All posts tagged: sleep

Hello Sense, Allergies, and Better Sleep

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As I’ve written about before, going to bed and waking up early has been an ongoing problem for me as long as I can remember. I’ve had more success fixing my sleep issues the past ten days than anything else I’ve ever tried in the past. A lot of that has been due to what I’ve learned using this little ball called Sense that tracks my sleep, monitors room conditions, and has a Sleep Cycle […]

The “Why Am I Anxious?” Checklist

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I’ve come up with a list of things I should ask myself and do if I’m feeling anxious or antsy. Here it is: Did I not have any coffee today? Have some. Have I had too much coffee? Drink some water. Take a walk. Did I sleep not enough or too much? Keep working on that. Am I worried what someone is thinking of me? Talk to them. Am I worried about something I’m not […]

How John Zeratsky Became a Morning Person

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This post on Medium by John Zeratsky echoes a lot of what I’ve felt, and what I’m trying to get to. This part describes how I’ve been my entire life: It didn’t come naturally to me. When I had to wake up early—for a meeting, an event, or class—it was like the vignette above. I struggled to get out of bed. Often I barely made it to my engagement on time. And that rushed, zombie-like […]

Fixing My Messed Up Sleep Schedule

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Sleep has always been a huge problem for me. My issue isn’t that I don’t sleep enough, it’s that I can’t sleep at night or wake up. If you don’t have a problem like this, that might sound stupid, but I’ve been like this as long as I can remember (at least since junior high). I’ve talked to a doctor before who thought I might have delayed sleep phase disorder, but haven’t gone so far […]