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    Stress illness?

    2 days ago (the day before my Hematology test) I woke up in the morning and felt like I hadn't slept in a week. I was basically bedridden the entire day. No nausea/vomiting, or fever. I just felt totally spent. So, I pretty much wasted the most important study day I had. I was told that this was probably a stress reaction, since I didn't have any systemic symptoms. The thing is, I certainly didn't feel overly stressed.
    This happened to me once last year, too. Just an acute bout of fatigue that lasts for one day and is gone the next.

    Anyone else experience/heard about this?

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    I've had similar types of things before big tests that I really need to study for and just don't feel that I'd be ready for it, but usually I just go and do something to waste some time for an hour or two and then I'll feel normal again. hth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast
    Anyone else experience/heard about this?
    Hell yes.
    2 days ago (the day before my Hematology test) I woke up in the morning and felt like I hadn't slept in a week.
    Maybe because you really hadn't? Studying for those tests are much more physically (was well as mentally) draining than you realize. Hang in there. Nothing like the "de-stress" euphoria.
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    I get sickly and sick from stress alot. bad deal. i worry far too much.
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    Do you drink any caffeine before you go to bed? Are you exercising before bed? Stress can keep you up during the night and you may not sleep well because you're so tensed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorcut View Post
    Maybe because you really hadn't? Studying for those tests are much more physically (was well as mentally) draining than you realize. Hang in there. Nothing like the "de-stress" euphoria.
    I had been getting good sleep, actually. 7-8 hours, which is what I normally get. That's why I was so confused when I woke up that morning feeling drained. I hadn't changed my usual study schedule or anything.
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    Do you drink any caffeine before you go to bed? Are you exercising before bed?
    No to both.

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    Yeah, Stress can exaust you like a day of hard labor!! Been there. It was probably from your subconscious thinking about the test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle chic View Post
    Yeah, Stress can exaust you like a day of hard labor!! Been there. It was probably from your subconscious thinking about the test.
    I've also had these problems before big tests/days.

    It will pass once the stressful situation is avoided or concluded.
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    beast I know what you are feeling. Although fortunately for me this occurs after I finish the exam.

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    I have another theory on this. The sheer amount of information and stress of the situation depresses our stage 3&4 sleep (deep/delta wave sleep) and biases us toward REM. Now REM is good up to a point but optimal sleep patterns includes signifcant time in stage 3&4. Our minds remain over active and are deprived of the needed recovery achieved in stage 3&4. Thus we experience a crash related to neural fatigue and neurotransmitter depletion

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