I would like to get anyone's suggestions on getting optimal sleep.
Used to go to bed at 9 and sleep through 6am, and that's always been my pattern since I was in my teens (I'm in my mid-40s). In the recent months, I've been falling asleep between 10:30 and 11 and get up at 5. If I try to sleep at 9pm, I would wake up at 2 or 3 am. Here are some data:
- On the weekends, I do 1.5-hr naps
- Hard to sleep if I don't watch something on my iPhone (I know, I know)
- Since I only get <7 hours of sleep (5am), I go back to sleep and wake up around 8:30 am (without using the alarm) just so I can compensate the difference
- One positive thing is if I fall I sleep, it goes all the way through (meaning no peeing in the middle of night, etc.)
I need to go back to my old habits since it's almost back-to-school for my first grader and I cannot afford to lose sleep and go to work and function suboptimally. I just read something about honey (why honey?), magnesium, GABA; which I will try.
Thank you so much in advance!