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bloodrose wrote (edited )

Switch sleeping locations. I go from bed to couch and then if I wake up again from couch back to bed. Once I wake up, I feel like my brain decides where I was is not a sleeping place and won't let me sleep there.

Edited to add: Crud. I don't know why I first read that as what do you to do to go back to sleep. Silly me. Probably because I woke up three times last night. To go to sleep: melatonin + trazadone + perfect sleep hygiene. Like, I literally am never in bed before I'm already nodding off. I read for a minute in the bed and fall asleep. If I'm in bed for more than 15 minutes not able to sleep, I change locations. Keep it as cold as I can (hard to do in summer), dark as I can, and turn off all blue lights after sundown. I use a variety of aps to do this. I have terrible sleep problems. Going to sleep is work.

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noordinaryspider wrote

Sleep is work for me too.

I don't intentionally change locations, I just don't want to keep the other occupants of the bedroom awake and frequently find myself passed out on the couch with the cat.

There isn't enough physical space for us to have immaculate sleep hygiene and it's almost a relief. That must be rough to do everything "right" and still have such bad issues.

You are very brave.