So I'm 21, unfortunately unable to be employed for both mental and physical health reasons, so I'm still under my parents' roof. That will be useful later.
A bit of history before I get to my question. Ever since elementary school, I've had sleep problems. Either having a hard time falling asleep, or staying asleep, or both. All the way up until high school. But I could and still can get a decent amount of sleep throughout the night. About 6.5 to maybe 7 or 8 hours. But I was ALWAYS still tired during school hours. Usually around the afternoon peak hours, just before lunch. Even to the point I was sleeping in class a couple times a week. (Only 1 class, and I did my best not to let it stop me from doing classwork.) Fast forward to the middle of my junior year, I had to switch to online school because of severe mental health struggles, which got worse until I had to quit that too. Eventually, I was out on medically needy insurance, which unfortunately made it to where I couldn't afford my meds AND my appointments, so I couldn't go. My mental health plummeted until I quite literally slept on and off for 24 hours every single day for about 2 years. It was rare for me to be awake for more than maybe 2 consecutive hours. Anyway, recently, all of that changed. Got on sliding scale, was seeing a new psych Dr and was back on my meds. I was getting better. Still had trouble sleeping though. I wasn't sleeping ALL day, but I was taking 4 hour naps everyday just before dinner. Then a bit before the quarantine and lockdowns, I started taking 3 or 4 hour naps either just after dinner, or around 8 or 9 pm. I've been trying everything I can to keep myself awake. Playing games, watching TV, hanging out with family, reading, drawing, coloring, DIY projects. But as soon as I'm done, or have been doing it for a bit, I'm dozing off. I try to fight off sleep as hard as I can, because I know I shouldn't be sleeping, and I'm getting increasingly fed up with all of the sleeping and being called lazy by my dad all the time. Even before the virus, I could go out all day, be completely engaged and having fun, but the second I got in the car, I was asleep against the window, or falling asleep as soon as I got home. If something is engaging me 100% mentally AND physically, I can stay awake, but it seems like the minute it's over, I'm fighting sleep. It's even gotten to where my parents aren't involving me in anything anymore. They expect me to be asleep on the rare occasions I'm able to fight it off until later, and don't ask if I want to join, so I miss out. Sometimes I can fight off sleep and actually go and join them in whatever they're doing, but again, sometime after dinner, or late at night like 8, 9, or even 10pm, I lose the battle and sleep for 3 or 4, maybe even 5 hours. Sometimes it affects my sleeping at night, like the times I fall asleep late. I'll wake up around maybe 10 if I fell asleep after dinner at 5 or 6, and be up well into the early morning hours. Sometimes I sleep fine through the night with the exception of waking up for a minute a few times. Other times I'll be up until 3 or 4, and finally get to sleep a bit later, but have to be up and awake by 8 or 9am.
I'm starting to fear it's going to start affecting my other relationships like it has my familial relationships. Can anyone help???
Thanks is advance!