I was so tired when I woke up..

United States
March 12, 2013 7:25am CST
The first thing that pops into my head when I wake up each morning is what day is it, and then what I have to do that day. On school days I have to get up and get the kids ready for school. On weekends, once I've determined there is no school and I have no plans for early in the morning, I can go back to sleep. Most days my husband has to be up early also for work, unless it's his day off, then he gets to sleep. But this morning I was so tired, when the alarm went off I could not figure out what day it was. I tried to wake my husband up, and I hit snooze and went back to sleep. I was just so darn tired. After the alarm went off again it took me a few minutes of trying to wake hubby up to realize what day it was, and that it's his day off. He was still snoring away.. but in my grogginess I started apologizing to him and telling him I forgot what day it was.. although he didn't hear a word through his snores! Guess the time change is still messing with me! What's the first thought that pops into your head when you wake up? Have you ever had days when you were so tired you couldn't figure out what day it was?
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@lilybug (21182)
• United States
13 Mar 13
My sleep schedule is completely messed up. I wake up in the morning to make sure that my 13 year old is awake and getting ready for school. Then I go lay back down until he has to actually leave. My 6 year old daughter doesn't have to be at school for an hour and 45 minutes after my 13 year old leaves. I usually go back to bed again after he leaves. So every morning I have 3 alarm set. I will sometimes wake up before the third alarm and scramble to think is he already gone. Then there is always the issue of which job am I going to today. Which job I work in the morning varies. I wake up tired. I am tired all day and I go to bed tired.
• United States
13 Mar 13
Sounds exhausting.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
14 Mar 13
It is. Working 64 hours this week plus I had toffee orders on to of that.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
15 Mar 13
Normally, it's the TV turning on in the morning which makes me up. The very first decision that goes through my mind is how much 'snooze-time' I have left. I have 4 alarms in the morning, and I try to decide at which alarms I hit snooze, and which alarm do I really have to get up.
• India
21 Mar 13
My mum switches on the TV when she gets up (much before us). Gradually, with the sound/noise of TV we wake up to begin our daily schedule.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I have had those days too. The worst I ever had is when I was working two jobs. I came home and took a nap before I was supposed to be at the other job. When I woke up I couldn't remember where I was supposed to be....what day it was..it was crazy. I acutally thought I had slept all night and it was already the next day and I missed work! LOL
• United States
12 Mar 13
I've had that feeling too a few times. Thankfully it only lasts a few minutes.
12 Mar 13
Oh my gosh, I do that all the time! Haha I sometimes have to literally drag myself out of bed at the last minute because otherwise I will be late for work but, it is so damn hard when you're tired isn't it?! I hate it most when you think the week is nearly over (as I now work monday - friday) and say i forget and think it is Thursday and actually it is Wednesday!! That is a horrible feeling!
• United States
12 Mar 13
Sometimes that feeling lasts me all day.. thinking it's Thursday when it's really Wednesday. It is awful.
• Canada
12 Mar 13
Like you, the moment I open my eyes I'm thinking what day is it and what do I have to do. My girls are older now so they take care of themselves and getting out the door on time... but I have a dog (and am scheduled to get another from a rescue this Sunday) so that's one thing that has to be done first. Then, I'm getting laundry going, which I do every day, tidying up, vacuuming, whatever so I can move on to the regular work I have to do. I've had quite a few days lately where I didn't know what day it was. On Saturday, for instance, I was convinced it was a weekday and couldn't figure out why I was the only one awake! LOL
• United States
12 Mar 13
That's probably why my first thought is what day is it.. because if it's a weekend I can just go back to sleep.
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@dandan07 (1908)
• China
12 Mar 13
I have breath problem, my nose can not work well during my sleep. So I have to sleep in a strange shape of my body. After a night sleep, my head may have enough relax while my body is hurt somewhere. I alway feel tired and uncomfortable. To solve the problem, I think I have to cure my nose problem first.
• United States
12 Mar 13
Have you seen a doctor?
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 13
You and me both. I had such a bad night with stomach cramps and it was awful. Hardly any sleep at all. I am going to drop the kids at school, make a quick dash to the Villa and then come home and try to sleep before I pick up the children. Not sure what is wrong with me. Will buy some good old pepto bismal and see if that will sort me out
• United States
12 Mar 13
Yesterday after I got the kids on the bus I went right back to sleep.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
22 Mar 13
I only don't know what day it is during vacations/holidays since at those days/periods I prefer to forget the date and time. BTW I am not wearing a watch but still am in time. It does give me less stress the watchless life. If I am too tired I am mostly too tired to sleep as well. Which means I only sleep for 1 or 2 hours, am awake at midnight or 2am. So my first thought would be: I am broke how to get through this day? to me it doesn't matter if it's a week day or weekend, I still wake up early and have to take care of my kids and animals. No matter how I feel. I wish I would be able to go back to bed, have some rest, sometimes this is what I promise myself (to find the courage to get out of bed) but as soon as I get out I never seem to get in again :-(
• Greece
21 Mar 13
Sometimes I take a siesta in the afternoon and when I wake up I think it is the morning. It's rather a relief to know that I still have half a day left. The first thing I think of in the morning is the time and I try to guess it because I cannot easily see the clock from my side of the bed. I'm usually fairly close to the right time. After that I lie in bed and think about what I have to do that day. I like to think my thoughts before I get out of bed. After that there is not much time to think about anything but the job in hand.
@MALASETH (47)
• India
21 Mar 13
I am a late riser. But on weekdays, when my child has to go to school, we set the alarm and dutifully wake up and goad the child to hurry so as not miss the school bus. On weekend, we set off the alarm and sleep till 8:30 or 9:00 A.M.. Though a late start to the day upsets the general schedule of the day, we enjoy the hours spent (wasted) in the bed...
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
15 Mar 13
Since both my husband and I are retired, we sometimes forget what day it is. If I didn't have church on Sunday, yoga on Monday, and midweek bible study on Wednesday night, I'd lose complete track of days. When I wake up and wonder what day it is, I just have to think about what I did the previous day. The fact that I have to take a weekly injection for my MS on Fridays, helps me to keep the days between Wednesday and Sunday straight.
@Raine38 (8987)
• United States
12 Mar 13
My very first thought that pops into my head is, "what time is it"? I actually have a systematic way of doing things even though at first glance nobody will have any inkling that I do have a system. I can't blame them though, because I am the very epitome of a scatter brain. But many people would be surprised to learn that in my personal life, I actually am not bad in organizing.
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Mar 13
There have been days when I have woken up tired. And then there have also been days when I didnt remember what day it was. I guess, it happens to me because of the medications and my illness which I have since 2000. Prior to that, I never had felt such way ever. I always felt so very excited about the day ahead then... I guess, it has also to do with the aging if not the illness or even the fact that as we grow, we have lesser things to brighten up the day ahead? I am unsure on that last statement though, as I owe it to my health.
@4ofmyown (1120)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I hate feeling so out of it when I first wake up. Usually the first thing I think of is "all I want to do is sleep more" .... haha. Seriously though, I have that same rush of what needs to get done that day. These past few days have been rough for me. The babies are trying to get acclimated to the time change plus 2 of them are teething.