I need to alter my sleep pattern for return to uni but am really struggling!! Watch

Random1318
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I have been working full time over the summer, doing the late shift which is usually 2pm - 9pm. This means that I have been waking up at about 12pm at the earliest, returning home from work at about 10pm and then being awake in my room until between 4-5am which is when I naturally feel tired and fall asleep.

Needless to say this is NOT the sleep pattern I want when I am at uni again, so I am trying to reshape it to a more suitable wake and sleep time but I just can't. Yesterday I woke up at about 9am and settled into bed at about midnight, I ended up laying there for 4 hours, tossing and turning with my mind on full alert until I gave up and browsed on my laptop for an hour until about 5:30am when I went to sleep. Today I've woken again at 12:30pm and I just can't see a way of resetting my circardian rythm.

Has anybody else struggled with this issue? I am desperate to sort it out but I can't find a way!
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so , digital detox? - keep device chargers in the kitchen, just BAN anything that emits blue light (or white light with blue in it) for at least the whole ONE hour before bed - your pineal gland thinks your laptop is a window and it is mid-day sunshine outside, so no melatonin for you , mate.

Not even a subtle glance at a phone, sleep means sleep. You still have a month!



(there's some info here before you hit their paywall https://study.com/academy/lesson/pin...an-rhythm.html look further on https://scholar.google.com for more papers on blue light, pineal etc)
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Set an alarm for 9am on a day you aren't doing anything. Those 4 hours of sleep are gonna shatter you out so when it comes to 10 at night you'll be able to fall asleep.
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I had to get up at 6:30am but my sleeping pattern was so bad I didn’t actually sleep. But cos I wont make it past 9pm I’ll sleep then wake up at like 8am and the cycle resets
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