I have never been a morning person, actually .. that might be a bit of a ‘lie’. If like me you remember Saturday Morning cartoons in the 80s, then that MIGHT have been the only time. I remember they used to come on at least at 9am and were on until 1-3 in the afternoon. (They may have started earlier but I’m lucky if I remember what time I woke this morning.)
In High school I wouldn’t go to sleep until Midnight (the latest), I’d be fine the next morning. When I was working (and I usually got up the last minute I could as when I started the place my house was up the hill so If I had to walk it was only 15 minutes to get there.) Here no matter the time i’d go to sleep (usually 11pm unless I fell asleep earlier) I never seemed to be able to ‘wake up’ before 9am (Brain body whatever) even my Boss knew better than the bug me before then. I was basically just a robot til then. Noon I’d be even more aware. Then it was down hill a few hours after that, and around 3 or 4 I as well as my co-workers would seem to perk back up again.
I’d call that 3 pm the 2nd wind of the day, but what they call in the article below, is not a 2nd wind. (maybe 3rd wind).
With me if I go to bed at a certain time every day (like one does while working) that is what happens to me. So sometimes its a good idea (like when you have the next day off or on vacations) to stay up later past your the usual time you go to bed.
Due to medical problems I am not working, one of them being Anxiety. When they speak of your mind Racing, that is what mine would do when I’d try to fall asleep when I was working. Sometimes it still does. (It’s your anxiety of the day usually, things you wish you said problems and even things you need to get done, what you want to really do instead of those things and so on)
I like to read an hour or so before bed, I normally read print books for that but I do occasionally read on my kindle. Also I do play games on it for a bit as well, that never seems to be a factor to falling asleep. I do have melatonin by my bedside for the times I have to get up early and think I might have a problem getting to sleep (because I have to go to bed earlier than I usually do) Sadly when I take it, I end up waking up earlier even if its just for a minute or 2 but it still makes it hard to get up (as if I stayed up all night) you are supposed to take them half an hour before going to bed. And I do so, I also have an over the counter sleeping pill which I take a few hours before bed so I will hopefully not be so groggy when waking. (Sort of helps and I stay asleep)
You can even have some warm milk (or even better hot cocoa..) and don’t tell me you can’t drink milk.. they have plenty of substitutes for diets and those allergic to actual milk. That (if no one else is already asleep) I can make, otherwise I usually just have the fits when I can’t fall asleep. I’ll lay in bed and it’ll have felt like an hour then I get antsy and anxious and panicky (especially if I have an appointment or something to do the next day.) The only thing I can really do is read awhile then try to fall asleep again.
I usually try to put the laptop or tablet away 3 hours before I plan to go to bed. I read or I might just watch tv, write a letter or work on some other form of my writing (Blog posts, taking notes for one of the pages on my blogs Like I have a Vampire Bible, Or The Norse Culture on ZodiacImmortal.wordpress.com there’s Stories I’m writing, Poems or notes for a story.) Yeah I know I have way too many hobbies/interests. Really Wish it could only be one or 2.
I notice that when I get creative, it wipes me out a bit. Maybe if you do something creative, like sewing or making a bracelet or necklace or just try to plan how you may want to re-arrange a room might help you out.