I have a 21 yr old brother that still lives in my parents house and uses the excuse of insomnia for everything. He won't work, help them out or anything that doesn't involve him going out to get drunk out or doped up. Here's the thing though, I thought if you had insomnia you couldn't hardly sleep at all and yet he sleeps all day every day. (he does his partying all night) So am I right in thinking my brother is lying to my parents about his insomnia which he claims he went to a doctor to get diagnosed though no one ever saw him do so? If so how can I prove this to my parents and show them that he is just trying to mooch off of and use them?
I think that it is possible that he could have some sort of sleep issue but if you are sleeping all day long and up all day night its not insomnia. He has made his mental clock to act as if he is working a night shift.
It is possible that he suffers from depression, doing drugs doesnt help.
If that is not the case he could just be very irresponsible, lazy and not ready to get out into the real world.
From the way he behaves I really doubt he has insomnia, and I doubt the depression as well. Growing up his grandparents always had him on this golden pedestal like he was some child God or something andmake it clear that he should have to do nothing to get through life as everything should be handed to him while everyone else that behaves in such a manner is nothing but scum. Even now they act that way so I'm thinking he is just trying to get by on that entitlement but because he is their boy, my parents do not want to see this. They do not want to see the fact that he does not sleep at night is because he is out getting high and drunk, and will believe every word he says even though my sister and I have proved he is a chronic liar. But anyways, thank you ticked, you said exactly what I had felt about this for a while now.
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