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Why am I Always awake during the night?

That's perfectly normal for someone your age. When you're a teenager, your brain does something called "phase shift." This is when the period of time (or the phase) that you normally sleep in moves forward (shifts...), making you want to sleep during the day. It's because you've been growing and your hormones are changing and finding different routines to adapt to your transition to adulthood. It's called teen insomnia (what an inventive name) and it happens to about 50% of us. You will probably grow out of it within the next year or two.
If you don't, then you probably have a form of insomnia that doesn't relate to being a teenager. If it is interfering with your schoolwork, I would recommend going to your doctor and getting some medication for it.

To try and fix it, you want to try and improve how you're sleeping. Do some intense exercise during the day, to burn up some more energy and make you more tired by the time evening comes. Keep your room very dark. Use your bedroom only for sleeping and relaxing things (so if you play video games in your room, shift them elsewhere). Have a set bedtime routing, for example dinner -->homework -->calm leisure time (maybe talking to people on the computer) --> get ready for bed at perhaps ten --> get into bed and try and sleep at around the same time every night. The routine will give your body cues so it knows that you are getting ready to sleep, as well as help you to relax.


Sorry this is so long, but the sleep cycle is a rather complicated mechanism.

Why am I always awake at night?

“Melatonin is a neurohormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain and it is well known for causing and regulating sleep. Light suppresses melatonin synthesis. The primary use of melatonin as a supplement is to normalize abnormal sleep patterns.”I personally have never taken this but I do know a few folks that have and they do claim it works. My sleep isn’t ‘regulated’ well but at this point in life I don’t need any regulation. I tend to stay up at night and sleep during the day. Even if I am tired at night, it is hard for me to sleep for some reason. My 2.5 year old daughter seems to be the same way so could be something in the gene pool.Good Luck!

Why do Owl stay awake at night?

So they can be owl by themselves.They can also hear extremely well and, along with being able to fly almost silently and having superb night vision, this gives them an advantage over their prey. A little mouse or bug who thinks he is safe under the cover of darkness will soon be shown otherwise if an owl is around. It's no hoot for a little animal trying to have a quite night's eating when an owl is about to swoop.

Why do I always wake up at 3am?

The human body sleeps in cycles, these tend to be around 4.5 - 5 hours of solid, mainly deep sleep. This is followed by lighter and more sensitive dream filled sleep. Many people wake up between these cycles, but few actually remember doing so. If you are going to sleep around 22:00 - 23:00 this could explain waking up around 03:00 every night.
Sleeping during the day can also alter your sleeping pattern and cause you to wake up during the night.

Also, 3:00 has a special meaning to Christians and superstitious people - 3am is the 4th watch. The Lord wakes us up at this hour because it is then he can get our attention. During the day or when we first go to bed, we have other things on our mind. 3am is when our minds are clear and we can hear him and he can speak to us. When the Lord wakes you up at this hour or around this time, people believe you should pray and listen.

If you're religious & believe in it, or superstitious then it could be this:)

Why am I always tired during the day but wide awake at night? [MUST HELP]?

I am a near 13-year-old 7th grader who is a straight A student in honors classes. Sound normal? Nope.

This might just answer my own question, but I do however have a few possible reasons why this is happening. I feel the most possible reason is that I have bipolar disorder and my depressive episodes mostly go throughout the day, and if I have manic episodes during that time, they're very, very short. At night, I'm hyped up, so depressive episodes become extremely scarce, and manic episodes are ubiquitous. Another possible reason is that I play video games... a lot. I mostly enjoy shooter, horror, role playing, strategy, and puzzles, so I play a lot of games, from a game of chess to Resident Evil 6 to Skyrim to Medal of Honor to Qwirkle. I mostly play on console games, though, but I still enjoy board games. I don't think it's the board games not helping me sleep, but the Xbox 360 and PC games. Another reason that could be somehow connected to the cause is that I watch a LOT OF ANIME. I'm obsessed with it, actually. But my friend who is a student at NAU told me that TV can keep you awake, which is also tied to the second reason.

Before you tell me 'drink more water' or 'eat less sugar', I'm a vegetarian and have been for a few months now, and I get a little bit of sugar by drinking one fruit milkshake a week. I used to be extremely addicted to sugar and coffee, which is probably not the cause of my odd sleeping habit (if you call it that), but it could be. There is something else, too, but it's probably not even close to the actual reason why I'm like this. Scientific research states that someone with a high IQ normally stays up later at night than the average person. My IQ is 154. Another reason I feel is not very likely but still has its possibility is my stress levels. I switched schools this year and it has been extremely stressful. I have only one friend that is a student, but he is always talking to his friends who don't even bother talking to me. Even at my old school, my only friends were my teachers, my boyfriend, and his brother who is autistic. I miss all of them dearly and I wish to go back.

