Me too - I would love to have the blissful feeling of consciousness gently giving way to sleep but my consciousness is a stubborn thing and does not go gently into that good night. It holds on kicking and screaming, or rather relentlessly puncturing any fluffy sleep balloons silly enough to think they will win the night.Sometimes, depending on my mood. A lot of the time I find transitioning to sleep unnecessarily difficult. You would think deep thought would make it easier to sleep, but it really doesn't
I spend way too much time in my head but its usually better than the alternative.
I guess it already has.
Not sure what to think, but coconut oil is slippery...*leaves puddles of saliva-emulsified coconut oil around your house in the middle of the night*
Longing is the agony of the nearness of the distant
Me too - it doesn't matter how healthy I eat or careful I am with my schedule - I just can't sleep like a normal person. It is super frustrating and I've given in to using Tylenol PM sometimes but then I don't get dreams.Almost nothing has a sustainable effect on my sleep, unless it's for the worse. This is fucking frustrating beyond belief, as it's the one thing I can't seem to get control of in regards to my health. Yes, I've even tried not drinking caffeine for the entire day or longer. Yes, even recently. I'm thinking it's entirely the fault of my unsustainable job hours, I mean, really, shifting schedules, and waking up at 3am sucks no matter how old you are, and eventually it's going to catch up to me.
Rhodiola helps me sleep.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
When I was taking flexoril for an injury, I slept like the dead, and apparently it gives most people extremely vivid dreams. My dreams are already pretty wild so other than remembering them upon semi waking into the sleep zombie mode in the morning the only difference was lack of pain and presence of deep sleep.
The only thing I've found really helps with my sleep quality is the reverse alarm so that I turn off all the lights, including technology, eight hours before I have to get up. It's not 100%, but sometimes just being in a dark room puts me to sleep.