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Hello, I'm new here. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have N. I know I enter REM sleep too early because I've dreamed during 15-20 minute naps many times. In fact, once I fell asleep taking notes in a college lecture, dreamed, and woke up to find that my notes about the lecture had turned into a barely legible scrawl about my dream! I wasn't out for more than a couple seconds.

I've been tired for a long time, no matter how much sleep I get. After my 2nd child was born, and she was weaned, I wondered why I hadn't gotten any amount of energy back. I talked with my doctor and found out I have hypothyroid. Excessive sleepiness is a side effect of hypothyroidism, so I thought after I'd been on my Rx for that for a while, I'd regain energy. Not so. It's been 3 years, and I still feel worn out all the time. At first, my doctor tried to tell me it's just because I'm a mom, then he tried to say I had depression. But, I've never been happier or more content in my life! I have a wonderful husband of nearly 9 years, and three beautiful children, I sew costumes/doll clothes and draw on commission which is pretty much my dream job. An acquaintance of mine mentioned being diagnosed with N. I had no idea what it was, so I looked into it and realized the symptoms sound exactly like me. When I found this forum, I realized I had found people who understand what it feels like! It is frustrating feeling like you're trapped inside your own body sometimes, with your brain wrapped in cotton or floating in a cloud.

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Hello, I'm new here. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have N. I know I enter REM sleep too early because I've dreamed during 15-20 minute naps many times. In fact, once I fell asleep taking notes in a college lecture, dreamed, and woke up to find that my notes about the lecture had turned into a barely legible scrawl about my dream! I wasn't out for more than a couple seconds.

I've been tired for a long time, no matter how much sleep I get. After my 2nd child was born, and she was weaned, I wondered why I hadn't gotten any amount of energy back. I talked with my doctor and found out I have hypothyroid. Excessive sleepiness is a side effect of hypothyroidism, so I thought after I'd been on my Rx for that for a while, I'd regain energy. Not so. It's been 3 years, and I still feel worn out all the time. At first, my doctor tried to tell me it's just because I'm a mom, then he tried to say I had depression. But, I've never been happier or more content in my life! I have a wonderful husband of nearly 9 years, and three beautiful children, I sew costumes/doll clothes and draw on commission which is pretty much my dream job. An acquaintance of mine mentioned being diagnosed with N. I had no idea what it was, so I looked into it and realized the symptoms sound exactly like me. When I found this forum, I realized I had found people who understand what it feels like! It is frustrating feeling like you're trapped inside your own body sometimes, with your brain wrapped in cotton or floating in a cloud.

Welcome! Have you seen or plan to see a sleep specialist? My son was diagnosed at 15, its quite a journey...

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Hello, I'm new here. I haven't been officially diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have N. I know I enter REM sleep too early because I've dreamed during 15-20 minute naps many times. In fact, once I fell asleep taking notes in a college lecture, dreamed, and woke up to find that my notes about the lecture had turned into a barely legible scrawl about my dream! I wasn't out for more than a couple seconds.

I've been tired for a long time, no matter how much sleep I get. After my 2nd child was born, and she was weaned, I wondered why I hadn't gotten any amount of energy back. I talked with my doctor and found out I have hypothyroid. Excessive sleepiness is a side effect of hypothyroidism, so I thought after I'd been on my Rx for that for a while, I'd regain energy. Not so. It's been 3 years, and I still feel worn out all the time. At first, my doctor tried to tell me it's just because I'm a mom, then he tried to say I had depression. But, I've never been happier or more content in my life! I have a wonderful husband of nearly 9 years, and three beautiful children, I sew costumes/doll clothes and draw on commission which is pretty much my dream job. An acquaintance of mine mentioned being diagnosed with N. I had no idea what it was, so I looked into it and realized the symptoms sound exactly like me. When I found this forum, I realized I had found people who understand what it feels like! It is frustrating feeling like you're trapped inside your own body sometimes, with your brain wrapped in cotton or floating in a cloud.

Hello! Nice to "meet" you. I like your description of "your brain wrapped in cotton or floating on a cloud." That's exactly how it feels! I've also described it to my husband as it feeling like my head suddenly turns into a helium balloon and floats away.

Have you been referred to a sleep specialist?

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I've been so busy, I haven't been able to get on here much at all.  I have finally gotten a referral to a sleep specialist, my appointment isn't until May, unless they can get me in sooner.  I'm hoping sooner (I nearly fell asleep typing!) but I'm also not looking forward to having a sleep study, which I'm certain they'll want me to do.  I don't sleep well in strange places, on demand.  Wait long enough, I might fall asleep, but on demand?  I dunno.

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The sleep study wasn't as bad i thought it was going to be. I don't do well in strange places either, but i learned that won't stop your brain from doing what it does best (sleep). Initially i went for the sleep study, which came back fine. But my dr just knew.i went for a second one with an mslt immediately after. thank God i finally found out I'm not crazy. You definitely won't regret it. You are not alone here. :)

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