For years now, I’ve really struggled with sleep. I take melatonin every night or else I can’t sleep at all. I either sleep between 12-14 hours a night or on some occasions (maybe 1-2times every month) I wake up, can’t sleep, and go downstairs at 2 in the morning because I can’t stand being in my bed any longer. I do wake up in the middle of the night pretty often, but usually not to that extreme. I went to bed at 10 pm last night, and I slept until 12 pm this morning. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I had a sleep study a few years ago, and they said that I had very, very mild sleep apnea, that was so mild that it almost didn’t qualify. We decided to do a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy in hopes that it would help. We didn’t do the CPAP at the time, because they said that my apnea was so mild it likely wouldn’t help and that since I was having really bad insomnia, it would likely make that worse. Still, no improvement. I also have depression, but I’ve not been super depressed lately and yet it still happens. They believe it could be CFS/ME but I don’t seem to have PEM symptoms, so it may not be that. I’m at a complete loss. If I would get another sleep study, it would have to be months from now (maybe even 6 months to 1 year), because of scheduling. Every day, my body aches, my head is foggy, I have zero energy and motivation, etc. I don’t know how I’m ever going to get a solid job or go to college when I can’t wake up before 10 am, even when I went to bed at 9-10 pm.

Any advice? Thank you so much!

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