I've been off work since January, and my days and nights have basically reversed themselves. I have a sleep disorder to begin with, so a 2am bedtime is not unusual. But I have found lately that it's become more like 6 or 7am and sleeping until 1 or 2pm.
Problem is, I go back to work on Monday, and I'm starting at 7am. Which means I have to get up at 530. I have a feeling this is going to be a huge problem.
I should also add here that I am not having trouble getting tired...the problem is that once I shut down for the night, I have flashbacks of a traumatic event. So far I have tried 'quiet time', music, tea, trying to visualize something positive so I don't end up in the flashback, medication (both OTC and doctor prescribed), alcohol, and pulling an all-nighter so that I drop from exhaustion at a more 'normal' time. Nothing has worked.
How can I get back to my 'normal'? Any tips for putting the flashbacks at bay?