Before I begin this post, I don’t mean to be a downer so near to Christmas. In fact, if you’d rather not read a post about anxiety and my sleeping issue, then feel free to skip reading this. I totally understand. I just thought I would write this to talk about what I’m going through and hopefully help anyone experiencing the same issue.
I’ve found that for a while now, I’ve been sleeping a lot during the day. I think this is for many reasons. For one thing, I don’t go out a lot because of my anxiety. This means that I’m not currently working and I have a lot of time to just sit around and think. This may seem like something a lot of you would love, but trust me, it’s not always very thrilling. I would much rather have a job than not work because anxiety gets in the way of me doing something I want to do. Anyway, back to the sleeping issue. I also think I sleep a lot during the day because I get bored. Let’s face it, I can only browse the web, watch Netflix, write, and read so much before I get tired of doing all of those things.
I don’t like sleeping so much. Without telling you my exact age, I’m between 20 and 35. I shouldn’t sleep as much as I do. It can be hard though to break the pattern and I think that anxiety can sometimes, plain and simple, tire a person out.
I’m not depressed, so I know that’s not one of the reasons I sleep so much. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I get sad and bummed that I struggle with anxiety and can’t do a lot of the things I want to, but I’m not ‘depressed’. I know from reading blogs and hearing about depression that it’s much more than feeling down once in a while.
Still though, the fact remains that I hate that I find myself sleeping a good portion of the day. I just get so bored sometimes and not being able to go outside (plus it’s winter) or do stuff due to my anxiety makes it hard not to just say to myself, “Well I might as well just go to sleep, there’s nothing else to do!”.
I’m going to try my hardest to stay up more during the day. I’m going to try to take that time I’d usually take sleeping and exercise instead.
What about you? Do you sleep a lot during the day due to anxiety or depression? If you do, don’t be ashamed, I know a little about what you’re going through.