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A 28-year-old male asked:

The past few nights i have been going to bed by 1am -2am... and when i wake up, i feel sooooo tired, drained, even after 6 or 7 hours of sleep , i would so drained, and like i just want to stay in bed and sleep this drownings off!! what is the proble?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Depression, Anxiety: I understand your distress. At age 28, “I feel sooooo tired, drained” is likely due to stresses in your life- • Relationships/ Marriage • Separation • Parenting • Unresolved conflicts • Finances • Work Please reflect about “going to bed by 1am -2am...”: •Recent stress •Use of Alcohol or Drugs Stresses can cause Anxiety and Depression. Please see a Therapist. You deserve Good Emotional Health!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to know: Sleep comes in various stages & with deep sleep being the most effective in restoring vigor. If your "time" asleep is pretty normal but you are not restored, it suggests you are not entering deep sleep stages. I would visit your doc with this in mind. An exam may reveal some issues or a sleep study may help identify it. Sleep disturbances are one of the most under diagnosed problems in health.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Need to evaluate: There could be significant nocturnal events such as sleep apnea, preventing proper restful nights. But daytime issues, such as narcolepsy could be a mechanism. Blood testing and a sleep study should reveal etiology. A neurology consult could be useful.

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