Agnostic.com

5 3

Because of my job, I have an unusual sleep cycle. I get off work at 11pm and get home around midnight. Like most people after work I like to relax, unwind, maybe do some laundry. This puts my bedtime around 3am or so and my wake up at 11ish, so I can be at work by 3. (Hour drive)

I go to omaha once a month to see my specialist. I have to leave around 8am to get there in time.

This is problematic because I can't seem to fall asleep before 3. Medicine doesn't help either. I typically work only a half day before my drive to omaha so that I can get home by 8 and try to sleep, but I find no matter what I just can't.

I'm also finding I am having a harder and harder time waking up to my alarm. I've tried moving it away so I have to get up to snooze but I still crawl right back into bed. I currently have 14 alarms set. Overkill? Nah. I'll still probably oversleep.

Any ideas?

LadyAlyxandrea 8 Mar 22

Post a comment Reply Add Photo

Enjoy being online again!

Welcome to the community of good people who base their values on evidence and appreciate civil discourse - the social network you will enjoy.

Create your free account

5 comments

Feel free to reply to any comment by clicking the "Reply" button.

0

Yes it's just awful having an appointment during the "regular day" when you don't sleep regular hours.

This happens to me all the time. If I have a Drs appt - I'm going to be awake most of the night. Did it last night. Got to sleep around 7 am had to be awake at 11 am.. No where near enough sleep.

I have slept through multiple alarms including an alarm that has a bed shaker and that was attached to my bedside lamp which flashes on and off. Once I'm out I'm really out.

I don't have a solution I swear I've tried everything. But if someone has a good suggestion I'll try it!

1

Patchy sleeping patterns are no stranger to me, I feel your pain. When I was working full time I would sometimes get the worst insomnia especially if I knew I had a stressfull day to negotiate the next day, which then made things even worse obviously because now I was tired too boot. Anyway.... It maybe you are sub-consciously worring about stuff (maybe your condition?) which is affecting your ability to sleep? On the other hand you may just have a really sensitive body clock that is now programmed to not sleep before 3am ?

Either way hope you find a solution to the problem I hate being over tired makes me all 'spikey' :/

Hmmm you could try some insane 'graceful gorrila' moves to wear yourself out, hot shower, hot milk with a shot of somthing and see what happens ??

[msn.com]

0

Are you getting to bed when you need to be? That's worked for me when I've been in similar situations. Cell, TV and reading allowed but no unneeded getting up.

1

Sleep or lack there of can be a b@#$%, especially working odd hours. I too have an alarm on the other side of the room. Tried the multiple alarms before and sometimes still use two. I think my real issue has been lack motivation related to my depression. I have found various motivation exercises to be helpful, ie...5,4,3,2,1

1

I have some sleeping pills that kind of knock me out. Problem is almost too good. Harder than hell to wake up in the morning but I do get a good nights rest.

I'd take benedryl or melatonin except I would TOTALLY never wake up in time

Write Comment
You can include a link to this post in your posts and comments by including the text q:41233
Agnostic does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content. Read full disclaimer.