the beginning and ending of everything (tryaswemight) wrote in thequestionclub,
the beginning and ending of everything

How do you fix your sleep schedule when it gets out of whack?

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?
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