Is this hypersomnia?
This is a shout out to everyone who suffers from hypersomnia like me. (Or, at least I think this is what it is.)
It happens to me from time to time. And it happened to me today! I’ve linked it to my Depressive symptoms.
My hypersomnia symptoms
Since I’m not formally diagnosed (and not on meds, etc), I don’t know if this is hypersomnia per se, but I’ll describe to you what happens to me:
- I will be in bed for an excessive number of hours.
- I will wake up the first time at a “proper” time. And then fall asleep again, wake again multiple times, feeling drowsy or tired.
- I sometimes get a headache from this.
- I force myself to get up by at lease dinner time though I don’t feel hungry but I know I logically need to eat something.
So easy to slip into self blame
Often times I’m filled with self-blame for “over-sleeping”, wasting the day, “doing it again”, not waking up for good when I woke for the first time, having had plans for the day and not being able to fulfill them…
I will feel like a loser or a failure, because I can’t even handle my sleep/wake hours and not being able to accomplish what I set out to do for the day.
Maybe it’s not hypersomnia, maybe it’s what my body needs? Enough rest? I really don’t know.
Do you suffer from hypersomnia?
Can anyone who has been diagnosed as having Depresseion share with me if you also face hypersomnia, what is it like, and how do you counter it.
Thank you so much.
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