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difficulty waking up in the morning..need help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 15, 2008
  • 10:21 AM

am an 31 years old man,
i dont know why but i am unable to wake up in the morning, some times i even sleep upto 3_4 in the afternoon, i never feel refreshed after sleep, and am quite dull throughout the day. have tried with a lot of doctors and medicine but nothing has helpedout,and this habit of getting up late is affecting my life in all ways. would be a miracle if i can find a cure for this

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  • I'm assuming that you sleep for more than 8 hours. I can sleep too and I have a problem getting up in the mornings but I do not have a problem getting up for my husband. I think it is more important for me to make sure that he has lunch and coffee than to get up for myself alone. Do you have anything that motivates you in a similar way? ...could you get up for it, if it were important to you. I truly understand what you are going through, however. You not only miss out on life but the effects causes depression, so you tend to sleep more (well this is my expereince). When it gets right down to it, life to me is not about all those things. My family is most important to me and if they are not with me every step of the way I am just not motivated. So my husband calls me a couple of time is the morning to ensure that I am awake and on my way to work. I believe either focusing on a motivating force or developing a routine sleep schedule can help as it has helped me (I'm probably better off on a routine sleep schedule but to lazy to get on one).:cool:
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    • February 15, 2008
    • 01:47 PM
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  • what time do you go to bed?? Do you work? Are you depressed? Do you live with your mother? At least try an evening job to get you back into society...hope your doctors have run a bunch of blood work on you...you need it and along with that you need to get checked for viruses such as mono, etc..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 15, 2008
    • 08:25 PM
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  • am an 31 years old man,i dont know why but i am unable to wake up in the morning, some times i even sleep upto 3_4 in the afternoon, i never feel refreshed after sleep, and am quite dull throughout the day. have tried with a lot of doctors and medicine but nothing has helpedout,and this habit of getting up late is affecting my life in all ways. would be a miracle if i can find a cure for this thanks evry bodybut i forgot to tell a few more thingsi usually dont maintain a proper diet, sleeping time, i drink and smoke i was dpressed an yera agobut main things is that i have difficulty waking up since my chidhood. i am never satisfied with my sleep.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2008
    • 02:57 PM
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  • Do you snore or suddenly wake up & not know why, in the midst of your long sleep-ins?Possibly you have sleep apnea. You might not know it, but you could stop breathing many times a night for a few seconds. In this case you would never get the deep sleep you need & therefore, never feel rested.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 17, 2008
    • 09:20 PM
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  • Dear sbodz, A few things might help you with your sleep problem. Everything you eat and drink affects the body. And if the body feels good, the mind also feels good, resulting in little or no depression.Try eating more fruits, veggies, salmon (for Omega 3 oils), chicken and less red meat. Drink lots of water (hydrates and flushes the impurities out of body). Limit (or eliminate) beverages containing chemicals, like soda. Take a multi vitamin everyday that contains minerals, as insurance for what you don't get in your diet. Extra Vit C is a big boost to getting a healthy immune system, too.Take a walk or get some kind of exercise everyday. It wards off depression and movement helps to move waste through the body. And, if possible ,try to quit smoking. The chemicals in cigarettes are very harmful to your body's blood cells and to the skin. These simple things worked for me and even after 1 month of doing them, I started to feel better.
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  • Have u had a sleep study? Sleep aponea is usually for the overweight or weak ,,and those who smoke. The fact uve had it since u were a child could mean something else go get a sleep study done. Personally i get no "level 4" sleep , hence being totally unrefreshed every day of my life
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  • hi was out for long,well i also needed some help for the following conditionsweak memory and concentrationlaziness and fatiguelack of interest
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2008
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  • Sounds like depression...you may want to check you testosterone levels before going the anti-depressive med route. Other considerations...try testing your iron and blood levels and make sure you're getting enough B vitamins too. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2008
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  • HeyI am researching the same problem. I have been told by my doctor that I have 'seasonal affective disorder'- it's a kind of depression. It's all about lack of light and the body clock. One of the key symptoms is the inability to wake up in the morning. But there is hope - they're working on it! Check out this link:http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/helthrpt/stories/s230.htmGood luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2008
    • 11:26 PM
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  • thank for the addition, but i am facing the problem through out the year since childhood
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 10, 2008
    • 10:21 AM
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  • hi was out for long,well i also needed some help for the following conditionsweak memory and concentrationlaziness and fatiguelack of interest Not sure if you ever visit here now.. But, I have always had similar issues. Definitely need to see sleep specialist pulmonary, etc.. Sleep study over night, was determined I have narcolepsy, which I thought was crazy, I can drive from MI to FL in 20 some hours with no issues.. But, I have always had problems waking up, hearing alarms etc.. Never realized how bad until I had no roommates etc, sleep for 20-30 hrs sometimes easy. Surely depression and stress play a role in the excessiveness, but it is a sleep disorder. Unfortunately there is no permanent fix yet, but there are medications to help, also light therapy, using the fluorescent lights on a timer to mimic the natural day light & trick your brain. I find that the lights help, but I need to take the meds to fully wake & realize, hey you need to get up. So nothing solid yet but at least you know you are not alone, as trust me I know & it sucks. You must go to the sleep dr though and keep thinking positive!
    danielleisme 1 Replies
    • December 4, 2009
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  • sbodz,You have not provided a lot of information here, but if you are going to sleep late and waking up late, look into delayed sleep phase syndrome. If you have suffered from delayed sleep patterns since your teenage years, then this would be a good fit. The treatment is basically to reset your natural sleep clock. Try melatonin 2-5 mg 30-60 mins prior to your desired hour of sleep. Dedicate 7-9 hours and maintain this schedule until you are comfortable with sleeping at your determined hour without melatonin. You can look it up, but melatonin is a naturally occurring chemical secreted by the pineal gland in the brain. It helps regulate sleep patterns. Melatonin can be bought OTC, but ask your pharmacist which brand is right for you. As a note to the other participants, obstructive sleep apnea is not only for the overweight and weak. Being overweight is a risk factor. Being weak is not. Nonetheless, this is a good addition to your differential diagnosis. Do you wake up with headaches?As always, consult a physician before taking any new medications or starting new regimens. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 20, 2010
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  • hi was out for long,well i also needed some help for the following conditionsweak memory and concentrationlaziness and fatiguelack of interestFrom personal experience, most of these symptoms come from the lack of sleep. i'm having trouble myself figuring out what's occuring with my sleep pattern. Difference is, I'm 16; going on 17; and have been suffering from this for the last year. I'm currently at work and I'm hardly able to keep my eyes open. If you figure out your diagnoses, please post it. I would like to know about this. Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2010
    • 09:49 PM
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