I have chronic insomnia which makes me sleep deprived most of my waking hours. Even as a little kid going to sleepovers I can remember always being the last to fall asleep and the last to wake up in the morning. I always missed the Saturday morning cartoons
In some ways I think it's like I have two personalities: one when I'm sleep deprived and another on the rare occasions that I'm fully awake. Sleep deprivation definitely makes me more quiet and withdrawn. It makes me agitated and I feel meaner and more judgmental. I hate myself when I'm tired.
On the few days that I feel awake my social anxiety doesn't go away exactly, but I feel much more positive, like I want to try to be social. It's like good sleep is a prerequisite to doing anything about social anxiety.
Anyone else struggling with insomnia or being tired all the time?