How to reverse sleep schedule?

I have a pretty irritating problem. I've been out of high school for about 9 months or so. I'm not working right now (I plan to very soon), so without any real routine, my sleep has been pretty fucked up for lack of a better term. For example; most days I can't fall asleep until 5 in the morning and then wake up around 4 in the afternoon. Other days I can nod off at about 10 or 11 PM, but can only stay asleep for about 2 or 3 hours before waking up at midnight or 1AM. It's extremely inconsistent. I've tried to stay awake for the entire day, but find myself taking "naps" intended to be for an hour at most but turn into 6 hours. Only 2 or 3 times this entire year have I managed to adjust it, but only because my sister and I smoked marijuana (I swear I'm not a pothead), or my mom gave me one of her Vicodins (she told me it was just a Tylenol). It was short lived however. I avoid caffeine, turn electronics off at a reasonable hour, herbal tea, deep breathing, adjusting my pillows, whatever. Nothing seems to work. I know I don't have sleep apnea. I've had a sleep study done. I'm certain I don't have anything like narcolepsy, but I can't be too sure. I'm using medication/doctor's visit as a last resort. I guess it would help to know that I've always had sleep issues throughout school. This isn't new to me. But after nearly a year, it's becoming terribly depressing. Does anybody have any tips or solutions on how to fix this?


It seems that your brain is too active try old math equations, reading, brain training on the ds. Your brain seems to not be using what needs to used for a good nights sleep therefore you arent using it to its potential. You need to stimulate your brain by using it more, cooking, brain exercises will help you sleep