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    dbaldino
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    Do any of you out there have any suggestions for resetting a circadian cycle? I wake up every night between midnight and 1:00 am. Sometimes I go back to sleep and sometimes I don’t. This has been going on for years and I can seem to “break” it.

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    Martin Reed
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    Waking is a normal part of sleep. What can make falling back to sleep more difficult is our desire to avoid nighttime wakefulness — because then we might be tempted to put effort into falling back to sleep or put pressure on ourselves to fall back to sleep.

    Since wakefulness is a normal part of sleep I think it can be helpful to remind yourself of that when you wake. It can also be helpful not to check the time — because that can set off a big struggle with sleep. Finally, it might be helpful to simply remain in bed when awake, for as long as that wakefulness feels comfortable.

    If your body wants to generate more sleep and if conditions are right for more sleep to happen, more sleep will happen.

    I hope this helps!

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