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Sleeping all day-up at night

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2006
  • 11:30 AM

I just wanted to ask if sleeping during the day and staying up all night has any symptoms. Now that it is summer my sleeping time is pretty crazy. I fall asleep around 8:00a.m and don't wake up till about 5:00 p.m. Can it also be effecting me in any way? I have also been having headaches and tingling around my body. For some weird reason I keep thinking someone might attack at any moment so I have to be alert (now I carry a pocketknife and papperspray with me). Please help I don't think my behavior is normal.:o

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  • I do the same thing but without the knife and spray what helps is takeing walks before and after bed and when you wake up next time at five pmget something that really interests you and work on it from when you wake up to when you normally wake up again im doing it right now then that tingling and other sensations will return to normal well this is what works for me so try your best and ya i thing its a symptom of that
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  • Irene, If you're not sleeping during the day as a result of work scheduling needs, there's a simple way to reset your clock and go back to a nighttime bedtime that you want. You need to stay up all day, all night, the next day, and then go to bed at the time you want to be bedtime. So today is Monday. You'd need to stay up all day Monday, and through Monday night, then stay awake Tuesday, and go to bed Tuesday night at the desired time. It's hard to do it, since you just want to collapse after staying up all night, but it works. Sounds to me you're just on a weird sleep schedule, got stuck in this sleep routine that you don't want to have. It's probably not a sleep disorder because you're sleeping the full night--during the day. This is a doctor-prescribed method, so try it out. It's worked every time I've done it.
    blueclare 3 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 05:49 AM
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  • tingling is usually anxiety .in your case it could be to do with the thoughts of vulnerability you have been having.it is an ancient mechanism related to our animal past when making fur stand on end was a way to seem bigger to an attacker.small,vestigal muscles that used to control individual hairs are being triggered and stimulating the nerves next to them.you have probably seen cats and dogs doing it. therefore stop the (surely needless)thoughts and so stop the tingling .iagree about staying up allnight.but i have a feeling there is something more.if there was something exciting and profitable for you to do,then the day would not be something to avoid .i think you need an exciting project .organise one.the thing about days is that you only get so many of them! top tip ,if you cant be useful to yourself ,be useful to others!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 07:32 PM
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  • You should have a GI doctor discuss these symptoms with you. These sound like symptoms of celiac disease! Many doctors are unfamiliar with it, but GIs should know. These are not "classical" symptoms, but they happen if your body is not absorbing the proper nutrients, as in celiac disease.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 09:13 PM
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  • hi. id just like to say do not listen to the person about the 'staying up all night and then go to bed at the proper time'. this does not work. your body clock is clearly out of wack and your body is doing what it feels natural to do at the moment. i suffered this for months on end and had to stop going to school for a few weeks because i had to reset it. my body felt it was normal to go to bed at 3am and wake up at 11am. to fix this i used 'light therapy'. light is the key to setting up a good sleeping pattern. when you get light (natural light) in the morning this pushes your body clock backwards. so this is what i had to do. in your case, it seems you would have to receive light at night. you can do whatever works fastest. you need to do this for a two-week (around) period and each two-three days receive light (for an hour) either half an hour earlier or half an hour later (depending on which way you want to push your body clock). i used a light box but if you live where there is enough light (or are currently in summer) you can just go outside and go for a walk for an hour. please reply to me if you dont understand. im pretty sure this is exactly what you're suffering from. if you go and see a sleep specialist they will diagnose you very quickly. Regards
    lozcon 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Irene, If you're not sleeping during the day as a result of work scheduling needs, there's a simple way to reset your clock and go back to a nighttime bedtime that you want. You need to stay up all day, all night, the next day, and then go to bed at the time you want to be bedtime. So today is Monday. You'd need to stay up all day Monday, and through Monday night, then stay awake Tuesday, and go to bed Tuesday night at the desired time. It's hard to do it, since you just want to collapse after staying up all night, but it works. Sounds to me you're just on a weird sleep schedule, got stuck in this sleep routine that you don't want to have. It's probably not a sleep disorder because you're sleeping the full night--during the day. This is a doctor-prescribed method, so try it out. It's worked every time I've done it.Can this also apply if you stay awake all night and than then the next day and than go to sleep at a usual hour or does it have to be 2 full days and one night? Thanks
