Can we please discuss SLEEP vs ADHD.
As some of you might of already read, that I have been recently diagnosed ADHD. I was on 40mg of vyvanse for a week, It was hard for me to figure out if I was able focus better or not. Is it possible that I was thinking to much? I might of been able to read articles better but by the end of week one I became extremely anxious. I was kinda scary.
I don’t normally suffer from Anxiety, So the doc told me to stop using the meds and when I come back to him in three weeks we will see how I feel, and we will talk about other options.
The thing is I’m really gathering a lot of information about ADHD and this is over whelming me a bit. I am trying to take it slow for now, I did slow down on the reading. But I did notice at my age, I need to be the one doing all the work for my self or I might as well not of been diagnosed.
So here I am trying to figure things out slowly.
So many things in the close to the 40 years of my life have a reason now. And I’m thinking is there a solution for it or do I just live the way I live.
But one thing has opened a can of worms for me
I have been waking up early since I was preteen, I always’d loved the mornings. It was so nice and peaceful, quiet. No one out in the street. But honestly, I do remember sleeping through classes. I had to go to bed at lunch hour.
As I’m getting older, It is getting harder and harder for me to stay up in the evening hours. It is not late, it could be 6,7, 8, o’clock and I feel like i’m falling apart.
My normal bed time is about 10 o’clock and
sometimes I go to bed a little earlier which probably doesn’t help.
I have no problem falling a sleep. My problem is sleeping through a night. My sleep get interrupted a lot, And many times it is with a lot of thoughts in my head, that I don’t know if I was up or sleeping.
I did go for a sleep apnea test, I was told I don’t have apnea but something similar, it’s called Hypopnia, where the wind pipe gets narrow but dosn’t close. They gave me a machine but I find the machine wakes me up after 3 hours and I rip it off.
The ADHD doctor laughed it off. He said they tell everyone they have that. And he wouldn’t be able to sleep with that mask either. He thinks if my thoughts are controlled it might help me with my sleep. Not sure.
My question is to you all, dose my story sound familiar? I have no problem falling a sleep but can’t get a full night of sleep. lately, I’m am up before 4 AM and out of bed after 5.
What ideas can you give me? I feel sleep is one important thing that is disabling me and making me feel different and not able to think.
Has anyone tried a blue light? I do take melatonin, but it dosn’t seem to help much.
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