View Full Version : When I SLEEP I don't go into that "DEEP" sleep as before. on meds. anyone else?


pianoraindream
04-21-11, 12:33 PM
I've noticed this over the past week or so... no matter WHAT I do I don't ever go into that "DEEP" sleep that when you wake up you feel all groggy but rested...

I wake up and my eyes are WIDE open.. anyone else?:(

excel
04-21-11, 12:36 PM
Your not supposed to feel groggy when you wake up. Your supposed to feel refreshed. That is what my sleep doctor told me.

pianoraindream
04-21-11, 12:38 PM
Your not supposed to feel groggy when you wake up. Your supposed to feel refreshed. That is what my sleep doctor told me.

I've felt "out of it" when I wake up my entire life... this wasn't normal??? I don't know how I feel about that... LOL... is it the ADHD that causes this abnormal sleep pattern that you feel really groggy when you wake up?

Because I am really different sleep wise after I have been on meds....

excel
04-21-11, 03:27 PM
It could be a sleep disorder. I would talk to your doctor about it. I wonder if you could have sleep apnea.

pianoraindream
04-21-11, 03:30 PM
It could be a sleep disorder. I would talk to your doctor about it. I wonder if you could have sleep apnea.


well it only happened after I started taking the ADD meds... I could have sleep apnea... some of my family has suspected it for a while but I have so much else going on health wise I just haven't been able to even think about asking about another problem...

*sigh*

excel
04-21-11, 05:32 PM
I think Stimulants can mess up your sleep pattern, I think they kept me awake and maked my tiredness.

String
04-21-11, 10:51 PM
Maybe you should take a tiny bit of melatonin before going to bed. Studies have shown that show melatonin can help some people sleep better when they are taking ADHD medications.

(I read that for most people those 3mg or 5mg supplement pills have way too much melatonin and might even be counterproductive. My personal experience is that just a fraction of one of those pills can help me sleep better.)

Gunner
04-22-11, 01:11 AM
When I do get to sleep I generally sleep pretty well (however I have some absolutely crazy and horrid dreams that haunt me nearly every night.)

I always had a little bit of a hard time getting to sleep but nothing realy out of ordinary. On Ritalin if it hadn't wore off I could not get to sleep but once it wore off it had little effect. The Adderall for me has seemed to make things a bit different.

I can feel it wear off and around 8pm I will start to feel a little drained and head home from school(if I can). I feel like I can sleep and then I get in bed and can't seem to sleep untill after midnight. Usually mornings are not to hard on me but sometimes I feel that groggy feeling.

Melatonin is nice but I am always afraid of sleep aids as you can develop dependance on them. My roommate has been taken by them and can't sleep without them. So there is that addiction factor, not addicted like say crack for example but addicted as in you need them to function properly.

Rosenzweiged
04-24-11, 02:27 PM
I literally just now woke up about an hour ago feeling the exact same thing lol.

I've noticed at least for me it is most definitely the adderall, although I take it much earlier in the day and the concentration wears off a couple hours later I still have that "buzz" deep in my mind of being awake and not being able to get down to that deep sleep you were talking about. I haven't gotten a chance to fully explore it yet but in my experience what works is don't take it later in the afternoon/night, or simply take a day or two holiday from taking it.

Simenora
05-03-11, 08:56 PM
i Take Vyvanse, fairly heavy dosage.I usually sleep really well. If I can MAKE MYSELF GO TO SLEEP.... Sorry I was yelling at my self

jamcracker
07-03-11, 06:10 AM
I've noticed this over the past week or so... no matter WHAT I do I don't ever go into that "DEEP" sleep that when you wake up you feel all groggy but rested...

I wake up and my eyes are WIDE open.. anyone else?:(

hey! i know exactly what you mean...ever since I started concerta I lack the ability of a good deep sleep, however, when I take a day off of the medication i end up having a really incredible night of sleep full of dreams...
I think this is referred to as REM rebound
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REM_rebound

sarahsweets
07-03-11, 07:18 AM
I think its worth checking out with a sleep specialist.I have run the gambit with sleep studies. And basically its a matter of my brain remaining in the active state rather then the stage IV state. (It has something to do with alpha and delta brainwaves ). The only thing I have found to behelpful is to try and have the same bedtime and wake time no matter what. During the school year I got up with my kids at 5 am. So despite the summer I wake up the same time. It sucks sometimes but I just try and keep a regular schedule. Sometimes I sleep in til 630 am (woo for me ) but generally I just keep the schedule. I take melatonin to regulate my circadium rhythm but its. Not always right for everyone. For the desperate no sleep nights I have my "break glass in case of emergency " sonata which is a short acting sleeping pill.

BrokenMirrors
07-04-11, 11:47 AM
1) How tired you are physically when you go to sleep?
2) Do you use an alarm clock?
3) What medications, other drugs do you use?

Feeling awake in the morning is ok. Groggy means you're not rested or you woke up in the wrong time. That's not ok. Deep sleep usually happens in the start of the night or afternoon naps. If you sleep 4 hours after heavy work and wake up with an alarm, I bet you'll be groggy. Also sleep deficit accumulates a bit.

(ok, i noticed original post is from April)