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Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 02:17 AM

Now that school is starting, I'm going to have to start going to bed earlier. How do I convince myself to go to bed and not stay up until 2am? As I'm typing this I said I would go to bed 20 minutes ago, but I'm still up. I'm hoping I can get off at 10:30.
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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 02:41 AM

I find that the best ways to get to bed earlier is to:
1. Don't eat within 4 hours of alloted bed time. Personally I try not to eat after 7 or 8PM so I don't feel hungry when I go to bed around 9 or 10
2. Turn off any distractions such as electronic devices - computers and what not can keep you up and distracted
3. Do something that helps you unwind and relax such as reading or meditating before bed
4. Actually lay in bed at the time you want to go to sleep or even earlier if you're having trouble falling asleep when in bed

your body will get use to sleeping at this time in a couple of days or more and it will be hard at first to fall asleep. Once you get use to it, definitely be much easier

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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 04:37 AM

My mom always tell me not to do anything that you would have to use your mind...
So.. No computer an hour or two before, if you watch TV... watch a boring program not some program that you would enjoy, don't read because you might get pulled into the story...
As said before, maybe try something relaxing?
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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 06:04 AM

It's a cycle that your body will settle into after a week or so of being back at school. You'll start feeling more tired in the evenings because you'll probably be getting up earlier, and you'll find it easier to go to sleep earlier. Happens to me every year (: The others gave good advice too. Also if you get a lot of fresh air or excercise during the day it'll help tire you out by nighttime too.

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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 03:54 PM

Personally I decide on a time I know I should be in bed for that morning and then set an alarm. Once the alarm goes off you have to go to bed The other users above me have posted some good tips on actually getting to sleep as well so make sure you try those out too!

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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 11:39 PM

Make yourself get up on time so you are more tired and read a book on understanding research or something like that. Its sends me off easy.
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Re: Going to Bed - August 30th 2010, 11:45 PM

If you can't get yourself to go to bed early straight away, don't worry too much. Because after a few days of late nights and early mornings, with a hard days work, you'll be begging to go to sleep early. Your routine will settle itsself once you've been at it for a week or two, so you'll be fine!

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Re: Going to Bed - August 31st 2010, 10:18 PM

Try and get into a pattern that works best. Eventually your body will programme the correct times for everything in.
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Re: Going to Bed - September 2nd 2010, 11:35 AM

A few days before you have to be going to bed early, but alarms on for the morning to wake you up, e.g. 9am. So if you go to bed at 2 and wake up at 9, you should be feeling a little tired and it'll be easier for you to go to bed earlier. Then gradually set your alarm earlier and earlier so it isn't a shock to the system when you have to get up on time.

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