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Old 10-22-2007, 07:20 PM   #21
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What?? No one suggested getting laid yet?
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To get to sleep earlier, you have to get to bed earlier. Don't rush around at the last minute trying to find something to wear the next day. I have found that the earlier I eat my evening meal, the earlier I want to go to sleep.
You have to get into "sleep mode" at a reasonable hour. Start turning off lights, computer, TV, stereo, etc. around 10 PM. Get into whatever it is you sleep in, PJs, sweats, birthday suit, and pick up a long book. Put a lamp by your bed so you don't have to get up to turn off the light when you start nodding off. Works like a charm.
You have to be realistic and honest with yourself about why you are staying up so late. Do you think you are going to miss something on TV? Get a DVR or set your VCR to record. Are you surfing the net? Believe me, there is nothing there at midnight that isn't going to be there when you get off work the next day.
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yep any where between 1 to 3 am is when i hit the sac and i get up at 5:30 normaly i just figur i will get enugh rest when i am in the pine box hotel
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Got to sleep at 12:30 last night

I feel SO much better right now
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Ok Im gonna have to say that the best way for me to re set my internal clock has always been to stay up... I know it sounds dumb but I used to switch from days to nights about every 6 months or so... and to that I just stayed up the full like 36 hours and then went to bed... thing is make sure you wake up for your alarm the day after doing this... or start on a friday so if you over sleep its on Sunday

Getting Laid works too though lol
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Move out west... When I lived in Ohio, I was up till 6 or 7 every morning, once I moved out to Cali, I'm rarely up past ten (which would still be 1 there, but, you know... whatever)
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To get to sleep earlier, you have to get to bed earlier. Don't rush around at the last minute trying to find something to wear the next day. I have found that the earlier I eat my evening meal, the earlier I want to go to sleep.
You have to get into "sleep mode" at a reasonable hour. Start turning off lights, computer, TV, stereo, etc. around 10 PM. Get into whatever it is you sleep in, PJs, sweats, birthday suit, and pick up a long book. Put a lamp by your bed so you don't have to get up to turn off the light when you start nodding off. Works like a charm.
You have to be realistic and honest with yourself about why you are staying up so late. Do you think you are going to miss something on TV? Get a DVR or set your VCR to record. Are you surfing the net? Believe me, there is nothing there at midnight that isn't going to be there when you get off work the next day.
This works for a lot of people, but not everyone. The reading thing doesn't work for me (I read a lot, and it doesn't make me tired. I read at least 1 book a week, if not more. Also, I have a room mate that goes to bed early so I can't read by the bed, but I've tried at my parents house where I have my own room and it still doesn't work). I do a lot of stuff to make me tired, but I honestly don't get tired until I run out of energy. I'll turn the lights off at 9, wear something comfortable, eat dinner early, the works...I'll go to bed around 11pm and lay there unable to close my eyes until 3am.

I'm not putting your help down, it works for people that don't have a problem going to sleep, but I think that there'* something more than just not getting his schedule on the right time.
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