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    So, I can't get my parents to go to bed before about 1:30am. This causes me too feel really tired in the mornings and I've overslept everyday of the Easter holidays because I just couldn't be bothered with feeling tired every morning.

    However, this has caused me to feel really worried. I'm really worried I'm going to end up oversleeping and missing my exams, does anyone know how I could possibly wake myself up and get myself through the day during exam leave. Also, I'm considering taking some pro-plus before my morning exams so that I can actually think properly, will this work?
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    Is anything stopping you from going to bed early?
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    Do you sleep in the same bed as your parents?
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    Earplugs and an eye mask. Put your alarm about 20cm from your head, so the earplugs don't drown it out in the morning. Or buy a vibrating one to put under your pillow.

    OR

    This may sound strange, but go and sleep over at a friends house on the night before exams, so you wake refreshed. I did this during my A-Levels as next door were doing building work at all hours, preventing me from sleeping.
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    A better question would be do you all sleep in the same room?
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    Are they actually making a lot of noise? If so, maybe use ear plugs.

    If not, try to relax a little and go to sleep anyway. They shouldn't stop you from falling asleep.
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    (Original post by Joshalos)
    Is anything stopping you from going to bed early?
    Yeah my parents watch the TV on at like 60db. They say everyone's parents do and nobody's parents go to bed at 11 like I tell them...

    Apparently it's abnormal that noise prevents me from sleeping.
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    (Original post by Kazbian)
    Are they actually making a lot of noise? If so, maybe use ear plugs.

    If not, try to relax a little and go to sleep anyway. They shouldn't stop you from falling asleep.
    Ear plugs mean I can't hear my alarm, and I can still hear with them in. They have the TV on really loud.
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    Set a tent up in your garden and sleep in there, also doubles up as a form of protest
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    Have you tried telling them this ? It'd be abit idiotic and selfish of your parents if you approach them and explain you're having trouble waking up in the mornings because of the noise keeping you awake.
    If they don't see the problem in it then go caffeine hyper and blast the tv at 6am to get the point across.
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    have you even asked them to turn the noise down?
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    Remove and hide an important looking cable from the TV and feign ignorance. Every night. Until they get the message.
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    I don't think it's selfish of your parents to stay up - after all that's entirely up to them. They could be more considerate and turn the television down though. Speak to them about it.
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    (Original post by Pandabär)
    Earplugs and an eye mask. Put your alarm about 20cm from your head, so the earplugs don't drown it out in the morning. Or buy a vibrating one to put under your pillow.

    OR

    This may sound strange, but go and sleep over at a friends house on the night before exams, so you wake refreshed. I did this during my A-Levels as next door were doing building work at all hours, preventing me from sleeping.
    Did the ear plugs not work?
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    Seriously if you worry that much your anxiety will wake you up way in advance of your exams...

    1:30 to 7:30 is enough sleep for anyone. You don't need to be optimising your chances in every way before you do an exam, job interview etc, you'll drive yourself mad that way and it bespeaks a lack of confidence.
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    (Original post by Onion man)
    Ear plugs mean I can't hear my alarm, and I can still hear with them in. They have the TV on really loud.
    I sleep with ear plugs in sometimes and my alarm still wakes me up. I do have a really loud alarm though.

    I don't doubt that you can still hear it, but it should be muffled out enough so that you can fall asleep. There are some really good earplugs on amazon, 20 pairs for £3ish.

    I assume you've asked them to turn it down? If not, do it and explain that it's stopping you fall asleep.
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    (Original post by Arekkusu)
    Seriously if you worry that much your anxiety will wake you up way in advance of your exams...

    1:30 to 7:30 is enough sleep for anyone. You don't need to be optimising your chances in every way before you do an exam, job interview etc, you'll drive yourself mad that way and it bespeaks a lack of confidence.
    Bad advice really, Getting a good night's sleep doesn't show a lack of confidence, it shows an abundance of common sense.
    Only an idiot would think "well I've got this important thing coming up, so I'm deliberately going to negatively affect my performance, 'cos I'm a flipping badass"
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    (Original post by Arekkusu)
    Seriously if you worry that much your anxiety will wake you up way in advance of your exams...

    1:30 to 7:30 is enough sleep for anyone. You don't need to be optimising your chances in every way before you do an exam, job interview etc, you'll drive yourself mad that way and it bespeaks a lack of confidence.
    I disagree, brah.
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    You could just be passive agressive about it...TVs on too loud? Next morning steal all batteries from inside the house. They purposfully make a load of noise just to bug you, set one of those bell alarm clocks under their bed to go off at four am. You could remove all of their left shoes from the house, take the sim/sd card from their mobile, when people call the house looking for them tell the people on the other end that they are unavaliable...

    But really, if it gets too over the top, just move in with a friend for a while and see how that goes for you.
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    (Original post by Arekkusu)
    Seriously if you worry that much your anxiety will wake you up way in advance of your exams...

    1:30 to 7:30 is enough sleep for anyone. You don't need to be optimising your chances in every way before you do an exam, job interview etc, you'll drive yourself mad that way and it bespeaks a lack of confidence.
    6 hours is no way enough sleep for anyone.

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