- A never ending desire to sleep forever.
It may be linked to depression in some cases, but not my experience. I can remember from school time to this day being in admiration of people who can “just wake up” or who are always awake at 6.30am. That time of day for me is seemingly impossible. I have always struggled to get to bed before 11.30pm so I do think the two are correlated.Posted 2 years agoglobaltiMember
As I get older I find I can get by for a day or two on overseas business trips on remarkably little sleep; as long as I can get a few catnaps during the day on flights etc. I’m fine. I also wake up nowadays between 4 and 6 am and as I can’t lie in bed, I have to get up. The quiet times in early mornings are the best part of the day; I can go out and wazz on the lawn and fettle my bike in the warm kitchen.Posted 2 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Have to say, for much of this winter, I really, genuinely, couldn’t be bothered if I ever woke up again or not.
I bought one of those SAD lamps a few months back & it’s helped massively. I used to (for years) regularly go to bed around 1-2AM (would just lie in bed awake if I tried to go to sleep earlier) and then wake up feeling shattered.
Within a week of using the lamp I was going to bed between 10 or 11PM and going to sleep straight away, usually unbroken sleep (before I would often wake up in the middle of the night) then waking (naturally) between 6.30-6.45AM. Apparently waking naturally is better than being woken by an alarm. (I do have an alarm set for 7 just in case but normally I’m awake/up before it goes off!). This has also removed the need/desire for naps in the evening or at weekends.
I also find a good diet & regular activity/exercise helps energy levels (and therefore sleep) massively!Posted 2 years agoandyrmMember
Assuming this is a fatigue/slow start kind of thing rather than suicidal type thought processes, its all about discipline in the first minute of waking up. Get up immediately, downstairs as fast as possible, kettle on, mega strong coffee as quick as humanly possible. Only then should you look at phone/email/TV etc. I’ve always been good at this regardless of tiredness etc and genuinely believe its just about immediate and fast paced action.Posted 2 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Which SAD lamp did you get zilog? Linky?
The one (SAD Solutions BLUElight) shown in an advert at the top of this page https://www.sad.co.uk/en-UK/ although it doesn’t seem to be available on the website at the moment. It’s their own-brand product and whilst I suspect they may be something similar to the On One of the SAD lamp world, at £99 it was a fair bit cheaper than something from a “name brand” like Phillips or Lumie. Worked for me though, which was the important thing!
its all about discipline in the first minute of waking up. Get up immediately, downstairs as fast as possible
Would agree with this (except the coffee part!) Especially if you’ve woken up naturally – that’s your body saying “time to get up!” I always feel worse if I lie in bed snoozing/dozing rather than getting up straight away.Posted 2 years agoaphex_2kMember
Not a morning person. Takes me ages to get going. Others in the house (4 year old son ITS MORNING TIME DADDY! no, it’s really not. It’s 6.30 and I have 15 mins before my alarm goes off you sleep robbing panchod.
Yet when I’m on days off and CAN lie in…. BANG I’m awake and there’s no going back to sleep. Tad annoying.Posted 2 years agoscaledSubscriber
I’ve left it too late for a nap now. 3 o’clock meeting then the kids will be home from school.
The current pattern is:
Day 1: Feel OK after a decent nights kip
Day 2: Woken at 05:30 by sprog, power through
Day 3: I don’t want to get up at 05:30, spend day in haze
Day 4: WHY CAN’T I GET TO SLEEP WHEN I’M KNACKERED
Day 5: Haze all day. Put sprog to bed at 7pm, wake up at some point in his room on the sofa/floor.
I’m on day 5 right nowPosted 2 years ago
perchypanther Is my snuggle buddy. He doesn’t mind when I wake up with dried dribble on my face.
He says it highlights my natural beauty
Allow me to make a slight correction to this, if I may :
perchypanther finds that above statement to be a touch creepy and harbours a nagging suspicion that mrsfry is an actual dude….. but no less amusing for it. 😉
In the spirit of friendship, here is an image of a slightly drooling but bemused and suspicious panther…Posted 2 years ago
Drink Moar Booze. That’ll get you off to sleep.
I have occasional bouts of waking at 3am’ish. I used to get really worried about this, so I’d watch TV or iPad it, fall asleep at about 0600 then wake bright and wide awake at 0730.. bit odd, but this would happen quite frequently throughout the year.. with no real pattern. Some months I’d sleep well right through and then I’d have about 3-4 weeks of this intermittent sleep pattern.
Doc said “are you stressed” well of course, works always a bit stressful, so he’d just say stop drinking, more exercise and worry less.
I then resorted to Nytol, and been pretty happy over the last few years with this addition to my sleeping regime.
So now if I’m still awake by 10pm’ish I’ll have one tablet then right off to sleep. Wake at 0630 when the light comes through, take about 1/2hr to fully awake and then coffee and off to work..
I’ve never wanted to stay in bed any longer than for sleeping, I kinda think it’s all a waste of time just lolling around. Rather be out working or on my bike or sailing.Posted 2 years agosirromjMember
Why not sleep (if not a work day of course)? Sometimes it all just catches up with me and I’ll just sleep as much as possible/can get away with. Especially if feeling a bit poorly (ie man flu etc) at the weekend. sleep it all off, keep sleeping until better*
*unless you start to feel worse, in which case get up off your fat lazy hairy ass.Posted 2 years agojairajSubscriber
I’ve had similar symptoms all winter long, fatigued, lazy, unable to get to sleep but always tired and would spend 12 hours in bed on the weekends.
But last two weeks I’ve magically felt much better. In the last week I’ve been on a mtb ride and run 3 times and looking forward to riding again tomorrow. That’s more exercise than I’ve done in December and Jan combined all in one week!
My better mood also coincides with better weather and more sun. Think I might go to the doctor and see if I need one of those SAD lights.Posted 2 years agopondoMember
I don’t particularly have a problem getting up, but if there’s a weekend where I have no reason to get up, I could lie there and doze all day.
This I suspect may well be an urban mythorama, but sure I heard recently that Einstein never slept a full night’s sleep in his adult life, whenever he felt tired he would sit in a comfy chair with a pencil in his hand and have a nap, when he got to the edge of deep sleep his hand would relax, drop the pencil onto his wooden floor and the noise would wake up up, and off he went for another couple of hours’ hard thinking.
I have also read somewhere that back in the day we used to have two shorter sleeps during the night with a break in the middle, rather than sleeping through.Posted 2 years ago
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