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    I cant sleep i have turned all electricty off and tried and took a bath and no result. so i am here talking to those just like me. in the winter its sooo bad for me like last year i stayed in bed till 5 or just as it got dark which was disgusting but i thought of it as, what else would i be doing if i woke up.
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    (Original post by generalebriety)
    I'm afraid it will have a negative effect on your health - albeit a minor one. You'll feel constantly tired, have no motivation to do anything, be sluggish, etc. no matter how much sleep you have, until you get back in a routine. At least, that's what I've found from (very, very extensive) experience.

    Sigh. Night all.
    ...Yeah I know the feeling, its horrible.
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    (Original post by supersuperme)
    I cant sleep i have turned all electricty off and tried and took a bath and no result. so i am here talking to those just like me. in the winter its sooo bad for me like last year i stayed in bed till 5 or just as it got dark which was disgusting but i thought of it as, what else would i be doing if i woke up.
    :p:

    Did you find that you got depressed as a result? The lack of daylight really got to me in the winter.
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    i did get depressed. i started to hate everyone around me during that period
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    (Original post by supersuperme)
    i did get depressed. i started to hate everyone around me during that period
    Yeah, thought so.

    It probably also affected you cognitively. I find that when my sleeping pattern gets messed up, it is absolutely impossible to concentrate on my work.
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    As long as you're getting the sleep, what's the problem?
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    i use to stay up all night in bed on my laptop trying to do my work, i couldn't concentrate like loads of crap i would be typing and not making sense like now and just typing it fast so i wouldn't forget what i wrote. last week i went to the cinemas and fell asleep and you know when your sleeping and you cant move or breathe you start to panic, that happen to me as i could see the movie but i couldn't move and i thought i saw people getting up to leave i panicked more as i didnt want people to see me like this. has this happened to you? lol weird i know
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    (Original post by supersuperme)
    i use to stay up all night in bed on my laptop trying to do my work, i couldn't concentrate like loads of crap i would be typing and not making sense like now and just typing it fast so i wouldn't forget what i wrote. last week i went to the cinemas and fell asleep and you know when your sleeping and you cant move or breathe you start to panic, that happen to me as i could see the movie but i couldn't move and i thought i saw people getting up to leave i panicked more as i didnt want people to see me like this. has this happened to you? lol weird i know
    Nope never. I have however been in like a really deep sleep before, where I think I am awake but I am actually dreaming. I try to snap out of the dream, yet cant. Feel all paralyzed as you described.

    Yeah, exactly how I am with my work - even constructing a simple sentance can prove problomatic under those circumstances - not to mention you lose track of time and days in the process. :p:
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    I used to be nocturnal, and thought that as long as I got the sleep I needed it didn't matter when. But my sleep patterns were becoming an issue and it was probably having some kind of small impact on my health.

    Then I ended up with a bad phase of insomnia. I couldn't function at all when it was at it's worst. I was lying in bed for hours unable to actually sleep and I just constantly felt terrible.

    Now I'm sleeping more than I would like. It's an escape mechanism for me but whenever I'm awake I feel rotten.

    I'm sure it would be in your best interests to get a good regular sleeping pattern.
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    Im in my 20's and have been like this for 4 years now! I think there are 2 reasons for this

    1) Im hardly ever tired at night and its the time I feel most energetic

    2) The morning and afternoon depresses me, im just all anxious and can't stand it every day so I end up slipping into the bad habit of going to bed at 6 am and getting up at 2.00pm. Everyone calls me lazy for being in bed all day but im not getting any more sleep than anyone else.

    In winter It was even more screwed up I slept from 8 am - 5pm so i hardly saw sunlight
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    Try making yourself sleep. Like, if I got too used to sleeping at 5am, and I try to sleep at 2am one night, I will end up lying awake for the next hour or two before I fall asleep. But after forcing this for two or so nights, I will start feeling sleepy at around 2am instead.

    So just try making yourself sleep if it works? eg, just lie in bed, keep your eyes closed and wait til you're asleep.

    Computers keep you awake - that might be why. If I'm on my computer I rarely get tired even if it's 4am, but if I'm not on my computer I get tired earlier. So shut your computer down. I usually sleep with music on - it's lovely. Put some soft background music on so when you're bored and awake you're at least entertained by music and it does send you to sleep if it's relaxing music

    As for if it affects your health - of course it does. Dunno how or why but I imagine it does. Besides, if nothing else, you'll end up failing exams and not ever having any friends because you happen to be asleep when everyone's hanging out and socialising and bonding, and when they're asleep you're awake wishing you'd joined the party lol. So yeh :p:
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    In winter It was even more screwed up I slept from 8 am - 5pm so i hardly saw sunlight
    Thats what I'm like now. I got up at 5pm today.
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    (Original post by irisng)
    As for if it affects your health - of course it does. Dunno how or why but I imagine it does. Besides, if nothing else, you'll end up failing exams and not ever having any friends because you happen to be asleep when everyone's hanging out and socialising and bonding, and when they're asleep you're awake wishing you'd joined the party lol. So yeh :p:
    I beg to differ. I have no friends so thats not an issue and my exam results were not perfect but I was happy with them.
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    They are good tips irisng thanks, I must admit I don't have any friends at the moment lol, only old friends who have left home and moved away etc.

    There should be a nocturnal club for each city. No im going to sort myself out and sleep at proper times but Ie been telling myself this for years and It takes 3 days before im back into the nocturnal routine, my willpower is so low.
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    Thats what I'm like now. I got up at 5pm today.
    Have you ever tried staying up all night then going to bed at a normal time and then sticking to that routine?

    This always works for me.
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    (Original post by goodLife)
    They are good tips irisng thanks, I must admit I don't have any friends at the moment lol, only old friends who have left home and moved away etc.

    There should be a nocturnal club for each city. No im going to sort myself out and sleep at proper times but Ie been telling myself this for years and It takes 3 days before im back into the nocturnal routine, my willpower is so low.
    TSR and MSN is a distraction, my friends are also nocturnal so I end up staying up so that I can chat to them.

    You will find though by waking up early you will get a lot more done. I don't know why...but time seems to go much slower under those circumstances - or is it just me?
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    I've had the same problem and its been a problem for me for a while.
    During weekends and summer holidays I find myself getting into a weird sleeping pattern. I don't go to bed until around 3 am or 4 am and sometimes I dont wake up until 1 pm. I can easily stay up all night but I do try and get some sleep.
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    I'ts nearly 4:30am, everyone in my family is fast asleep, and here I am on TSR because I can't sleep.

    The thing is, im not at all tired.

    Ah well, welcome to my world
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    Since around 16 my sleeping pattern has been between 1am and 7am... usually around 2/3/4 am at college/uni, and 3/4/5/6 am in the summer. I've begun worrying that it's seriously damaging my health, but I don't seem to have the willpower to get a more "normal" sleep pattern.
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    I've got into a pattern of staying awake for two days then sleeping for about 15 hours, eeeugh!

    If you want to sort it out you have to be strict with yourself. Make a routine of being asleep by midnight and awake by 9am or whatever. Also making sure you're active during the day so you're tired by bedtime.
 
 
 
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