So tired all the time? (A Levels)Watch
I've just started my AS Levels, and I'm exhausted all the time. Is this normal? I've always been a person who needs a lot of sleep as I have a few little health problems and am on strong antihistamine pills every night (these are said to make people drowsy), but since starting sixth form I'm so tired 24/7. Im getting roughly 9 hours of sleep a night, which should really be more than enough, but every morning I'm so tired i feel I may collapse, I cant concentrate well in class, my body feels like it's filled with lead, I'm grumpy and irritable from tiredness... All my friends are also tired, but they get about 6-7 hours of sleep a night. If i was getting this amount, I feel like i would be physically ill. Is this amount of fatigue normal for A Levels, and will i adapt to it?
Sorry to hear you are experiencing this! I have just started my AS-Levels too and feel in the same boat. Talking to some people currently doing A2, they've said that it takes until around January to start to get into the swing of AS as it is incredibly tiring; their best tip was that if you feel you can't accomplish your best work because you feel so tired, go to bed as sleep is important. There is always the issue that people who work hard in school, for example, can get so tired and subsequently stressed that it damages their immune system and can lead to time off - which stresses people out even more. Make sure you get enough sleep, like you've said, and if you still feel this tired in a couple of weeks, I would actually advise going to your doctor just to make sure you're ok
I'm feeling the same too - I've asked friends from the year above and they've said that the first two months are the worst. By November, you get used to it and it becomes better. Hopefully.
Though, this takes up quite a bit of time so I don't do this often - just when I really need it.
Hope that helps