So like a lot of depressed individuals I am able to sleep as often as I want. I can sleep whenever I want where ever I want. I told my 6 doctors this (over the course of 7 years) and no one has seemed to been able to help. I approached my psychiatrist about it and like all of them I bumped heads with him. instead of trying to help me stay awake i was prescribed anti depressants that have qualities of sedatives to help me sleep better. thinking that if i stop having night mares i will sleep better and not be as tired. Well, I still have nightmares (granted, i havent been taking them long enough, only a week off and on because of a bad sleep schedule) and i am still waking up exhausted. I am on the border of even asking for stimulants so I am not tired all day. something to give me motivation. in lieu of this miracle drug I have told my docs that I ingest stupid high amounts of caffeine to stay awake around a 900 miligrams throughout the day. no one cares. I cut back and I am even less motivated than normal. the newest doctor of mine is helping guide me in correcting this issue. using EMDR to help stop nightmares. although we have not started yet I am super excited that he actually listened to me. too bad he isnt an actual "counselor" (social worker).