Trying to recover my sleep times

@fufurinha (11387)
Portugal
September 10, 2015 6:58pm CST
After working a whole weekend (from friday to monday) at night and sleeping all morning (waking up in the afternoon) now it is being hard to recover my previous bed time. I try to go to sleep early but I am not tired and it takes too long for me to fall asleep. The bad thing is that then, I wake up early and I spend the whole day tired, all morning and all afternoon. When it comes to the night, it seems like I wake up and there is no more tiredness. This is really annoying! I was supposed to go to bed early but it is already 1 am here in Portugal. Does this happens to you also? If you change your sleeping habits, does it take long to recover to the old bed times?
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@celticeagle (115560)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 15
I have had an issue with sleep since I was a teen. It may take some time to recover normal sleep times. You probably know not to drink anything with caffeine in it past noon. Taking some niacin tablets in the evening can help and snacking on some dried cherries or pistachios can help too. It's a matter with starting a few hours before you want to get to sleep and turning off the noise in the room as well as the light. Doing things to be proactive is about all you can do. Sleep aids are good but not if they can be habit forming. Finding a natural way is best. Not healthy to go with out sleeps for days on end. Best to stay on a certain schedule. Good luck!
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
Yeah, I am trying to go back to my regular schedule. Thank you so much for all the advice.
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@celticeagle (115560)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha You bet. I have been doing it for about 45 years. Ikes!
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@celticeagle And is it working?
@sharon6345 (109822)
• United States
11 Sep 15
Yes it sure does and it really feels bad too.. I get really tired and dizzy for the day.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
When I don't have enough sleep my whole body starts failing.
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@sharon6345 (109822)
• United States
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha Starting with my mind it just all starts to crumble. I stay away from people and do me till time for bed.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@sharon6345 yeah, that is exactly what I do ahaha
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@valmnz (12711)
• New Zealand
11 Sep 15
My problem is avoiding going to bed too early when I'm tired. The I wake in the middle of the night. And of course, guess where I end up
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
So when you are feeling tired you go to bad later?
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@owstalaga (4490)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
Well since I worked in the BPO industry I got used to the night shift so I am usually awake at night or the afternoon too. But if I really need to change my sleeping habits back to normal I have to stay awake almost the whole day to get back to sleeping at night.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
12 Sep 15
Yeah, when you changes shifts it isn't easy.
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@owstalaga (4490)
• Philippines
12 Sep 15
@fufurinha True like right now, I should be sleeping to prepare for my early morning shift on Mon, alas I woke up after 2 hrs of sleep!
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
12 Sep 15
@owstalaga That is not good. You will be sleeping on your work on monday.
@kevin1877uk (36619)
27 Nov 15
I'mterrible with sleep, I have no set sleep pattern.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
28 Nov 15
I have no problems sleeping, luckily
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@kevin1877uk (36619)
28 Nov 15
@fufurinha I'm glad you don't :)
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk what about you?
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@OneOfMany (9212)
• United States
11 Sep 15
At your age I found that my sleep habits were torn between my old way of sleeping and waking early and the habit that I would stay up late. I did both, and going to bed late and waking up early just wasn't a good idea. Some nights I didn't get any sleep, and that's never good.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
I hate when I can not sleep enough.
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@OneOfMany (9212)
• United States
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha I need at least 6 to function normally. But 7 is ideal. 8 hours plus, is only when I'm very sick.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@OneOfMany i usually sleep between 8 hours :)
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• United States
11 Sep 15
Yes, it happens to me when my husband's work schedule moves from 2nd to 1st shift in the summer-time. Suddenly I find myself taking naps during the early morning hours after he's gone to sleep and staying up late, unable to go to sleep at my normal time. Then in the fall, he goes back on his normal shift again, (2nd) and I find myself waking up at midnight when he comes home from work. But it all works out in the end...I never seem to get used to his summer schedule but the winter schedule is easy enough to handle for some reason.
@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
We all have our own routines and sleeping habits are difficult to change.
• United States
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha They sure are. :)
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@Novelangel Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us :D
• United States
11 Sep 15
bless yer heart, i can relate. i worked the night shift fer nearly 7 years 'n then went to days. got very lil sleep in those 7 years, perhaps 1-2 hours/day. on my days off i'd try to sleep like normal folks coz i had young'uns. its diff'cult 't best. 's far 's how long it takes to readjust? i reckon it depends on each individual. wish ya the best 'f luck 'n gettin' yer body clock straightened back out.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
It took me a while but my body seems fine now!
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• United States
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha thank goodness. do ya regularly 've to change shifts 'r was this a one time thingy? that bouncin' back 'n forth can sure wear on ya after a bit. take care!
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx it was a one time thing :)
@gregario888 (1298)
• Aurangabad, India
11 Sep 15
It is usual to have inordinate sleep cycles, in these stressful times. But still, I'd suggest you consult your medic, if this insomnia persists. It can be pretty taxing, if it is as a result of some health issue.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
No, it was just a few days. I am feeling better now :)
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• Aurangabad, India
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha I had a similar bout of insomnia, coupled with a rash of irritation,some years ago, and it was traced to a blockage of the gall bladder, which was later removed. But then, let it not scare you, if you feel fine, then that's the best thing to happen.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@gregario888 I will only worry if I feel like this again.
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@else34 (13636)
• New Delhi, India
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha,yes,it happens with me.And,in fact,it is happening today.Last night I could not have a sound sleep.Today at 9.30 in the morning went to my office half asleep.Returned from there at 4 p.m. and now I am feeling sleepy.But I know if I sleep now,tonight would be my second successive sleepless night.And once this happens,it will continue for weeks.Better wait for night.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
But it is terrible to wait for sleep time when we are really tired.
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@else34 (13636)
• New Delhi, India
11 Sep 15
@fufurinha I know,but if you want to recover your sleep time,you'd have to wait.You have no alternative.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
@else34 yeah, I know! I think that today I am way better :)
@gudheart (12775)
11 Sep 15
It is funny how quickly our bodies adapt to changes in sleep patterns. I am sure it will get better once it adjusts and you get used to the normal times. It happens to me too when I am up all night and end up sleeping really early in the morning and waking up late afternoon.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
12 Sep 15
I'm a fine now! But it took me a while to recover.
11 Sep 15
Sleeping has always been my friend. Never really had a problem. Before going to sleep, just tell to yourself "I will have a great sleep & I gonna rise and shine in the morning".. It has always worked for me.
@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
Oh nice, I will have to try that out.
@ZHVegas (252)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Sep 15
My biological clock is a really good one, I never had problens when changing my sleeping habits. I can change from night to day without getting tired or anything like that. But I can't sleep more than 10 hours or I get REALLY tired.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
You're lucky than! I never sleep more than 9 hours also.
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@1wldngl (3995)
• United States
11 Sep 15
My sleep pattern has been messed up for about 2 years with the chronic pain in my shoulders. After the surgeries I was on pain meds for a couple of weeks. I was sleeping quite well with those. I weaned myself off of the pain meds and had trouble sleeping again. But now I have been off of them about a month and I am sleeping well again. Less stress and no bad pain has given me my sleep back. It's nice.
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@fufurinha (11387)
• Portugal
11 Sep 15
Thank god you are sleeping well now
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