This suggests you've got something on your mind, you're anxious about something or stressed about something. Don't add to your stress by being over concerned about your sleep. This is coming from someone who had exactly what you had for a good 2 months. Basically just calm down and don't stress (if you can) and don't stress yourself about not being able to sleep. A mug of warm milk before you sleep will help.
(Original post by Anonymous)
The first part of this is a typical problem but the twist in the tale not so much as I am aware.
I struggle for ages to get to sleep at night, but do eventually. However when I wake up in the morning, I clearly need lots more sleep but just can't do it - I feel wired if that makes any sense, my nerves are on total edge and I feel really ill until I get up and do something really relaxing. After a while it eases slightly.
I'm chronically sleep deprived, I'd say. Let it slip for waaaaay too long and complete lack of concentration, memory lapses etc are common place in my life now. I managed to completely mess up my sleeping pattern and this seems to be the final result. I'm getting 5 hours sleep every night at best and my body doesn't seem to want to sleep more than that. If I go to bed earlier, I wake up earlier. Feeling as crushed or moreso than ever.
Anyone had the same issues? Please tell me you get back to normal with a bit of a push?
Also it's seriously normal. Millions of people suffer from it, especially during exam season. Nothing you mentioned is actually unusual: memory problems, concentration, chronically sleep deprived; all of it is completely normal when you haven't had sleep.
Last edited by AkDo; 08-05-2012 at 16:05.
Go to bed at 9 and throw your alarm clock off the tallest roof you have access to.
if you can't go to bed at 9 stop trying to fight nature, we're not nocturnal animals.
oh and make sure you eat enough, if you don't get enough energy in from food your body can't properly produce melatonin from seratonin.
alternatively eat a load of bananas or grapes or cherries before bed (they have melatonin in them)
Last edited by almasy; 09-05-2012 at 17:01.