i have trouble sleeping and waking up when i eventually fall to sleep
i generally go to bed at 10.30 but don’t get to sleep until around 12, i find it easier to sleep with my tv or radio left on but it normally takes a couple hours. Then i find it incredibly difficult to wake up. i have 2 alarms set at 5.30 & 6am on the other side of my room which does absolutely nothing, i usually turn on off and sleep through the 2nd. then i get waken up at around 7am and normally wake up but i need to wake up at 6.
When i eventually wake up i have either a sore throat, headache or completely confused. Ive been like this for almost 2 years. Have any of you had anything similar to me? or suggestions of what i might do?
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Have you talked with a doctor about it?
What about going to sleep earlier? I tend to fall asleep better after drinking Hot Coco. Or a really warm shower. Have you tried that?
ive tried going to bed earlier but i tend to just lay there, and get stressed, infact, i dont normally get tired till round 12
Sore throat could be that you sleep with your mouth open. Drink some water before you go to bed, sometimes that helps. I have that problem and thats what I do. Hmm… headache, you can take Ibprofen or Acitaminophen (Motren or Tylonol) before you go to sleep. That might help. My headaches happen all the time, and when I sleep after taking some ibprofen (motren) it doesnt work for me. But might help you out.
Your like me. I dont fall asleep till late. You feel the most awake at night dont you?
yep, im pretty much nocturnal
i mean, its almost 1am and i feel like making a second dinner
Have you tried meditation? I know it sounds corny, but a friend of mine does it. He said that you focus on your toes, then work your way up.
Mornings just suck for people like us. I have an Idea about that. How old are you? I believe you might have Adult ADD. I think I might, but not sure. Do you make lists for everything? Need to be told what to do? Your morning and night problem is the same as mine, so you need to make sure you do things that make you tiard faster.
lol! Yup! my problem too. Try some hot coco or warm tea.
Do you take naps? or feel like you have to?
The waking up confusion is a bit troubling though, I have no idea what would make that happen. But I believe warm things will help you, or at least make you a bit tiard. Do you wake in the middle of your sleep? Broken sleep makes you wicked tiard in the morning too.
heh, i understand you. been going through this all life long :D i think this is perfectly normal
But there are people that sleep and wake perfectly refreshed, why cant he? or me?
i made a typo with my email b4..^_^
im pretty much tired all day till around 2-3pm then im just fine?
i always take naps, whenever i can anyway & im 15. i dont normally wake up in middle of my sleep but im tired in the mornings
1am, and i feel the tiniest bit tired,
You getting something warm in you?
im just trying to think of sumthing warm that i can get without making a incredible amount of noise
lol! Hmmm…. I dont know. Usually most things warm are noisy, but maybe blankets? :D
maybe, i cood posibly go salvage a quite heater from somewere, but ill be asleep wen i go to turn it off
I do hope you get to sleep some time hon, I do hope.
hopefully, but unlikely
I wonder if it normal for teenagers to go through this. I know I did that as a teen. My two nephews both do that. They stay up late and even snack at like midnight. I am not sure they are feeling tired during the day though. My niece who is now 22 was like that too.
On days that you do not have to get up early, do you sleep in later?
I googles-teens sleep- and found this:
If teens need about 9 1/4 hours of sleep to do their best and naturally go to sleep around 11:00 pm, one way to get more sleep is to start school later.
Teens’ natural sleep cycle puts them in conflict with school start times. Most high school students need an alarm clock or a parent to wake them on school days. They are like zombies getting ready for school and find it hard to be alert and pay attention in class. Because they are sleep deprived, they are sleepy all day and cannot do their best.
Schools that have set later bell times find that students do not go to bed later, but get one hour more of sleep per school night, which means five hours more per week.
Enrollment and attendance improves and students are more likely to be on time when school starts. Parents and teachers report that teens are more alert in the morning and in better moods; they are less likely to feel depressed or need to visit the nurse or school counselor.
Not that it helps you, but I think it does show that it is normal for teens to not be able to sleep until later.
Here are some things that may help you to sleep better:
Set a regular bedtime. Going to bed at the same time each night signals to your body that it’s time to sleep. Waking up at the same time every day can also help establish sleep patterns. So try to stick to your sleep schedule even on weekends. Don’t go to sleep more than an hour later or wake up more than 2 to 3 hours later than you do during the week.
Exercise regularly. Try not to exercise right before bed, though, as it can rev you up and make it harder to fall asleep. Many sleep experts believe that exercising 5 or 6 hours before bedtime (in late afternoon) may actually help a person sleep.
Avoid stimulants. Don’t drink beverages with caffeine, such as soda and coffee, after 4 PM. Nicotine is also a stimulant, so quitting smoking may help you sleep better. And drinking alcohol in the evening can also cause a person to be restless and wake up during the night.
Relax your mind. Avoid violent, scary, or action movies or television shows right before bed — anything that might set your mind and heart racing. Reading books with involved or active plots may also keep you from falling or staying asleep.
Unwind by keeping the lights low. Light signals the brain that it’s time to wake up. Staying away from bright lights (including computer screens!), as well as meditating or listening to soothing music, can help your body relax.
Don’t nap too much. Naps of more than 30 minutes during the day may keep you from falling asleep later.
Avoid all-nighters. Don’t wait until the night before a big test to study. Cutting back on sleep the night before a test may mean you perform worse than you would if you’d studied less but got more sleep.
Create the right sleeping environment. Studies show that people sleep best in a dark room that is slightly on the cool side. Close your blinds or curtains (and make sure they’re heavy enough to block out light) and turn down the thermostat in your room (pile on extra blankets or wear PJs if you’re cold). Lots of noise can be a sleep turnoff, too.
Wake up with bright light. Bright light in the morning signals to your body that it’s time to get going.
If you’re drowsy, it’s hard to look and feel your best. Schedule “sleep” as an item on your agenda to help you stay creative and healthy.
Awsome advice Baba!
I copied it off a web site.
Still good though! :D!
I have had Franken.Bo’s problem for as long as I remember, and I am sixteen… And I have heard babacup’s advice from alot of people, tried all of it, and it did nothing… I think its something else. Also, just wondering if fb is always cold? I always have cold hands and usually freeze at night with a huge pile of blankets.
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