I feel extremely burned out, tired, unexcited, un interested, from 5 pm till 1 am, then from 1 am until 6 am, I am burning with intensity and absolutely can't sleep, then I'm in bed from 6 am until 5 pm.
No responses suggesting anything, I only want to see if I can find anyone who's had this exact same thing and how they cured it. I'm expecting this to be an empty post.
I've have the SAME pattern going on for a few YEARS, except that I'm not "burning with intensity", simply wide awake when I need to sleep (1-6am) and sleeping (6am-4pm) when I need to be working, and lifeless and inactive otherwise. I also have ZERO appetite until at least midnight. In my case it's viscous-cycle depression that began with a tragedy in 2008, and now results from the very unhealthy lifestyle that took hold after that (I'm actually "over" the thing that initially got me down). Let's see if we can identify some common traits, and maybe compare results as we make lifestyle changes. If you'll play along, I'll document my modest changes here each week, and how I'm feeling :
MY ADMITTEDLY MODEST CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 10:
30 MINUTE CIRCUT WORKOUT AND CORE EXCERCISES M-W-F (bought $10/mo planet fitness membership today)
ELIMINATE PROCESSED, JUNK FOODS AND BEGIN INTEGRATING PALEO DIET
ELIMINATE BEER IN FAVOR OF NO-CARB ALCOHOL (VODKA, WHISKEY), AND REDUCE NIGHTLY NUMBER OF DRINKS BY 1/2
I'll be next week with how this went, how I feel, and what's next.
This is definitely something you should see a medical professional about, Henry. The sleep disturbance you are describing is very extreme and could have a dozen different possible causes. A complete physical with blood work is the first order of business.
Whatever it is, it's almost certainly treatable, so don't worry too much and don't be afraid to ask for help.
Maybe you are nocturnal like this guy:
Does your energy level fluctuate in relation to daily workout at all? What's your exercise schedule & intensity like? My sleep schedule is pretty close to yours, but I've found that it's exercise-driven. My daily workout is 1700-1800, followed by protein intake. Usually wide awake until mid-morning, 0300-0400. However, moving workout to a.m./noon results in a normal sleep pattern of falling asleep 22-2300... the trick is to not be too tired in the morning to actually do PT.
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