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peachyqueen

663d

I really struggle with going to bed at a decent time, so I’m usually up late til midnight or 1 or 2 am, it takes me a while to fall asleep, and then I can’t get myself up in the morning. I try to get up around 8 or 9 am, but most days I sleep in til 11 am or noon because it feels too hard to get up and I’m too tired. Sometimes I miss meetings or appointments because I can’t get up early, and I’m just upset that I waste so much time and can’t get myself back on a good schedule. I want to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, but it feels impossible. Any suggestions?

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    • Pizzaz

      663d

      Yoga, exercise, weed, and melatonin have helped me a lot.

    • Pizzaz

      663d

      Yoga, exercise, weed, and melatonin have helped me a lot.

    • Smiley_K9

      663d

      I also struggle a lot with this. However sometimes I will buckle down a just tell myself "you need the rest and you'll thank me later" and I got a small routine before I "make" myself go to bed. (Plug in my phone and dont allow myself to look at it accept to see what tile it is because i have no clock, then get a drink (water is best but I enjoy milk too), and go to the bathroom and remind myself it only takes 2 minutes to brush your teeth) turn off all the lights and I listen to white noise on a speaker, get into bed and lay down.) Sometimes I'll still find myself tossing and turning and unable to actually fall asleep so I try this trick I learned from the CALM app I briefly used once and a bit of other stuff I picked up and adapded for myself and thats to : 1. get in a comfortable position on your bed 2. Breath a deep breath in and exhale (when you exhale you're supposed to imagine yourself slowly sinking into the matress like a soft cloud of comfort) Repeat step 2 a few times (sinking deeper and deeper into this cloud) About 5 or 6 breaths in and out imaging that you've sunk in this cloud and you now have a balloon tied to you and with every exhale now you are floating up higher and higher into the sky. About another 5 or 6 breaths of this floating and we are calm and relaxed and focused on our breathing we are gonna start relaxing our body 1 part at a time, taking our time and really trying to release the stress and totally relax. I usually fall asleep before totally finishing this method. It helps me personally but I would probably just recommend finding a couple things to do in a routine right before you go to bed that work for you. In addition I try to tell myself to "talk to myself like my mom or someone who loves me would talk to be" because we often don't love and repect ourselves the way we need to <3 we are all small children inside who need love. Lastly Tasks that may seem crazy overwhelming should be broken down into smaller bits to help feel more achievable if you havent heart of the "1 minute rule" you should definitely consider looking into it! I really hope this helps!

      • peachyqueen

        662d

        @Smiley_K9 This is really helpful, thank you so much!

    • Weiss

      663d

      I would love to follow the answers and advice to this question too. I don't do well sleeping either. Sometimes I don't want to go to sleep because I start hurting more the moment I lay down. And other times I want to go to sleep so badly but I can't. I no longer stress out about not being able to sleep because that just makes it worse, but it still does nothing. Sometimes I'm so exhausted and depressed that I never want to wake up again. It's hard to appreciate sleep when it isn't restorative and you feel just as bad when you wake up as you did the day before.

      • peachyqueen

        662d

        @Weiss I feel the exact same way :/

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