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15-01-2009, 08:08
I haven't been able to fall asleep until 2 am for the past month... I'm thinking about staying up all night tonight/tomorrow, then falling asleep at like 10pm, waking up at 7am, then repeating the next night.

Does this actually work?

I would take melatonin to aid sleeping, but every time I take it I sleep really poorly (can't fall asleep, restlessness, waking up during the night, etc...)

hovtunes
15-01-2009, 08:47
this happens to me tons during tramadol and opiates withdrawl...i always just stay up til 7 or 8 the next day to get my hours straight and wake up early the next day and everythings back to normal...sleep aids dont help me either during withdrawl, ru currently taking any perscriptions??

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15-01-2009, 08:55
this happens to me tons during tramadol and opiates withdrawl...i always just stay up til 7 or 8 the next day to get my hours straight and wake up early the next day and everythings back to normal...sleep aids dont help me either during withdrawl, ru currently taking any perscriptions??

no prescriptions...

I quit all drugs except alcohol about 6 months ago. I take multi-vitamins, fish oil, flaxseed oil daily. Diet is fairly healthy, and I have started working out. I am healthy except for the alcohol usage...

I have tried to convince myself that I have insomnia, but I doubt it is true. I sometimes have trouble falling asleep, but once I do, I sleep like a rock.

claire22
15-01-2009, 08:58
I do this sometimes. It definitely helps regulate sleeping patterns. Give it a go.

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15-01-2009, 09:26
I do this sometimes. It definitely helps regulate sleeping patterns. Give it a go.

based on how tired I am right now, I'm thinking I'm going to fail :!

Time to make some green tea.

claire22
15-01-2009, 09:32
do something :) you'll forget about tiredness.

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15-01-2009, 09:34
do something :) you'll forget about tiredness.

Thinking about watching a movie... not sure what else I can do at 2:30am that isn't noisy...

mariacallas
15-01-2009, 10:11
I do this sometimes. It definitely helps regulate sleeping patterns. Give it a go.

Yup same here. You just have to really make sure that you are in bed by 10pm , all tucked in and ready to sleep , no procrastinating at all. Also maybe try to sleep earlier than 10? 9pm sounds fine and perfect if you are planning to wake up by at least 7 or 8 am feeling really refreshed.

I miss waking up early in the morning after a good nights sleep because I work the night shift, so I usually sleep at 2 or 3 am too. There's just something so different about starting your day early in the morning and sleeping early at night (early meaning : 9-10pm). Wish I could go back to that !

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15-01-2009, 10:14
just made some tea... gonna watch infomercials for a while :D

delta_9
15-01-2009, 10:18
I do this as well. My internal clock seems to get out of wack every now and then.
To be honest I rarely make it, my bed is just so damn comfy I cant resist sometimes :D

mrs_mia_wallace
15-01-2009, 10:50
never tried this... i think it would just screw up my sleeping pattern more. however, the best way to regulate your sleeping pattern is to wake up and go to sleep at the same time everyday. are you sleeping in late? that would explain why you have difficulty falling asleep... i know i sometimes sleep in ridiculously late and even if sleeping meds i won't be able to fall asleep until the wee hours.

dopefiend
15-01-2009, 10:52
Make sure you go to bed really early in case you sleep extra hours.

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15-01-2009, 11:26
never tried this... i think it would just screw up my sleeping pattern more. however, the best way to regulate your sleeping pattern is to wake up and go to sleep at the same time everyday. are you sleeping in late? that would explain why you have difficulty falling asleep... i know i sometimes sleep in ridiculously late and even if sleeping meds i won't be able to fall asleep until the wee hours.

yes, I usually fall asleep around 2 or 3 am, and wake up around noon.

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15-01-2009, 11:53
Make sure you go to bed really early in case you sleep extra hours.

if I can stay up until tomorrow night, I'm going to go to bed at 10pm, and set a few alarms to go off at 7am.

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15-01-2009, 13:44
well, I've stayed up all night... now comes the day.

hunters_hoot
15-01-2009, 14:06
good luck, i might give this a shot

bcuzZ
15-01-2009, 15:48
Iīve never had such bad insomnia problems, but i just want to add, that it is extremely unhealthy(try to donīt get in contact with viruses or bacteria,as your immune system is going to be weakened) to mess up with your sleep. Rather less sleep, than none.
Try to get as much sunlight in the mornings as possible and fatigue your body.
If your experiment is going to fail i would advice you to seek medical advice, as insomnia can result from an illness.

good luck

butcher_ss
15-01-2009, 15:51
I think the best solution would be if you wake up really early in the morning 6-7AM and don't take an afternoon nap, than you will easily fall asleep at night.

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15-01-2009, 15:56
I never take naps...

I also worked out yesterday, drank 4 beers from 9pm to midnight, and didn't come close to falling asleep.

Changed
16-01-2009, 14:19
Well, I went to bed at 8:30pm last night, with the aid of 3mg's Melatonin (usually doesn't work for me), and just woke up at 7am. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up.

jam uh weezy
16-01-2009, 14:29
It works man, I used to do it all the time. The key is just picking a time you want to get up and go to sleep and stick with it everyday. Otherwise after trying to fix it the way you are, you'll start staying up till the same later time again(24 hours) and it'll probably make you even lose more sleep if you have school or a job or something. I've tried fixing my sleep schedule so many times, I usually stay up hours longer than the average person but also sleep longer, like my days are longer but the planet cycle stays on track. Makes work kind of a pain but I'm just used to it now.

Transcendence
16-01-2009, 22:46
I'm going to have to do this before I go back to school. I've been finding it impossible to wake up before noon, and usually much later.

