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15 Mar 2022, 11:29 pm

Since I started working longer hours I've had trouble sleeping. I have a physical job, so I'm not staring at a screen all day, and I get home around 5.30pm, feeling physically tired and longing to get into bed. I go to bed at around 10ish, and I read to wind down, but my eyes are tired and heavy so I can't read for long. So I put the book down and then lay down to go to sleep. But although I feel physically tired, I still can't drop off. My brain is chattering with many thoughts at once and I'm suddenly restless. When I do drop off I wake up a few hours later.

I thought my sleep pattern would regulate now that I'm working days and not sleeping during the day like I used to. I can feel the tiredness behind my eyes yet can't seem to go to sleep. Maybe it's my body adjusting to the new schedule? Will I start sleeping regularly again?


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20 Mar 2022, 6:34 am

There's nothing worse that feeling tired but not being able to sleep. You're probably right when you say you just need to get used to your new pattern.


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20 Mar 2022, 5:32 pm

I think it's hyperactivity as well, even though I avoid caffeine at night. It's the time I need to talk, as I work alone most of the time, but by then my boyfriend is tired and wants to sleep. It's why I come to WP. I love talking and expressing myself.

I'm glad I am settling into a proper routine now, as I find keeping a routine hard but now that I work regular daytime hours I should be able to sleep better at night.


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20 Mar 2022, 5:58 pm

Are you working full-time now?



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20 Mar 2022, 7:56 pm

The breathing and relaxation exercises worked for me in the same context. YMMV, but worth a try. I also tried the melatonin and it worked for me, I didn't like the hangover tho.

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