Symptoms Leveling Off
With idiopathic hypersomnia it can feel like sleep is trying to suck the life out of you. It is inconsistent, unrelenting, and debilitating.
For years since my diagnosis (2013, symptoms beginning in 2010), medical professionals have been reminding me that (for a large number of patients) symptoms will level off/become more consistent as I near my thirties.
I’m 27 and it looks like this is beginning to happen. I’m not sleeping around the clock anymore and I have fewer sleep attacks throughout the day. My eyes are open for most of the day finally. But I’m still EXHAUSTED and don’t get much done. I have to take rest breaks after every short activity.
But it’s better. It’s not great. I still DEFINITELY have a sleep disorder. But this is... more manageable? I’m showering a little more often. I hope (hope!!!) this is the start of more consistent energy and maybe I can do more with my life.
Thank God for wins even if they don’t feel like wins.
Thanks for reading this, my sweet Mighty Community!
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