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Yumeno

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How can I develop a healthy sleep schedule? I'm at a point in life where it doesn't really matter when I'm awake or asleep (I'm not a student, I don't work outside the house, and I don't have responsibilities that need to be done at a certain time of day). Still, I feel more mentally stable when I'm able to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. I have trouble initiating sleep and haven't been falling asleep until morning (after 7 AM). Even if I take a sleep aid, I struggle horribly with actually sleeping at night because my schedule is all messed up and nothing seems to set it straight. I've been waking up in the afternoon (after 3 PM). Again, I don't really have to worry about needing to do things at certain times, but I do get really bad anxiety just from living such a disorganized and inconsistent lifestyle. Also, I'm going on a trip later this month where most activities will be during the daytime, so I do need to be awake for that. I'm really feeling hopeless and distressed about this right now, so any advice would be appreciated. Thank you so much.

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    • shoe

      316d

      Not gonna lie having a dog to sleep in the room with me helps. You could also try: tary cherry juice, melatonin gummies, ashwaganda tea, CBD.

    • shoe

      316d

      Not gonna lie having a dog to sleep in the room with me helps. You could also try: tary cherry juice, melatonin gummies, ashwaganda tea, CBD.

    • MidlightTheNightFury

      325d

      I can’t sleep very well either it’s worse when I’m in pain but sometimes the best thing to do is force yourself awake through then entire day and hopefully it works to make you tired at night even if it means do all nighters train your brain if you don’t sleep correctly then you don’t sleep at all and hopefully successful in training the brain to sleep properly but I’m not someone that can give good advice you can take it if you want or ignore it

      • Yumeno

        325d

        @MidlightTheNightFury Pain definitely makes sleep tough, sorry to hear that's something you deal with. I was thinking about pulling an all-nighter but last time I went with no sleep I dealt with awful anxiety symptoms and feel like that was what triggered a panic attack in me (after the panic attack I was finally drained enough to fall asleep). But I'm still considering it since I'm not sure what else to do. Might just have to make sure I have enough things to keep me occupied and keep the anxiety at bay while I'm awake. I would rather not put myself through that kind of stress but honestly my current schedule is stressful too so I guess I just have to see. Thanks for your response, I appreciate it.

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Some suggestions for developing a healthy sleep schedule include starting your day with a shower, setting lots of alarms with strange noises to wake you up, and establishing a morning and bedtime routine. It's also recommended to engage in activities that keep your brain active during the day, such as doing laundry or going for a walk. If you're struggling with falling asleep at night, watching reruns of a show you like might help, as it won't compel you to stay awake to see how it ends.

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