Discussions By Condition: Sleep disorders

Waking many times in a night

Posted In: Sleep disorders 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Temperate
  • April 13, 2007
  • 06:53 AM

Okay, so, for years, I've been sleeping loads (12 or more hours, unless I have something to do, like school, or work) I wake up so much. Also sometimes take hours to get to sleep. I once woke up about 5 times in 15 minutes - or something equally ridiculous. Also, when I do that, sometimes I dream dreams in like 3 minutes of sleep. I thought you were only supposed to start dreaming like 15 minutes into sleep?
On a few occasions I have sleep walked, I often sleep with my eyes half open, I sleep talk sometimes (all these things I can only tell if I happen to be sleeping in the presence of someone), occaisonally snore, toss about a lot (apparently kicked my sister on many occaisions) or stay stark still and wake up with my legs still crossed or some weird position I was in while trying to get to sleep for an hour.
The worst is the waking up so much. I once woke up like 20 times in 8 hours. That's like once every 24 minutes.
I figure maybe I sleep so much because I wake up so much...but I dunno, I think sometimes if I happen to wake up only once or twice I still sleep a long time.
I slept about 11 hours before I made myself get up today, about 13 the day before, and 12 or 12.5 the day before that. Never physically want to get up either (even if I do mentally) after those amounts of time any more than I want to after 8 or 9 hours.
I've often compared it to feeling like the 24 hour day is wrong. I need to stay up at least 18 hours or something to feel like I should go to bed, but then I need to sleep at least 12. Thats a 30 hour day. So I feel like 24 is just screwing me up.
Anyone got a clue?

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