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I've had a problem with sleeping too deeply, lately. It's not that I won't wake up when an alarm goes off, but when I'm in my first few hours of sleep and someone tries to wake me, I don't wake up. It's not intentional. I don't even recall them trying. For example, my boyfriend tried to wake me last night, an hour after I fell asleep, by shaking me and talking to me. I would not budge. This is happening more and more often lately. Is everything okay? What can I do to change this?
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replied January 7th, 2010
Sleep Disorders Answer A8966
Hello.

This doesn't sound like a problem. You do have a normal sleep pattern. It takes almost 90 minutes to go into the deepest stages of sleep. And it's normal if you do not wake up easily.

Physical exertion often gives you deep sleep.

Regards

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