Sleeping Habit Help Needed!

<p>Prior to graduating early, I had a good sleeping schedule. Sleep at 10:30PM, wake up at 6:30AM. </p>

<p>Last year, my senior-junior year, my schedule was more like 12-7 because I had two jobs and a rigorous senior-junior year schedule by default.</p>

<p>This summer, I go to sleep at 4AM and wake up at 1PM.</p>

<p>Anyway, the question is: What can I do to get back on my "prior hard work" sleeping schedule. I have 2 weeks before college starts and going to sleep at 4AM is not going to fly.</p>

<p>Any suggestions?</p>

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<p>Don't eat for a long time (20 hours or longer). Eat a big meal about 2 hours before you want to go to sleep (so if you want to be able to sleep at midnight, eat at 10 pm).</p>

<p>Should work.</p>

<p>I have the same problem, too. Next week I plan on getting back to a normal sleep schedule by just going to bed around 30 minutes earlier than usual each night and setting my alarm clock an hour earlier, too. Slight sleep deprivation so that when I go to bed earlier, I'm already tired. I figure in a week or so, I'll get back to going to bed around midnight.</p>

<h1>1 Starting tonight, turn off your computer and TV by 10pm. That is what keeps most HS/College students up til 4am. You won't necessarily fall asleep early, but read a book. Try reading the dictionary. You still may not fall asleep ti 4, but continue with the plan.</h1>

<h1>2 Make a commitment to be up and out by 9am every day for the next 2 weeks. Set up appointments, go for an early run or bike ride (with a friend if possible), do errands and shopping for college, whatever. Set 3 alarms or get a friend to call you. If you have a really good friend, they can come over and drag you out of bed if necessary.</h1>

<h1>3 No naps, and no afternoon caffeine to keep you awake.</h1>

<h1>4 Within a few days of relative sleep deprivation, your body will be ready to fall asleep by 11 or 12. Continue to get up by 8 and out by 9.</h1>

<h1>5 You CAN do this. You have the determination and discipline to do this. You graduated early and held 2 jobs and all that. Good luck.</h1>

<p>PS, keep the TV and computer off after your "curfew".</p>

<p>Thanks. I am going to try to do the "sleep deprivation" and I will definitely shut things down at 10PM.</p>

<p>Set your alarm for whatever time you need to get up, and go to sleep at your normal time (4 AM) or whenever you feel tired. You'll feel like crap the next day, but that means you'll want to go to bed earlier, and then keep on going until you hit your target time.</p>

<p>The key, though, is not to schedule when you have to fall asleep by, but to just go to bed when you're tired. Your body will adjust itself to what it needs.</p>

<p>Force yourself to get up early, and eventually your body will make you go to sleep early</p>

<p>The two posters above have the right idea. Sleep whenever you want, but get up at say, 9 am. Don't take a nap, don't do anything. Go to bed when you get real tired, probably should try to get to bed at like 11 atleast. Keep getting up at 9 am for a week and you'll be fine.</p>

<p>"This summer, I go to sleep at 4AM and wake up at 1PM."
=O That was my sleeping schedule this summer.</p>

<p>Last week I did a nighter and then I feel to sleep at 10 because I was so tired. Now my alarm wakes me up at 7:30.</p>

<p>This is one reason I hate summer. I find going to sleep at a normal time (say 10-12) is really hard and I normally stay up till 1 and later almost every night. I hate the transition I have to make once school starts.</p>

<p>I had to wake up very early today. I slept for like 30minutes but unfortunately took a one hour nap. I won't go to the gym or anything tonight so I can sleep at ten, hopefully this works!</p>

<p>I fall into that same schedule. What I do is I just stay up all night, maybe take a hour or two nap around dinner, then go to bed at a reasonable hour. That usually takes care of it in one go. I cannot force myself to wake up after sleeping an insufficient amount of time without getting sick to my stomach, so just forcing myself to wake up and then going to bed at a normal time doesn't work. I have to just stay up until a decent hour to go to bed.</p>

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I fall into that same schedule. What I do is I just stay up all night, maybe take a hour or two nap around dinner, then go to bed at a reasonable hour.

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<p>This is what I do, and my schedule is absolutely horrible (sleep at 6:30 am, wake up at 4 pm). An all-nighter and a short-nap usually get me back to a normal schedule.</p>

<p>Yeah, just stay up till 4 and wake up at 9, soon you'll be crashing in no time. Should work in 1-2 days time, nothing complex about it at all.</p>

<p>I'm on a similar schedule too :)</p>

<p>The problem for me is that setting an alarm doesn't really wake me up if I'm still tired ... my hand wakes up and turns off the alarm and the rest of me continues sleeping. I've even tried putting the alarm out of the reach of my hand and most of the time I get up, walk over to the alarm, turn it off, get back in bed, and convince myself that I'll just sleep 5 more minutes. Doesn't happen. Maybe I just need a louder alarm? Or make sure that I get plenty of sleep (not easy in college)? hahaha I'm scared.</p>

<p>I have tried everything and the only thing that worked is melatonin. I take two tablets 30 minutes to an hour before my optimal bedtime and in a week or less my sleeping schedule's back to normal. After that I stop taking melatonin and kind of train myself to sleep at the same time as I did with melatonin.</p>

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This summer, I go to sleep at 4AM and wake up at 1PM.

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your schedule is completely the same as mine. I think, for me at least, it's alright. During night my mind is usually much quicker; I think and do things more efficiently. </p>

<p>I am glad to see so many people have similar schedule. :D :D</p>

<p>I have this problem every summer, and I just pull an all-nighter a few nights before school starts up again and readjust accordingly. It works.</p>

<p>Go to sleep at 4 am wake up at 8 and feel like **** rinse and repeat.You should go to sleep early a week later.</p>