Messed Up Sleeping Pattern - I Can't Sleep In

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    Oct 03, 2010 12:58 PM GMT
    I have this problem where I automatically wake up at 6am everyday regardless of how late I go to bed. Perfect example would be tonight. I slept at 3am, now it is almost 6am and I am wide awake. I try to go back to bed but it never happens. I usually have to wait until afternoon to get physically tired to take a nap. This usually fucks up my day because I don't want to do much knowing that I might burn out in the middle of the day.

    This isn't an issue for me on work nights since I sleep earlier but on weekends when I am out and about late is when it becomes an issue. I stopped setting an alarm clock on weekdays because I know I'll always wake up on time for work which is the only benefit with this messed up sleep problem.

    I remember when I was still in school I could sleep in for the entire day without a problem. The friend's that I went out with can probably sleep in until 1pm or 2pm

    Anyone else have this type of sleep issue? Any non-drug resolutions?
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    You're good to go. You're my age.
    I go to school Monday thru Friday about 9-5. However I work overnights on the weekends Fri thru Sun.

    My Fridays and Mondays are awful, but I get through. I only really need about 5 hours sleep, and I am good to go for the rest of the day.

    I take it as it is, My sleep patterns suck, but I gotta get through this. My life is just beginning.
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    Oct 03, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    I had the same problem...but usually cause i was feeling stressed out about something so after waking up I couldnt go back to sleep. Now I just go like fuck the world, relax and go back to bed.
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    Oct 03, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    I know exactly what you are going through. I take a warm shower before bed. It helps relax me. I don't eat or drink after 8pm. Sometimes, I will begin to masturbate and feel myself fall asleep, stop masturbating and let myself fall asleep.


    But all people are different. And who says we all need eight hours of sleep. Try not dwelling that you aren't getting enough sleep.
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    Oct 03, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    Your body has an in-built alarm clock, like everyone. It's called the Circadian Clock

    If your body is in the routine of waking up at 6am, then it just will. Regardless of what time you fall asleep, 6am is eyes open time and you will need to train your body to change.

    Please do not resort to drugs to solve this problem. Using sleepers will destroy not only your sleep pattern, but leads to bigger problems, which we are now facing in Australia, where people are abusing and dying from this issue.

    If you need to relax, try using jasmine tea, or even chamomile. There are herbal melatonin tablets which you can use.

    Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain, and assists our rhythm for sleepy sleepy.

    Unless this becomes a bigger issue than you have described in your post, I wouldn't worry too much.

    So what? You are young and go out partying on the weekend? Pish.

    Enjoy yourself and you will end up sleeping well and dreaming of those good old days when you get to my age!

    xx cronks
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    Oct 04, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    great, it sounds like i am fucked. haha.
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    Oct 04, 2010 1:01 AM GMT
    i was going to suggest melatonin too........it's worked great for me.......but i'd advise that you try it on a weekend and/or make sure you take it when you can get an 8 hour sleep without that making you late or screwing up your schedule. That stuff does put you out, and my experience has been that it's a guaranteed 8 hours of sleep - definately no less! It does the trick, though - resets your body's clock. Also a lot of research out there to suggest that it helps boost your immune system.
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    Oct 04, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    A pot of coffee at midnight helps me sleep in the next morning...all morning.
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    Oct 04, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    my sleeping pattern also gets screwed up so much. I hate it.
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    Oct 04, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    I had some issues with work, stress, family that totally threw out my sleeping pattern and could not sleep.

    I then did a bit research on Vitamin B12. If you take a sizable amount 1 hour before you go to bed, it has the same effects as Melatonin and is safer you can not overdose on B12.

    Vitamin B12 is another important supplement for treating insomnia. 25 milligrams of vitamin B12, supplemented with 100 milligrams of pantothenic acid (B5) can serve as an effective anti-insomnia vitamin regimen. The pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is good for relieving stress. The best food sources of the B vitamins are liver, whole grains, wheat germ, tuna, walnuts, peanuts, bananas, sunflower seeds, and blackstrap molasses.

    http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/sleep/sleep_ins_nutrition.htm
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    Oct 16, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    I just usually preoccupy myself an extra day w/o sleep in order to change my sleeping habits, so i'd just drink tea/coffee. You might need to break the habit in the first place by either staying awake or try getting an acupuncture
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    Oct 16, 2010 12:31 PM GMT
    in another post you had
    AvadaKedavra said

    Same, I get annoyed by everything when I am hungry. Its weird how it can seriously swing my mood the other direction but once I am fed I become happy again... then I goto sleep.


    wake up at 6 and eat?