My sleep has improved significantly. I don’t have any real problems in going to sleep at the end of the day now. In terms or amount of sleep, I’ve gone from zero to two hours a night, to something like a total of 8 hours per night.
This isn’t unbroken sleep and I’m trying to get to sleep for 8 hours without waking up.
Currently, something like 5-6 hours is the best I can manage before I wake up. I can normally get back to sleep after I wake but don’t feel that this results in the refreshment I am looking for and I want my body to be able to run the repair processes that go on in sleep.
Recently, I used to wake in the middle of the night, like a switch had been flicked and I was wide awake again. I am glad that seems to be over. Now, I feel like a more normal awakening has occurred, I feel a little groggy and so on. I think this is a positive change. I just don’t want it to be at 4am.
I’m wondering if maybe going back to sleep is to be avoided and that if I stay up from when I awake, if it’ll train my body into sleep as a “one shot” deal - that if I wake, then that’s sleep finished for that night and therefore my body should stay asleep for longer.
For those that have a similar sleeping pattern to me, have you experimented with different methods to help you sleep for longer?
If there’s a few of us, perhaps we could try experimenting and reporting our findings. I’m not interested in taking prescription drugs at this stage.