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OMG: Does anybody else at Waterloo struggle with constantly feeling tired? Some days, I just want to sleep all the time. I am a really happy person so I don't think it's mental health related. I just struggle with chronic exhaustion. I wish I had tons of energy...

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  1. What is your diet like? Do you have a standard time you sleep, or is it variable? Do you exercise regularly?

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  2. Fucking moaaar coffee!

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  3. Me. But that's mainly because I got diagnosed with fucking clinical depression because I don't have anyone to talk to in this entire fucking school.

    Just to clarify, I get along very well with people but its normally just for the duration of class or events. I am a freaking disappointment.

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    1. You're not a disappointment :)

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    2. Thank you, kind stranger off the Internet

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  4. Maybe you have sleep apnea.

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  5. I am extremely tired all the time !

    I even feel tired after I wake up sometimes and I always feel tired throughout the day until I sleep.

    I also drink a lot of coffee to deal with this but it sometimes really doesn't do anything for me. Last term I had a 93% average, now considering my assignments and the midterms I've written, it's probably going to be around 70% or something because I really can't do anything. I've become a zombie.

    It might be depression though because I am not feeling well so I am not sure if we're in the same boat.

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  6. See a doctor at health services. They'll probably want a blood test done.

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  7. I just like to sleep. I could sleep at day if i could. haha.

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  8. I have the same problem but my blood has been tested, I eat better, I don't consume coffee, I don't think it's mental health idk what it is but it effects my ability to do work :(

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  9. vitamins, vegetables, cardio, 8 hours and you'll be golden. And coffee, always coffee.

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  10. I have this problem as well, even though I eat healthy and exercise regularly, which are common things that may cause it. I might speculate that it may have to do with stress levels and being "burnt out" and your body just freaks out and wants to sleep all the time to try to recover. Otherwise, it may be a vitamin or hormonal imbalance. See a doctor and get it checked out!

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  11. Not getting enough vitamin B12 and Iron can make you feel tired.

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  12. Reexamine your diet! Diet is honestly SO important when it comes to how you feel. Are you eating too little are you eating too much? When you first start changing your diet, you're probably going to feel worse than you did before you started eating healthier. Your body isn't used to eating differently. But give it a month or two, add some simple exercises outside and you'r a winner!

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  13. maybe you have cancer

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  14. Carbon monoxide? Watch out if you sleep close to a furnace!

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  15. I used to have this issue in high school and in my first 3 years of university. Assuming that you don't have any medical conditions or mental issues, you might just be sleep deprived.

    In high school, I used to be so tired at the end of the school day, and I dreaded the 20 minute trek back home. After returning from school, I would usually nap until dinner time and then get up and do homework.

    When I entered university, I was just napping all the time and falling asleep between classes. Again, I felt really, really tired.

    I finally figured out that I should just sleep more, consistently. Now, I would climb into bed around 10:30, read until my lids get heavy, then fall asleep. I did this routine for a couple of days by accident, and I noticed that I'm not tired anymore. I haven't been napping lately, I've been waking earlier and more refreshed, and I don't feel sluggish at all through the day. Initially, woke up naturally at 1pm, then it slowly climbed up to 8-8:30.

    Due to a project, I've been sleeping really late again (3am), and I really notice the difference in tiredness when I wake up, so I know that feeling awake is attributed to good a good sleep pattern.

    I hope this helped! Good luck!

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