Originally Posted by Zombiegirl
He will fall asleep watching TV at 6:00 and then expect to play video games all night. If you can't stay awake during "my time", you don't need to be up playing video games......you obviously need to go to bed early.
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Some people's sleep needs and cycles differ from others. If they cannot get the sleep they need - the way their body seems to demand it - they can suffer - healthwise.
I had a wife which was just about the opposite of your description. Awake early - but dead to the world asleep very early in the evening - then up very early.
Myself, I will often go into an extreme sleep need period early in the evening - then waken and be somewhat refreshed.
There are many cases of famous people how lived on napping - example - Winston Churchill.
My point. To try to get someone to conform to some rigid sleep routine that does not suit then can be harmful to that person. And attempting to decide what that person should sleep like is defeating - much like if someone ordered you to sleep in a different fashion than what you recognize is "best" for you.
Recognizing each person as an important person with their own important needs is very important - but is difficult for some people to accept - because control of the other person is more important to the controller.