Why do I have trouble sleeping at night but not during the day?

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Anonymous
November 20th, 2015 9:47am
Your body creates a stress hormone called celarax. and this causes your mind to do circles in the parking lot of
cagedBirdsong
August 21st, 2015 12:07pm
I often feel like I have to be on guard at night, so I am more alert at that time. When the sun rises I begin to relax more because with the light, it feels safer, as though I don't have to keep my eyes and ears peeled for anything dangerous. This is a common trait of people who have experienced trauma in their lives.
aricat
November 15th, 2015 8:40am
It's called Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), most people go through it in their teens and some like me didn't grow out of it .. a good sleep clinic is worth its weight in counted sheep. The first thing they do at a clinic is establish what your bodies sleep cycle is .. mine was 4 am to 12 pm: a lovely 8 hour sleep, AT THE WRING TIME OF DAY. of course I was up at 7 each day and feeling horrible for it. But gradually I moved it back 1/2 hour at a time over a month, making sure I get some morning sunlight, that's the right type of light your body needs to start resetting your clock No drugs, no drama just a little knowledge on what the sleep cycle is and gently bringing it back to normal. I recommend seeing a sleep specialist. I went for years with this problem and now I sleep 11 pm to 7.30 am like a programmed robot.
Peachii
August 27th, 2015 3:50am
Perhaps you find yourself more relaxed at night due to the ability to avoid the obligations of the day and appreciate the silence and peace. If you are feeling stressed from you daily life you may want to find a form of escapism, in this case sleeping. It can be due to a culmination of potential anxiety and lack of sleep during the night.
Anonymous
September 19th, 2015 2:50am
Factor such as depression, and insomnia may cause you having trouble sleeping at night and sleeping a lot during the day. A health care provider may have a better answer to your question.
Peacefulmeditation
August 19th, 2015 7:10am
I am a night person. I think it's because I am scared of the dark. I am awake during the night and sleep during the day. I found a job working nights and have adjusted my life to being up at night. There is nothing wrong with being up at night.
Anonymous
September 5th, 2015 2:45am
It could be anxiety, I once experienced that. When everyone in my house hold was asleep my mind would go crazy and wouldn't turn off. I think during the day is more comforting time to sleep because you know they're people around you, the noise is comforting.
LetLoveLead2015
August 22nd, 2015 7:19pm
Having trouble sleeping at night but not during the day...never fear you are not alone! :) You are just a bat stuck in a human body!! It's okay I AM A BAT TOO
TheBestIsYetToBe
August 29th, 2015 3:36am
Insomnia in the night and oversleeping during the day could both be signs of depression. Depression is not just about feeling sad, but actually has many other symptoms as well. If you think that you may have depression, don't be afraid to speak up! Depression can almost always be helped with the right tools.
Anonymous
October 24th, 2015 3:03pm
The mind can be more active at night, especially if you suffer from things like anxiety & depression.
Anonymous
April 16th, 2018 10:30am
Depends. In some cases its because people have their sleep schedule messed up and the body isnt used to sleeping at a certain time, for example, till 3-4am
LiveOn
August 19th, 2015 7:16pm
An answer would be you are thinking too much at night. Sleeping is more complex then you think, your mind, mentality, physical body, and spirit. When sleeping, all of these has to be relaxed and working together. If one is out of hand sleep will be tougher. The reason why sleep is easier during the day is because your body and mind is extremely worn out from sleep deprivation.
Anonymous
November 19th, 2015 7:29pm
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), also known as Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD), is a neurological sleep disorder in which a person's sleep/wake cycle is delayed with respect to the external day/night cycle. The person is unable to fall asleep until the wee hours, typically somewhere between 2 am and 6am, and sleeps correspondingly longer in the daytime, often well into the afternoon.
