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Weird sleeping habits

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  • Posted By: trollface
  • June 9, 2013
  • 11:14 PM

Background: Male, 17 yrs old, 6'4", 155 lbs.

I run 25-30 miles a week. I do not drink any soda or caffeinated beverages. I am drug and medication free.

I do not eat breakfast and have adapted to the point where I do not feel any need to eat breakfast. I eat lunch and dinner only (with some snacks).

I generally go to bed somewhere from 1 to 3 a.m. with minimal trouble falling asleep. If I go to bed at 12 I usually don't fall asleep for half an hour or more. I am not excessively tired when I go to sleep - only slightly tired.

I set my alarm for 9 hours of sleep (a compromise). I usually get up and turn it off and go back to bed. Later I will not have any recollection of turning it off, but I know I am not sleep walking. I will naturally sleep for 11-12 hours or so. I am comfortable falling asleep after having only been awake for 13 hours.

If I sleep for 8 hours, I am usually very tired in the morning - but I will get over it in a few hours and still go to bed around the same time. If I sleep for much less than 8 hours, I have some trouble thinking during the day. If I sleep for 9 hours, I have trouble getting up but I am okay for the rest of the day when I do get up.

I work from home (summer job programming), so I have no obligation to get up usually. If I do have an obligation, I set 3 or 4 alarms 5 minutes apart and usually I am conscious enough to realize that I actually need to get up by the 3rd or 4th alarm.

Any diagnoses? Thanks!

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  • Teenagers need more sleep than almost any other age group, besides newborns of course. Scientists are studying this now, the theory is that it aids in crucial brain development. If you can get away with it sleep however much you want, you will outgrow this in a few years.
    amanda88 16 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello,At this age this kind of situation arises but you have to control over it...
    shagydeep 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • At this age you need to have a proper diet and proper sleep. Your daily routine is not very nice. If you do not eat or sleep properly then you will have to face difficulties at the later stages of your life. So try to change your daily routine.
    jamesdaniel 1 Replies Flag this Response
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