Sleep restriction for early waking question
About 14 years ago, I suffered with a 5 year bout of horrible insomnia. I was finally able to overcome it...first with sleeping meds, then naturally. I have now been struck by it again. My problem now is not falling asleep like it was years ago, but staying asleep. I fall asleep around 10-10:30, wake up once or twice, then seem to wake up for good around 4 am. My alarm is set for 6:15. Sometimes I will drift off and on for a few minutes at a time, but it is getting rarer and rarer. Then, my hubby gets up at 5, so even if I do drift, that tends to get me back up. I know that sleep restriction works, because I used a modified plan of it before. However, I now CANNOT keep my eyes open past 10:30. Has anyone tried using this, but getting up earlier instead of staying up late?