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    i think i have a sleep disorder

    i find it very difficult to wake up in the morning and sleep till 2 or 3 in the afternoon which then im not sleepy till 3-4 in the morning so my body clock is all messed up and this has been going for ages!!

    how do i break out of it and does anyone else suffer from something similar?

    im a lazy bum

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    Get a job?

    how old are you? teens often have a mixed up sleeping pattern. Also if you have been suffering stress or are out of whack due to jet lag or medication etc this may have effected your sleep patterns.

    You have to force yourself to get up early. That way you'll get tired earlier. Make yourself a bedtime routine. Warm bath, warm milk, a good book, to help you soothe off to sleep.

    yea snap out of it lazy

    try going to bed early even if your not tired. also even if your tired in the mornings get up e.g. 8:30am and walk around, have something to eat, then you wont feel as tired so wont need to lay in until dinner time.

    Go to the docs - get some sleeping pills for a couple of nights to get you back into the right routine

    I have the same problem but tis due to anxiety/depression

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    krazie2004;5300563

    Get a job?


    trying but i lose motivation easily

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    ClarityofMind;5300586

    how old are you? teens often have a mixed up sleeping pattern. Also if … how old are you? teens often have a mixed up sleeping pattern. Also if you have been suffering stress or are out of whack due to jet lag or medication etc this may have effected your sleep patterns.You have to force yourself to get up early. That way you'll get tired earlier. Make yourself a bedtime routine. Warm bath, warm milk, a good book, to help you soothe off to sleep.


    in my 20's, i have been suffering stress due to having no job and what the future holds so that could be it

    muffin247;5300606

    trying but i lose motivation easily



    Personal question, but are you overweight at all?

    Its not a disorder, its just a bad sleeping pattern.

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    aircanman;5300622

    Personal question, but are you overweight at all?


    nope i think im right weight for my height and build, play football regularly and go gym 3 times a week

    muffin247;5300615

    in my 20's, i have been suffering stress due to having no job and what … in my 20's, i have been suffering stress due to having no job and what the future holds so that could be it



    Get walking during the day - find somewhere nice to walk - if possible with someone else for the company. Walk as long as you can. Then take a sleeping pill from the docs to knock yourself out in the evening.

    You might need to talk to docs about some antidepressants :thumbsup:

    muffin247;5300615

    in my 20's, i have been suffering stress due to having no job and what … in my 20's, i have been suffering stress due to having no job and what the future holds so that could be it



    yes stress is causing depression which is eating into your ability to relax. You're gonna have to be strict and start getting up even if you're tired. Get back into a working routine. That'll be the first step to getting a new job Take up an exercise too, something simple like jogging or swimming or aerobics to a DvD if you prefer. Help to spend off some energy and help you feel less lethargic.

    Relaxing music before bed too -- I find vangelis very calming.

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    mrspatch;5300634

    Get walking during the day - find somewhere nice to walk - if possible … Get walking during the day - find somewhere nice to walk - if possible with someone else for the company. Walk as long as you can. Then take a sleeping pill from the docs to knock yourself out in the evening.You might need to talk to docs about some antidepressants :thumbsup:


    what do these antidepressants do?

    muffin247;5300632

    nope i think im right weight for my height and build, play football … nope i think im right weight for my height and build, play football regularly and go gym 3 times a week



    first thing I would do is go to the job centre and try to find some sort of employment. secondly, make sure you go out for a walk once a day, and just do stuff. Activities etc.

    If you bum around the house these things will happen.

    Stress should not be an issue if you have nothing to stress about.

    Try to deal with the core issues here, not the symptoms (sleep, stress) - Think of it like a cold, no tablets will get rid of it, they will just mask the symptoms.

    So if you treat the core, you will feel better in the end.

    LOL - Defo get a job mate!

    I used to be like you exactly as you described above. I then got a job and I now wake up at 4:45am and go to bed at 9pm.

    You haven’t got a disorder at all! You just need a mechanism to get your body clock right and a job would do that.

