Weird Sleeping patern

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    I have a very weird sleeping patern. I sleep during the day and I am awake during the night . I fall asleep approx 05:00 until 14:00. I have tried over the counter sleeping tabs does not work. I tried on Tuesday not sleep at all so that i can try and cheat by being tired Tuesday night. So it worked i slept at midnight only to be awaken by 02:00. Tried to fall alsleep again only to eventually sleep at about 06:00 until 14:30. This sleeping patern is really causing havoc in my life any ideas what else i can try .
     
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    Sounds like a circadian rhythm/body clock issue.

    Have you tried Melatonin? It's a hormone, helps with body clock regulation, especially for people who do shift work, and have to switch week by week.

    Most of the OTC sleeping pills over here in the states are simply Benadryl. Melatonin works, Valerian Root works, 5-HTP works. Celestial Seasonings "Tension Tamer" tea works, has all sorts of sleepiness inducing herbs in it. I've also made a "Tea" of one cup hot water, 2 tablespoons of Honey, and 1 tablespoon of Cider Vinegar. A little bitter, but makes me sleepy. And that's a good thing.

    I've had hideous insomnia my whole life. Part of it is anxiety related, and part of it is that I'm a natural Night Person in a Day Walker's world. It sucks.

    If it remains a problem, don't be afraid to go see a doctor for it. Sleeping pills are nothing nice, but they can help to get you back on track.
     
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    Good question..Do you work ? If so what hours ? I have a problem staying asleep,any little sound usually woke me up..I have white noise (Window Air by bed)...I was prescribed Temazapam, it made me tired but did not help with a non interupted sleep..It is also a Benzo..My doctor put me on a non narcotic called Trazadone and it works very well.
     
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    I am self employed so i work my own hours but i missed my best friends lunch meeting yesterday . Its 04:20 local time and i am still awake I just watch my favorite tv shows online till i am tired and sleepy. This really sucks big time , alcohol used to make me fall asleep normally but i gave that up for health reasons.
     
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    Google "How to reset your body clock" there are lots of advice out there.

    For me, I have to stay up and do a 24hrday and be sure to get the bright sunshine of morning for a few hours. Also not eating before going to bed, ie no midnight snack. Also look into avoiding blue light even bluish light for several hours before going to sleep. The white haze of computer screens has a high blue content to it and can alter your body clock.
     
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    I admit to having a huge problem with insomnia. I have literally gone 3 nights without being able to fall asleep. And NO, i don't smoke, drink or have any caffiene other than an occasional chai Latte.

    It's nothing new. As a child I had episodes of sleepwalking, night terrors and probably drove my parents crazy at times. ( I was found wandering outside dispite locks by age 4)

    I also have restless leg syndrome. With my Dr's help I have things minimized, but I still have to take Melatonin with Theanine every evening, klonopin for the restless leg and Ambien to get me to fall asleep. That combo usually gets me about 6 hours a night. I generally take no naps during the day, but still having some surgical recovery issues so I do find myself sometimes napping for about an hour around 2 in the afternoon. Kids get home starting at 3 so I'm on the go again till then.

    It could be you need a mulit approach like I do. Check with your Dr. Good luck!
     
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    I am also a night owl and have problems sleeping the usual hours.
    After being off of work for maby a week or two I get into the rhytm of being awake all night and sleeping during the day.
    If I want to go back to sleeping at night, I try to go to bed one night at around 5 or 6am and get back up at 8 or 9am. I stay awake all day and by the evening I am so tired that I usually go to bed around midnight. Then I sleep my 8 or 9 hours, get up and go to bed an hour earlier the following night.
    What also helps me fall asleep is turning off the TV and computer and going to bed 1 or 2 hours before I want to be asleep and start reading.
    Reading usually relaxes me and helps me fall asleep.
    Oh and another thing: I also wake up from every little noise. I simply sleep with earplugs. No need for any meds.
     
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    I'm naturally nocturnal too and left to my own devices, I slip into a similar pattern. I broke it this time by missing out a nights sleep entirely and was so tired the next night, I could sleep at a reasonable hour. I am having to be really strict with myself to keep up the routine though because I seem to get a burst of energy late on and want to do stuff. I'll second the advice about not eating late and reading in bed because I also noticed this made a difference.
     
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    Allowed myself to be stressed out to the max, almost, at times, from age 23-27 when on 5 years shift work 8-4/4-12/12-8, for a part of those years at least.
    Too much sleep on some shifts, not enuf sleep on others, and often worried myself SICK thru it all hha
    Sleep patterns been pretty damn good otherwise in life, mainly i think as i exhausted myself out, in what i used to do, that i felt i deserved any bloody sleep i could get, when i went to take it..hah
    Now in the supposed semi-retirement years, i am cruising as in sleep when i damn well feel like it, awake and watch Porn when i damn well feel like it, and nod off ( Never during the day) when i damn well feel like it

    Sooo think its sort of important to say to yourself, if i feel sleepy, then i AM going to sleep, mentally tell yourself, and 'shut your brain DOWN'....this works for me anyway
    Avoid the shit sleeping tablets, even the supposed natural herbs, to some degree

    I read a 'report' or was it a latest 'study' .. that if yr older, and you dont get regular sleep, it can be injurious too your health..?
    Well FUCK em, i dont believe in that sort of crap, get utterly pissed off with such 'reports', think that sort of shit, can be more injurious to your health, if you take it on board as being gospel, and stress out trying to re-adjust yr life.

    and i thought my earler rant to a Uk friend 1/2 an hour ago, was my bitch fr the am..haha
     
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    Actually, lack of sleep for older adults is a more significant problem than those who are younger, and can have significant effects on mood and energy levels.

    One of the most important things is to only go to bedroom when it is bedtime. Others are to not have a large meal or sugary foods at bedtime, and to avoid caffiene and other stimulants in the afternoon. If non-pharm measures do not work, try the melatonin, valerian, or sleep time herb teas. If still no success, consider anxiety being a problem and seek advice about prescription medications that can help with minimal side effects.

    Lack of sleep is bad for ones health, the data is pretty solid.
     
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