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  • Hi... I'm still the new girl here... I'm a psych major in grad school, focusing on the cognitive reprocutions of sleep deprivation (because i'm a Type-A insomniac!) I just finished a pretty intense behavioral modification class, and the professional approach to insomnia and sleep disorders involves a serious regime of rules and steps...1) turn your bedroom into a sleep sanctuary. Don't read, watch Tv, talk on the phone, get into arguments with your signifigant other, knit, etc. You have to train your mind to view the bed as a place of sleep. (luckily, the professionals behind this plan say sex is ok)!! Other that that, here's the plan:devise a schedule that works for your life (i.e. job, responsibilities, meetings, etc. ). Set a bedtime and a waking time that gives you 7-8 hours of sleep. Then, stick to those times wheter you sleep or not. For example, if you set your bedtime for ten, then at ten pm you crawl into bed. If, after ten minutes, your mind is still spinning and you're wide awake, get up and go into another room. stay there for as long as you need. when you decided to try sleeping again, repeat the cycle. lay down, and if you're not in sleep mode after ten minutes, get up and repeat. the kicker is that you have to wake up at the set time (say, 6am) regardless of whether you ever actually accomplished falling asleep well. It will suck, at first... dead tired and trying to function. It's expected. But, this is a long term fix for a worthwhile goal. so stick it out. Do not take any naps the next day to compensate for any lack of sleep from the night before. That evening, start again, attempting to go to sleep at your set (ten pm) time. If necessary, get up, and repeat. The point of this is to "reset your sleep cycle", but in psychological terms, it will actually modify a maladaptive behavior through consistent non-reinforcement of that behavior (i.e. staying up late) and reward only the more productive adaptavive behavior of falling asleep. in a few weeks, you should find that not only has your sleep cycle reset itself, but you are more productive, less irrritable, and will experience a good night's sleep that's not dependant on sheep counting, drugs, booze, or exhaustion.You can turn your mind off in bed if you teach your mind, as you would a child, that some things are inappropriate in certian environments. Make restless mind this thing, and your bed the environment. It's a scientifically proven and accepted fact- all you need for guaranteed sucess is disclipine.Good luck!:)
    sugaree401 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • just for the record. staying up all night and day and all night and day again just made me too tired and uncomfortable to fall asleep on that third night so just a word...one thing worked for me though..i slept instead of til 5...i slept till 1 i know that's a lot of sleep but i was able to sleep the next day at 11?i might be special..my sleeping issues i noticed after i tried to quit heroin? i went initially four days then three days without sleep and ever since then i have to be EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE inorder to fall asleep at night..also it helps me to have my light on dim?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 4, 2008
    • 03:24 AM
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  • I just wanted to ask if sleeping during the day and staying up all night has any symptoms. Now that it is summer my sleeping time is pretty crazy. I fall asleep around 8:00a.m and don't wake up till about 5:00 p.m. Can it also be effecting me in any way? I have also been having headaches and tingling around my body. For some weird reason I keep thinking someone might attack at any moment so I have to be alert (now I carry a pocketknife and papperspray with me). Please help I don't think my behavior is normal.:oSleeping during the day is not a disease, and what you describe is not medically relevant. I think you're a hypochondriac.
    bobwick 21 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 01:04 PM
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  • Anxiety and a whacked dinural rythm is seen when cortisol levels are messed up. Have you had yours checked?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 6, 2008
    • 09:16 PM
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  • ive been going to sleep at about 6-8AM every day for over a year now and over that period of time i did some experimenting. if i dont go to sleep by 8, my eyes get really wierd and i cant see as well as i should, also if i dont sleep and im outside all day, the walking does a number on my feet. if i do this i usually get to sleep at about 11PM and end up sleeping till 7PM the next day and waking up with a huge headache for the next couple of days and my body clock still stays out of wack. if anybody knows how to fix the body clock in only a few days without the headaches and other problems, please post.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 16, 2009
    • 00:43 PM
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  • Sleeping during the day is not a disease, and what you describe is not medically relevant. I think you're a hypochondriac.How do you know that he/she is a hypochondriac? It is very unthoughtful of you to assume that the concerns this person has is irrelevant. You shouldnt post anything if you can't be helpful and considerate.As for sleeping problems, I understand how hard it is to retrain your sleep patterns. Thank you to all those who are leaving useful feedback. And thanks for this post.Asleep all day, Up all night.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 22, 2009
    • 07:13 PM
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  • I am a translator and mother to a three year old. He goes to nursery school in the afternoons, and doesn't wake up till 10 am (we live in Spain so this is quite normal). The only real time I can do my translating work is at night, and I have got into the routine of staying up working until 3am, then getting up at about 10 with my son, meaning I only get about 6 hours sleep, which isn't really enough. I enjoy this routine up to a point, but am now getting so tired and my head aches a lot of the time, as do my eyes. When I cough, my head hurts! I am sure my nerve endings are jumping from lack of sleep. I am under a lot of stress as my husband is currently unemployed and I am obliged to work long hours but don't really have the time to work them! I am aware that we need to try and organise our schedule better. My ideal sleep time would be 3am to 11am. I am concerned about the headaches, am I doing myself harm neurologically speaking? It is like a vicious circle now, very hard to get out of. I can relate to what the original poster said about feeling a bit "paranoid", I often look round thinking there is someone behind me, and I certainly do not have any "issues" in this regard, and am not a hypochondriac! I am very irritable with my husband, but perhaps because of the other problems we are experiencing with him being unemployed etc., rather than the sleep issue. What a muddle!
