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Old 02-06-2013, 05:32 AM   #1
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Sleep restriction for early waking question

Hello everyone,

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?

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Re: Sleep restriction for early waking question

I saw a sleep therapist for awhile, and he he would suggest that you try extend your bedtime to 11pm for a later wakeup time, and after maybe a week, change it to 10:45... Then 10:30 after another week. I've had similar problems and still do. Easier said than done...

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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Re: Sleep restriction for early waking question

So basically....don't drive yourself crazy nitpicking over the amount of hours...hust go to bed later! Sounds so much less stressful!

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