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      Well, I like to sleep. Who doesn't?

      My problem is this though...Ok so I usually go to bed at about 11:00 or 12:00 every night on Monday-Friday (because of school). I wake up at 7:00 and leave at about 7:45.

      Now, school starts at 8:00 and ends at 3:20. I get really really tired during my last hour block, probably because of lunch. Well usually near the end of class I manage to wake myself up. However, usually around 6:00 I start to become very tired at home.

      I try my best not to go in my room and sleep as I end up sleeping for about 2 or 3 hours.

      Why am I getting so tired all the time? Is it because I'm not getting enough sleep at night?

      Another thing I'd like to bring up is that even if I don't fall asleep after school, I somehow manage to wake myself up more and then I won't go to bed until like 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning.

      Also, sometimes when I go to sleep, my legs feel like they have a lot of energy left in them, so I constantly move my legs around. Is this restless leg syndrome? Or could this be because I'm not getting enough exercise throughout the day?

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      Not too sure about the legs problem, but I had (and still do have, I suppose) seemingly an identical problem. I've had it since around 5th or 6th grade at the least, thats as far back as I can remember it anyway.... I basically just had to put up with it my whole way through school. There's several different schools of thought on what causes this from my own research, one being that you're simply whats known as a "B" person. "A" people are people who are generally more awake during the day, making up the majority of the population. Thus, a "B" person is a person who is more awake at nighttimes, and is more prone to be tired during the day, regardless of how much sleep they got at night.

      Another thing that I've heard, is that teenagers generally need 10-12 hours of sleep at night. I'm not too sure if I believe this or not, it seems somewhat excessive, and I've never really read any supplemental information on it, I've only heard the general idea itself.

      One other thing I remember reading on DV somewhere I believe, is that different people function best on sleep when it's in patterns of 4, and some people work best in patterns of 3. So some people are much better with 6 hours of sleep a night, while others may need 8. I know personally, if I get 8 hours, I'm exhausted and tired all day, and if I lay down in my bed when I get home, I'm sure to fall asleep. However, I've realized recently that I fare much better off 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I didn't really notice this until like my last year of high school, when I started going to bed at like one or two in the morning, and getting only a few hours of sleep. I'd always feel much more awake through those days than I would if I went to bed early. Of course, that could just be my body running on adrenaline....

      Anyway, I found the best way to cope with it, was to constantly keep myself busy with something, or get out of my house for a few hours with some friends. If I let myself sit in my room for any period of time, I was always sure to fall asleep.

      A couple other possible solutions that are somewhat less complicated are making sure you're eating enough and eating the right foods to keep your body fueled through the day. As well as this, stay well hydrated. As a general rule, if you aren't pissing once an hour, and pissing clear, you aren't properly hydrated. According to some people in the military, and various others I've heard it from, nine times out of ten if you're feeling tired it's not from a lack of sleep, but rather a lack of water. What I do now, is I keep just a big 1.5L of water on me all the time. It's good for your body, your skin and your brain, so it's a win-win.

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      I have the same problem. Unless I've gotten over, say, 9 hrs of sleep, I inevitably become really tired straight after school. But I'm not tired in school, quite awake and alert. I just sort of shut down after school, which is 4 pm. If I crawl into bed there's no way I'm coming out. I just don't have the energy.

      What I sometimes do is, take a short nap, and wake up and do work. There's nothing wrong with taking naps. (Though I can't help but find it odd that I need them at this age) But most of the time I just try and pull it through. It's funny, once it hits like 6:30, the tiredness fades and I get a huge energy boost. My energy doesn't run out from then on until 1 am or so.

      Whatever you do, don't rely on energy drinks/caffeine/etc. A lot of my friends do that early before school starts. Try eating an apple every morning.

      Also, the problem basically disappears if I get a load of sleep the night before, 10 hrs. or over.

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      i have that problum too if i get more then 9 hours of sleep im tired and if i get less then 8 im tired. and try going to bed earlyer. and for the legs go for a run when u exercize it helps me with restless legs.

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