Can someone please help me with my sleeping problem? I want to go into high school and not fall asleep in class even once so I can go into NAU! Even now my grades are beginning to rot! Help!

Why do I always force myself to stay awake at night?

I'm not an insomniac, I CAN fall asleep if I lie down and close my eyes, but I always force myself not to. I don't know why. I go a whole day without any sleep and then the next night I get a few hours before it starts again. I keep myself occupied with reading, writing, going on the computer until it's either time for me to get ready for school in the morning or about two hours before that.
I thought that maybe it was my fear of sleeping from when I was a child coming back, but I'm not feeling scared of anything.
Has anyone ever heard of this before?

Why am I always hungry at night?

Have something that has a low GI level, meaning it is Slow-Digesting. The best thing without putting extra carbs in body which gives u energy is probably 12-16 oz. of low-fat milk. When consumed, doesnt digest immediately, therefore, keeping your body(metabolism) busy so you can think about sleep and not food. A good whey or casein protein powder is great for this technique, with milk for whey and water with casein because it is already milk-based. The casein may a good choice if u prefer not to drink milk. Check out this site for some of the best appetite suppressants for really cheap: http://www.supplements101.com/?Click29467 Hope that helps!

Why am I always perked up at night and drowsy in the morning?

I do not know the science behind it. All I can talk from is my own experiences.  I, ... am a night owl. My nickname is Sundown. I got it from my friends asking each other, "have you seen her?" and getting "is the sun down?" for an answer, lol! It is the name of my business even, Sundown Arts and Designs. As you get older it does get easier to have your own schedule. I struggled through as a youngster and teen. Super easy if you pick a line of work that has a third shift, 11 pm to 7am, or some variation close to that. For now, I suggest that you roll with it. Take a power nap in the afternoon. If you can't sleep before midnight? Use that time to study instead of fighting nature. Use alarms to get ya up when you need. I know you have to be up for school but, I did it on 4 or 5 hrs, then home for a nap. I did my homework when I got up, and the rest before bed. I'd study in bed so parents thought I was sleeping. As long as your school work is up to or above par, why should anyone mind when you sleep? :) I wish you luck hon. Hope I helped some.

Why am I always tired in the morning but completly awake at night?

Your body has a natural sleeping cycle built into your self so some of us are (morning people) and some of us are not. Myth 1: Getting just 1 hour less sleep per night won’t effect your daytime functioning. You may not be noticeably sleepy during the day. But even slightly less sleep can affect your ability to think properly and respond quickly, and compromise your cardiovascular health, energy balance, and ability to fight infections.
Myth 2: Your body adjusts quickly to different sleep schedules. Most people can reset their biological clock, but only by appropriately timed cues—and even then, by 1–2 hours per day at best. Consequently, it can take more than a week to adjust after traveling across several time zones or switching to the night shift.
Myth 3: Extra sleep at night can cure you of problems with excessive daytime fatigue. Not only is the quantity of sleep important but also the quality of sleep. Some people sleep 8 or 9 hours a night but don’t feel well rested when they wake up because the quality of their sleep is poor.
Myth 4: You can make up for lost sleep during the week by sleeping more on the weekends. Although this sleeping pattern will help relieve part of a sleep debt, it will not completely make up for the lack of sleep. Furthermore, sleeping later on the weekends can affect your biological clock so that it is much harder to go to sleep at the right time on Sunday nights and get up early on Monday mornings.

Why am I always motivated in the middle of the night?

I always seem to get motivated to do things in the middle of the night. From exercise, learning (geography, language, cooking, etc.), cleaning and anything else I can't think of at the moment. I'm normally dead tired by the time I become motivated and try something. I've always thought if I didn't need to sleep I could be a genius. Unfortunately my body likes to sleep 12 hours when it can even if that involves going to bed early and waking up in the middle of the night to make sure it has 12 hours a day.

Every time I want to do something it comes in the middle of the night and I can't do a lot of these things because people are sleeping and I need my own sleep. I'm normally a night owl but scheduling forces me to not stay up as late as I'd like.

Any tips, ideas, similar experiences. There's so much I want to do that I could do in my own home but the urge to be productive only comes in the middle of the night.

