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Why am i so awfully sleepy all the time?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 04, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Basically I get not less than 7 hours of sleep every day,but always feel very tired in the morning and that feeling lasts all day.It interrupts with my college studies as I can't concentrate and often skip lectures.

P.S.I abuse laxatives and magnesium.Have Crohn's disease.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 04, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Well, would not be surprised if that was your problem then.

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 04, 2012
at 03:14 PM

I'm taking magnesium citrate.probably 2000 mgrams daily.at about 4PM

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on December 04, 2012
at 03:08 PM

+1. Felt the same way after the light change. This is what worked for me...Don't eat within 4 hours before bed, sleep by 11, wake up with sun (2 minute jog), eat a high protein meal within 30 minutes of waking. I also wear blue/green spectrum blocking glasses if I need to view the computer or cellphone before bed, or if I wake up before sunrise...

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 04, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Thanks,but I've already tried that,caffeine was never a friend for my bowels((

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 04, 2012
at 06:31 PM

Could be ... SIBO due to lack of vitamins. Stop abusing laxatives and magnesium. Get tested.

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366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 04, 2012
at 02:46 PM

What kind of magnesium are you taking, and when & how much? I ask because Natural Calm made me sleep like a log, but also made it much harder for me to wake up in the morning.

Also, in the winter I find it very helpful to take Vitamin D first thing on wakening.

366c23d69eadce094a2b22299c58a424

(2988)

on December 04, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Well, would not be surprised if that was your problem then.

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 04, 2012
at 03:14 PM

I'm taking magnesium citrate.probably 2000 mgrams daily.at about 4PM

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Ff355480c9a75125de4f88ddb9a72531

on December 04, 2012
at 01:17 PM

"P.S.I abuse laxatives(...) Have Crohn's disease." This is not supposed to be a "post scriptum". This is probably the reason why you are sleepy.
Food has a natural cycle in the body, you eat it to nourish your body and it does that by going through the stomach and the intestines from where the nutrients are absorbed in your blood.
You are disrupting this cycle by taking laxatives, food does not get processed in your body and this is why you feel sleepy.
You are effectively depriving your body of nutrients and fluids, which cause it to malfunction.
You might have heard that diarrhea is dangerous if you have it for long periods of time. It is dangerous for a woman if she is pregnant. It used to kill people in the old days when they caught dysentery and could not get nutrients to be processed by their body.
It is extremely dangerous to abuse laxatives. If not in the short run, you will definitely suffer the consequences in the long run.
Also, if you have ever had the curiosity to read a mineral supplement pamflet, you know it says there that they do not replace a well-balanced diet.
You need to stop abusing laxatives. If you are constipated, it's better to use coffee, which is a natural laxative. But again, use it, not abuse it. If you must use laxatives, then use them just enough to go once a day, which is normal.

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35deaf0f101526bb113ea69f79934f2b

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on December 04, 2012
at 01:10 PM

This might not apply to your case, but I have been sooo sleepy since it started getting dark so early. I seemed to only need 6-7 hours of sleep over the summer and I need around 9 now to feel rested. By 8 each night, my body is ready to lay in bed. If you noticed the change around when the weather changed then it could be that. It is also possible that you are low in iron or something else so if you do not think it is related to weather then you may want to get some blood work done to see if anything is low. Wheh my iron is low, there is a HUGE ddifference in how sleepy I feel.

6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

(2177)

on December 04, 2012
at 03:08 PM

+1. Felt the same way after the light change. This is what worked for me...Don't eat within 4 hours before bed, sleep by 11, wake up with sun (2 minute jog), eat a high protein meal within 30 minutes of waking. I also wear blue/green spectrum blocking glasses if I need to view the computer or cellphone before bed, or if I wake up before sunrise...

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on December 04, 2012
at 01:16 PM

I don't know much about Crohn's disease, so pardon me if this isn't optional... but, Bulletproof coffee twice a day will cure your tired feelings. For sure.

Bee4e0fda817da9857443bd40f552a75

on December 04, 2012
at 01:54 PM

Thanks,but I've already tried that,caffeine was never a friend for my bowels((

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