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day 2 of trying to go to bed earlier

08 Nov 2013

2013-11-08 01:41:02 -0600

So, here's my current plan.

First, I'm trying to wear my blue-light filtering glasses at least a couple of hours before bedtime. I blogged about it earlier, but these glasses supposedly will allow your body to produce melatonin as though you weren't being exposed to unnatural light at all. Or at least, I think that's how it's supposed to work.

But on top of that, I'm also throwing in behavior modification.

Such as:

I'm now switching over from doing semi-active computer usage until bedtime to passive watching of TV. So oddly enough, TV may well become beneficial in this situation.

Possibly more importantly, I switch to a less active sitting situation a couple of hours before bed.

See, my general purpose chair is actually an exercise ball. Now over time, I have developed the ability to slouch on an exercise ball (though not exactly something to be proud of), but of course, even then, it's still more active than sitting on a normal chair.

So my new chair? The floor.

Lastly, I'm switching into pajamas sooner than I normally would've, in a further attempt to signal to my brain/body that it's time to get sleepy damn it.

I'm sure these things will help. But what I really need is a miracle cure to save me from myself and make me so sleepy that I have no choice but to go to bed early.

Sleeping pills could probably do that, but in my experience, their effects start to wear off after like the 2nd or 3rd day of usage. Even if they worked fine, I still tend to be paranoid about medicating myself to sleep.

I want to fix things natually. Ya know, by watching TV and wearing blue-light-filtering glasses.