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Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 12:46 AM

I've missed over 70 classes since the start of the year because of sleeping in, due to me not being able to fall asleep at a decent hour. I am up regularly until 1-4 AM and I usually wake up around noon. My teacher says that if I miss one more class I will be expelled for good.

How can I do anything about this when my whole family has lost respect for me and no one can do anything to help?
   
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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 12:54 AM

Have you talked to a doctor about this? You might want to consider seeing a sleep specialist. Try making your bed time one hour earlier each night and then wake up one hour earlier each day to reset your internal clock. Set multiple alarms in the morning and don't allow yourself to oversleep. You might also want to talk to your school and explain to them what is going on and tell them about resetting your internal clock and will be late to school for a few more days.
If all else fails, you could consider a GED or homeschooling. Good luck. :]


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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 12:54 AM

Wow, that's quite a dilemma.

I know it's difficult to change a habit, but my suggestion would be to start going to bed (or at least lying in your bed) around 10-10:30 and setting an alarm clock to wake you up at 7. If you want to regain people's trust and avoid getting expelled your going to have start pulling yourself out of bed earlier.

Are you having trouble getting to sleep? It might be because of stress or another medical issue and it would probably be a good idea to talk to your parents or doctor about it.
   
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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 12:58 AM

Thanks, but I don't really have an internal clock.. I could (and have) fall(en) asleep at earlier hours and got 10-14 hours of sleep. And when I start to normalize my sleeping hours I always end up inadvertently staying up late on one night and messing it up for another week or more. I could try seeing a doctor, but like I said, one more class missed and I'm out. I was wondering if anyone had immediate advice that might help.

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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 01:00 AM

And thanks for the advice tranquilizer. A lot of times I find that my work is not done before those times (homework, and job) and that I am forced to get to sleep later. I use alarms but it's like I forget everything in the morning and just want to get back to bed at all costs. Like today.
   
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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 01:03 AM

Try doing your homework as soon as you get home. Turn off the television and your cell and get off the computer unless you are using it for homework. Get everything done before 10, if possible, and that should reduce stress.


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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 01:10 AM

That's how I did things in grade 10, and the problem started last year. Now I am falling behind in homework and feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to start and what to do. And I guess I am addicted to staying up all night because my greatest fear is sleeping in, and I can't get it out of my head that every time I try to stay up all night I am only going to fail each and every time. But I feel that it's already too late to get some sleep and I end up doing it. I know it's stupid but in the moment it's like I can do nothing else.
   
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Re: Sleeping in habits getting me expelled - February 11th 2009, 01:23 AM

Thats one of the biggest reasons I went to homeschool.
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