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Jan 10, 2019 21:24:31

Trying To Reset My Sleep Schedule

by @keenencharles | 224 words | 84🔥 | 322💌

Keenen Charles

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It's 4 PM and I'm struggling to stay awake. I need a nap. This morning I woke up at 8 AM. You're thinking that's not that early. It's not. Except I went to bed at 5 AM, or sometime after that. Just as I have every night for the past few weeks.

It's partly due to my day job, or night job. I work remotely and the time difference has me working at nights. Usually, I'm off to bed at 2 AM though. Yawn. I'm a night owl so it suits me but this, this is ridiculous. Yesterday I woke up at 1...1 PM. I had lunch at 4 PM. This can't be enough sunlight.

Who knows what's the cause. I've been trying to fall asleep earlier but it just won't happen. Working out at 2 AM? Still restless till it's almost dawn. Put away the screens they say, but what am I supposed to do when I'm wide awake and sleep escapes me? What am I supposed to do when my brain decides to have a brilliant idea that'll only take 10 minutes to code?

Today I woke up at 8. I've only napped once. Just 30 minutes, I was weak. I'm running on 3 hours of sleep and desperately typing away in the hopes that it keeps me awake. If I can't fall asleep early tonight, I give up. I'll just be nocturnal.
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    @keenencharles It would also help if you stick to a schedule, regardless of the day/night cycle. Your body is tired because it is also confused. If you could get in a rhythm you'd be much better off. And don't worry about the actual time, it is what it is, don't dwell on it. Just set out a schedule with regular meals and breaks and you'll soon be feeling better.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 11, 2019 12:53:22
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      @gabrielgreco thanks Gabriel. I'll give this a try

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jan 11, 2019 20:21:19
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    @keenencharles Hey, I can't fully relate, because your job is definitely screwing with your day/night cycle. But, I used to struggle with falling asleep, and the one thing that actually helped was to stop doing activities in bed (Reading, Netflix, Television). Your brain learns in mysterious ways, way beyond what we perceive consciously. Try to make it associate your bed with sleeping only. Helped me tremendously!
    Anyways, good read and good luck!

    Rasmus Rygh avatar Rasmus Rygh | Jan 10, 2019 22:24:59
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      @rasmusrygh thanks for the advice! I definitely need to try that, I just struggle to put the phone down when I'm in bed. There's always something to read or an app to check...but I need to do it

      Keenen Charles avatar Keenen Charles | Jan 10, 2019 22:58:51
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