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Old 04-10-2009, 11:52 AM
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Default If you just can't wake up early

Early I posted about my son enlisting but I do have some concerns with him waking up early. I read in another post about a person having difficulty waking in the mornings. I know that young people to have different sleep patterns with challenges falling asleep in the early evening and waking up in the early am. The melatonin doesn't kick in later into the evening.
So if a person really has some funky sleep patterns, will Basic Training help them through this (habits changes, pure fatigue at the end of day)? I am sure there is some body out there who has gone through this or know somebody who has.
Just curious.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:16 PM
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Don't worry. He'll wake up, ready or not. He shouldn't have too much trouble falling asleep, either.

My prediction is he might not get right to sleep the first couple of nights. By the third night he won't be able to keep his eyes open.

Probably a good 90% of of the recruits are teenagers & they all conform with the Army's ideas of sleeping times in a short while.

Has your son left for basic yet? If not when & where?
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:31 PM
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I was hoping you would reply. I fell out of my chair with laughter, thank you. I figured that would be the cure to his ailment (diagnosis: L.A. aka lazy a$$!!)
First he must graduate...can't miss one day of school. His birthday is 9-30 so is can do what he needs to do his birthday.. He/will meet with the recruiter next week.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:53 PM
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His body will tell him to hit the pit and enjoy what sleep is allowed. He'll also enjoy a healthy appetite
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:55 PM
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If you can get him on this site we'll answer any questions he may have on what to ask the Recruiter & about MOSs he's interested in. By all means be present when the Recruiter comes. feel free to ask him about anything that you're concerned about.

There's people here that have a pretty good knowledge as to what the Army is all about.

My son left active duty with the 3rd Ranger Batt last May & is now in a Reserve unit. He's my youngest. My oldest daughter is an RN specializing in ICU & recently research & my middle kid, also a daughter is a special ed teacher. At this time my son is in school, paid for by the $50,000 that the Army set aside for him for education, taking a Criminal Justice Course to be a police officer. He also gets $1300 a month while he's in school as well as the money he makes from the Reserves.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:12 PM
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I remember the days when they toss your mattress onto the floor. Too bad if you slept on the top bunk lol. but now and days, they are nice (DS) and they whisper in your ear to wake up lol.

If he does have an issue and its medical related, he will be boarded out but I believe its just about disciplining himself to get good sleep/wake patterns.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:47 PM
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Second day he will be tried as hell. Come the third day and he is out before lights out.
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:47 PM
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Or as I always tell Spike....Drink less and with more water!
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He will be knackered for the first few days....and then the mind and body gets used to it...its all about changing the body clock...After a while the body will get up on auto.

He will get up no matter what.

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Old 04-12-2009, 04:01 PM
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well... large consumption of soda and staying up late with various activitis involving a computer or gaming device tends to do that.

the problem is seen trough the "western world" as one might say...

its parts consist of bad diet, information overflow, the basic need to fill the gaps
and the lack of the 24h rythm which tends to strech out when the mind
is occupied whit several tasks that person can't drop in the fear
of loosing the focus in em.
the games are one of thease things because they are nowadays more
often "socially" driven like MMO's or any score keeping games
which are appealing to the basic human need to belong.
this behavior is boosted by certain brain chemistry i will
skip. in short... jrj1000 and the others are quite right...
the routine will probably be alien at first but most
will adjust within a week or few.

I am one of the ones without any sense of routine.
i didn't have any problems with it in our military.
well... after few days....

(we woke up at 5am. usually)
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