I didn't expect to make a thread on this, but at this point I'm desperate. I have always had trouble staying asleep and I never feel rested, no matter what I try. I'm in my 20's and I always feel exhausted every day. I took an expensive sleep study, and the test seemed highly flawed. It suggested that I had a snoring problem, but I have since used a mouth guard and tape method, but my problem persists. I used 2 different mouth guard brands, but I still woke up multiple times. The tape method doesn't seem to work either. I always have dark marks under my eyes.
What can I do to sleep better? I have never tried meditation, so can that help me at all? I'm sorry to have a thread on this, but I'm in desperate need of a solution. I really want to have a healthy night of sleep. I also hope that good sleep will help me feel energized enough so I can do a type of spell work more often. I'm always drained so it is very difficult for me to have the type of energy I require.
Thanks to any suggestions, I really appreciate them all.
I feel sorry for you there's nothing worse then lack of sleep.
I have a friend that has a condition called 'sleep apnoea' or it may be spelled 'sleep apnea' I'm not sure! Your symptoms sound similar especially since the clinic said it's a snoring problem. It is a condition that affects any age group. I believe it's treated with oxygen through the night to keep the airway open and stop the snoring. You may have already been checked for this? But it was just the first thing I thought of when I read your post.
Trouble sleeping can be caused by many different factors, as has been said above, medical issues like sleep aponea can cause exhaustion even after a full nights sleep, but there are other medical conditions such as insomnia that may need to be followed up with your doctor if you feel it isn't snoring.
On top of health conitions there are other factors that can involve a poor nights sleep:
Using electronics before you go to bed
Light seeping into your room
Eating too close to the time you sleep
Sleeping in for too long (suprising that sleeping more could make you tired)
Going to bed at irregular times
Being overly active before bed (mentally or physically)
It may be time to change your bedtime routine to see if that helps. If a routine change doesn't help, maybe trying meditation, possibly aromatherapy before bed can help relax you to hopefully have a good night sleep.
If none of this works, it is important that you speak to a doctor, feeling exhausted each morning even after a full nights sleep is not the way its meant to be.
I've been to 3 different drs. and none of them seemed to understand what was wrong with my sleep problem. The only thing I got out of it was I paid a lot of money and reached more dead ends. One dr. claimed I didn't have sleep apnea, but I'm still unsure of this
The test I took seemed flawed and I took his advice by seeing a throat and nose dr. The nose and throat dr. said I didn't seem to have a problem with either one. She suggested I use a mouth guard and that did not work. I used the tape method by taping my mouth to breathe through my nose, but once again I still wake up multiple times and never get good sleep. I have stuck to a good routine, as well as no use of electronics, but that didn't help either. I have two fans and they block out all noise. I did buy a sleep apnea machine without insurance, but it(hose) has failed to work in colder weather, so I will have to wait until it gets warmer. So that could work.
I think it is either shallow breathing, or my mind is too active during sleep. I don't know if meditation can fix that or not. Is there anyone that has used meditation to help with sleep?
You have said you have been to 3 doctors so far? Sorry I don't understand? I'm from the UK we go to the doctors and they refer us to a specialist or consultant regarding health condition concerned.. why have you seen 3 doctors?
They kept referring me to someone else, but every time the next person didn't know any more than the last. The weird part is the sleep test dr. refuses to talk to me in person. I have yet to see him or talk to, but I tried. I was only given his report.
I'm sorry, it's probably highly likely I will never figure this out.
If it's possible, you should report that sleep test doctor to gis superiors. It is never OK for a doctor to refuse to meet with you to discuss your test results. Also, go back to your regular doctor and demand to see a different sleep doctor.
Sorry, my other post got cut off. I agree with previous posters that it really sounds like sleep apnea. My mother also had a horrible time getting diagnosed with hers. She got to the point where she was hallucinating at work it was so bad.