I know that anxiety can cause sleeping problems. But I've had a really strange problem for probably the past couple of months. Almost every night, I "wake up" around 1 or 2am, look at the clock, nearly panic, thinking it's late in the afternoon and stumble around the house until I finally realize it's not time to go to work. I say "wake up" because it's almost as if I'm sleep walking.
I don't have this problem on the week-ends, so it must be related to anxiety about not getting up on time. But, the weird thing is, my job isn't super strict about me coming in at a certain time. I try to relax before I go to bed and I tell myself that there's no need to worry about getting up. I have two alarm clocks set- one electric, one battery operated in case of a power outage. Man- it sounds like I'm obsessive. But, honestly, I don't feel overly concerned about it normally. It's just my sleeping self seems to be obsessed with waking me up prematurely.
I used to just get this once in awhile when I had something important to get up for. Now, it's almost every week day. I do really want to do well at my current job, so that may have to do with it. But- it's really weird. I'm starting to fear for my sanity...ha. Anyone else have simliar problems?
Sometimes I wish I were someone else, but then why not just try to be the person I want to be?