• 2 months ago

    Why does lack of sleep make me feel yucky?

    Anytime that I go a night or two without a full nights sleep -- meaning I only get maybe 4 or 5 hours each night -- I always feel crappy for a couple of days afterwards. Besides being tired and irritable, I also tend to have stomach issues --like cramps, nausea, etc. -- and it happens every time I only get a couple hours of sleep.

    Does anybody else have this issue? Or is it just me? And is there anything I can do to stop it?

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: Why does lack of sleep make me feel yucky?

    The mood changes are common with insomnia, not so much with the stomach issues. Do you ever have them when you sleep normally? If this continues to be an issue, a checkup with your doc is in order.

    To improve your sleep, there are a number of drug-free methods. The best are contained in CBT sleep training programs. That's likely what your doc will recommend. Much good info online if you're the self-help type.
      • 2 months ago
        I don't typically experience them when I've gotten proper sleep. And once I got a full nights sleep this last time, the issues went away...

        I didn't realize what time of month it was though, and realized that my period is due to start up tomorrow, so I'm wondering if the insomnia and the stomach issues were brought on by pms. They went away once I actually got a full night of sleep, but now that my period is so close to starting, I'm noticing that I'm having trouble sleeping again and I've also got those stomach issues again...