I hope any of you have any recommendations for me. My husband works varied shifts. He works quite a few 10am-7pm shifts and on those days he gets our children off to school and lets me sleep late. Some days, like today he works 6 am -3pm. On those days I have to get up and just assist them in getting ready for school. As many of you know it isnt particularly hard for a normal person to do. This morning like many mornings in the past, I did not wake up. My husband set the alarm for me but when I sleep deeply I never hear the alarm. I obviously hear it because I turn it off, but I never remember turning it off. I woke up at noon today and I am so upset they missed school I am just a bundle of tears. This has happened at least 10 times this year. I am sure the school is getting suspicious because they always miss the same day together. I always send a note saying they were sick but I am tired of lying. I am more tired of my children;s education suffering because I cannot seem to wake up. We have tried all the tricks..placing the alarm clock across the room etc. I have stopped taking my meds the night before I know I have to get them off so I am not so groggy in the mornings but when I do that I usually dont fall asleep until 4 or 5 am, and I oversleep anyhow. Has anyone else experienced this? I am not lazy and just dont want to get up...I literally do not realize consciously that the alarm clock is ringing for me. I just dont know what to say to the school. They know I have an illness but they dont know the extent of it. This has been going on for many years and I am so mad at myself I cannot stand it. My kids certainly don't mind as they get a free day off. I imagine them peeking into my room when they wake up and high-fiving each other. Any suggestions on HOW to wake up would be great. We have tried 2 alarm clocks in the room. He has tried calling to make sure I am awake, but I never hear the phone...that is HOW out of it I am. I am out of ideas and patience with myself.