SRS I dont want to go to sleep, and then when I do, I dont want to wake up

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  1. nobodyreally

    nobodyreally OT Supporter

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    what's wrong with me?

    I'm not suicidal. Things aren't good, but I have direction in life.... which is mostly waiting.... but anyway. Like tonight. I'm exhausted, wore out from the day, its 11pm, but I dont want to go to sleep. Its like I'd rather waste more time. When I do go to bed, I fall asleep fast. lately I haven't been setting an alarm and waking up on my own around 8am (and dozing till 9:30 or 10) and getting a good 9+ hours of sleep.

    I dont know why I put off going to bed. I dont know why can't get out of bed when morning comes. What kind of problem does this sound like?
     
  2. PocoDiablo

    PocoDiablo New Member

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    Sounds normal to me. I stay up until 2:00 - 4:00 am on any given day, get 4-6 hours of sleep, and wake up without an alarm clock.

    Been doing it for ... 4-5 years? I sure get a lot done! :big grin:
     
  3. weolracso

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    thats not healthy... :nono:
     
  4. Scootin

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    Who are you to say that?
     
  5. Ameter

    Ameter Active Member

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    the problem is, he cant get out of bed
     
  6. Ameter

    Ameter Active Member

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    I have a similar problem myself. Generally speaking, its a burnout form of depression. You need to get out and do some activities which are rejuvenating for the spirit. Go to a comedy club/do something fun with some friends, etc.
     
  7. Scootin

    Scootin OT Supporter

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    You're probably just not sleeping well.

    Go to Walgreen's or CVS or whatever you have where you are and buy a bottle of Melatonin. Take one or two pills about 20 minutes before you want to go to sleep, and you should be fine. If your sleep schedule is all messed up, let me know and I'll tell you how to fix it.
     
  8. Ameter

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    no, if its anything like mine, its not that he cant sleep, its that he doesnt want to
     
  9. Scootin

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    Well the melatonin will still help. If you're having issues with depression your sleep cycle gets out of whack. A key to treating depression is getting it back together.
     
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    i think all he needs is to get some proper R&R. Have some fun, refresh the spirit.
     
  11. busydoingnothing

    busydoingnothing A broken man too tough to cry

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    Thumbs up on the Melatonin; that stuff works really well. I fall asleep better and wake up more refreshed.
     
  12. Scootin

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    Melatonin isn't a drug...A lot of people I work with use it regularly to keep themselves on a proper schedule.
     
  13. Ameter

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    :hsugh: whats your definition of drug then?
     
  14. Scootin

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    Well my definition of a drug, in this context, certainly isn't a natural product of the body, for one. :hsugh:
     
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    orly? so steroids arent natural products of the body?
     
  16. Scootin

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    I guess I should have clarified what I said.

    Melatonin, as opposed to exogenous, synthetic sleep aids such as seroquel, rozerem, desyrel, doesn't artificially agonize or antagonize any neurotransmitter that promotes sleep onset. It's not something that will cause any kind of physical dependence or side effects. It's completely natural.
     
  17. Ameter

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    be that as it may, its still a drug, and as such, it doesn't teach him how to deal with his problem, just how to sidestep the symptom
     
  18. Scootin

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    No, that's not the plan.

    If he's having sleep issues that extend beyond the physiology of the sleep itself, such as depression, anxiety, or poor sleep hygiene, that needs to be addressed in kind.

    However, if his problems are indeed a result of poor sleep physiology, which this could very easily be a case of, getting on a proper sleep schedule with the use of melatonin could be a great help.
     
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    When he says he gets 9 hours of sleep a night but doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning, that suggests to me that he's having problems with his sleep efficiency. "R&R" isn't going to fix this problem. Lifestyle changes and medical intervention can.
     
  20. Ameter

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    no, he doesn't want to get out of bed, not that he's still tired.
     
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    The patients I work with use this exact same phrasing when they are too tired to physically get out of bed in the morning.
     
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    coupled with the not wanting to go to sleep at night?
     
  23. Scootin

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    It's not uncommon I hear that a couple times a month. :dunno:
     
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    I want to go to sleep but I don't want to wake up :o
     
  25. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    What you lack is a sleeping balance.

    And maby Balance is the keyword for your life.

    What i did was the following, i set for myself the rule that no matter what the sleeping balance should be maintained. Namely 9 hours of sleep a day, so that meant that even if i lived irregular hours, i would make sure to calculate that at least 9 hours of sleep are reached when i wake up again.
     

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