Waking Up Is Hard to Do
Kevin Roose

Hello Kevin.
Your article is really interesting and was shown to me by a frind from the office who was trying to help me with my terrific issues on waking up.
When I first read it, I felt like I finally had a light… some direction I could look for to stop being late at work, and finally live (I mean WAKE) as a normal person.

However, once I started to try on every single tip of yours I was getting more and more frustrated every single day. I simply couldn’t manage to get out of bed, regardless of the alarm clock, coffee, cold water — and as you can imagine no way I was able to do any minute of exercise in the morning.

After sttrugling some more weeks, I finally went to a doctor and guess what? I was diganosed with excessive daytime sleepness — or, if you want to be more specific: Idiophatic Hypersomnia.

There was when I finally had a REAL light! I finally knew my problems were not driven by my laziness and my complete failure to get you of bed and to things as you (and many others) descibe as right. My issue was some invible, not kwown stuff on my brain that cause me slepyness regardless of being asleep for 16h the night before. That thing will live with me for the rest of my life — and that’s why I considered polite to call it Garfield (instead of illness or disorder).

So please, if you want this text of yours to have the right effect on people — not good effect on normal people and severe misunderstading on people suffering with sleep disorders — please highlight the real problem of sleep disorders such as idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy on it. Please tell this people that they suppose to look for medical help to move on with their lives helthly.

If you want to know more about IH, please read this article on Matter: https://medium.com/matter/wake-no-more-8bbd49528b9#.ba97xmhih

Thank you very much.