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Hyposomnia becoming more chronic

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I've had hyposomnia progressively getting more chronic since around October. I've been sleeping 4-5 hours most nights (5-6) nights a week. I feel incredibly lethargic and have memory trouble recalling what I'm told just minutes prior. I go to class and sometimes I will almost fall asleep and have started softly slapping myself to try and stay awake at points. I'm unable to sleep regularly and maintain a regular sleep schedule for whatever reason(s) on my current medicine regimine. I'm starting to feel as though my only option is to do the unspeakable because of how my life is falling apart from never being able to sleep. I'm not suicidal nor do I wish to die, but I've had years of debilitating insomnia that even exercise and sleep hygiene have easily remedied. I cannot find an answer and at nights I have night eating syndrome horribly and am only 192 pounds, but am eating in excess of 3000 calories a day and not gaining much weight. I feel ill and incredibly weak today.


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replied March 27th, 2018
Sleep Disorders Answer A63471
Welcome to e health forum.

First a proper assessment of your condition needs to be done with a clinical examination as well as laboratory investigations, chest Xray and if needed a echocardiogram to rule out respiratory and cardiac disorders.

Pulmonary function tests including a sleep study - would be helpful to make a proper diagnosis of the underlying condition.

Hence it would be recommended to consult your doctor who can do the needful.


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