Since I am actually clinically depressed, my sleep pattern is of your textbook example of depressed patients: decreased slow wave sleep (aka deepest sleep), inability to stay asleep, and decreased quality of sleep
I have been taking mirtazapine to help with sleep as it causes drowsiness. When I don’t take it, I will wake up from sleep after 2-4 hours of sleep despite being dead tired.
But even though I’m able to stay asleep with the help of medication, it seems that no matter how many hours I sleep, I. AM. SO. TIRED! ALL THE TIME.
My everyday schedule looks roughly like so:
930-10am wake up
10-3 pm study
3-7pm blog, play, bake, whatever
11-12am watch tv, shower, etc.
Granted that my study efficiency is not the best, partially because I am so tiredddddd even with 10 hours of sleep AND monster….
But, this week for my US medical licensing exam, I have been using doctors in training videos as a study aid. It provides structure and helps me get through the material more efficiently when it feels like a drag. I’d highly recommend it for others studying for USMLE step 1!
Slowly but surely getting through the material….