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A 19-year-old male asked:

i fall asleep at 3am,wake at noon. set 3 alarms for appointment, didn't hear them at all. am on melatonin, but take too late.how to wake up to alarm?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No one else: can help you with this, it's something you need to do yourself. Take the melatonin earlier (90 minutes before you go to bed) and go to bed earlier -- or get a much louder alarm.

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