SRS I might lose my job. Anyone have an unusually hard time waking up?

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  1. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Ive been looking up online and apparently I may have some sort of sleep disorder. When my alarm goes off, I can turn it off without actually waking up and have no recollection. Ive usually shrugged it off as my alarm fucking up but its getting really bad. I can have conversations for a few minutes without recalling it. Sometimes evn if they confront me about it later on. I feel like Im drunk in the mornings. Sometimes I stumble around and fall over stuff and cant see shit.

    Well, Ive still got a min wage job since Im going to school and I woke up 4 hours late from what was supposed to be like a 30 minute nap without remembering turning my alarm off or anything. My mom also was talking to me and I dont remember that.

    Im afraid when I call my gm tomorrow, I wont have a job. Thing is I need this job. For atleast some source of income as well as a reference, and I cant really use it if I get fired. Im trying to get a real job and Im afraid Ill still have this disorder even after I get a regular full time job.

    My gm is a wicked vengeful bitch and Im sure I know what shell say when I call tomorrow :(

    Sometimes I just want to /myself
     
  2. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    Jesus. What time are you going to bed?

    Put the alarm as loud as it goes and put it more than 3 feet away (so it's not right next to your bed).
     
  3. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I close up during the week so sometimes I sleep from 1 or 2 to about 6 and then go to school.
    Ive already tried that. I also tried hiding it in different spots every night so I wouldnt be able to find it easily, Ive tried putting wads of paper in the off switch so i cant turn it off and Ive even used my itunes and my surround sound but even if I cant turn them off, I can basically sleep through anything.

    I slept through a severe thrunderstorms once in a 3 wall shelter with trees falling all around me apparently and woke up not once
     
  4. iwishyouwerebeer

    iwishyouwerebeer you shut your cunt Moderator

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    You might want to consult a doctor. Actually, you shoud definitely seek out someone.
     
  5. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    at your mom's house. be back later.
    Apparently someone needs more than 4-5 hours of sleep :hsugh:

    Do you snore btw?
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    who would I talk to about something like this? Its really bad. Ive gotten my ass kicked before and screamed at alot of times and it was still difficult to wake me up
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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  8. Lucky Penny

    Lucky Penny Mr. cut me some slack cause I don't wanna go back,

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    at your mom's house. be back later.
    Anyway you can catch a few more Zzzz a night?
     
  9. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    the thing is though that if I do jave one of those disorders part of my brain that controls basic functions is working but the other part of my brain is unaware of what Im doing.
    So I can get up and turn the alarm off, go back to bed, and have no idea I did that
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    some nights I dont get back til as late as 1. Then have to get up at 6 for school
    I try taking naps but I sometimes dont get up from those either
     
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    yeh, i have problems waking up after 4 hours too. :hsugh:
     
  12. B4 I FU R U 18

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    set a couple alarms, i have one on my computer, a regular alarm clock and one on my phone.
     
  13. illmaceyougood

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    Get that alarm clock that rolls away and hides from you?

    :dunno:
     
  14. BigBadJohn

    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Have alarm clock, 5 alarms on my cel and then alarm on itunes. Sometimes I fail to wake up even when i use all of them
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Well called my gm. Im suspended for a week but if I come in one minute late from now on Im fired
    Itll be pretty hard
     
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    you should probably not be sleeping that little. i had the same problems you did, and i was going to bed late and getting up early. didn't matter what time, i couldn't get to sleep. now i've started going to bed earlier, and i can wake up to a vibrating phone. it's great. not enough sleep is probably the cause.
     
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    candt do anything about that when I get home from work as late as 1 and get up at 6 every morning. Have to be at work at 4 on the weekend
     
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    Are you on any medications, supplements or eating at awkward hours, such as right before bed or in the middle of the night when you wake?

    Also, what time are you going to bed?

    Do you use recreational drugs, or alcohol, and when did this begin happening? Have you noticed other symptoms aside from those you've mentioned?

    When are these conversations taking place in which you don't recall them? You mentioned another one a few moments ago, and then mentioned it again with your mother.

    My gm is a wicked vengeful bitch and Im sure I know what shell say when I call tomorrow :(

    Sometimes I just want to /myself[/quote]

    You sometimes want to kill yourself? Where did this come from? You mentioned a sleep disorder and then said this? Are you suicidal sometimes?
     
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    are you overweight? you could have sleep apnea?

    Most people can only function on 4 hours of sleep for a few days. It's just impossible. Go to a general doctor and talk to him about your problem.
     
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    Sounds just like me. I was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia and restless leg syndrome. I would have to set my alarm clock to go off an hour before i needed to actually wake up and hit snooze 6+times. I would have conversations with people in person and on the phone and not recall any of it. I would sleep for 12+ hours and wake up more tired then when I went to bed to begin with.

