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How do I know if I have insomnia or if I just have different sleep patterns? When I'm left to set my own schedule, I usually sleep from 10AM to 6 or 7 PM, and do my daily tasks when I'm awake, and I feel super rested and productive. I get so much done and feel amazing! However, trying to sleep from 11PM or midnight to 8 or 9 AM leaves me feeling exhausted and unproductive. I've tried really hard to keep to this sleep schedule for a few months now because I need to for school, but I don't feel productive and am getting nothing done; I feel so much more awake at night and get more done, so it's rough when I have to force myself to stop at midnight to sleep. Is there something wrong with me, or is it possible I'm just wired this way? Should I possibly try sleeping when I get home from school and then just doing my homework in the early morning before class? I don't know if that's a good idea either though since I don't get home at a set time each day.

    • Bubbles18


      This sounds to me like you just have a different body clock to what society wants. It's actually a lot more common than you would think, but because our lives are during the day, people have to force themselves like you are now. That's why you get some people who thrive working night shifts, because their body works better with that sleeping pattern. There is nothing wrong with you! But if you are struggling then going to the doctors and asking for something to help you sleep might help?

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One of the replies suggests that you might just have a later sleep pattern, functioning better later than most. It's also mentioned that stress, depression, and anxiety can cause fatigue and insomnia. However, it's hard to know for sure without consulting a healthcare professional. Some people suggested adjusting your sleep schedule slowly or considering a night job if your productivity is higher during those hours.

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