For the past 6-7 months I’ve been struggling with hypersomnia. My body seems to require 12+ hours of sleep per night, which is NOT feasible as a graduate student. I was so distressed by this that I starting messing with medication dosages, and this nearly lead to hospital.
I finally asked my psychiatrist for a stimulant and he prescribed me Modafinil. I’m only on day #3 but I feel amazing. I was only hoping that the stimulant would wake me up (it doesn’t really), but it’s mainly helped my mood and concentration. I’m cooking up project after project and I have energy and drive to follow through.
Of course, I’m going to have to be careful that I don’t get too high on this stuff. The last thing in the world that I need right now is a manic episode. But I’m hopeful. Nothing too out of the norm yet (apart from the need to have periodical dance parties in my kitchen…).