Sleep half a day!

@Marmot (595)
United States
January 22, 2011 10:41pm CST
My GF always sleep half of the day! Every day she gets up after 2 pm if there is no class or something important to do. Even I wake her up, she still refuse to get up. And at night, she could not fall asleep till 3 to 4 o'clock because she gets up so late. Day by day, just keep this cycling. What should I do? I really want her to change this habit, but I don't want to get angry at her. And she wants to change this too, but she just can not control herself... Do you sleep so long every day? How's your habit about sleeping and getting up?
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11 responses
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
23 Jan 11
Yes I hate to admit it but I haven't been getting much sleep, in fact for along time now, so if I dont have anything important to do I will occasionally sleep through the afternoons or take long afternoon naps, but ordinarily if I've had my regular amounts of sleep I dont sleep that late or take naps its just that I've been so sleep deprived for various reasons that I cant help it, in fact after I'm finished posting in the lot I will be napping lol, but I've never had difficulty sleeping nor have I ever been the type to take long naps but right now I need every ounce of sleep I can get. But I dont know why your girlfriend is sleeping so much. my reason for sleeping in the afternoons is just lack of sleep, but your GF might be depressed or may have a sleep disorder or some sort of medical problem though I cant be certain because I'm not a doctor but I have read, and seen documentary on people who are depressed and have sleep disorders its just somthing you should consider, and discuss with your GF when she wakes from sleep. its importaunt to discuss your concerns with her, and maybe she will consider doing somthing about or seeing a specialist.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
I don't think my GF is depressed or have a sleep disorder. Every day she lives happily and she can get up early if she need. I think she is just refuses to get up if she needn't.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
27 Jan 11
chicken - kinda like chicken if its prepared like this but the meat has to be fully cooked.
Well in light of your response your girl friend just likes to sleep because she enjoys it, though it still wouldn't hurt if you told her how you felt about her sleeping so much.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
27 Jan 11
Whoops sorry about the photo must be a glich of some sort sorry.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
25 Jan 11
I am usually up at 3:30am in the morning, and I go to bed between 8pm and 10pm. Once in awhile I might go to bed at 10:30pm, but that doesn't happen to often since I get up so early in the morning. I wish I could have a normal sleep schedule, so I could at least stay up until 11pm at night.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
25 Jan 11
Well, I think you can just stay up till 11pm at night although you are tired, and in this way, you should not awake at 3:30am because you are still tired and haven't sleep enough. Keep sleep late at night for a while, for example, 1 week. I think you will not tired so early anymore.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
24 Jan 11
Make her tired physically in the night time so she can sleep earlier this wake up earlier. When our body is tired, we will sleep easily. She needs to break her routine. She can force herself to get up - maybe two hours earlier for the first time and do physical chores or sports.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Physically tired probably will make her sleep earlier, but is not a long time plan. But you are right that she needs to break her routine. And we'll do something about that. Thank you.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
I had that before sleeping at 4am and waking up so late. I don't feel right whenever I wake up late, also my body acts so lazy. Your GF can only decide whether she wanted it that way or change it. Since I don't feel right waking up late, I started to change. Even if you get mad at her is she doesn't want to change you can't do anything about it. Try talking to her and convince her to sleep early and try to wake up early too. She'll get used to it eventually, it's always hard on the first few days but it would be worth it and her body clock will change as well.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
25 Jan 11
Yeah, I am trying to change her routine now. It always hard on the first. I think we can make it~ Thank you!
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
23 Jan 11
LOL! I do the same thing! I just love sleep so much that I sleep for almost half a day! I sleep at 10 p.m and hardly get up at around 10 or 11 am. Well, this is just when I have nothing important to do! I am also thinking to change myself as it is not so good to sleep so much, but I just can't help myself! No I'm kind of getting better, I'm planning to go on with morning walk, so that I get up at at least 6 or join some yoga classes for which i need to get up early in the morning! Well, once practiced, then I don't think I'll continue with such sleeping schedules again! I think you can advice your girl too to do the same! But, I don't think you should keep pestering about it to her because, as you have mentioned, she does that only when she hasn't got anything important to do! So, obviously she won;t be the same in the future too! eventually according to the place and time, she can shift her schedules. I'm sure she will manage things in the future! More over, basically girls love sleep, so it might concern her a little if you keep telling it again and again! She sure will change by herself.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Doing morning walk is a great idea, but my gf is just a kind of girl doesn't like sport very much. And doing sport is another thing I want her to do... I will try to do morning walk with her and that will make her get up early and do sport at the same time. That's a real good idea. Thank you~~
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• India
23 Jan 11
Do one thing. Stop pestering her about the same thing. You can either discourage something openly and repeatedly or you can show your disapproval silently but intelligently. The later will be more effective. When you will stop advising her suddenly, she will think something is wrong. Then she will start thinking about it. Give her some positive reinforcement whenever she wakes up early. Give her some reward whenever she goes to bed early. This reward or positive reinforcement can be of any form. Think about what she loves the most and give her the thing or at least promise to give her the thing if she follows the rule. Love can make miracles. So you should use that instead of forcing her to obey. Don't make her feel as if you are imposing something on her. That may result in exactly the opposite of what you've planned for.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Well, it is a way. But I don't think she will thinking about this if I get silence. However, give her positive reinforcement is a good idea, I don't want her to feel I am pushing her to do something. Thank you very much.
• United States
23 Jan 11
Oh gosh no I could not. As so much to do in the mornings that I would miss out. The only way she is going to change this habit is when she eventually gets a job and realizes she will not be able to keep it unless she works nights. You can continue to advice her that it is best to perhaps go to bed at her late hour and get up early one day, this way she will be tired by 8pm and want to get to bed. Then the second day get up early again. Soon after she will begin a regular patter. I do hope she can get her sleeping pattern in order as I am sure she probably will realize that waking up so late she is missing out with the world. Good luck to you both and I do wish you well.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
23 Jan 11
Thank you for your advise! Every work need a early bird, that's why I want her to get up early. Maybe just because we are still in college and the master degree courses are all at night. In this way that give her the chance to keep this bad habit. Sign~
@lady1993 (13032)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
I usually sleep around 9 or 10 pm then wake up at 7 or 8 am..quite normal actually. It's really hard to change our body clock once our body is used to it already. it's easier to sleep when a person is tired, so make her do something tiring so she'll fall asleep early.
• United States
26 Jan 11
The best way for her to break the cycle is for her to get up early and stay awake until around 8:00PM-10:00PM on a regular basis. If you get up early every day then it's much easier to fall asleep early every day. Staying up all night and then going to sleep at the same time could produce almost the same effect but it would not be healthy and it probably wouldn't last. I get up around 6:00AM on school days and 9:00AM on non-school days. I've had my days when I've slept in until around noon, but those are bad days and it's not a habit that I want to get into.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
23 Jan 11
I used to do that to tell you the truth. But now, I can't. I have to get up very early in the morning, especially the weekdays. I just refused to take a nap during the noon time too, because I knew that I have to go to bed early at night time. So, force yourself to do so, or you might just keep on this habit forever.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
For me so that your life is more happy take 8hours a day to sleep it is recommended by the doctor.