‘I wake up feeling like I haven’t slept for days. …’

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readSep 28, 2020


…even when I’ve had a good night’s sleep.’

A couple of admissions first.

The final part of the quote, the one that’s actually not the headline is something that I came up with myself. But it is inspired from someone who struggled with the same thing. Basically, the idea or the issue was that no matter how much you’d slept, you’d still feel tired, fatigued and exhausted when you got up in the morning.

And, to that I have some thoughts.

First, a short little story.

This other night, I only had three hours or so of sleep. Because I’m living a life where I have to change my sleep routines often and sometimes go 50+ hours sans any sleep, I guess you could say that my sleeping pattern is screwed. Or, the the fact that I don’t have a sleeping pattern at all makes my resting routines screwed. Instead of a pattern, there are sporadic incidents. I guess that’s the best way to put it. Obviously, this is not at all healthy, nor is it sustainable on a long-term scale.


It didn’t bother me at all that I slept only for three hours on that particular night.

I was full of energy, didn’t notice my ‘lack’ of sleep at all and really had forgotten about the fact that I’d had too little sleep the other day.


If I rewind things a little to a couple of weeks back, the opposite thing happened. I’d slept for 9 or so hours, almost 10 hours. Or that is, I’d laid in bed for such a long period of time. Effectively, I believe I slept maybe 8 or so hours. But my point is, I had a long rest and I finally got up. Not because I felt rested but because I felt bad for oversleeping. My bladder was also full, so I needed to take a leak.

I was sure and certain that my energy levels would be soaring throughout the day.

Well, guess what?

Of course you’ve already guessed it.

It was literally the other way around. I swear to you, I’ve never felt that exhausted before. I slouched around, yawning and felt weak all day long. It felt like I’d been working out for 6 hours in a row or running a marathon. I couldn’t muster the energy to do anything. So that day was pretty much a wasted day.

Now, this doesn’t qualify as ‘proof’ or ‘evidence’ that oversleeping is bad for you.

It could have been all coincidental.

And maybe it was.

Anyway, do with the information as you will. I’m just pointing out that even if you have a good night’s sleep, it doesn’t mean that you’re supposed to ‘feel great’ or ‘be full of energy’ or whatever the go-happy-lucky success porn gurus want you to believe these days.

The human body is more complicated than that.

Especially if you suffer from any kind of chronic pain disorder. In which, getting rest is critical. Especially not to overload your system. Even though other people may perceive you as lazy or weak. But the fact is, your body simply isn’t wired to keep up with the current pace set forth by the rest of the society.

Which is why you need a different kind of treatment. A solution that’s actually in harmony with how your body works.

There are so many remedies and solutions on the medical market today. Lots and lots of them are pure scam. Especially those who make outrageous claims such as they know how to cure all disease and so on. Obviously that’s a lie.

Now, I’m not going to sit here and lie to you about how great or fantastic the following remedy is.

I’ll save that for the snake oil sellers.

In fact, the truth is, it might not even work on your body. It all depends on so many things, such as for example your past medical history, your body type, how big the dosage is, what kind of chronic pain disorder you have and lots of other medical factors that I won’t dare speculating on because I’m not a medical professional.

Anyway, CBD oil has helped many people and has literally given some a new hope.

Hope that they one day can live life as normal again.

And I’ll leave it with that.