i got to bed at night, fall right to sleep... 12 hrs later its 11am and my kids have destroyed the house! i wanna be able to get up at 8am when they do. im glad i dont have a morning job or i'd be in the unemployment line! i just CAN NOT wake up. i set the alarm clock and the alarm on my phone. i dont even hear them. my boyfriend gets up at 5:45 to go to work and i dont feel him get out of bed. i dont here his alarm clocks. im sleeping so deep. im scared/paranoid, one day something bad might happen and i'll sleep right thru it. what if my son learns to unlock the door and goes outside? what if they are up playing with knives? im terrified. i use to take ambien to help me fall asleep because i was an insomniac. now that i can sleep on my own. i cant wake up. it kills me. i got to work at 3pm. i have very little time to spend with my kids when i sleep late. my son starts pre-school this year. what if i cant get out of bed to take him??? im really worried! this is not normal! help please???
What you are suffering from is somnolence (it is also a sign of depression-- this over sleeping) the opposite of insomnia, which is what I have got, and both are not normal. And you have to see a DOCTOR.
At what time are you falling asleep?
First you have to be a part of the solution and not the problem ,with all due respect.By this I mean you must not get desperate, you should take some preventive meassures with your sons, first ptiority... right?
You have to be strong you must train your mind... and your body, to follow certain patterns for you to sleep 7 to 8 hours, you must fight for that, this is your objective.
Go to bed always at the same time, cells have more than 1 alarm set 3 alarms 5 minutes each after the first one, tell your BF to wake you up before he leaves and do not start your day with too much caffeine either or energy drinks, yes of course you can wake up and have a couple of cups of coffee with your breakfast, but coffee or energy drinks are not the real solution... Ok
Some tips for your children, the door put a lock so high up they can not reach it even if they put a chair to stand on..really high.
Knives, take all your knives before you go to your bedroom an put them on the top part of your closet.
Hide all cleaning products they might play with or drink .
Paranoia in this case can help you, use it to your advantage , check and think what else can they harm themselves with and you prevent that from happening-
Most important I know your economic situation, but you must see a doctor asap.
All the best and do not be scared, you are intelligent... use that intelligence Melissa. Thank you
Do u use an alarm clock? If so try puttin ur alarm clock on the other side of ur room so u are forced to get up an shut it off. sounds to me like u need to adjust the amount of sleep ur used to gettin. Its also possible u have a sleep condition, try what i said an if it dont work consult a therapist bout it, they will figure it out. Hope this helps alil bit anyways, goodluck
In the past 2yrs I have went back into insomnia but before that I was just like you are now. I think due to the pain that caused fatigue and the meds I would also fall asleep easily and never could hear an alarm clock, the phone, anything. I too had more than one alarm going off and didn't hear them.
I also feared that one night I might not wake up during a fire or someone coming into my home. I would joke (even though I know it's not funny) that if a tornado came through, I would fly through the roof on my mattress and wake up somewhere in a field.
It took me time to get through it but eventually I was able to wake up when I needed to before I became an insomniac again. You are working the 2nd shift and need that sleep in order to function with pain and to work.
I would want to know how old are the children? If they are old enough to at least do chores and know that what they are doing upsets you, I think it's time for some ground rules to be set in place so that you can sleep and they behave. I know easier said than done but it is possible.
As far as sleeping so deeply that you don't hear an alarm clock, make sure it is not in a spot where you can turn it off or on snooze while still in bed, also they make extremely loud alarm clocks just for people like this too.
What started my own ability to get up with the aid of an alarm was to buy one that was deemed the loudest one on the market and now they make them even louder.
You must be in total fatigue to sleep that way as I know I was. I didn't even work nor do I have any children but couldn't get up to save my life.
With your son starting pre-school soon, for now you are going to need to ask help from someone to ensure you are up because it isn't something you are doing on purpose.
Make sure you go to bed at the same time every night no matter what and your internal clock will re-regulate itself but it will take some time. Please look into getting the loudest alarm clock you can find as that is what finally shook me to the core and I put it away from my bed so that I had to get up.
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