Up too darn early.

By Leca
@lecanis (16664)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
July 21, 2007 6:40am CST
It's Saturday morning. I'm not working right now. I don't have to go to the doctor today, since it's a weekend. My son is still sleeping. WHY AM I AWAKE????? Do you ever get up too darn early because you can't sleep, and then find yourself obsessing over all the sleep you could be getting? Do you ever have problems sleeping in on the one day you might actually get to do so? Do you ever get really really hyper really early in the morning for no reason at all that you can discern? And now I have "I wanna be sedated" playing in my head.
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15 responses
• United States
22 Jul 07
It's Murphy's Law. The days when my two-legged alarm clock sleeps in are the ones on which I am out of bed and ready to go earlier than usual. I don't usually obsess over it though. I try to catch up on things that chasing a 2 y.o. around all day don't let me do too well. :) BTW, having the Ramones in your head can't be all bad.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
Well, when the television channels had the really awesome Saturday Morning Animated Shows on telvision on Saturday Mornings, I used to love waking up early, but now, I try to avoid it, if I do wake up too early, I will just read for a few hours or put on a DVD.
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• Canada
21 Jul 07
Hi lecanis, hope all is well. Sorry to hear that you didn't get to sleep in this morning, that stinks. I am a stay at home mom with my 1 year old so I don't get to sleep in all that often as she is up early, but the mornings she does sleep in and I can't it is a little frusterating. Then I think about how much sleep I could be getting. That thought doesn't last too incredibly long though because I find something to do that I can't while she is awake because I can't watch her while doing that chore. Hopefully you will get to sleep in sometime soon hun! Take care *hugz*
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@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
Hello lecanis. This actually happened to me last night. I slept for two hours, woke up and can't sleep anymore. Considering the shortness of hours I slept, my mind was surprisingly alert. My sleeping time is rather erratic. I'm a certified night owl and am awake all through the night. Like you, I always wish for someone to give me a shot to sedate me. I really need a week of non-stop sleeping, LOL.
@sunshinecup (7881)
21 Jul 07
LOL, that is me every morning! I wake up any where from 4:30 am to 7:30 and once my eyes open, it's rare I fall back to sleep. As for the turn in your head, I find that rather appropriate, at least for me when I wake up at 4:30 am. :oP
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Hi lecanis, its a hair after 5:30 here and about an hour ago I got home from working a 13 hour day. I'm going to bed pretty soon and I probably wont wake up until 1:00pm. Gee, my saturday is already shot. I hate working these long nights. I cant say I obsess so much over wanting to sleep more. Take care, Terry
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
21 Jul 07
Your not the only one hun, it's 10 to 6, i've been up now for an hour, this is unbelievable. and it ain't doing how i been feeling any justice either, not helping, not making it worse... whatever. Maybe we should go out together and find something to sedate the both of us? haha
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@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
7 Aug 07
Yup, I've already experienced this, specially after I got married. Before, I had no problems getting the sufficient hours of sleep. But now, it's a different story. There are nights when I find myself suddenly waking up on the wee hours of the morning for no reason at all. And when I try going back to sleep, it becomes elusive for me and I stay awake for more than an hour or so. And then, just as the sun is beginning to rise, I find myself very tired and sleepy. So in this situation, I can say that I am somewhat "sleep-deprived".
• United States
25 Jul 07
I use to worry about all the sleep I was missing out of. Now that I am disabled and do not have children to take care of I sleep when I want to and get up when I am awake. One day a week I try to get up around 5am so I can do the laundry before it heats up. I hang all the laundry out on the line so I want to do it before it gets to hot. LOL
• Malaysia
25 Jul 07
I've seldom experienced like what you said. But my husband is always having sleep problems and he's always waking up too early in the morning. He couldn't sleep back even though he wanted to. What he did was to make himself very tired throughout the day, so at night when bedtime arrives he will go flat on the bed and be unconscious until the next morning. The next morning he will be fresh and new. I pity him but I don't know how else I can help him. Maybe you can try this approach.
@aissha (2036)
• India
23 Jul 07
this problem is with my husband and when he is alone that means i'm not around he has aggravated for of this problem ,but i'm plain lucky with sleep i like sleeping specially in the night and i'll be happy if i get 7-8 hrs of sleep ,in case i'm awake i'd like to read .
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Yeah,I do that all the time.I find for me it's just better to get up than try to go back to sleep.IF on the odd chance I do go back to sleep,I always over sleep and wake up late and tired.I have these little bouts for maybe three days and then I'll go back to sleeping normally so I don't really worry about them.
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
I have been waking up 6am, it kinda the standard waking time of the community here. Everyday, my eyes suddenly open and when I look at the clock, it 6 am. Unfortunately, I am always sleepy so I return back to sleep...
• Australia
22 Jul 07
Hi Lecanis. I'm sorry you didn't get a well-earned sleep-in when you wanted one. I'm afraid I can't really relate to you, because I am one of those annoying people who delight to wake in the morning and jump out of bed the moment I wake. I begrudge time spent in bed as a waste of time. Thankfully I only need a maximum of five hours sleep and in the summer, much less. I delight to rise early and spend a couple of hours on my own. I hope you'll be able to get a good, refreshing sleep and a sleep-in next time.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
22 Jul 07
My sleeping patterns are all mixed up since my husband left for overseas. I have had sleepless nights, and little sleep at night and nodding off during the day. He is due to come back in 10 days so I can't wait. I think my sleeping habits will return and I can get a decent full nights sleep.