Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are struggling with this problem. The most common reason a person will feel exhausted after sleeping as much as you are is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep. Each pause can last for a few seconds to several minutes and they happen many times a night. In the most common form this follows loud snoring.There may be a choking or snorting sound as breathing resumes. As it disrupts normal sleep, those affected are often sleepy or tired during the day. You would discuss this with your doctor and he would order a test to be done on you to evaluate whether you have a sleep disorder. Insurance companies are paying for this test more and more since sleep disorders are becoming more prevalent and can negatively impact a persons ability to concentrate, make decisions, their health, employment, etc. I hope you find this helpful information, I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC