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Irritable at Night

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by #JasonRed2020, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. #JasonRed2020

    #JasonRed2020 New Member

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    So I live in a dorm and at night some times friends or my RA come into my room. I become very irritable and a jerk at night even though I don't mean to. Does this happen to anyone else? Got any tips? I really hate acting like this.
     
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  2. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Can you get a do not disturbed sign for those times you need your space?
     
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    Sherlock77 Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Is it because you're tired? If you're not a night owl (and want to go to bed) and other people around you are not, you might easily get irritable

    And in a dorm situation it's difficult, many years ago I spent two school years in a dorm at a small college, I am a night owl and would often enough come into the room late, my roommate was usually in bed and I would be as quiet as possible, but I guess I was still too loud for him, but he never told me until a few months in so I didn't know, we agreed to stay friends but I was able to move into a different room
     
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    Yeshuasdaughter Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Maybe you're just sleepy and cranky. It's hard in a dorm situation. I've been in them several times in my youth. For a long time, at the first Job Corps I was at, all my roommates either moved out or got kicked out, so I was all alone in a room set up for 4 people. It lasted about 3 months. It was aspie paradise.
     
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    Major Tom Searching for ground control... V.I.P Member

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    I don't have this problem, but my wife does. Because she told me about it,and I care, I started to try to be more quiet. It's harder when you are young, and a lot of people don't take into consideration that you need rest and quiet time.
     
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    I might add that I'm more likely to be irritable in the morning, because I am not a morning person (AKA Lark)

    Everyone, even NT's, have that time of day when we are most alert and least alert, I am okay right up to midnight on any day of the week, whereas other people fade out as early as 9 PM or 10 PM at night, even on a weekend
     
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