    I have had it since I was a teenager (I was diagnosed when I was 30), my wife could never understand why it took me 30+ minutes to wake up to an alarm clock and I could never understand how she can hear the alarm clock, hit it once and get out of bed.

    It took over a year of seeing all different types of specialists until I saw a neurologist that specializes in sleep disorders. I had a couple of sleep studies done and they found out that I would hardly go into REM sleep.

    I understand your fustrations and wanting to /yourself. I have been there too. What is the point of existing if your are not able to function. To make matters worse for me, I am an acviever by nature so not being able to do anything I used to be able to do was very hard on me.

    Now with proper sleep hygiene and medication I am doing much better. I am able to function properly most of the time. there are times when the meds don't help at all. It is what it is and I just do the best I can every day. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.
     
  21. Elphaba

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    QFT.
    I used to work in a sleep lab and the general rule is you HAVE to get a certain ammount of sleep. Basically, the way all the sleep techs explain it is like this: You dont have to sleep exactly the same every night, but generally you have to have a "regular" amount. The average is around 6.5-8hrs for adults, but varies from person to person. If you dont get enough sleep continuously, you end up creating what they call a "sleep deficit". The analogy they (the sleep techs) use most often is that your sleep deficit is like a backpack. If you get enough sleep, the back pack is empty and light weight. The more you dont sleep (ie; only getting 4hrs a night for an extended period) the more hrs of sleep go into you 'backpack' and it gets heavier and heavier. Eventually, the backpack gets so heavy, that you fall over backwards - basically your body gives up and gets its sleep however it can, regardless of the circumstances - in your case, your body is ignoring the alarm, the phone calls and conversations, etc. It doesnt care, it just wants to sleep.

    There for, you're going to have to get more sleep. Period.
    However, I'm not a dr, so you should go see one (probably your general physician first, and if he thinks you need to have a sleep study done, might send you to a neurologist who specializes in sleep disorders)
     
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    I'm not sure that he's nessisarily got a sleep disorder like you do, because he said that he's only getting 4 or 5hrs of sleep a night, and you said you'd have your problems even after 12+ hrs. But I love your plug for proper sleep hygiene! So many people ignore good sleeping habits and assume they have a problem.

    Case in point: A lady came in for a sleep study b/c she told her dr she wasnt sleeping well and always waking up tired. The dr couldnt figure out why from her regular visits, so he set her up for a sleep study. She does the study and sleeps GREAT - all the way through the night, no waking up, good amt of REM, etc. The next morning the sleep techs gently tell her that she slept great, and they didnt see any inital problems, but the dr would have to varify after reading the study. She responds: Ofcourse I slept great - there wherent any cats jumping in and out of the bed all night!!
    If she had just had good sleep hygiene/habits (remove distractions, etc) she wouldve been fine! It seems like common sense when you tell it like that, but ALOT of people really dont seem to get it.
     
  23. Tills

    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    For normal people, it is the quantity of sleep.

    For people with sleep issues, like myself, it is all about the quality more then the quantity. I would sleep for 8 hours but only be in stage 4 (REM sleep) for a total of 30 minutes in that 8 hour period while normal is 100 to 120 minutes. I might as well not have been sleeping at all.
     
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    Tills Lets Go Flyers

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    You are right...but there were plenty of nights where I had severe insomnia and would be getting only 3-5 hours of sleep. It was a vicious circle. I would be so tired that I would drink coffee and soda all through the day to keep me awake and functioning then at night all that caffeine would keep me awake and what little sleep I would get would suck. I was my own worst enemy. Now I have no caffeine after my 2 cups in the morning.

    Usually on the weekends I would sleep the 12+ hours to try and recover from the tiredness I had from the week but I never could recover.

    I remember the first time I ever took an ambien, I woke up the next morning and popped out of bed. I had never felt that rested in my life....sadly the 2nd night was not that great but it was a start. Now I wake up an hour before I need to get up(my wife wakes me up) and I take my stimulants and go back to sleep until the alarm goes off...then I am usually able to get out of bed in some sort of functional state. Today I stayed in bed for an extra 20 minutes....it is just one of those days. :hs:
     
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    I know, I was assuming he was a normal person with out any sleep disorders. Yes, he could potentially have a problem and not be getting good sleep - see my 2nd post about sleep hygiene and I mention getting good sleep and getting to REM, etc. No one here is a dr, and we can only go on what he says, a large part of which is that he's only getting 4hrs of sleep a night. Sleep disorder or not, getting 4hrs a night for an extended amt of time is not good. If he was sleeping for a decent amt of time and then still having problems, well, thats a different story.
     

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