*Before reading please note I have searched other posts and just see people agreeing with the symptoms or saying they don't get enough sleep but NEVER answer the question. I Kindly ask that you only post solutions and if you have similar symptoms read the answers rather than posting, and if you have a different condition kindly do not comment instead create a separate post many thanks!*
I sleep 12-16 even 18 hours a night. Minimum 10 to even function, even the 18 hours is only because someone comes in my room and drags me out. I am far from depressed when I'm actually awake I'm the funniest guy ever, I should actually be a stand up comedian...But this topic is no joke. I don't snore but I constantly have 1 nostril that is always semi-blocked switches left to right don't know if thats a symptom, i take the everyday vit-tablets, I've tried melatonin, I don't really exercise but realistically there are many over-weight people who don't move a muscle and are fine. I miss meals because I sleep through them but I still eat I guess enough when I wake up...Don't get much light in my room at all i'm in the basement but don't think that really matters, i've tried air purifiers, alarms, even phone calls where i talk for a while and am awake within seconds I can sleep. It's affecting my relationships, university life, everything! I'm graduating and scared I can't work for a job since I can't wake up 6-7AM i wake up 6-7 PM! I've done the whole staying up for 24 hours and sleeping at 9PM~ to fix my schedule lasts a day then breaks. I've got blood work done...
22 yrs old, 6 foot, 135~ (Underweight I Know But It's genetics)
PLEASE post possible solutions only! Also sleep clinic wants people to sleep at 8pm/9pm I wake up that time how can I possibly go there and go back to bed.
I fall in and out of this trap every few months. Since I work from home, and travel, my body clock is always off.
It does tend to put a drag on my day, while working, going out, or relaxing. I understand you say you feel fine when you finally do get up, but your body needs a schedule and you'll have to put in some hard effort, determination, and suffering until you get it.
Inorder to achieve a proper sleeping scheduled, you will have to be hard on yourself. Most adults don't even need 8 hours of sleep. Many people opt for 6 hours and they tend to have the highest levels of focus and energy (not to mention more time in the day to have fun and get ahead). Sit down and write a schedule that will work with your lifestyle. And try your hardest to stick to it.
Try a routine before bed, like some stretching or meditation, it will help you to reach your REM sooner. Have a set time to wake up and don't ignore it! work hard to force yourself up, hop in the shower right away, or go outside even still in your PJ's and walk around. The sunlight and air will reenforce your brain that it is in fact time to be awake.
Whether you like i or not, you will probably have to start doing some exercise everyday. But it doesn't have to be 500+ cruches. A simple walk is good enough. I recommend walking at first and then some short distance jogging. You'll be surprised how quickly your body can recover, adjust, and change for the better.