Since January 1st of this year, I’ve been blessed with the gift of being able to fall asleep at the drop of a dime. Whether I am walking to class or brushing my teeth, as soon as I give my brain the signal to sleep… I’M OUT! The flipside to this is that I can’t ever wake up on time.
For instance, I went to sleep at 1am and set my alarm clock, pocket pc, and 5 different alarms on my phone to wake me up at 7am. When 7am came, I woke up, turned off each alarm, and went back to sleep without having any recollection of ever waking up.
This has happened so many times in the past few weeks that I am scared to go to sleep now. I’ve tried limiting my sleep to 3 hours a night, but it ended up making me more sleepy. I’ve also tried going to sleep early, but it didn’t work also.
I’ve been wanting to check into the hospital to get help and possibly medication, but there’s no way that they would admit me if I say “I wake up, but don’t know that I woke up, so when I actually wake up, I find out that I woke up before I actually woke up.” The only other solution that I can think of is to have someone throw boiling hot water on me every morning when I’m sleeping. Eventually I would have 2nd degree burns all over my body, but at least I’ll be up on time.