Getting too much sleep
Hey guys, this is kind of a long story, but please bear with me.
I went to the doctor about 11 months ago (right before I started paleo) to get a checkup, talk to her about paleo, and about my sleep issue. The problem is I sleep WAY TOO MUCH. By that I mean like 10 or 11 hours a night. And I don't wake up feeling rested. I spend my days in a haze of sleepiness, and yet I still sleep another 10 hours the next night. When I talked to my doctor, she just told me "as long as you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep and feel rested then I can't do anything". Basically at this point I would have had to go to a specialist.
Fast forward about a month. I had completely primalized, and was feeling AWESOME. My sleep improved a lot. Although I still slept 9 hours a night at least. But I no longer felt groggy all day. I would oversleep ocassionally (which caused me to miss classes. Try explaining that to professors), but only rarely.
Then go to last summer. I got a full time internship, that I had to drive an hour to and from every day. Getting up everyday at 7 was really really hard on me. I would be tired all day and have to go to bed at 10pm at the latest or I was completely out of it all the next day.
And then there is now. I've had a really really stressful and busy semester, and with the stress returned my 10 or 11 hours of sleep per night problem. I can barely get up before 11am, no matter when I go to bed. I wake up tired, have no energy, and then can't get to sleep when I go to bed that night. Rinse. Repeat.
I workout about once a week (all I have time for) and am otherwise extremely heathy. So far nothing has been able to explain my sleep issues to me. I really hope you guys have some ideas for me!
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