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  • Sleeping during the day is not a disease, and what you describe is not medically relevant. I think you're a hypochondriac.Hi , I suffer from similar sleeping problems...I do not feel rested unless i sleep during the day , when I attempt to sleep at night I wake up all during the night and do not get a full nights rest. At times I also cannot fall asleep for a day or so....It really aggravates myself and my living partners. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism this year , could that have something to do with it? I dont know but I would sure like to find out.........gets old when you have daytime things to do but havent been to sleep all night , so you end up having to stay awake all that day and night and still cant go to sleep because you faught your sleep for so long...Also if i take a nap at all even 20 minutes during my awake time I will defiantely be up alllllllll night. Any medical legite advice?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 08:09 AM
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  • I just wanted to ask if sleeping during the day and staying up all night has any symptoms. Now that it is summer my sleeping time is pretty crazy. I fall asleep around 8:00a.m and don't wake up till about 5:00 p.m. Can it also be effecting me in any way? I have also been having headaches and tingling around my body. For some weird reason I keep thinking someone might attack at any moment so I have to be alert (now I carry a pocketknife and papperspray with me). Please help I don't think my behavior is normal.:oI know this is many years old, but I'm startled that nobody was more concerned by the paranoia aspect of Irene's post.My wife (BPD or schizo-affective disorder, depending on who you ask) has been pushed into psychosis as a result of erratic sleep schedules, and psychotic breaks can certainly involve feelings of paranoia or delusions. If your sleep schedule is erratic and you're worried that your behavior isn't normal, I strongly recommend you speak with a professional. You may find that you just need to get better sleeping hours, but you cannot self-diagnose a psychosis and it's best to be safe.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 16, 2010
    • 04:06 PM
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  • just for the record. staying up all night and day and all night and day again just made me too tired and uncomfortable to fall asleep on that third night so just a word...one thing worked for me though..i slept instead of til 5...i slept till 1 i know that's a lot of sleep but i was able to sleep the next day at 11?i might be special..my sleeping issues i noticed after i tried to quit heroin? i went initially four days then three days without sleep and ever since then i have to be EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE inorder to fall asleep at night..also it helps me to have my light on dim?This is for you and all those like you. For God's sake, stop posting your opinion on forums if you are clueless in the language the forum is based on. I can't understand a word you say. I tried hard to make out the general meaning of your rambling, but no luck! It's just a wast of time and screen real estate. That's all!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You should have a GI doctor discuss these symptoms with you. These sound like symptoms of celiac disease! Many doctors are unfamiliar with it, but GIs should know. These are not "classical" symptoms, but they happen if your body is not absorbing the proper nutrients, as in celiac disease.Thanks so much.. I have been sleeping all day & staying up all night & I do have Celiac Disease.. It never Occurred to me... that Celiac Disease might be causing this. Will check my diet much closer now..
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  • hi. id just like to say do not listen to the person about the 'staying up all night and then go to bed at the proper time'. this does not work. your body clock is clearly out of wack and your body is doing what it feels natural to do at the moment. i suffered this for months on end and had to stop going to school for a few weeks because i had to reset it. my body felt it was normal to go to bed at 3am and wake up at 11am. to fix this i used 'light therapy'. light is the key to setting up a good sleeping pattern. when you get light (natural light) in the morning this pushes your body clock backwards. so this is what i had to do. in your case, it seems you would have to receive light at night. you can do whatever works fastest. you need to do this for a two-week (around) period and each two-three days receive light (for an hour) either half an hour earlier or half an hour later (depending on which way you want to push your body clock). i used a light box but if you live where there is enough light (or are currently in summer) you can just go outside and go for a walk for an hour. please reply to me if you dont understand. im pretty sure this is exactly what you're suffering from. if you go and see a sleep specialist they will diagnose you very quickly. Regards I agree with this posters post as those with circadian rhythm disorders.. just staying up and missing nights sleep and waiting till next night dont usually work for those with a true circadian sleep disorder. I say this as Ive been diagnosed with circadian rhythm disorder (probably DSPS or non 24hr sleep wake cycle) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome , these are treated with melatonin and light therapy. Ive managed to reset my sleep time quite a bit with treatment of this disorder but I still have issues as its now like the main time I feel active is gone now that Ive lost my activity period which was in middle of night (but now knocked out with melatonin) as my whole hormone cycles are still all out of time wack and not on a normal time clock..... Someone getting severely sleep deprived can have hallicinations and suffer from paranoia. Mental health issues can also cause sleep problems.
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