For people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia, waking up in the morning is one of the HARDEST parts of the day. The text books are filled with descriptions of the lengths patients go to in order to wake up and make appointments on time. But a text description is one thing. Actually SEEING those lengths is quite another! So starting today we are calling for photos that demonstrate the lengths you must go to in order to be awake on time.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to take a photo of what wakes you up in the morning. These photos will be used to create a collage to better demonstrate to others the extreme lengths that are needed for many of us to wake up each day.
It doesn’t matter what your wakeup method is! Just take a photo that clearly demonstrates it and share it with us. The Facebook Group has had stories of people using means such as:
- Loud sonic boom alarm blocks
- Bed shaking vibrating alarm devices
- Determined family members (or pets)
- And in one case even a WINCH!
But whatever your method is, take a photo and send it in! Your photo will help us raise awareness for one of the major challenges of having this disorder.
Please upload a photo of how YOU wake up using the link below:
Note: Photos uploaded will be used in a collage in the future for the purpose of raising awareness about Hypersomnia. Please don’t upload anything unless you are happy with it being seen by the public and used on the Internet. Photos are uploaded anonymously – I just see the photo itself, not who submitted it.