Set one day of the week, any day that you’re going to go to bed early. Make it reasonable ie not before a deadline or exam or particularly busy day. Get all your affairs in order – get your work done early, read the news / gossip thread earlier that day etc then go to bed at 2 hours earlier than normal. All this other advice about drinking herbal tea, taking a candlelit bath, these are just gimicks, they dont work for everyone who wants to go to sleep relaxed, it all depend on what type of person you are. Me? – i have some horlicks!
The trick with this is all about habit! Keep continuing this, give a day or two leeway in the beginning. Soon your body will adjust to the new bodyclock and you’ll start feeling tired around your new set time.
remember guys: “motivation may get you start, but habit yields results.” – just think how tired and groggy you felt on days where you went to bed at 5! lol
In the end, you’ll wonder why you ever stayed up past 2!! Good luck! 13 months ago
i can’t sleep well because of my job, so i need to focus better sleeping 14 months ago
It’s a couple of years later, and I’m still fighting with this one. I still find myself staying up later than I should. 14 months ago
This is a daily battle, but my goal here is to establish a regular bedtime and stick to it. There are exceptions and things that come up, but overall, need more sleep. 14 months ago
I think I will probably have to take melatonin tonight because my sleep pattern is so messed up. I’m glad I’m taking a night class for the first class but I still don’t want to wake up late. I have a lot I need to do before school. I also have to turn off devices a half hour to an hour before sleeping. I really hope I have success with this because I will have more energy and I don’t want to have to buy coffee at school on the 2 days I’m there all day, it’s such a waste of money that could be used for something else. I really hope to get the majority of my homework done during my break at school so I have time for more sleep and other things at home. One of my professors is already sending a number of emails and I think trying to scare us, as he listed the grades given for the last 12 years he’s been teaching this course. I’m nervous about a new semester but if I can get into a normal sleep schedule it will help. I have never really had a normal sleep schedule as I have always been a night owl even when I was in high school I went to sleep late and had a hard time getting up in the morning. I really need to think about how I’m going to spend every hour of my day so I get everything done but I still get enough sleep. So this goal can help me with my other goals. 16 months ago
I still went to sleep late, but I did wake up earlier. I read for awhile before going to sleep. I also bought a lavender vanilla body spray that is supposed to be calming for sleeping. 16 months ago
I may try taking melatonin if I have trouble falling asleep
I need to take myself away from devices an hour before bed.
I plan to exercise today, but not close to bedtime.
I might try some lavender aromatherapy before bed
I need to make my room very dark 16 months ago
Ok, I didn’t sleep last night, up late on the computer/watching t.v. and then once in bed I couldn’t fall asleep so I read. I have to work today, which will not be easy, but I think if I can just get through the day I can sleep at a normal time tonight and maybe get myself back into a routine. 16 months ago
So far I find I’m going to sleep even later, and of course ultimately waking up later as well (on day when I don’t work). I’m not going to give up though. 16 months ago
Why is something so natural and relaxing so difficult to accomplish? It’s hard for me to wind down at the end of the day, my mind seems to be so active at night. Not sure how to start improving this, but I need to because school starts again soon. 16 months ago