Why am I always exhausted during the day, but wide awake at night?

you're over-dozing and messing consisting of your body clock and dozing kinds. there is also the chance that you struggle through from undiagnosed sleep apnea and are not getting adequate relax. those with this difficulty can get hours and hours of sleep and nevertheless be exhausted, because they hardly get the prospect to slip right into a deep subconscious state, the position our bodies rejuvinate themselves the superb. I doubt that you've persistent fatigue- persistent fatigue is significantly better than purely being 'drained', which quite some human beings do not recognize or understand, and hence develop into paranoid about. that is crippling tiredness, to the point the position your total body is exhausted and also you may slightly flow- even after huge quantities of sleep. attempt having a collection 8-hours of sleep in accordance to nighttime. bypass to mattress and wake-up mutually on a daily basis. Get right into a consumer-friendly. it truly is between the biggest issues for persons with dozing topics to do, because it receives their bodies right into a subconscious trend. If all else fails, many hospitals have 'sleep clinics', the position they learn your dozing kinds and mind-waves throughout the time of sleep. Assessing even if you get previous the initial degrees of sleep, even in the adventure that your recommendations is excessively lively throughout the time of sleep, etc. yet i quite imagine there's a huge chance you're over-dozing. melancholy, food routine and hormones can actually have a wide influence on a persons'' capacity stages...

Tired during the day but WIDE awake at night..?

I always feel tired and not very motivated but then all the sudden its like 9 at night and im wide awake and like want to party and then i don't even have the urge to fall asleep until like 3-6 am. I wake up around 12 and even 10ish and when i sleep in its like until 3pm. When i play hockey or baseball im fine but before and after im tired and then wide awake when i try to sleep. During the school year i cant fall asleep until 2ish and i can barley get up at like 8 and get myself through the day, but then 8ish comes around and BAM! WIDE AWAKE!!.. I am always too tired to get homework and everything done and then i am wake awake at like 8ish and i get everything done from like 9pm-2am. I just want to know what is it that keeps me up and stuff and how to fix it because i want to get on a better sleeping schedule.

Why do I have more energy at night then during the day?

your body does adapt to sleeping patterns, and if you have been nocturnal in your life (ie studying at night, going out at night, watching tv late into the night) you will naturally sleep late and wake up late, meaning your more awake during the night. to convert it back, it is a horrible process in which you will always feel tired during the day and awake at night. try staying awake all day, every day, and eventually your body clock should shift so you always fall asleep earlier and wake up earlier, meaning you are awake during the day. exercise helps, doing your work during the day should help, not watching tv at night etc.

in terms of illness causing this, the only thing that comes to mind is depression...are you depressed? other than that its common for many people to have horrible sleeping habits.

I get sleepy between 7pm and 8pm most nights why is this?

This is not an answer, but more a doubling of the question.I also get sleepy at this particular time. It happens most of the time, but not always — it comes in periods. But if I have the tendency, it is always at 19:00, not at 20:30 or 17:30. It doesn’t matter whether I have slept from 23 to 07 or from 04 to 11 or at any other time.My sleep rhythm and meals are strongly irregular, but indeed that should not cause me to be sleepy at the same stable time every evening, but rather the opposite.I also tend to get quite awake late in the evening, but usually not more than I can ‘overrule’ it and go to bed.The problem is that if I yield to the early sleepiness, I may sleep from 19 or 20 to 04, but if I wake up so early, I get fatigued (not sleepy) a few hours later.The simple circadian rhythm answers are pretty obvious, but I feel they are useless. If it was so simple, there might not be any need to ask the question.As a very young teenager, at 12 or so, I started to go to lectures or meetings about culture or politics in the evening — always at around 19:00 — and I recall that I would almost fall asleep at that time, feeling embarassed about it. It has been the same ever since, but as mentioned, only in periods.I think it is linked to hormonal issues, cortisol or hypoglycemia, but possibly in a complex way.I have many neurological conditions, although most of them rather mild due to treatment that has given some improvement: Chronic Lyme disease, ME (‘chronic fatiugue syndrome’) — and the aforementioned diagnoses overlap, of course — peripheral and autonomous neuropathy, enteropathy with gluten and milk intolerance, and probably atypical depression. I don’t doubt that chronic Lyme disease is my basic problem and that it causes deep changes in the immune, endocrinological (hormone) and neural system.However. it can’t be the full explanation nor the answer for everyone, because I know many people have this issue of getting very sleepy early in the evening, and it’s unlikely they all have the same underlying disease.Traditional Indian and Chinese medicine may be able to suggest answers to this, as they work a lot with ‘inner clock’ issues.

Why am I always sleeping during the day but get excited at night? How do I solve this?

Everyone has a natural rhythm and are more alert at sometimes and sleepy at others. Some people are morning people and do best in the morning while some are best performers at night.It is best to find a lifestyle and occupation that matches your natural pattern.If you wish to shift your pattern, you can do so with light therapy. This is a type of therapy that exposes you to bright blue light for 30 minutes when you want to be awake and then dark amber colors while you trying to go to sleep.You are most likely doing this unintentionally by looking at your phone or laptop before bed. This is causing you to feel alert and will cause difficulty sleeping. This can be corrected with software.Also, try to limit your caffeine intake during the day. If you drink coffee or energy drinks after early morning, you will feel too excited at night to sleep.

