Throughout most of my adult life, I have been a very sleepy person. Classroom situations, after work, even behind the wheel, I have been known to drift off quite regularly. I am often totally exhausted after work and feel like my whole body is made of lead. But I’m not in terrible shape or anything. I go to the gym on a semi-regular basis. I’m not particularly overweight or anything like that. So what gives?
I get about 6 1/2 hours of sleep a night, on average. If I sleep more than that, I tend to be just as tired the next day, if not moreso.
I do not have a thyroid condition.
Sometimes when I exercise I feel invigorated, other times I practically croak.
I may have a little depression, but this sleepiness thing has been going on for decades. And that wouldn’t really explain why I get dog tired after exercise and whatnot.
Not sure what else is germane. I have had a physical within the last four months, and, aside from a little high cholesterol, it was fine.
Anybody want to shed some light? Make a few WAGs?
I do plan to continue to badger my doctor about this, so don’t worry that I’m relying exclusively on the SDMB for my medical needs.