This is Dr. David
you should see a doctor and get a sleep evaluation.
there are sleep specialist who can evaluate your sleep and sleep habits and your energy levels
taking naps are a bad idea and cause you not to have good deep REM sleep at night time
regular exercise can help you sleep better at night time and have better energy during the day.
having good sleep hygeine is very important.
avoiding computers and cell phones and TV in bed can help you sleep better at night time.
let me know if you have questions.
Different expert here.
I am a double board certified clinical doctor, meaning I have taken hands on care of patients for over 20 years.
I will be glad to help you, and I have a different answer.
You are describing possible narcolepsy.
For a health person, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a nap.
In fact recent research shows them to be of benefit.
You need to first be checked by your primary care doctor [GP] to rule out problems such as thyroid disease, obesity, anxiety disorder, etc. All of these can be treated.
That would be done prior to any sleep specialist accepting a case. You would need a referral if this is needed.
A sleep study can be ordered by your reqular doctor as well, this
should also be done right away.
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The sleep test will test for narcolepsy.
The amitriptaline might still be at a low dose and can be increased.
It is not likely to be a placebo response, but that is possible.