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    Hi there,

    I should probably put at the start of this that I'm one of those people that don't like going to the doctors unless I feel it's absolutely necessary as I feel I could be wasting the time another person in need could be using.

    With that said I just wanted peoples views as to whether it might be time for me to see a doctor or not about an issue I'm having.

    Simply put I can't remember the last time I slept before 5am, this isn't because I've been pulling all nighters or just staying up for the sake of staying up, I just honestly don't get tired before 5am. I could've got 2 hours sleep the night before but I still won't be tired until around about 5am or so.

    I've tried to get a good nights sleep, lord I've tried! I just end up lying there in the darkness unable to drift off to the wonderful land of sleep. However after 5am when I get tired I'll sleep normal hours if able to and just overall be fine the next day. The only issue I'm having is that this puts a big strain on my relationships at the moment as people get fed up of me being up at stupid times and say they wish they got to see a bit more of me in the day.

    It's also having huge effects and has done in the past on jobs and university etc.

    I've recently tried over the counter medication to help sleep such as Nytol and found it to have absolutely no effect on me. So I was wondering with all this in mind is this around the time I should probably consider asking a Doc what's up?
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    Hi there,

    I should probably put at the start of this that I'm one of those people that don't like going to the doctors unless I feel it's absolutely necessary as I feel I could be wasting the time another person in need could be using.

    With that said I just wanted peoples views as to whether it might be time for me to see a doctor or not about an issue I'm having.

    Simply put I can't remember the last time I slept before 5am, this isn't because I've been pulling all nighters or just staying up for the sake of staying up, I just honestly don't get tired before 5am. I could've got 2 hours sleep the night before but I still won't be tired until around about 5am or so.

    I've tried to get a good nights sleep, lord I've tried! I just end up lying there in the darkness unable to drift off to the wonderful land of sleep. However after 5am when I get tired I'll sleep normal hours if able to and just overall be fine the next day. The only issue I'm having is that this puts a big strain on my relationships at the moment as people get fed up of me being up at stupid times and say they wish they got to see a bit more of me in the day.

    It's also having huge effects and has done in the past on jobs and university etc.

    I've recently tried over the counter medication to help sleep such as Nytol and found it to have absolutely no effect on me. So I was wondering with all this in mind is this around the time I should probably consider asking a Doc what's up?
    Definitely, you appear to have chronic insomnia and there are various therapies other than drugs that he/she may be able to reccomend.
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    It's having an effect on your life and uni work, its perfectly reasonable to see your GP about it.
 
 
 
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