    Motivate yourself to get a job – Think of the money, the future, family etc etc – too many to list mate.

    If you need help with a CV / Places to look then I am willing to help you and point you in the right direction.

    muffin247;5300652

    what do these antidepressants do?



    Its a last option in my opinion. Also, because they block certain receptors, they can sometimes make you lose focus from the issue. Again, its all about dealing with the core issue. Not the symptoms.

    If you are suffering from depression or anxiety - it helps to keep you on a level (not as they are called 'happy pills")

    If you are feeling that bad - you will know.

    thats hardly a disorder. i suffer sleep paralysis. can be very irritating at times.

    aircanman;5300659

    first thing I would do is go to the job centre and try to find some sort … first thing I would do is go to the job centre and try to find some sort of employment. secondly, make sure you go out for a walk once a day, and just do stuff. Activities etc. If you bum around the house these things will happen. Stress should not be an issue if you have nothing to stress about. Try to deal with the core issues here, not the symptoms (sleep, stress) - Think of it like a cold, no tablets will get rid of it, they will just mask the symptoms. So if you treat the core, you will feel better in the end.



    Doesn't work like that - if you have an anxiety disorder, you will find something to stress about - and that's with 20 years of experience!

    mrspatch;5300685

    Doesn't work like that - if you have an anxiety disorder, you will find … Doesn't work like that - if you have an anxiety disorder, you will find something to stress about - and that's with 20 years of experience!



    it depends what kind of person you are dosnt it? - all about self control.

    coming from about 4 years experience. but its not about stats. everyone is different.

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    Danny_d;5300665

    LOL - Defo get a job mate! I used to be like you exactly as you described … LOL - Defo get a job mate! I used to be like you exactly as you described above. I then got a job and I now wake up at 4:45am and go to bed at 9pm. You haven’t got a disorder at all! You just need a mechanism to get your body clock right and a job would do that.Motivate yourself to get a job – Think of the money, the future, family etc etc – too many to list mate.If you need help with a CV / Places to look then I am willing to help you and point you in the right direction.


    mmmmmmmm i see! so a job is the answer, then i can get my targets and motivation back, harder now the economy is dwindling
    i went job centre the other day usually theres pages of jobs when i looked there were 8 jobs in my area LOL
    hey ur from west midlands too? :-D

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    aircanman;5300696

    it depends what kind of person you are dosnt it? - all about self … it depends what kind of person you are dosnt it? - all about self control. coming from about 4 years experience. but its not about stats. everyone is different.


    i stress about the future and where will i be in 10 years time?
    am i being paranoid?

    aircanman;5300696

    it depends what kind of person you are dosnt it? - all about self … it depends what kind of person you are dosnt it? - all about self control. coming from about 4 years experience. but its not about stats. everyone is different.



    You are defintely right there - if you have an anxiety problem, it is because you dont have control over it.

    Let's hope the OP is just having a blip

    muffin247;5300701

    mmmmmmmm i see! so a job is the answer, then i can get my targets and … mmmmmmmm i see! so a job is the answer, then i can get my targets and motivation back, harder now the economy is dwindlingi went job centre the other day usually theres pages of jobs when i looked there were 8 jobs in my area LOLhey ur from west midlands too? :-D



    I only found a job recently too mate – I applied for anything and everything. It was hard but to be honest you need to be proactive and motivated - so firstly get a reason as to why you want a job. Once you know you NEED a job - you will then GET a job. Maybe then you could apply for 20/30 jobs a day like i did. ?? Don’t count on the job centre – sign up to agencies and there are lots of good websites etc.

    muffin247;5300711

    i stress about the future and where will i be in 10 years time?am i being … i stress about the future and where will i be in 10 years time?am i being paranoid?



    well, ok. perhaps if we could have a your rough age bracket and what you have done in the past. that would help a little bit.

    Paranoid, some stress issues can be your own fault, so give some more info so we can be more specific.!

    Plenty of volunteering opportunities out there which would look good on your cv and get you out of lazy, unmotivated mode. The job market is a dog eat dog world and if you have nothing constructive to show what you've done in times of unemployment....why would someone want to give you a job ? I wouldn't!!

