I've been feeling so sleepy. Not fatigued or weary. SLEEPY.
It started last Monday; I just had no energy to do anything and wanted to nap all day. Tuesday and Wednesday I felt okay. Then on Thursday I was so tired at work I just wanted to go home. I slept 12 1/2 hours that night. When I went in to work on Friday, there was evidence of how sleep-distracted I was - I'd forgotten to log off my computer, didn't file my daily paperwork, etc. I felt better on Friday, horrible again on Saturday, fine on Sunday.
Then yesterday (Monday) was just weird. Sunday night I slept about 8 1/2 hours, which is about normal for me. I'd been awake about five hours when I just could not stay awake anymore so I decided to take a 30 minute nap. I vaguely recall turning off the alarm I'd set when I woke up after a 5 hour nap. And it was a good hard sleep, the kind where you aren't aware of anything. Three hours after the nap, I was ready to go to bed for the night. I slept for over 9 hours, and could have slept longer if I hadn't needed to get up for work. In fact, I hit the snooze button until the very last possible second. It was almost impossible to drag myself out of bed; I felt like I was drugged or something. (Between 10pm Sunday and 6am Tuesday - 30 hours - I slept 23 hours!) I had four cups of coffee between 8am and noon this morning (which is not normal for me) and now I feel almost human.
I don't have any idea what is wrong with me. At first I thought I was fighting off a virus or something, but the fact that it's not happening every day plus the fact that it's gone on for more than a week makes me think that isn't the case. I can't see anything in my dietary changes that would be causing this. I'm eating pretty much exactly the same as I have been since the beginning of the year, and back in January when I first started I felt very energetic and much healthier than I had in a long time. I wonder if it's something with my brain chemistry, like serotonin or something?
I decided to write this blog post to help me track any patterns to this weirdness, although I seriously hope whatever it is will just stop soon!
EDITED MARCH 10. This was the last day I had this problem and I never really did figure out what it was. I read something somewhere that body fat stores all kinds of toxins and when that fat breaks down it releases the toxins into the bloodstream. I wonder if I had some kind of toxin overdose, or something? I don't know. I don't fully understand how this happens.