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When does a less than desirable sleep schedule become insomnia?

Asked by live_rose (1223points) December 3rd, 2009

I’ve always been a night owl going to bed between 1 or 3 in the morning. But over the last month and a half or so I’ve been un able to get to sleep till 6 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon on school days. I’ll lie there in bed for like 45 min till I give up. I go some days without any sleep at all. Even though I sleep at odd times I usually get 6 hours of sleep which isn’t that horrible. I only really worry because I have seizures and lack of sleep kind of influences that. So I’m wondering if it’s a problem that I need to go to a doctor for or something that I’m blowing out of proportion (I’ve boon known to do that)

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faye's avatar

Can you get a light sedative from the doctor who treats you seizures? It is important re seizures.

VohuManah's avatar

If the problem is so bad that you miss an entire day’s worth of sleep, and you’ve tried different home remedies (exercise, warm milk), you should speak to someone.

jackm's avatar

I have the same schedule. I dont think it is a problem.

stratman37's avatar

“Ask your doctor if AmbienCR is right for you. Side effects include…”

CMaz's avatar

When you are tired.

Phobia's avatar

It’s insomnia when you can’t sleep even when you try and it affects your daily life. I would go see a doctor to see what he could do for you, just as a preventive for the situation you are in.

filmfann's avatar

I had insomnia during a summer in 79 or 80. It was terrible. You never fall asleep, but you are always at the point of exhaustion. Fight Club got the feeling exactly right. Everything seems like a copy of a copy.

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