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I apologize in advance for the long post but: does anyone else here w/ ADHD struggle with sleep or bedtime procrastination? I know it’s much more common (bc of meds) for people to experience trouble falling asleep, but that’s never been an issue for me. I’m always tired and will be falling asleep in bed but refusing to actually drift off. it’s really strange but I’ve been struggling with it for years and years. it’s even worse when I have a busier day of work or school, and even if it makes sense for my body to want rest, it’s almost like I just don’t want one more scheduled thing controlling me, bc I’ve felt like everything was out of my control my entire day. so putting off the time I sleep is the one thing I can finally decide for myself (?) this is all subconscious so it’s weird to even write this out. obviously being on my phone or playing a game on my switch won’t help, but I definitely feel like I have some aversion to thinking about ending the day and letting myself sleep and feel at ease for once. I just have a hard time letting myself relax in general. the rash contrast between everything I do in my day feeling exhausting, overwhelming and then immediately going to bed just makes me even more stressed and anxious about committing to sleep. it’s also a cycle that’s hard to break, bc it obviously makes me feel so bad the next day, and gives me stressed induced acne, etc. it may seem like I’m doing it to myself but I clearly have a hard time breaking out of this. if anyone else deals with this (I suggest looking up “revenge bedtime procrastination + ADHD” on Google or something) - do you have tips or helpful things you do to create a relaxing nighttime routine for yourself? I think it’s about time I tried implementing something like that. thanks in advance <3

    • Sleepysleeps

      787d

      Yes! I really despise being controlled by a sleep schedule. I’ve never really thought about that until you brought it up. I have insomnia now but even when it was easy for me to sleep my brain would just refuse to go to bed and I’d play on my switch or watch tv instead. (you should add me on switch btw) I always have this urge to make sure that night time is “me time” because I can do whatever I want and there’s nobody awake to disturb me. Not to mention the constant racing ADHD thoughts in my head. Now I don’t know how to really remedy this but I personally pop a melatonin every night just to force myself into sleep.

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