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Sleep trouble?
Posted 1/17/16

Admittedly my sleep schedule is messed up... lately I've been depressed, and narcoleptic, and not feeling like doing anything, more than an overabundance of sleep .. but more often if I'm involved in a good book or anime I may go for long periods through the night and realize I've screwed up my days. Then I find I can't sleep during the day for more than a few hours, 2 or three. I'll have then made efforts to correct the messed up sleep schedule by taking OTC sleeping pills , small amounts of wine and try and force myself to sleep, but wake up again in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep. THEN I have to tough it out the entire day, but for some reason I end up staying up to watch whatever's on my backlog .

I do enough to study, but I lack energy of late to do much else. I barely felt like writing this,


Relate your experiences if any, all opinons are welcome.
Posted 1/17/16
I understand how that feels. My job makes me work through the entire night and I end up sleeping till the afternoon the next day.
Posted 1/17/16
As I get older, it gets harder and harder for me to fall asleep
The most sleep I get a day is around 4-5 hours
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I've been having trouble falling asleep for the past month or so, I am finally getting back to the point where I can sleep. But during the winter break there were nights that I would lay in bed for hours before I feel asleep.
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Posted 1/17/16
uh i guess
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I work till late at night, so I have trouble getting up at a decent time the next day.
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I have no troubles with sleeping

But to all that do I suggest that you limit the amount of blue light you expose yourself to during the night with certain programs like F.lux , keep your house some where around 70F at night, and get some morning sunlight if you can, afternoon is good but morning is better.
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Posted 1/17/16
Sounds pretty normal to me as well. I think after a while you get used to it. I sleep when I can when I'm tired but if I'm not tired, I don't fight it and I'll just stay up. I've read a few things saying sleep can pretty malleable just like nutrition can be; and as such it's good to get what your body needs but that it will be different for each and every person.
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Posted 1/17/16

stars201 wrote:

As I get older, it gets harder and harder for me to fall asleep
The most sleep I get a day is around 4-5 hours


Getting only 4-5 hours doesn't sound good! I get 6-7 hours of sleep on weekdays and I always feel so tired getting up for work still

As for OP, lack of energy is a clear sign of sleep deprivation. Set a time for yourself to go to sleep so you don't end up staying up all night reading or watching anime. I have a friend who used to stay up late playing video games, then eventually he kept playing it until noon the next day, and then he'd turn his sleep schedule upside down
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Posted 1/17/16
I always get around 8 hours sleep. I take about an hour to fall asleep though.
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Posted 1/17/16

Werina wrote:

uh i guess


What happened to your old catchphrase?
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Due to a sleep disorder (Sleep Apnea), I normally get 0-5 hrs sleep a day (usually closer to 0). It makes for interesting hallucinations (One day I saw a foot long wasp attacking me, but I digress). I usually end up up all night for a day or three then everything goes black and I catch a nap.
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Posted 1/17/16
I'm guessing OP is a student. I used to sleep all day and stay up all night as a student too. Getting up in the morning was impossible. I figured once I joined the workforce that I would eventually get used to it. But 6 years later and everyday I don't want to get out of bed to go to work. So you are not alone. The struggle is real, especially if you are depressed. Makes it hard to fall asleep at night, stay asleep, and then makes it hard to pull your head off the pillow in the morning. I love to torture myself by hitting the snooze button six times everyday.

If you really want to fall asleep at night. Exercise for an hour a day. Helps with being tired at night and combats depression. Best of luck, a lot of us share the same problem.
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Posted 1/17/16
If you have no sleep disabilities.. there is a simple way to fix your sleep cycle.

Do an all nighter. Stay up all night and all day. Go to bed at desired bed time (10pm-11pm suggested). You will fall asleep in 10-20 minutes and you will get tired around that time until you fuck it up again.

My sleep cycle over winter break was fucked up and I just got through fixing my sleep cycle. I now get tired at 10pm instead of 6am like I used to.
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Posted 1/17/16
I go to sleep late I am trying to go back to regular sleeping before 12... what has been working is going to be an hour earlier each day. so far I go to sleep at 12:30 so today 11:30pm I will try again.
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