More than just crabby in the morning?

by dawn
(boston)

I'm 40 years old with 2 wonderful children. When I wake up, I feel overwhelmed almost immediately. I find it extremely difficult to think and do what needs to be done when they are talking or making any kind of noise. I shush them and my husband all morning - I just don't seem to have the ability to tune them out. Sometimes all the background noises seem to engulf me and I feel frustrated and unable to concentrate on the simplest tasks. I don't have this problem much as the day progresses. Also, I have a supersonic nose and can predict the weather or tell you what the neighbors had for supper. I went to blueman group several years ago and was horrified. Don't know if this is SPD - but will definitely do more research.

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Mar 23, 2010
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routine
by: Anonymous

Sounds like my son when he is tired. Routine is what will help him through that difficult morning transition. we lay out everything the night before so he can be automatic (hard with kids and a husband in the morning I know) He also wears his headphones in the morning. Having to get his attention before talking is like asking permission and gives him some space to prepare to engage, listen really seems to help him. I hope you find the triggers soon but perhaps these ideas could help in the meantime.

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Have a better morning
by: Aunt Nancy

It sure sounds like SPD to me. I'm more of a morning person, and am more likely to get cranky and hypersensitive by late in the day when I'm tired and have been exposed to a lot of my particular sensitizers such as perfume, vehicle exhaust, and construction materials. By morning, safe in my own little nest, I tend to feel better. To me this suggests that you may want to examine your own bedroom and home for any substances that may be irritating your senses overnight, and banish them from your life if you can. Particular suspects might be fabric softener or fragrant laundry products in your sheets, room deodorizers in the bedroom, grooming products used in a nearby bathroom, or perhaps mold somewhere in the house. Your sensory issues might turn out to be quite different from mine, but when sensitivity differs by time and location, it's worth a search for possible triggers.

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