I have this same exact problem, and I am 23 years old. It is so embarrassing to wake up late and miss work/school/appts. I have been fired from very good jobs because I just couldn't wake up at the right hour.
I have to set 20 alarms every morning on my smartphone, and I have to solve math problems to turn them off, and snooze is disabled. SOMEHOW I turn them off. I have to put my phone 10 ft away from me when I'm sleeping, yet somehow I get up and turn them off or sleep completely through them (usually sleeping through 15/20 alarms) ! I've tried everything, and change my alarms frequently. For some reason, I cant hear anything when I am asleep. I have had a lot of insomnia problems as well, and I seem to do better when I get less sleep, the only thing is that physically it isn't good, and I weaken my immune system. It seems that my sleep patterns are constantly changing. Sometimes I wake up an hour before my alarm goes off and I want to get up but I don't want to try to figure out what to do for that extra hour, then I end up going back to sleep and sleeping in late! Also I can drink six espresso shots and while in bed, fall asleep, and still sleep through alarms! Caffeine has no effect on my ability to fall asleep. The only thing that does is NOISE, ironically. I do take adderral but I take it during the day and never before I go to sleep, I'm not sure if I should try this because I do not have time release capsules. I usually feel like when I finally do wake up, I am extremely startled and in panic mode. And I do talk in my sleep and have conversations that I don't remember. I am also very mean when I am sleeping and cuss to tell people to leave me alone when they try to wake me (this has decreased over the years but still happens). Also, I recently began sleeping next to my boyfriend about a month ago. I sleep SO GOOD. I also woke up at the very first alarm. After about two weeks, I began to go through the same motions of sleeping through every alarm again, and this would make him angry that I wouldn't wake up. I am so embarrassed of these problems that I would rather stay up all night and feel horrible physically then horribly mentally...View Thread