I am in the process of assessment and figuring out why I am so tired all the time. Not tired but...out of it daytime. I don't know if it's narcolepsy, hypersomnia, circadian r. issues, etc.
I have just had a nighttime sleep study and a mslt. More boring almost a full 24 hours that I have ever experienced. I have my followup next week.
The one thing that I didn't discuss or ask was that during the day I get a tad zoned for a few minutes and my eyes suddenly jerk back and forth. I can feel it and sometimes I feel like falling asleep that second and like I am trying really hard just to focus, be awake. But, it isn't like the standard big huge crashes. I feel, sometimes that 3/4 of me is almost like asleep when I am awake when this happens ...like everything is shut off but there is just barely "me" keeping things going. I have trouble at home. Severe trouble. If things are messy, out of place, I have to think...and can't...have to sit looking like a zombie. Everything has to be automatic, routine. Often the beautiful blue skies are too bright and as much as I feel I had energy to get out of the house, do things...it's incredibly hard to get out. It feels like it's night time with bright lights on that are bugging me. Anyhow, there are tons more things I am worrying about but most...and I have had two mris for nerve/parasthesias/pituitary stuff but came back good.
The other thing, probably unrelated to sleep issues is that if I yell like yelling to the other room on and on to the kids lol, getting overly stressed/noise etc it feels like I am about to pass out. It's like a weird surge of something and then I feel like I have to lay down. Totally drained exhausted immediately. Maybe that's a hormone, adrenaline, cortisol or something?
Anyhow, not sure what my results will show. I had some anxiety so didn't fall asleep as fast as normal, and was super cold during the day so couldn't settle much. I did sleep at 5 naps but I was anxious of the pressure so it didn't feel as normal to me. They kept flinging the door open and flipping lights on suddenly and I was like, ugh! Already?!!! Did you dream? Some were I think so (two) and three were yes, definitely. The only thing is the last 2 naps were really starting to get back to my norm and the tech left, I thought about something for like a minute and then BAM the door opened. I said, seriously? It's been only like 1 minute! haha. I don't think I went into rem sleep quickly because when I was falling asleep I could feel my legs or body twitch...I think that happens in early stages of sleep?
Anyhow, happy to start figuring out why I'm so groggy, sleep drunk feeling most of the time..