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never rested

I'm 34, married, no kids, full time day job, nothing superduper about my life that would cause excess fatigue.  However, ever since I was 19 I can lay down and take a nap any time of the day any day of the week and sleep hard.  I never wake up rested if I sleep 6-8 hours or 10-12.  I wake up many times during the night and the rare times I remember sleeping an actual 4-6 hours solid I felt great.  I've been treated for anxiety/depression on and off since I was 19 but the same problems seem to happen if I'm medication or not.  I can take meds to sleep better but then I drag the next day.  
I feel like I'm wasting my life away and I don' t know what to do, my husband is mister hyper and go getter.  

Help!
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Hi

There are lots of causes of excess fatigue. Some of them are minor as overwork, stress, improper diet and lack of exercise or they can be serious conditions such as anemia (has multiple causes), heart disease or other systemic conditions.

You should consult your doctor for a complete examination for rule out any of the serious causes for chronic fatigue.

Meanwhile you can try improving your sleep pattern by trying relaxation exercises, improving the diet and having a calm sleeping environment. Some of the depression medications can also sleep disturbances and hence you should discuss with your doctor about those.

Take care,
Regards.

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Once you rule out any serious condition that might be causing your fatigue, you should ask your doctor about Provigil. It's supposed to keep you awake and give you the energy to get stuff done without feeling stimulated like adderall or ritalin.
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