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Johntron9999

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currently im 33 and ever since i was 20 my sleep has never been steady and i cant beleive i learned to accept it because its hell... ill start out going to bed at 12 midnight and wake up at 8am like a regular person but the following night ill end up going to sleep around 12:30am and waking up at 8:30 am etc and etc and before you know it im waking up at 4pm in the afternoone waking up around 11pm and my days and nights are mixed up. i never can fall asleep on the same time its always delayed and slowly but surely ill be going to bed at 10pm and waking around 6am and of course it will get mixed up again.... i cant even keep doctors appointments because i cant argue with my body and force it to sleep OR wake up so i miss appointments usually it is truly miserable and has a huge impact on me. the weird thing is i always seem to get atleast 7 or 8 hours sleep which is good has anyone ever had or heard of someone with this?? why does it happen? i have plenty of friends who are currently unemployed and have nothing to wake up for in the morning but they ALWAYS go to sleep around 10 or 11pm and rise right at 7am! im so confused it really does not help my depression thank you for reading!
 
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I have had serious sleep problems as well and I live with my husband who works shifts, which doesn't help!

I read a good book recently called Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success.

It is written by a sleep expert and I have implemented some of his ideas and it has helped me.
 
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I have insomnia and my sleep patterns are as far from 'normal' as they could possibly be, but I will pass on some of the advice that has been given to me in the past. Try to go to bed at the same time each night, even if you don't feel that tired, and set an alarm for the morning. The aim is to try and program your body into a sleep routine. If your alarm isn't working, get a louder one! Snacking before bed can keep you awake to, so try to avoid eating anything for a while before you want to sleep. The same is true of over stimulating your mind before trying to sleep. If you don't feel sleepy listen to some relaxing music, a guided sleep meditation or some asmr. Your body wants it's 8 hours sleep a day so it's not insomnia related. You just need to train it to rest when you want it to, which means trying to stick to a routine for a while and avoiding naps during the day.
 
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