I am in the same boat. I have a great work ethic... when I can wake up and make it to work. I am a procrastinator as well, and I have actually been making a lot of progress with that the past two years. I lost my job of over a year because I just couldn't wake up. Just got a new job, and fuck me oh dear lost it the third day because I couldn't wake up. Both of you mentioned this state of being while you are asleep.... like you are immune to the outside world... I have dreams sometimes that I am actually getting up to my alarm, taking a shower, going to work.... and then I realize that I was only dreaming my day, makes me very confused when I actually get out of this sleep state.
I have had this problem since about 5th grade... I can remember thats when my attendance started suffering to the point that my teacher gave me an alarm clock. In sixth grade my phone number was posted on the wall by the phone and the teacher would make other kids take turns calling and leaving messages for me to wake up and come to school. I technically failed 8th grade, but was pushed through because my teachers "knew I was smart" but also knew about my sleeping/home troubles. I was a part of the gifted program in elementary school and put on the"smart team" in middle school.
Not sure if it has anything to do with the problem but I moved around a lot when I was a kid, probably went to 7 or 8 different elementary schools, so i never really made any friends. I have always suffered from some form of mild depression, although I am pretty sure it is mostly seasonal. I live in Anchorage, Alaska, so during our winters we get so little sunlight and this winter has taken a harsh toll on my life. I have been sleeping ridiculous amounts, losing two jobs. good thing I am taking online classes, otherwise I surely would have dropped out due to not being able to make it to class, which has happened before already. Although I am still passing, my grades for my last two classes have definitely suffered.
On the bad days, I will sleep for 12-16 hours... and then not even have any motivation to do anything at all for my waking hours. laying in bed and our literally staring at walls. I really do not get like this in the summer time though. Not to this degree. Normally I am somewhat of an insomniac.... Its an odd combination; I am an insomniac, but I sleep forever and dead to the world when I do fall asleep. It is so hard to keep a schedule. I am a night owl by nature, so even when I am working a 9-5 I end up staying up till 2-4 or 5 am some nights just because I can't sleep, then I fall asleep and can't wake up.
I do smoke weed daily, as well as rarely use other recreational drugs, although I do not feel that these play into my sleep problems as I am experiencing all these probnlems sober. Weed honestly used to help me get to sleep, I'd smoke a bowl before bed and it would help me to fall asleep and stay asleep. I might be groggy in the morning if I smoked too much, but at least I slept, and I woke up.
Things I have considered as possible solutions... I think a big one would be getting physical excersize during the day. Although I have a problem with this because I live in Alaska and right now its like -5F outside, doesn't encourage wanting to go for a run. Snowboarding is expensive, and I can't even afford a gym membership right now cuz I cant keep a job, ugh.
Anyway, physical excersize, Diet( need to eat well balanced, currently I am eating horribly, fast food is so cheap and easy, but not nutritious)Different alarm sounds... I notice I wake up to different ringers on my phone easier than I can waking up to the same sound every morning, its like I get used to it and can tune it out or something. I also do not have this problem as bad when I am sleeping with a lover. Currently we are on a break, but when I stayed the night with her, I could wake up easier, and plus she would wake up cuz of my alarm and make sure I was awake. When I am alone, its like... I'm addicted to sleep, like nothing else matters. All reason and logic go out the window, I can remember hitting snooze every now and then, but I don't know why I am doing that, because I know I need to wake up and do the things I need and want to do, but sleep is like a master override switch... I feel like I am a sleep junky. I am pretty sure my mom had sleep problems too, she is passed away now so I can't really find out more about that.
I am just now starting to search for information on this, came across this and wanted to throw my 2cents in, even though its a couple years old. I know I said a lot, but just trying to find common factors to figure out why this is happening, partyl to help anyone else, partly just to help sort it out for myself. good luck to anyone reading this.