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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. I also have a very very weak immune system, which is the cause of a lot of health issues, so I'm worried if i become too tired for a long period of time it will result in me getting ill. 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?
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(Original post by Jess_P)
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?
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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
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i find that 3-5 lucozades daily helps a lot
I am exact the same but I have coke instead of lucozade

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Make sure you eat high-energy food, or always have a small collection of snacks around for a little boost. I find it almost impossible to concentrate at the end of a two hour lesson unless I've been able to eat something half way through, even if it's just something small like a yoghurt.
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I don't know about tiredness but i always feel hungry and thirsty when i started AS levels
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I don't know about tiredness but i always feel hungry and thirsty when i started AS levels
Omg same here
I am always raiding my mums fridge for food every hour or two

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Bump.

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.
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Oh and one of my year 13 friends said that she takes naps straight after school so she wakes up feeling energized and able to do work (after the nap). I do this sometimes when I'm feeling extremely tired after school and it does help.

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
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Hahah in year 12 a costa was required most days just to stay awake in class. Thankfully (for my purse) that ended about a month into AS. It was dreadful though literally came home after school and just crashed for like 2 hours every day xD
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