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Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?

Victor

Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« on: June 08, 2004, 01:11:16 PM »
Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

nathanielmark

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 01:15:16 PM »
excersize and forcing yourself up early are the best methods i know of. dont ingest caffeine past 4PM

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 01:20:56 PM »
Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

so no job?  lucky fella'.

nathanielmark

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 01:22:37 PM »

i beg to differ.  have you ever been out of work?  i was pretty miserable when i got laid off a couple years ago.  took me about a month to find a new job.

Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

so no job?  lucky fella'.

Ginatio

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 01:33:50 PM »
I'm in a similar situation... After pulling so many all nighters for school, I can't force myself to sleep any earlier than ~2-3AM. But my dilemma is worse, since I HAVE to wake up at 8AM for work.

Essentially, I'm sleep deprived during the week... my battery drains from Monday thru Friday, and then I sleep half the day on Sat./Sun.

It's pretty bad, but it seems normal, right? Weekdays are for working and weekends are for rest? right?  :-\

nathanielmark

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 01:35:53 PM »
you can also get piss drunk and pass out in the early evening.  you should wake up the next day early enough to get a fresh start.

Ginatio

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2004, 01:37:54 PM »
that doesn't work. you'll just end up waking up at odd times of the night to pee, and end up not being able to go back to sleep.

you can also get piss drunk and pass out in the early evening.  you should wake up the next day early enough to get a fresh start.

nathanielmark

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2004, 01:46:30 PM »
or you could go to the doc and get some xanax and do the same thing, take like 2-3MG, should knock you out til morning.


that doesn't work. you'll just end up waking up at odd times of the night to pee, and end up not being able to go back to sleep.

you can also get piss drunk and pass out in the early evening.  you should wake up the next day early enough to get a fresh start.

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2004, 01:48:40 PM »

i beg to differ.  have you ever been out of work?  i was pretty miserable when i got laid off a couple years ago.  took me about a month to find a new job.

Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

so no job?  lucky fella'.

I stated that he was lucky because obviously he isn't looking for employment if he's staying up till 3:00 am watching movies.  His income may come from parents or whatever, but it certainly isn't from a job and the no job situation isn't from being laid off...from what I can tell.

Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2004, 02:07:29 PM »
No, Victor you are not alone.  I've had terrible problems sleeping during the past three months that I've been studying for the LSAT.  My class is from 6 to 10pm and it can take over an hour to get home.  So I walk in the door after 11pm.
I can't just get home, get into my jammies and fall asleep.  But I wind up staying up too late and then being unable to go to sleep till 5 am waking up at 11am and wasting basically a whole day that I could have used for study.

I hated the idea of sleeping pills but went to my doctor and was given Ambien.  It really helped.  The first night I took it, I woke up feeling so refreshed, that I could do a normal day's work and start to reestablish my body rhythm.

I also started swimming lessons and that helped to tire me out enough to sleep with out the pills.  I rarely have to take it now.

If Ambien is taken exactly according to Dr's instruction, it's safe and effective.

Good luck

Rachel