A friend of mine has had some sort of sleep disorder, if I can call it that, for the last few months. I don’t know if it’s a problem itself, or just a symptom of an underlying problem, which is far more likely I guess.
Basically, he has to go to bed before 10pm, otherwise he cannot function the next day. I mean, if he doesn’t get to bed earlier, he feels like he has a very severe hangover the next day, as in headaches, pain, etc etc. Getting 8 hours sleep in another time frame, eg, sleeping from midnight to 8am doesn’t do it. He’ll still feel crap the next day.
He also needs to sleep during the day, regardless of what time he went to sleep the previous night.
He lives a pretty healthy lifestyle; we both work out with free weights 3 times a week, and play soccer once a week. He doesn’t have a job, he’s a postgrad university student, 23 years old, with not a lot of stress at all.
I think he has a pretty healthy diet, although he has quite a taste for sweet, sugary things. He doesn’t smoke tobacco or weed or anything else (and hasn’t ever been a smoker), do any drugs (hasn’t done any before either), and only drinks alcohol occasionally.
Despite this, he CANNOT handle a late night (with or without alcohol), as it makes him physically ill.
Any ideas what could be behind this weird sleeping problem? I know people need different amounts of sleep, but this seems to be way beyond a simple “I need 8 hours a night”…