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I can't wake up!

The last 2 months or so, I've noticed that I can't fall asleep before 12 am, and then I'm not able to get up before 10 am, and even then, I find it hard to get up. I just can't seem to open my eyes, and usually I have a headache. I'm starting to feel very sleepy the rest of the day, but I try not to take naps b/c I do sleep in so late. I've been very stressed lately and was thinking it was due to that, but it just seems to get worse and my stress level hasn't gotten any higher. I have a 2 year old boy that I need to get up with, preferably at 8 am or so, but I just can't seem to do it. I'm a homemaker and my house is a mess b/c of this. I just don't have the motivation. :( Please help.
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First of all, let me wish you a very happy and happening new year ahead.

From the symptoms described by you, I get the feeling that you are depressed! And you need help. Sleep disturbance, loss of motivation, sadness of mood and change of appetite are some of the symptoms of Depression.

You have to try and reduce the stress in your life. Is it your work that is the cause of your stress ? Or, is it some other unaddressed issue which is bothering you.

I recommend that you consult a mental health professional soon. You may need some medicines in the initial period.

Please let me know if you have any other symptoms that you are worried about.


Dr Abhijeet D
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Do you nap in the day? What is the amount of coffee that you are having daily?
Also is anything worrying you too much.
You need to maintain a proper sleep pattern and go to bed at the same time evryday.
Try some walking or exercises daily taht will help you to sleep well. Breathing exercises and yoga also helps in some cases.
Try to take a warm shower, listen to soft music or read a book just before you sleep. That should help you fall asleep, and have a refreshing sleep.
Do not worry, taking things slowly and being relaxed will solve some of your problem for sure.
If the symptoms still persist, consult your doctor and ask him if any medication would help you.
Hope this helps.
Do let us know on how you are doing.
Good luck.
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