Waking up to an array of different symptoms each morning is pretty standard for those living with a chronic illness. My least favourite symptom is 'Brain Fog'. What is Brain Fog? It is a blanket term that describes problems with memory, problem solving, focus and other cognitive functions. Also referred to as mental fatigue. My … Continue reading Cloudy with A Chance of Brain Fog
My sleep has always been a priority but pre-meds it consumed my life. I could sleep for 16 hours a day and still find time to fit in multiple naps. I rarely attended 6th form, barely made it through my exams and feared I would never be able to hold down a job due to … Continue reading How Stimulant Medication Changed My Life as Someone Suffering With IH
Hypersomnia is a condition in which a person can sleep for 12 to 15 hours and still wake up feeling tired. everyone is so quick to blame their lack of energy on a busy work and social life. In some situations that is the case, but for others it isn't as easy. Imagine feeling those … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Idiopathic Hypersomnia
I would love to explain my condition and how I cope with it in a way that makes sense to the everyday person, but unfortunately my condition denies me that. Not only me, but denies neurologists an explanation as well. It is really hard to get your head round having a condition that is so … Continue reading The sleepy truth: It’s all just trial and error.
It’s not easy being sleepy, but it is easier to go to sleep on time. From day one we have needed sleep to function. As a child we relied heavily on our parents to get us to sleep through the night, to tell us when to go to bed and to put us to … Continue reading IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP HYGIENE
This is a phrase that has been heard way too many times by those suffering with an invisible illness. I can’t stress how important it is to recognise that we do not have to look ill to be ill! My illness is invisible to those who do not look closely enough and rely on a … Continue reading BUT YOU DON’T LOOK SICK…
I suffer from a rare sleep condition called idiopathic hypersomnia! A neurological disorder marked by the insatiable need to sleep 💤 Recently I have been struggling to keep a brave face. I’ve created this account to raise awareness of chronic illness in general, to share my journey and Maybe even find some fellow sleepyheads along … Continue reading MY ILLNESS