Why do I wake up almost exactly every 2 hours?

How to solve the problem of being easy to wake up at night?Insomniacs: How to solve the problem of being easy to wake up at night?Sleep Hero: you always wake up at night because you don't sleep deeply. You don't sleep deeply because you are not that sleepy. You are not that sleepy because you have too much energy. You have too much energy because you consume less but supplement more. You consume less because you live listlessly. You supplement more because you lie down too much.What do you need to do?First, get up early. Get up at 5 a.m. If you get up early in the morning, you will lie less, and sleep will come earlier.Second, during the daytime, do not sleep, do not lie down, and do not nap.Third,do not lie down over eight hours a day. Whether you are asleep or awake, do not lie down over eight hours a day.Fourth, live vigorously, move powerfully, and do not live listlessly.Fifth, do physical work for more than 60 minutes every day.Sixth, don't go to bed until you are very sleepy.Seventh, when lying down, do not close your eyes, instead, open them naturally. When you fall asleep, your eyes will naturally close.Eighth, think about whatever you want, and don’t stop your thinking.After doing the eight points above, lie in bed at random, you will sleep unknowingly, sleep deeply, and will not wake up frequently at night.Someone considers, I am obviously sleepy, why do you think that I have a lot of energy?It depends. For the issue that “living with spirits”, your energy is insufficient. But for that “you want to sleep deeply”, your energy is too much. People need to sleep deeply, so the energy must be very low. I think you have a lot of energy that is based on the issue of “you want to sleep deeply”, and you can't refer to other things.Some people think that maybe it is a kind of disease resulting in waking up easily?This is possible. Some diseases do make people sleep badly, but if you go to bed when you are really sleepy, even if you have some illness, as long as your body is not very painful, you will not wake up frequently.Of course, if your illness makes your body very painful, you will be very difficult to fall asleep. You should go to the doctor.If you know you are sick, you should go to the doctor.

Why is 3 am such a creepy time to wake up?

Firstly, I don't "know" why we wake up at 3:00 am, but here are some things that I've come across:Your dead loved ones (or one) are visiting you at this time at night. It causes changes in the room temperature, your body feels it and you wake up.I've browsed some forums and blogs and they mention 3:00 am being "a special time" when the spirit activity is the most active.According Chinese medicine's "meridians", our body has certain cycles and waking up at a certain hour can tell us more about the processes happening in our bodies Why You Are Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night Pt1 (there's a chart).1:00 - 3:00 is connected to thyroid and other hormonal gland activity.But waking up at 3:00 am probably feels more spooky than "medical". I will share my experience with 3:00 (that happened tonight).I was dreaming some dreams and then suddenly woke up. It was like opening my eyes white open and looking around in panic, as if someone was in the room. There was no one, but I "knew" this feeling of waking up at 3:00 am. It was "weird". I told to myself: "I bet I can guess the time" (that was before I looked at the clock). The answer was "3:00". When I looked at the clock, it was 3:02 am.A strange thing is that my mother in law, who was sleeping downstairs was awaken at  3:06 am because she felt "cold". She thought it's because of the AC and she switched it off.Our dog always wakes up between 3:00 and 4:00 am. Tonight he cried out at about 3:00 because he was sleeping in the doorway and the door "squashed" his tail a bit, so he let out a cry (my mother in law told me).A year ago or so I remember my mother in law complaining that "someone knocks at her door" at 3:00-4:00 am, but when she looks, no one is there.After that I also got knocks in my bedroom door at 3:00 - 4:00 am for about three nights in a row, but I didn't even bother checking.So there is something about 3:00 am or any other time at night. It can be a belief as well, but it can be a synchronicity as well. To learn more about number 3 symbolic meaning, you could check with numerologists (just numerology meaning of number), tarot readers (Tarot card number 3 is Empress card, symbolizing creation, action and expression), also google "Chinese medicine meridians" and spirit mediums. I think these people could tell a lot more because they specialize in this area.

Why do I feel tired in the morning and super energetic at night?

This is most likely because your body's natural circadian rhythms do not conform to the clock. Think about it for a moment, if you could throw the clock away and listen to your body's rhythms, would you have this problem? My hunch is that the answer is no. If you lived in a society or at a time in history where there was no clocks, you probably wouldn't have this problem.If you are young person, somewhere between the ages of 12 or 22 or so, you are at an age where this is not only a problem, but it is more normal than not. Over the course of a lifetime, the body begins to conform to the circadian rhythm that is most productive for it.In summary, there are two reasons most likely:1. Your circadian rhythm does not conform to the standards of a clock.2. You are young and your brain is still going through a developmental process.The good news/bad news is this will change over the course of your lifetime.