Hopefulfuture95
September 23rd, 2015 7:43pm
I struggle to sleep at night because that is when I'm alone, that is when my thoughts get louder and take over. During the day when i'm around people, they drown out the thoughts and the tiredness kicks in
mickeym12
November 22nd, 2015 9:34am
Because sleeping at night is when you are expected to sleep and for some people doing what is expected is too much pressure perhaps
admirableParadise40
September 4th, 2015 8:18pm
Different people have different timings of sleeping. Daytime is when you brain feels most tired and wants to take a rest. Since it became a habit your brain and body became used to it and hence you can only sleep during the day and not night.
EnigmaticRebel
August 20th, 2015 7:22pm
Sometimes the culprit is a restless mind. In my case I was unable to quiet the thoughts in my head, i'd just stay up all night thinking. Melatonin has helped, as well as meditation.
Anonymous
August 23rd, 2015 8:24pm
It may be because you're not getting enough sleep at night, so you're sleeping during the day instead. This creates a feedback loop; because you're sleeping during the day, you're too well rested to sleep at night, which leads to you sleeping during the day again (and so on and so forth). Consider withstanding the urge to sleep during the day, and getting your body back onto a normal biological clock.
farawayforever
August 21st, 2015 11:15pm
You could be more of a night owl and some people can get more focused and get work done during the night hours.
copingwitheverything
August 28th, 2015 12:03pm
Insomnia is exhausting. We try to catch up on the body's need for sleep in daytime hours, but it is not of the same quality due to our circadian rhythm.
Anonymous
August 26th, 2015 2:02pm
Because I've been thinking of so many things, insomnia attacks and emotional stress, problems......
Sunshine444
August 20th, 2015 2:37pm
Trouble sleeping at night may have list of reasons first being your age if you are above 50 then it is found that people find it difficult to sleep in the night , secondly if you have worked for night shifts at work area, thirdly you think too much when you go on the bed and this constant worry dont let you sleep in the night, recently it is also found that people who sleep with their electronic gadgets like mobile, music player ,tv ,tab or continous being online on social netwokring sites hamper the sleep pattern. so start practicing Yoga, Breathing excercise , physical activities or reading book just bfr you go on the bed , or even warm milk can also help you fall a sleep well.
Anonymous
August 27th, 2015 7:26pm
It is possibly due to the way your biological sleep clock is set, in order to reset this do not sleep in the day and only try and sleep at night, eventually your body clock will reset. It is also possible that you are suffering from insomnia and a doctor would be able to provide more information/help.
soundsculptor
September 2nd, 2015 3:00pm
My focus on the lack of sleep keeps me awake at night. I know I have to get early up next morning, and thus I'm focusing too much on the fact that I need to sleep to get through the next day.
Anonymous
October 24th, 2015 8:35pm
It could be medications, you are taking, thinking about stuff, reading technology close to bedtime, or general stress.
fruityflamingo
November 15th, 2015 8:40am
There could be a number of reasons why you may find it hard to sleep at night but not during the day. Personally, I've found that maintaing good sleep hygiene helps me sleep better at night, but it is always good to check with a professional to make sure everything is ok.
Anonymous
August 19th, 2015 2:15pm
Because you're sleeping during the day so you're not tired enough to sleep at night. duuh! xD But no for real now if you have a crappy diet you're gonna feel sleepy after eating lunch (something about eating too much or to less of what your body needs and getting your body into 'digestion mode'..)
Anonymous
August 21st, 2015 8:53pm
you may be tired of tomorrow and over thinking of what you will make and you have to close any electronic devices because radiation can affect your brain and make you active all the night
Lexieismee
August 22nd, 2015 4:24am
Sometimes if you have depression or you are stressed over something it messes with your sleeping patterns, ive had this happen many times to me before but there is ways you can stop it.i got on medication, if you dont want perscribed medication you can get more natural medications that dont require prescriptions. You may have a sleeping disorder, but im not a doctor... so make sure you do talk to your doctor about this. I hope this was a bit helpful (:
HeartSunshine1893
August 22nd, 2015 9:18pm
It is possible that you may have a condition called insomnia, in which your body has difficulty sleeping at night. It is advised to seek professional guidance or medical doctor.