I'm hoping some w/ sleep cycle wackiness might weigh in/ shed light or advice on my problem. Bf stims I was unable to stay awake for more then 10 hrs a day. But I had some say in my body/mind waking for some daylight hrs. After stims(dx'd & rx'd for adhd 8yrs ago) I could maintain a mind/body normal sleep wake cycle- meaning awake for the day and sleep at night (sleeping 10 hrs reg).
Slowing over the past 1yr, I having been losing any control over getting myself alert during daylight hours despite maintaining stim and exercise regime. My sleep cycle is of a night owl completely now, regardless of stim vacations. being on stims, I take them early by 10am, feel them wear off, feel tired but stay outta bed until 9pm and fell like i'm going to zonk out ( maybe I do sleep, I can sleep thinking I'm awake) but then -whammy!- I'm alert and awake at midnight and cant fall asleep until 10 in the morning. I cant break out of thiis cycle despite many things tried.
So 9 out of 10 days, I face the dilemma do I take my stims to try to get to my doc appts and errands? Taking the stims either leaves me a zombie (duh no sleep, plus I hate this option, I dont want to mess w/ a my already wacky sleep/wake cycle), or I sleep after the stims to wake up around 8pm-ish and miss my appts.
oh the irony-- cant get to a sleep specialist to ask them abt this! I'm pretty amused and laugh at my absurd situation!