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Confused How can you tell when youíre ready for bed ?

Sometimes I think Iím ready for bed I become sleepy take my medicine for the night lay down and become awake.

I donít know if this is Due to the medicine or due to the fact I canít tell when Iím tired enough to sleep.


Anyone have any ideas or suggestions on what I can do to sleep better .

By the way I do not currently go to school and I have a job at the moment so I donít really need to get up on a daily basis at the same time .

I am in the process of trying to get a day program for autism .
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I know it's time when Seth Myers has finished his monolog. I go to bed between 11-11-50 every night, take my meds and read a short time. Most nights my meds let me fall asleep. I don't work or have a daily schedule either but I've found that going to bed at the same time and doing the same routine at night helps.
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I wait until I start yawning and feel really sleepy. It takes awhile for sleep meds to kick in for me.
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There are 2 ways I know when itís ready for bed:

1. Itís a work night and itís after 8:30.

2. just get randomly tired all of a sudden. Thereís no working through it when Iím that way. If my favorite show is on Iíll just record the rest of it. No matter what time it is if I get suddenly exhausted I have to get to bed. I got suddenly
exhausted at work last Friday and I had to keep myself from literally napping on the floor.
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I always just retire to my bedroom at 8 PM and watch tv in bed. When I feel like sleeping i either close my eyes or turn over with the tv still on.
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I have a very strict bedtime routine that I implemented due to terrible insomnia. I used to take all sorts of sleeping meds but as an alcoholic in recovery they no longer were an option. I wont bore you or hijack your thread about my sleep training but specific to your question I go upstairs where my bedroom is at the same time every night. I take my night time meds about 15 min before that. I take Geodon and my doc had told me years ago that it needs a little bit of digestion to get going so I will take them with a small snack like some crackers or a clementine. Once in bed I read for about 15 minutes (yes its my phone but it doesnt bother me) then I turn my phone on silent and upside down and lay there and close my eyes. 8/10 times this works and I am asleep in a total of 20 minutes.
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