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I am sure I am low in all of those. I will try them. I have a hard time falling a sleep.
As for being a late night person, I have been like this since I was a kid. At the age of 3 on, my parents had such problems with me going to bed at night, it was one thing after another to get me into bed. They would check on me before they went to bed and I would still be awake in my room laying there talking to my dolls or myself.
Now as an adult I just don't get tired until about 12am and then I got to bed and can't nod off. I toss and turn, it is awful.
I travel alot because I am invited as a guest speaker at many conventions within the industry I work. If I am on the east coast and I am scheduled to speak in the morning, I just know I am going to be tired because I don't sleep. The last couple of events ,that I was speaking at, I took along with me some ambien (a prescription sleep aid) and it helped tremendously. I just don't want to be in the habit of using it here at home.
I will try your suggestion Mrs. T
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I sympathize with you regarding the traveling Frosty. When I travel to the Eastern Time zone for a day or two it is not time enough to reset my internal clock. Then, if there are early morning meetings scheduled, I could lose another hour or so. Iím lucking out next week; Houston is in the same time zone as Chicago and much warmer.
Anyway, I try to relax and go to bed early. I soak in the hotel hot tub then read a book in bed. Watching TV or working on the computer excites your brain too much. I try to make the room as dark as possible. Some places you canít so I wear an eye mask. I start with my toes then work all the way up to the top of my skull. With each breath, I tell the next body part to relax. Clear your brain of all other thoughts. Donít think about your presentation. Donít think about what is happening at home while you are gone.
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Oh Frosty I understand your problem with going to sleep by 10 or 11 at night. I understand what the book says but going to bed at 10 just doesn't seem "right". I've tried going to bed earlier and I still wake up at the same time and it still takes me a couple of hours to mentally wake up. It is very difficult for me to do anything complex first thing in the morning. I too have wondered how people come to be morning people or night owls. I was born at 12:30 pm. I do take Excedrin which has caffeine daily but caffeine does not bother me and can actually put me to sleep. I do have a pill to help me get to sleep if I need to get up early but I don't want to take it all the time. Sometimes I think I stay up late to finish everything I want to do in a day. Also it is quiet, peaceful and without disruptions (after I get the cats & hubby to sleep) at night. I have usually worked 2nd or 3rd shift and it works good for our family but it really goes against the rest of the world. It is hard for people to understand that for some going to sleep and waking up bright eyed & bushy tailed in the morning is not that easy. You are not alone.
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You are so right & don't push it! I am the opposite. I worked at a candy store & at that time they put the younger ones on the closing 'shift' 10:15am to 6:15pm. My body never adapted to it. I am useless in the mid-afternoon, as many are. I wonder where the 9-5 for offices came from. Even 8-4 is so much different for me. I have found that I function better starting about 5-7 am. I wouldn't want to do that full time as the rest of the world lives at a later schedule, at least where I am. So, if you are a real night owl, enjoy it! But others who are day people can get in the habit of staying up late. I do that, too. Sometimes it is quiet or there is a good radio program I want to hear, or a good book to finish, or some good stuff on the BTD board! We need our night owls. In this day of being security-conscious, I want alert folks(cops & guards) out there while we sleep, as well as nurses & doctors!
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I used to be quite a night owl myself. I had a hard time getting going when I woke up, no matter how late I got up, but by the evening I was awake and ready to get things done, so I did!
For me, all this was because of adrenal fatigue. Once I started treating myself for AF, I noticed that I started to become more of a morning person--waking up alert and ready to go, and feeling good when I woke up early. Whenever I start feeling like a night owl again, it's a warning that I'm overtaxing my adrenals!
This may not be the case for you, but you may considering doing some reading on adrenal fatigue.
I gotta get to bed earlier. It seems like a bad habit. I was getting to bed earlier before Christmas, then I stayed up later. So now it's like Midnight. I do sleep until 8 or after though. But I think it was better for me getting to bed at 11 or even before and getting up earlier. Either way, I have been this way for a long time and can relate to Frosty. I have a hard time going to bed early. Always have.
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You might try listening to a cd, www.brainsync.com have some great cds with subliminal messages. They have a variety of topics, even ones to help you sleep. I had trouble turning off my mind so I bought several of these and I swap them out each evening. I used to lay in bed unable to sleep with the stupidest thoughts running thru my mind. These have helped a lot
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Bach flower remedy, called White Chestnut, or named the "stuck record" by some. helps obsessive thinking so you can relax before falling asleep nights
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