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To want to force a lie in

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jacobsgirl Sun 25-Feb-18 07:59:23

I just can't for the life of me sleep in.

I used to be able to all the time.
Or I'd even wake up at day 8am and roll over and go back to sleep for a few hours.

Now even when I'm child free I'm up at around 7:30 and that's that.

I usually end up shattered and it's really annoying I just want to have a lie in one day.

Does anyone know why this could be or how to help it ? Might seem like a strange request but I'd love to wake up around midday especially after a late night out

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Sun 25-Feb-18 08:00:54

I'm the same, I find making the room as dark as possible helps and yes force it by rolling over with eyes shut!

goingatlast Sun 25-Feb-18 08:10:10

I usually wake up earlier at the weekends than during the week. I get up, make a cup of tea and go back to bed with it and the laptop. More relaxation than lie in but it does the trick.

speakout Sun 25-Feb-18 08:12:02

Make the most of it.

I'm just off to Tesco.

acornsandnuts Sun 25-Feb-18 08:14:07

I always wake 7ishno matter what. Sunday’s I get a coffee,put the news on and Munset for a few hours. I actually enjoy my early wake as the house is still quiet.

mrsheathy85 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:14:22

Same here! I put it down to getting older and set in my ways 😭😭

jacobsgirl Sun 25-Feb-18 08:15:35

I suppose it's not too bad as I am baby free and don't really have to do much at the moment

Just wish I could wake up feeling a bit more well rested !

BendingSpoons Sun 25-Feb-18 08:16:34

I try making the room dark, having no clock, using an eye mask and setting a really late alarm. That way I don't know what time it is and I try to sleep until my alarm. I usually wake way before but the alarm helps me know it is still 'early enough'. I still struggle unless I can have several lie ins in a row (unlikely with a toddler!).

flumpybear Sun 25-Feb-18 08:27:40

I'm the same but I can nap mid morning so often rely on this method of catching up on sleep whilst husband takes kids out for some peace and quiet for me smile

GnotherGnu Sun 25-Feb-18 08:30:53

I wouldn't try, really. If I sleep much longer than I naturally would it makes me feel dopey for the rest of the day.

overskyandshire Sun 25-Feb-18 08:31:49

It happens to me as well. So annoying.

kaytee87 Sun 25-Feb-18 08:34:18

I'm the same, last weekend I even woke before my toddler 😖
I just make sure I go to bed at 10 to get enough sleep, a late night for me is 11 these days.
I miss the relaxation of lying in though but I've swapped that for a book in a nice hot bath.

TeasndToast Sun 25-Feb-18 08:34:37

Eye mask is your friend.

BeyondThePage Sun 25-Feb-18 08:41:09

I'm a lark - head hits pillow at 11, wake up naturally at 6.30am - EVERY single day. If I force a lie in I wake up all grumpy and stiff, just not worth it.

I also find a nice warm bath and an evening wrapped in a fluffy warm dressing gown with a good book when the kids have gone up is what relaxes me more.

athingthateveryoneneeds Sun 25-Feb-18 08:42:54

I always have unsettling dreams when I force it. I've given up.

jacobsgirl Sun 25-Feb-18 08:44:21

Definitely think I'm going to have to try alternative mum methods for relaxation

Only 20 so I think I'm torn between lazy teenager and strict bedtime mum lol

I do enjoy a bath and a book though , I'll need to invest in an eye mask

sexnotgender Sun 25-Feb-18 08:46:24

I’d love it too, 99% of the time I’m awake by 6.30 no matter how tired I am.

GetOffTheTableMabel Sun 25-Feb-18 08:46:29

I have to put the radio or a podcast on - otherwise I start thinking and sleep becomes impossible. I can quite often doze off again to BBCRadio5Live. It has to be speech radio.

jacobsgirl Sun 25-Feb-18 08:47:20

I totally get the speech thing!
People talking is like a comfort that's how I normally doze off during the week !

lookingforthecorkscrew Sun 25-Feb-18 08:49:35


Beetlejizz Sun 25-Feb-18 08:51:13

Same here. I have an eye mask too but I still wake up needing a piss, and by the time I've got up and had a piss I realise I'm hungry. Irony being I was virtually nocturnal as an adolescent.

Fintress Sun 25-Feb-18 08:52:36

Lark here too. But I like getting up early, very much a morning person.

ThisYear Sun 25-Feb-18 08:53:06

@speakout Where are you with a Tesco open at this time on a Sunday?

Ffsnothingworks Sun 25-Feb-18 09:10:04

Don’t think it helps that the mornings are now lighter, sunlight woke me up this morning before 7! You can guarantee that on Tuesday when I am at work, I will be prising my eyelids open.

cariadlet Sun 25-Feb-18 09:13:09

This year - my DP has just gone to Tesco. He loads up the trolley and then waits for the tills to open at 10.

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