Whacked_Out
17-01-2009, 06:04
this "reset" works for me a lot.
i usually just watch a lot of cartoons or be on the net to keep myself from sleeping.
i assure you, by 9or 10pm, you're eye bags will be sagging, floor-level.
You'd surely be sleeping in seconds. :)

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17-01-2009, 16:55
this "reset" works for me a lot.
i usually just watch a lot of cartoons or be on the net to keep myself from sleeping.
i assure you, by 9or 10pm, you're eye bags will be sagging, floor-level.
You'd surely be sleeping in seconds. :)

Yeah, I sat in the most uncomfortable chair possible and watched 2 long movies... At 6pm the next day I sat on the couch for like 15 minutes and passed out =D



Went to bed at 11 last night, and woke up at 7 again today. I think 11-7 is a pretty healthy sleep cycle. %)

ChemicalSmiles
19-01-2009, 23:35
Yeah I wish I went to bed and woke up at that time consistently....

Transcendence
20-01-2009, 10:54
I'm doing this tonight. I've been sleeping alarming amounts of time lately. The night before last I slept for 14 hours. I need a healthier schedule. It's hard to stay up when you don't really have anything important to do. I've been alternating between reading and playing videogames.

psycosynthesis
21-01-2009, 17:57
Thinking about doing this at the moment, been relying on sleep-aids to sleep lately and want to stop, pretty tired but still fairly mentally alert. Its 3am here...considering pulling an all-nighter but not sure..

crazyhairman
09-05-2009, 16:55
god i hate it too like if i had a job or worked out more mabey i could stay regulated better but i find myself staying up two hours more than i did the previous night and slowly working my way around the clock it sucks so badd it takes alot out of me and ontop of that i wont eat for a day or so i get hot sweats all day cause im stressed its like the part of my brain that regulates sleep ,temp,apitight,mood is off duty

Heuristic
09-05-2009, 19:04
You CAN do that, if you wish. But a better solution might just have been to fall asleep at your usual time (2am or 3am) and then wake up at your normally desired time (7am).

The key to this is staying within an hour or two of your normal sleep/wake times.

As far as what to do when you can't fall asleep, don't watch TV. It may seem relaxing, but your brain actually finds it somewhat stimulating. Instead, read a book. You'll get tired soon enough.

delta_9
10-05-2009, 11:08
The books in my house are much more stimulating than the crap that's on tv 8)

MynameisnotDeja
10-05-2009, 11:18
I've tried to stay up all night to regulate my sleep so many times. It never works.

I don't know why, but no matter what I do, I end up sleeping from between 6-8am and waking up between 2-4pm. Always. Trying to change this has only resulted in stress and feeling annoyed at myself. After awhile I just gave into it and figured my body likes that schedule for a reason.

qwe
11-05-2009, 06:15
I haven't been able to fall asleep until 2 am for the past month... I'm thinking about staying up all night tonight/tomorrow, then falling asleep at like 10pm, waking up at 7am, then repeating the next night.

Does this actually work?

I would take melatonin to aid sleeping, but every time I take it I sleep really poorly (can't fall asleep, restlessness, waking up during the night, etc...)
it works 4 me but you gotta force yourself asleep for several nights and you wont get good sleep

2am? im gonna dicksize. i go up to 4am, 8am, 12pm, sometimes well into the next day, though i usually cant make it until sleeptime next nite

ahhhhhh my klonopin script aint ready. ran out 6 whole days early (very whole days, as it is mixed with pot/tagamet/POPPY withdrawals too)

but yeah i know what you mean about the sleep issues, even if i am normal and on all drugs, i take a sleep aide, and i still wanna stay up! all my energy and mood and such come at night

edit: typo

footscrazy
11-05-2009, 13:39
I have this problem...sleep cycle is so fucked up. I work nights and get home between 5am-8am then I'll sleep throughout the day. Since those are the hours I work there's not much else I can do.

egor
12-05-2009, 08:22
I usually pull an all nighter about once a month to re-regulate my sleep schedule.

CountSymphonic
12-05-2009, 12:47
I haven't been able to fall asleep until 2 am for the past month... I'm thinking about staying up all night tonight/tomorrow, then falling asleep at like 10pm, waking up at 7am, then repeating the next night.

Does this actually work?

I would take melatonin to aid sleeping, but every time I take it I sleep really poorly (can't fall asleep, restlessness, waking up during the night, etc...)

So you still drink eh?

Keep an eye on your sleeping patterns for the days following a drink.
Alcohol is a sedative, usually people fall asleep while drunk no problem.
But when they sober up, what goes up must come down (in this case it's more of the converse) and once the sedative effects of alcohol wear off, your brain is less "calm" and more hyper, hence insomnia. If you do notice that alcohol does affect your sleeping, you might want to stop drinking, or slow it down even further. If alcohol has no effect then pay this message no mind.

mrs_mia_wallace
13-05-2009, 20:37
I SERIOUSLY need to regulate my sleeping patterns and in the next couple weeks or I'm fucked.

I've gotten into a weird sleeping pattern. I go to bed between 5 or 6 AM and I sleep for three hours or so-- have to be out of my apartment and off to work/school by ten most days.

My job schedule is going to change drastically this summer and I need to get back on a more normal sleeping pattern (going to bed in the 2 am range...) I'm a meth user so obviously my sleep is sort of hopeless and fucked but I take seroquel for the naps... how do I get myself back on the 2 am pattern? I started because I had so much homework this semester but now I feel like I'm programmed to stay up that late...