January 14, 2011 at 6:23pm
I'm following the "Sleep Well, Be Well" program and finding it very helpful so far. I have lately suffered from insomnia (waking during the night and not being able to go back to sleep) for the first time in my life, and the program is definitely helping. The hardest thing for me is working with natural sleep cycles - I've always been a night owl who hates getting up early. I start work at 7.30am so getting up around 5.45 is okay and I am finding I can go to bed, settle and sleep earlier (9.30ish) during the week, which is great, but weekends are much more difficult. I still want to have a social life and be able to do things that keep me up a bit later on the weekends. What's the best way to cope with this and still maintain a healthy sleeping pattern? Thanks for any advice.