TheLonelyPoet Posted July 21, 2008 Share Posted July 21, 2008 I know lots of people who deal with being unable to fall asleep / stay asleep. However, my problem is the opposite! I can fall asleep like that, anytime, anywhere… and stay asleep. You can hold a loud conversation over my head and I will sleep like a baby. The problem is… I can’t wake up. I end up sleeping over 12 hours on more and more days. And there are few when I sleep less than 10. Then I never have enough time for all the stuff us humans have to do when awake. I constantly feel ANGRY with myself and frustrated over not being able to wake up. I’m constantly rushed by work adding up, as I can’t keep up with everything. Worst of all, I actually feel tired when I wake up! Question is, is it possible to sleep to hard, too deep? That seems to be the case. I set up FOUR loud and annoying alarm clocks in the four corners of my room to force myself to walk around and turn them off. And believe it or not, sometimes I don’t even remember standing up. Then, I just wake up at 1 pm with a clock in my hand. And very very very frustrated! Worst thing is, when I talk to people they just say: oh you’re a lazy freelancer … you need to get up when the alarm goes off… etc. They don’t get that I don’t even hold control half the time the clocks go off. No one seems to understand this problem, they don’t even see the problem, they just think I like sleeping that much and it is my choice. Furthermore, after I wake up it takes a good hour before I finally feel 100% awake. 15 minutes after I wake up my brain is still so dull I can’t even hold a decent conversation, I can’t bring in the right words etc. and fall asleep again on chairs, or in the shower. Interesting exception to this, which might be important I guess, are all sorts of special events. If I’m a guest in someone’s house or I have to wake up because I have to be at the Airport at 7 AM sharp… then my sleep is totally different. I FEEL AWAKE the moment that alarm clock goes off, I am completely conscious right away, it is as if I closed my eyes and then opened them again… that’s how awake I feel then. No hour lag either before I’m 100%.Yet most days are routine so I don’t get that pleasure very often. I’m writing this because this problem is getting worse and worse, This week I slept 12 hours or more on 4 out of 7 days. And over 9h on the other 3. Worst of all, I feel sleepy all the time too… after 10h on my feet I’m ready to fall asleep again. What can I do, what is the nature of my problem? I'd like to know of methods I can use to wake up, and I would also like to know if anyone is experiencing the same problem every morning. Link to comment
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