- inability to lay head on pillow before midnight
- inability to close eyes before midnight
- profound hearing loss between 6 and 7am
- inability to hear very loud noises (ie alarm) between 6 and 7am despite tendency to blast said-noises from stereo at all other hours
Any ideas? I just can't figure it out. What worries me most is the early morning hearing loss. I mean, this kid sets his alarm clock so that everyone in the house hears it. It bleeps and blares and practically shatters glass. His room is at a completely different part of the house from mine, and it wakes ME up. But go into his room, with fingers firmly plugged into your ears and you will see something quite disturbing. He is sound asleep. If it weren't for the racket seeping into your ears, you'd compare it to walking into a sleeping baby's room. So sweet, so peaceful, so...LOUD! But I do have good news to report. Though I haven't found a diagnosis, I have found a cure.
The cure came in the form of a cell phone. My son bought one a few months ago. And the other day when his alarm had awoken the neighborhood and continued on for a half-hour, I picked up my home phone and called his cell phone. To my complete surprise, he picked up right away.
"It's time to get up." I said.
"Mom," he said. "Why are you CALLING me?"
Apparently amnesia is associated with this syndrome as well