    You can get up to go to the gym and play football, so I don't believe you're depressed. Everyone worries about the future, pills aren't your answer.

    choc1969;5300855

    Plenty of volunteering opportunities out there which would look good on … Plenty of volunteering opportunities out there which would look good on your cv and get you out of lazy, unmotivated mode. The job market is a dog eat dog world and if you have nothing constructive to show what you've done in times of unemployment....why would someone want to give you a job ? I wouldn't!!You can get up to go to the gym and play football, so I don't believe you're depressed. Everyone worries about the future, pills aren't your answer.



    +1 I couldn't work due to mental ill health, so by actually doing a little bit of voluntary work, I felt I was paying a bit back to society.

    excersise more,go for a walk, a long walk,:)

    I sleep odd hours,I've never really broken out of it but tend to manage.
    When I was younger and at college I would get up 3 days of the week at 6.30am to catch a train,and the other 2days maybe about 8am for placement nearby,despite having a routine,and being tired in the morning,I still couldn't sleep at night.
    I'm kind of same now,my partner sleeps odd too,despite him being up to get kids to school and then going to work,he finds it hard to sleep,we tend to go to bed well gone midnight in the week and even later on Fri & Sat.I usually stay in bed till about 10am most days,Sundays are mad,I get up 1pm.I'll only get up if reason to,if my partner here then there no need to.

    I been fortunate to have babies who slept through the night,been fed and then wanting to go to sleep straight away after a 8-9am feed,they must know me!

    I'll need start getting up soon to take kids to school if we move cos my partner won't be able to,I imagine it be same,as when I was younger,despite getting up,I won't be able to sleep at night till 2 or 3am.I don't think it's all about sleeping routine,just some people can't get into a routine,it don't work as it proved when I was at college. I'm doubtful it work now I'm older too,like a routine.

    If worried about anything,stress or anything then that could keep any person up and not able to sleep.

    Get a Job as a security guard that will require only a slight adjustment to your present sleeping pattern.

    I used to be in the same position. Between Christmas 2007 and April 2008, my sleeping patterns grew gradually worse, getting to the point that I was going to bed at 6am, and setting my alarm for 3:30pm. It was horrible. I felt dazed and half asleep during work, and the nights after work were just wasted, since I couldn't do anything in them anyway.

    My fix? A friend sneezed on me. This gave me a horrible bout of flu, a side effect of which is sleepiness. I remember nodding off during work, getting home, and then falling asleep on the kitchen floor, because I felt too tired to go any further. That was at 11pm. I don't know what time I woke at the next day, but I know I fell asleep that day again at a similar time, and memory gets a bit blurry from there, but the short of it is that the flu fixed my sleeping patterns completely. 13 months on, I still go to bed every night at around midnight and go to sleep omewhere around 90 minutes after, and I still wake every day at something between 8 and 9:40am. My sleeping pattern is rock-solid now, and even going out with my mate, who regularly keeps me up to around 5 or 6am, isn't enough to damage the pattern for more than a couple of days.

    Getting a flu is probably a bad idea, but a drastic change in sleeping pattern would probably help. If sleeping pills are what people are recommending, that's maybe a good idea.

    By the way, one of the things I found hard during my period of bad sleeping pattern was that I felt like I could change it at any time, but it would effectively rob me of a day. I don't know if you know what I mean by that. If you do, think about the value - you'll lose one day entirely, but gain so many more that it's totally worth doing. With the summer here especially, you want to be enjoying yourself, not cooped up indoors in bed for half of it.I wish you the very best of luck wiht it.

    Banned

    give up caffeine and go to bed and get up at a reasonable hour, will take some time but you will re adjust, i was like this all my life till i gave up caffeine, now whatever time i turn the light off im asleep within minutes, my biggest problem used to be cause i could never get to sleep so used to stay up half the night, used to be a right fidget butt, now i sleep as soon as light switched off, whether it be 10pm or 2am
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