tcm.sifu wrote:There are a lot of variables regarding the etiology of insomnia, if you are not experiencing a lot of mental stress then you need to work out what is the exact cause of the tossing and turning at late night. In my clinical experience herbal therapy and acupuncture would help a great deal. Massage therapy would also alleviate hyper active central nervous system.
NonTocareLeTete wrote:My sleep schedule has been screwed up for a long time, maybe the whole time I've been in Taiwan. I find that I get really tired around 7pm (ironically, just the time I usually start teaching ) then get a second wind around 10pm, and I can stay up, happily, energetically, until 3 or 4am. Then I seem to get my best sleep between 7am and 11am- heavy, dream-filled sleep. Usually up by 10 or 11 and fine until I hit that 7pm slump.
I'd like to switch to a more 'normal' schedule. .....
Anyone successfully change their sleep schedule? Or should I just go with what feels natural? And has anyone else had this problem/ do you think it's related to living on the opposite side of the globe from where I grew up?
golf wrote:NonTocareLeTete, any improvement or success? Actually I'm still living on bad sleeping pattern..
Just love the night, feeling safe and inspiring, and can concentrate a lot!
NonTocareLeTete wrote:So funny you should ask- I was just thinking how much my sleep has improved. I always considered myself a night person, but decided to make a change. Called my manager and asked to switch to day classes. She said no, and I said, alright, I'll just quit, I got a job offer for more money to work nights elsewhere. But I'll stay if you give me days. She switched me to days AND gave me a raise
That was over a year ago and, kid you not, I go to bed around 8pm these days. I wake up (naturally) between 4:30 and 5. And I feel AMAZING. And when a late night throws off my sleep schedule, I can get back on track within a day or two.
I still wake up at least once during the night but it doesn't bother me too much.
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