What causes people to chronically oversleep their alarms?
Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:46 PM
My FI is a busy guy... aside from working full time, he goes to school, manages me (I'm a lot of work), is trying to become a competitive ballroom dancer, is trying to live in community with folks at church, and is trying to manage family drama. It's a lot of work.
He is able to phyiscally do it because he works 6:00am to 2:30pm.
Problem is... he is late to work at least once a week, sometimes more... and the rest of the time he wakes in such a panic that he never has a good morning. He constantly oversleeps his alarm... or turns them off in his sleep. At one point, I set my alarm and would call him to wake him up because I was working a similar schedule... this has stopped working cause he "doesn't hear his phone."
He is on the verge of getting fired for poor attendance... which, makes sense... showing up anywhere from 15minutes to 2 hours late once a week isn't acceptable.
Any ideas on what could help him?
A lifestyle change is going to be rough cause he has to work and go to school... but ... yeah. It's a sticky situation. When I was in college I had to do the same thing... and while those years sucked, I could still wake up because I was running on determination to get through to the end of the tunnel.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:05 PM
I some how manage to hit the snooze button through this.
I also set the 3 alarms available on my cell phone and have that plugged in across the room.
I'm sure this will be awful fo you but it works for me.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:09 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:33 PM
I'm going to make that boy go get a sleep test. I can't have him not going to work.
I mean... once in a while is... well... no one is perfect. But once or more per week. There is something wrong.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:50 PM
Also, I totally believe that nutrition and overall health have a big impact on sleep, and vice versa. Sounds like he's getting a lot of exercise with the ballroom dancing, but I find that when I work out more, I need more sleep.
Honestly, he may need to drop one of the activities he's doing. With work, college, church, dancing, your relationship and wedding planning stack up, something's got to give!
Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:54 PM
I think he needs to cut down what he's doing he's doing too much and its his body telling him to calm down
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