Has anyone else noticed anything similar?
I noticed that whenever I have trouble falling asleep and have to use a sleep aid (the doctor has me on Sonata 10mg at night as needed) I actually wake up feeling rested despite only getting 3 1/2 – 4 hrs sleep. I rarely use the sleeping pill. I almost never feel rested unless I get 10 or more hours of sleep.
The only other time I’ve felt rested was when I was on wellbutrin, but I had huge problems falling asleep and would sometimes only be able to sleep every other night. But while on wellbutrin, when I only got 3 ISH hrs of sleep I felt relatively rested and alert throughout the day.
Until stress and anxiety increased at home (teenage daughter with psych issues. VERY long story) I would have to fight to remain alert unless actively working. I could sleep anytime anywhere.