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Why does exhaustion and sleep deprivation make me want to sleep during the day when I still can't sleep at night?

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Last Updated: 08/16/2016 at 11:07pm
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January 30th, 2015 6:18am
Your body and mind are attempting to compensate for the lack of rest you are receiving. Because sheer exhaustion has replaced your natural, circadian rhythm, your body will adjust by forcing you to crash at odd times.
June 15th, 2015 1:22pm
in night time, you are kind of alone and its all calm. so you start digging up and think and think and think. this disturbs your night sleep. but your body needs it. and so you are finally broken tired which made you to go to sleep at day.
September 14th, 2015 2:18pm
First of all, try not to sleep during the day: in this way you will fall asleep more easily during the night. Try to just relax in the afternoon, like listening to music during a shower/bath, or watching a movie on the bed.
April 12th, 2016 5:56am
Your body might be so use to NOT getting any sleep at regular times. Your body cannot just stay up the only other times you can actually sleep is in the day, and that's probably because your body/brain is giving up. This might be a cycle
August 16th, 2016 11:07pm
because your body is exhausted from lack of sleep that it starts to shut down at the wrong time, try and relax before bed ( that may help)