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    ✘ Not a client

    If we’re not supposed to look at our clocks how will we know how much time we’ve slept? How much time is our awake time?
    I’m having difficulty putting anything down, all I know is I feel very tired since I began the sleep restriction 12 days ago. The one big difference that I have however is that I now know the difference between sleepy and tired. Taking Ambien for 15 yrs made me forget what sleepy is and I get sleepy about 1-1.5 hours before my sleep time.


    ✓ Client

    If you do a sleep diary, you only estimate how much you sleep without clock watching. But from my experience, your best sleep happens when you no longer track it or try to make improvements. Everyone’s sleep will right itself, as long as you stick to a regular bedtime schedule, where you just go to bed X and get out at Y, and you don’t care what happens in between. Your body should respond nicely within a few weeks. You might get some nights where your sleep gets worse but that’s okay because this is a sure sign everything is working well as your sleep drive will decrease naturally after good nights. Good luck!


    ✘ Not a client

    Thank you for your encouragement. I’m committed to sleeping well snd being drug free!


    ✓ Client

    Sleep is just sleep, there’s no way your body can do it wrong. If you reach a place like me, I don’t particularly celebratory if I get more than 8 hours, neither do I get upset if I got 4 or 5 either! But most of the times it’s in between. I stopped connecting actions/thoughts to sleep, because I became convinced there’s none even if you believe taking ambien helps but it’s always your own body that made you sleep and nothing else. I also stopped chasing sleep and fearing poor sleep, that’s how I recover and still doing great today. Good night and happy sleeping to you!

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