On sleeping...Strange but True!

Philippines
September 9, 2010 11:33am CST
Strange but true! It has become my new habit that I will not go to bed unless it's almost two in the morning. It's like my mind won't rest unless the clock trikes 2:00 a.m. I've always been a nocturnal type of person, I believe. :) The surge of energy starts when it's nine o'clock. My creative juices are at its best when there's no sun. It's like a lot of ideas are popping out when I am supposed to sleep already. I've tried going to bed early. Like 11 p.m. and I will just notice the hours passing but my mind is wandering. Worst of all, the more that I want to sleep, the more that I can't.. Strange but true! Have you had this too? What do you do to help you doze off easily?
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 10
Actually, like you I could not go to sleep before midnight. But it is not because my mind is active. If I sleep before midnight I will wake up at around 2 or 3am and then I cannot sleep anymore. I don't know why I wake up at those early hours. If I sleep after midnight, I will wake up at around 7am or 9a on weekend. So, instead I will do MyLot, studying languages and chat before midnight is over.
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
We seem to have a lot in common my friend :) Yes, MyLot is indeed a good venue to pass away the time.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 10
Do you think we are twin?
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
I am nocturnal too and lately I have been sleeping at 6 am! I read and all that but I can't sleep until 6 am! When it's 6 am I am asleep already lol. I guess the body is programed to sleep during that hour so it's awake on the other time.
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Hey candyfairy! Glad to find another nocturnal here and a MyLotter too. :) I guess I'm pretty normal after all. Good luck to us! :)
• Singapore
10 Sep 10
Hi there. That was some interesting nature of yours huh?!! Hmm, I don't have this but I do sleep late about 12am or so. Well, to doze off easily, you can try the old fashioned method---counting sheeps, LOL. Second is to close your eyes and don't open them and you'll eventually fall asleep.
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
I've done all of that already but none of those worked for me.. :) I guess I'm so good in counting that I tend to overdo it and my focus keeps me awake all the more.. :)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Our bodies will tell us when we are ready for sleep. we can't all follow the same time table. if you are not ready for sleep until the wee hours of the morning there is nothing wrong with that. That is when your mind and body will be at rest for you and allow you to get the sleep your body needs.
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
You do have a point too sender! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
• China
10 Sep 10
I have the same feeling like yours.I always want to sleep early,but when i lie down,I can't help wandering.just like you said,the more i want to sleep,the more i can't.it's really suffering.recently i try a new method to sleep early.I do the same thing many times until get tired,just like reading,watching TV,playing games,continuously,then I go to sleep,sometimes it really works out.I hope it can help you!
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Hi Joe! Will keep your suggestion in mind. I've tried counting but it doesn't help..:)
@jeffyryi (78)
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Perhaps its a sign of stress or maybe you're just thinking too much. :) Try to relax before going to bed or have a massage. Taking warm bath and drinking herbal tea could help too. Listen to soft music when you're in bed. Consider exercise as your habit during the day, and as much as possible avoid caffeinated drinks. I hope this helps you..
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Hi jeffyryi! Yes, I am thinking too much! And a lot! :) Listening to music didn't help me..Maybe they're the wrong kind of music.. Haven't been moving strenuously lately so exercise might be a good start. I am a caffeine addict so I doubt if I can avoid that.. :) The massage and the warm bath both sound very good. I'll try any of the two immediately. Thanks for the suggestions.
• Portugal
9 Sep 10
i also dont like to sleep early^^ it is bcs i have many worries in my head and my head cant stop thinking so dont let me sleep. also i was used to sleep late so it costs me a bit now to go sleep more early what is normal^^ but when im used to it will be easier for me^^ anyway i had a friend before that had problems to sleep and she drank warm milk with a bit of honey on it^^ it helps really^^ you will see that you will fall in bed and fall asleep too fast^^ also is healthy^^ just try and let me know if worked^^
• Philippines
10 Sep 10
Hi sweetlove! It's not much of the worries. It's like my head wants to still do a lot. That's why I tried writing because after I've written some, I feel sleepy already. I might try your tip on drinking warm milk although I am more on those with caffeine . Maybe it's about time for that healthy switch.. :) Thanks sweetlove!