Being Productive Under Stress and Sleeplessness

Discussion in 'Support' started by walkthroughwalls, Sep 12, 2015.

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    1. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      School started two weeks ago and I'm struggling to be productive. I feel very tense 24/7, even on the weekends when I have nothing to do. I fact, I can just lie in my bed and feel stressed, and it won't get any better either. Also, every night I wake up multiple times. I can usually go back to sleep fairly quickly, but I never get a full night's sleep and always wake up tired.
      The causes are partly tinnitus and partly negative experiences other than tinnitus.

      During classes I often space out, can't focus, have to read the same thing multiple times, can't think or reason clearly and I'm generally kind of slow. Understanding new concepts and problem solving is especially hard.

      Do you know that feeling when you've been working hard for three days straight to meet a deadline, and you're skipping on sleep to get it done? It's when you're thinking "pffffff... I'd better take a break now, get a good night's sleep and come back to this tomorrow." The problem is, I feel like this all the time.

      Anyone else have similar experiences? Any advice on what to do or try?
      Thanks.
       
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    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Make sure you get the support you need at school and extra time to do your work even one to one support at times and test papers read out to you if needed with tinnitus and concentration ......lots of love glynis
       
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    3. Tennrltr
      Depressed

      Tennrltr Member

      Location:
      Tennessee
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall in 2014
      Sounds as tho you may have sleep apnea , this could be adding to your problem.
       
    4. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      @glynis-harbron @Tennrltr @SoulStation Thanks for the replies! :)
      I'll look into the sleep apnea later, as I have no reason to assume that I have it now...

      Thanks! Unfortunately, no real support is available at :/my school. I can ask for extensions on assignments, but whether they're granted depends on if the professor feels like it... And to be honest, I prefer to have a little to do with them as possible. (There are a couple of good ones, but none of them is teaching the classes that I'm taking now.)

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      I dug up my own thread, because I think I can narrow down where the stress comes from now: school.

      It's been two months since it started and I'm already almost paralyzingly frustrated. The school I go to is just not very good. Before I applied I had this vision that it would be inspiring, challenging, stimulating creativity and academic thinking etc, and it's none of these things. It's disorganized, the focus is on handing in assignments instead of learning, teaching assistants often can't help you, reports take ages to get graded and provide no useful feedback... the list is endless and any criticism is mostly ignored.

      It's like the students are made into factory robots jumping through hoops. The less critical thinking you can do and the less ambition you have, the better off you are. This school is like a bad boy-/girlfriend that you should break up with, but you can't... just keep smiling while being stabbed in the back.

      Meanwhile I've been on a waiting list for months to get psychological help. So that's planned, but still far from happening...

      The good news is that I'm getting a lot better at dealing with tinnitus and that my grades are excellent. It's just that I spend long days in a soul-destroying environment. So maybe I should post this on a "how to deal with messed up organizations and irrational people"-board, but until I find one, I'll guess I'll ask for advice here...
       
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    5. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      Ambien for sleep. The schools in U.S. are the same so it seems to be universal. "how to deal with messed up organizations and irrational people" ha! That is as much of a mystery as T!
       
    6. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      Thanks for the hugs :)

      Haha! :)

      It's both comforting and worrying that this seems to be a universal problem :wacky:
      I wonder what things are like at MIT, Harvard and Oxford and the like, though...
       

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