Lately I've been waking up feeling like I've only slept for a coulple of hours, when I know I've gotten at least 6. I wake up at 5:30am/weekdays to make sure that my youngest two are up and out the door for school by 6;30am. Usually, I lay back down but I am always up by 8am, weekends included. It's not the tiredness at 5:30 that's the issue, I'm used to that. It's the 8am tiredness that has me concerned.
Yes, I'm aware of my sleep patterns being interupted but this has been my morning routine for quite a while now and I've never woken up feeling like this before. My eyes are extremely heavy and blurry, I feel so lethargic that I have to force myself to get out of bed and the bottoms of my feet are sore, even though I've been lying down all night.
I conisidered that it might be my levels because they were out of whack for a bit but I have been settling back into what was my normal range. Not quite there yet but pretty darn close. My fasting is now around 135-140, it used to be around 110-115.
What's bothering me is that these are the same symptoms I was experiencing before I was hospitalized with pancreatitis due to my alcohol issues. Let me assure you that I am in no way back to drinking. I'm eating healthier, exercising more (even if it still isn't as much as I should), seeing my D team regularly, you name it. So what can this be? Is it a sign of bad things to come? Has this happened or is happening to anyone?