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Just curious how tall are you and what is your weight? So your only sleeping 5-6 hrs a day, so you take naps during the day? You said you take off from work sometimes and sleep all day? So you don't have problems sleeping during the day but at night you do?

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Just curious how tall are you and what is your weight? So your only sleeping 5-6 hrs a day, so you take naps during the day? You said you take off from work sometimes and sleep all day? So you don't have problems sleeping during the day but at night you do?
I'm 5'5, just under 170lbs. I am on the muscular side but do have a bit of a belly these days that I am trying to lose.

I might try to take a 20-30 minute nap at lunch outside during work time but honestly I wouldn't call it napping. More like closing my eyes temporarily (I don't actually fall asleep).

Yeah. If anything I have trouble at night, but not at all during the day.
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Just curious how tall are you and what is your weight? So your only sleeping 5-6 hrs a day, so you take naps during the day? You said you take off from work sometimes and sleep all day? So you don't have problems sleeping during the day but at night you do?
I'm 5'5, just under 170lbs. I am on the muscular side but do have a bit of a belly these days that I am trying to lose.

I might try to take a 20-30 minute nap at lunch outside during work time but honestly I wouldn't call it napping. More like closing my eyes temporarily (I don't actually fall asleep).

Yeah. If anything I have trouble at night, but not at all during the day. And being tired makes me irritable lol.
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What is your typical day like? What time do you go to bed, wake up. What are your work hours? And what do you usually do on a work day when you get home. It sounds like you can stand to loose 10-15lbs. Most people with sleep apnea are overweight.
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Do you drink coffee? On the weekends when your hanging out with your friends or whatever are you tired and antsy as well or is it just on the work days?
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Apnea seems most likely and others have provided good suggestions. Do you startle yourself awake sometimes with your heart pounding?

In the interest of listing out other possibilities, if apnea does not turn up as the issues, get a proper hormonal panel done. Don't expect your GP to order the right tests for this, go to a specialist. You are young for these kind of issues, but it is possible. Actually high testosterone or thyroid might be more likely at your age. Also look up adrenal fatigue. I repeat, even if they tell you they checked this stuff, they probably have not ordered the right tests given the the complex and interdependent nature of the whole endocrine system.

Last, don't underestimate the power of unresolved crap in your head to do this this to you. Just a thought.

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I am struggling to figure out what is going on with my body (and mind). It's having a huge impact on my job and life and I am done procrastinating. I was hoping someone could provide some insight.

As per my doctors words I am a healthy young man with no history of illness. Bloodwork and std tests bring up nothing. I am 26. I started feeling the following symptoms about 2-3 years ago.

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-Extreme fatigue: I don't have difficulty falling asleep, but I never get a deep sleep, nor do I feel refreshed in the morning. 5-6 hour sleep average per night. It's gotten to the point where I actually take days off work just to sleep all day and that doesn't really do the trick either. I may have sleep apnea. Today I went to get the monitor to confirm this over the weekend. My gf suggested this because she said I snore and also wake up in the night gasping. So this may be the culprit. I am hoping it is as simple as that.

-Sometimes when I try to sleep I feel like my bones are taut, and my feet get really jittery. No idea...

-Sometimes I find myself having to manually breath. I can't just auto-breath anymore...if that makes sense. Taking an antihistamine helps.

-Not overweight, but I definitely need to get back into daily exercise. I remember the benefits. I've also been eating fresh fruits every morning and trying to eat healthy.

-Lack of concentration/focus: Probably related to sleep, but I also seem to have a huge difficulty focusing in general these days, in particularily at work. It's almost impossible for me at anytime of day to only do one thing at a time. Either on my cell phone or surfing the web while talking to a client. I do meditation and yoga and that does help, but only temporarily. I've been in the same role at my job for 8 years and we've moved buildings a couple times. The work is pretty stress free and my team is amazing but overall maybe I think I am bored of office work. Every day I seem to get more and more jittery at my desk. I just can't sit all day. The work I do does not inspire me. I do not feel any passion here. And I've been in the same city my whole life. I feel like a big move is ahead of me, either to different city or maybe even country. I need change, really bad. I feel like a zombie these days and I crave adventure and something new. Despite how I feel at my job, it pays great and that's why I am still here.

-Just bored, unmotivated. I still play lots of music and hang out with my friends. I love life and laugh a lot, so I don't think my issues are related to some sort of depression or something.
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Great thought, but I don't drink pop.
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Pop? What the hell is pop?????

But seriously, aspartame isn't only found in diet soda. It's found in all kinds of reduced calorie stuff.

Check labels for it.
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Yep, sleep apnea. I have it, too. The CPAP is a wonderful thing-you will wonder where 'sleep' has been all your life!
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What is your typical day like? What time do you go to bed, wake up. What are your work hours? And what do you usually do on a work day when you get home. It sounds like you can stand to loose 10-15lbs. Most people with sleep apnea are overweight.
I work mon-frid 9-6pm. I wake up at about 730am, super tired, so I snooze until 745, and then again until 8. Rush rush rush and then leave my house at about 810 to get in work by 9. I have about two coffees in the morning and then I have my lunch, which I try and eat vegetarian & carb free (meat and carbs will make me pass out). By the time I am off I am no longer tired. I usually smoke a little herb right after work (set the mood), and then I do whatever I feel like. Play music, do house renovations (which is a lot these days) or hang with a friend.

Yep need to lose some but I am not overweight for sure.

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Pop? What the hell is pop?????

But seriously, aspartame isn't only found in diet soda. It's found in all kinds of reduced calorie stuff.

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I am very careful not to ingest aspartame, and sugar too. I use organic maple syrup in like everything.

ITS CALLED POP NOT SODA EHH!!!

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This past weekend I went under the monitors. I have to bring the data in tomorrow for analysis. We'll see what I have soon enough!!!!
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I try and eat vegetarian & carb free (meat and carbs will make me pass out). By the time I am off I am no longer tired. I usually smoke a little herb right after work (set the mood), and then I do whatever I feel like. Play music, do house renovations (which is a lot these days) or hang with a friend.

Yep need to lose some but I am not overweight for sure.
What do you eat if you don't eat carbs and you are vegetarian? Do you know why meat causes you to faint? Is this true of all animal protein, including fish?
Smoking anything is bad for your lungs. There are better ways to relax.

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Last, don't underestimate the power of unresolved crap in your head to do this this to you. Just a thought.
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What time do you go to bed on a weekday? On weekends when your hanging out with family are you tired as well?
You smile weed every day? You probably have amotivational syndrome, look it up.
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