Friday, September 03, 2010
How can what is meant to be a natural, daily biological function of every living creature, be SO hard to achieve?
I saw a television programme today about forcing poor sleep patterns to reset, but only allowing yourself a small slot to sleep in, rather than laying awake for hours, or sleeping in late, or naps.
The idea was only allow 2am to 8am for the man they where filming. If he didn't get to sleep at first... tough luck, still got to get up at 8am.
After a week or so something 're-set' and he was falling asleep at the correct time without hours of being restless and awaking refreshed.
I go to bed at 10pm knowing I won't sleep for a couple of hours, knowing I should be asleep by 11pm to get 8hours to rise at 7.
I am wondering about staying up until 12am since I am always laying restless and getting more and more frustrated.
I have done all the hot drinks/no drinks, relaxation thoughts, relaxation smells, relaxation stretching and clenching, tried herbal pills (did once try prescription, but not happy doing that, and they made me vomit).
So I really am at the point where I feel something more active is required.
So its friday night, no work tomorrow of course, but I am going to stay up later and still rise at 7am tomorrow. See how it goes.