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    Old 04-19-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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    Problems waking up.

    I recently got married and my morning routine is driving my wife crazy. I am what my friends call "the atomic sleeper" - I have slept through fire alarms, frat parties, earthquakes, etc.

    My work requires me to be up by 6am and at work by 7am. the problem is I can't seem to get up. Prior to marriage I would set about 5 different alarms at the loudest level and start them for about 2 hrs prior to when I have to get up. My current alarm clock is called the sonic boom - it vibrates the entire bed and the volume for the buzzer is significantly louder than any fire alarm i have ever heard. AND THIS BARELY WORKS! It tends to just annoy my wife enough to spend the time to wake me up.

    To help myself wake up I sometimes have to take caffeine pills right before I go to sleep so that my body is "alert" around the time the alarm clocks start going off. I know this is not healthy and I would very much like to find a more homeopathic or healthy cure. Has anyone else dealt with such problems before? How did you fix them? Is there a test I could get that would help. Is this something that I can fix?


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    Old 04-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #2
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    Re: Problems waking up.

    I don't know, I wish someone would answer as well. I am so sick of my teachers getting mad at me and thinking I'm just lazy and irresponsible when I literally couldn't wake up if a volcano exploded in my bedroom.

    Old 04-28-2010, 06:44 AM   #3
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    Re: Problems waking up.

    Your first step would be to request a sleep study from your doc to check for sleep apnea or narcolepsy.
    Both can cause problems waking up, or staying awake.


    Old 04-29-2010, 11:10 PM   #4
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    Re: Problems waking up.

    I'm almost positive I don't have those - I can sleep really well, my timing is just very different from everyone else's. What kinds of circadian rhythm disorders are there?

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