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Old 10-26-06, 11:36 AM   #1
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Hey...you guys like helping people, right?

Help! I have a problem that I've never had before: I can't wake up in the mornings!! I used to be able to wake up at six am, but now I get out of bed at nine or later. I fall asleep fairly normally on most nights, around 11 or 11:30, so I should not need all these hours of sleep! This has only started in the past two months or so.
What happens is that my alarm goes off, and in a stupor, I turn it off, roll over and go back to sleep. Plus, it's really cold in my house so I don't want to leave my nice warm bed. But I could get a lot done if I just woke up earlier.
So...suggestions on how the heck to get up and get my day started??
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Is your room dark?? If you can have your blinds, drapes open at night so that the natural sun light will wake up naturely that would help. Also, try to go to bed earlier.

Thats all my ideas for now.
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I used to have the problem when I was a teen. I started keeping the alarm clock on the other side of the room so that I had to get out of bed and walk across the room to turn it off.
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Turn the heat up so it will be easier to get out of bed. After you turn off the alarm, immediately jump in the shower. Get a coffee pot that has a timer.

I'm not a morning person either. I would much rather sleep in until my body decides to get up, but then again, I'm a night owl.
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ha...I feel like I could have written exactly what you did. I totally sympathize...especially the warm bed part. I heard that if you sleep TOO much, it just makes you more tired. I would suggest if you go to bed at 11, MAKE yourself get up at 6 for a couple days, and see if you don't feel better. Also, make sure you're hydrated. Dehydration can also make you vewwy vewwy sleepy. Now if only I could follow my own damned advice...
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I used to have the problem when I was a teen. I started keeping the alarm clock on the other side of the room so that I had to get out of bed and walk across the room to turn it off.
+1 , also like the coffee pot idea. I have mine on a timer so it starts brewing at 5:50 AM. I get up to hot coffee. Maybe set the coffee pot in your bedroom so that you have the sound and smell of coffee brewing to get those morning juices flowing. If you say you are not a coffee drinker, there is no hope for you anyway and yuo should just stay in bed.
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Oh, these are good suggestions. I've never heard of the hydrating thing...I don't drink nearly enough water that I should! And I might have to get up and take hot showers in the morning. I know that if I drug myself out of bed and walked around for a few minutes, i would probably be fine, But the cold just makes me want to stay in bed forever!!
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Oh. I am a coffee drinker. I work at a coffee shop. I get free coffee. It's good times.
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Exactly what they said...but this is how you do it:

Drink 2-3 glasses of water around midnight, or before you go to bed.

Your bladder will get you right out of bed, no problem.

(Or, get a dog...they have bladders like alarm clocks. Cats will wake you out of spite if you are a cat person. And birds are morning people).
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But what if it gets me up too early and then I go back to bed and then I never wake up?
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But what if it gets me up too early and then I go back to bed and then I never wake up?
Well, if you never wake up...just design your own world in the forth dimension of your dreamscape. First thing to eliminate -all schedules!
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I have two dogs. At 5:00 every morning give or take 5 minutes they go nuts wanting out and fed. Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark..................................................................... Best alarm clock ever. If I don't get up soon the "B" team gets started. Two cats. One walks all over us and the other licks my head. A cat licking your skin hurts. I get up.
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what else is going on? Stressed about things? Let's talk about it
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If none of these suggestions work, see a hypnotherapist. My hypnotherapist rocks and has helped me out with things I wouldn't have thought possible!

I do like a lot of these suggestions, though.
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All these suggestions are bull****. What you need is me. I'll make sure you're in bed early every evening and up early every morning. Plus, you'll sleep veeeery soundly. I'm also a great space heater. You have a large bed, right? Same thing goes for Eboo. We could make it a "group effort," so to speak...
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Need lots more info. Are you young, old, a student, employed, drink or not, overweight or not, snore or not, are you eating more, gaining weight, craving carbs, do you work shifts, party late on weekends? Are you feeling more depressed? Going through a growth spurt? yada yada.
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Old 10-26-06, 01:36 PM   #19
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Help! I have a problem that I've never had before: I can't wake up in the mornings!! I used to be able to wake up at six am, but now I get out of bed at nine or later. I fall asleep fairly normally on most nights, around 11 or 11:30, so I should not need all these hours of sleep! This has only started in the past two months or so.
What happens is that my alarm goes off, and in a stupor, I turn it off, roll over and go back to sleep. Plus, it's really cold in my house so I don't want to leave my nice warm bed. But I could get a lot done if I just woke up earlier.
So...suggestions on how the heck to get up and get my day started??
I agree with most of the suggestions in this thread. Especially the multiple glasses of Water before bed! That'll get ya up in the morning, especially if you are male and over 40!

On the other side of the coin, are you feeling down? No need to answer that to us, just yourself! If you are feeling a bit depressed, it can give ya trouble either getting to sleep or getting out of bed, or BOTH.

Highest likelihood though from what I read is Seasonal Affective Bedridden Synrome....a major malady where you just don't want to unsnuggle from the warm covers!
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Two cats. One walks all over us and the other licks my head. A cat licking your skin hurts. I get up.
I told you...spiteful little bastards. I wouldn't be surprised if they flipped coins for who gets to lick a burnmark on your face just before work. "Hey buddy...good times last night, eh?" "No, that hickey is from my cat."

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Take one mg of melatonin before you go to bed. It will make you sleep much deeper, thus packing more sleep units into the same time. Brew tea or coffee before bed and put a cup on the nightstand so you just sit up and drink it cold, the caffine will kick in about 20-30 minutes. Turn a light on right when you wake and don't cover your face, keep the light on it, even if your eyelids are closed.

Note: Do not take the 3mg tablets. Unless of course you have no where to be the next day. 3mg are for people that must sleep during the day in the summer(night shift). A couple weeks ago I was up for 24 hours and then about 9:00am I took 3mg because I work nights and wanted to catch up.(I get up about 5:30 or 6pm without alarm and leave at 9:30pm)

Well I had my alarm accidently set to 8:30am not pm and I woke up to a clock that said 5:30, but it was dark out, groggy and confused I called the boss"Yep its 5:30am, see you tonight." he says.
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Hide your alarm... Put it at like the end of your bed on the ground. That way its not like you can just reach over and slap the snooze button, you have to work at it. Its a good help, not something that you want to do
(due to the fact your forced to wake up) but it really works. Also having an alarm clock with two alarms allows you to do the time you want to wake up and then a minute later/or a minute before and the time you want to wake up. What I do is the first alarm is the regular "Beep" but the second alorm is the radio, but what I do is I turn the radio all the way to one side of the little tuner and all it is is a nasty screeching noise. I use that as the second minute because thats the way to really wake your behind up
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There is this.......
http://www.nfss.com/bme120dealcl.html

I used this driving a truck and it could wake me up after a 2 day cross country drive from a dead sleep.
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http://www.nfss.com/bme120dealcl.html

I used this driving a truck and it could wake me up after a 2 day cross country drive from a dead sleep.
You should never sleep while driving a truck!
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