWatch
Do you drink enough water every day?
same...I think it's because I am looking forward to the following day
Do you drink enough water every day?
maybe your uni room is too small or your bed might be uncomfortable.
What do you have for breakfast? Try having pure orange juice with some kind of oaty cereal. This should help boost your energy levels.
Have you been to the doctors? they might have some insight as to whether its something medical, might be worth a try, something along the lines of seasonal affective disorder, though this is different as its seasonal(obviously), but it may be similar, caused by melatonin etc. we did all this is alevel psych in biorhythms, so i am guessing really as to whether its anything to do with this, but your doctor may give you more of an insight if you're thinking this is actually a serious thing
if not, at least you can roll with the owl lifestyle uni for a little longer
find it difficult to sit in lectures and listen to anything, if not falling asleep, so as a result failed first year, don't want anything like that happening again,
Hmm i'll give it a try
Nope i don't take painkillers very often, do you know how i might go about fixing my REM sleep? (i usually find advice from TSR is much more helpful than the average GP )
thanks for replies everyone
I'm not sure...sorry! I know that if you get up early 6 days of the week and then sleep in on the 7th it's easy to get a headache when you get up. Sorry you're feeling bad though. It's 7:45, X factor time, you must be feeling better now!
are they available over the counter in the UK, or do i need a prescription
I'm 19 (if that helps) and about to go back to uni, but through the whole summer and through the majority of my first year, i just felt really depressed, tired, unmotivated and lethargic on most mornings & days, with only a few exceptions. It's about 6pm where usually start feeling better and start to 'wake up' despite waking up at 10-11am. I always wake up feeling awful, very rarely do i wake up feeling refreshed even though i get on average 9 hours sleep per night. But I still get tired again at around 12am giving me only a small space of the day where i can be productive and friendly.
When i was at uni i thought it could be my diet or lack of exercise, or just generally student life.. but ive found that isn't the case, my diet is absolutely fine now, and i excercise every day, when i go for a walk i come back feeling even worse, hot and bothered.
Anyway when im in this horrible depressed mood i find it difficult to sit in lectures and listen to anything, if not falling asleep, so as a result failed first year, don't want anything like that happening again,
Anyone been in a similar position and found a cure for it?
edit: also i should add that i dont get hungry until about 6 in the evening too, usually i just force feed myself breakfast and lunch because im trying to gain weight at the moment, sometimes the food can repulse me too much though so have to leave it to the evening, and get that horrible empty stomach feeling!
You should force yourself to have breakfast every morning no matter how sick it might make you feel or it will only get worse, a proper eating pattern will help. Drink coffee in the morning maybe? More importantly you should have some blood tests for iron deficiency, and over/under active thyroid. Also you could have chronic fatigue syndrome. If it has happened for over a year you should definitely go to a doctor and ask for tests.
I think the best four things for you to do are:
1. Stop sleeping so long.. don't care what anyone says, nobody needs 9 hours sleep unless they are extreemly old and/or ill. (Don't doze either, just get up when your alarm goes off or when you wake up)
2. Do plenty of proper exercise (Don't walk: RUN!) - I know if your feeling lathargic it is hard to start exercising (believe me I've been there) but once you get into it, you will find it actually gives you more energy.
3. It is easy to get yourself worked up about these symptoms and this will make things worse.. At uni you have lots of time to think, and this is bad! the longer you dewl on and focus on these symptoms, the worse you will feel about them. You need to focus on other things, get a hobby, play some competitive sport to take your mind off things. Don't play video games, cos you can easily sit there and think too much
4. sounds like your bored of your course. This happened to me and I couldn't concentrate (falling alseep in lectures) because I simply wasn't interested! Think about what YOU really want to do and DO IT!
One last thing: Uni is the best time of your life! Please enjoy it!