Reply To: Hate Sleeping-ADHD Related?

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amycweise
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Find a NEW doctor. Consider a brain scan to measure and participate in a sleep study. You are very young and currently the medical consensus is that the brain is still growing and developing until the age of 25. You may want to curb your reliance on prescription meds and consider lifestyle changes. Major changes but begin with very small changes step by step. Look into your past as far back as you can with the help of your family. What were your sleep patterns when you were an infant? A toddler? A young child? A tween? A teenager? Sometimes sleep disruptions are biological. Sometimes there is a change to the brain from trauma-physical or emotional. Or even from a virus. Research. Investigate yourself. There is an unlimited amount of information and support available to you. Stop looking to instant changes in the way you feel with prescription meds. You are stronger than those meds. You have a unique and inovative approach to life. Get to know who you are, what makes you happy, what makes you feel “in the zone”, and tailor your lifestyle to who you are. You will find yourself focused more on what you are doing and where you are going in life and stop focusing on every area of your life that isn’t working the way everyone else’s life is. You are young. You will make mistakes, get hurt, be disappointed. Those challenges make us all grow and direct our lives in better ways. Maybe your current challenge will make you better at a profession you choose and definitely will help you be a better person in relationships with others. Your empathy is growing for yourself and others.Research yourself. Research your challenges. Keep reaching out to others. Good Luck and God Bless!