Hey Kay, it was very hard for me to change my sleep patterns. Im just like you with sleep. Right now im a little down in the dumps and am sleeping 11-14 hours again. I know how nice it feels to just not have to deal with life. I would also prefer to sleep all day. Unfortunately my body's like, dude wake up gotta eat, c'mon *growl* get out of bed and make me a sandwich.
I definitely know what its like to feel tired ALL THE TIME. Im sure your irritated when you wake up with no energy and in a fog even though you slept twice as long as other people. Its like wtf?
These are things that helped me.
First you gotta find some motivation to wake up. Something that you like to do, something that makes you laugh, something positive.
(Example. For me im determined to do well in the air force once i leave in July. I woke up, ran, ate, and watched music videos on television. All while my family was still asleep so i didn't have to deal with them. It was peaceful and it was like a reward to me going through life's crap.)
Second, don't wake up to BEEP BEEP BEEP. I use my cell phone alarm which is some nice acoustic music. Its not obnoxious and wont make you wake up and say %&$*, another day.
Third, have your clothes and morning stuff ready so when you wake up its like wow, something in my life is actually in order.
(Example. I put my clothes for the next day on my chair, and set my toothbrush, razor, etc, on top of my clothes.)
Lastly(what i find hardest to do), have stuff to do during the day.(find anything to do that you will have something to show for) Get social interaction.(talk face to face and hang out with someone). Wear your self out before you go to bed.(exercise during the day, hanging out usually wears you down, anything that uses energy).
Waking up the old way.
BEEP BEEP BEEP. $%^, im still alive. *hits snooze button*. BEEP BEEP BEEP. *Tries to fall back asleep but cant*. Crap now i actually have to get up with nothing to do all day. Already in a negative mood. Where is that shirt i wanted to wear. Cant find it so have to pick a shirt i don't look good in. Go into bathroom to take shower. Forgot my toothbrush. Found it, came back to bathroom. Brush teeth, take shower, where are my boxers? Go find some of those come back. Wheres my deodorant? *&^#, go find that. Eat, chill on couch watching tv rest of the day and act like a zombie. Ready to go to bed. @#$% my life nothing ever goes my way.
New improved morning.
LA LA LA BUM DE DUM. Today's going to be sooooo exciting. Im going to do something today. Grabs clothes and stuff. Teeth, Shower, Dress, Eat. BAM. Went and did something constructive with friend. BAM. Exercised. BAM. Ready for bed. Wow what a great day. I did that and that and that and i have a friend who really likes me. Im exausted, another great day tomorrow.
Basically wake up to nice music knowing im somebody who's doing something to better myself and not lay around wishing things would happen when i don't take the opportunities im given. Know that there are real possibilities for me. Everything organized which makes things go much more smoothly and makes me feel in control of my life. Doing constructive things with my time so i feel i have accomplished something. Getting positive reinforcement from a friend. Knowing my life is going somewhere, and that im a great person trying to improve my life. Not worrying about health cause exercise is making my body happy and so is a good diet. Going to bed knowing i can do better tomorrow.
Its not easy, but nothing worth having comes easy in this life. It sucks, but that's the way it goes.