For some reason, I find that going to bed late actually helps me symptoms wise the next day. Anyone else experience this?
No, not me. I like to go to bed around midnight, 1230 am. And wake whenever I feel like it.
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What is most important for me is not when I sleep but that I get ENOUGH sleep. Anything less than 8 hours 2 days consecutively and I start seeing an increase in my symptom severity.
I’m a night owl so I naturally like to stay up quite late and then sleep in the next day. Lately I’ve been going to bed around 2 am and sleeping until 10 something, waking up for breakfast then going back to sleep until nearly 1.
I try to keep regular. Take pills at same time every day. Sleep at same time every day.
I go to bed early because I love to be up at daybreak. That means early because I sleep a long time on the meds. So that means going to bed nearly same time every night.
I find that keeping it all regular helps big time. I’m usually taking all my meds approx the same everyday.
I find its best for me to go to bed bout 10 get up at 8 and sleep about 2 hours through the day… the nap resets my mind and prevents overtiredness…
Ideally I get to bed by 10;30 and get up at 6:30. Reality. Get to bed at midnight wake up at 4 am. I’m wide awake at 4. Often nap around 9 though.
I’ve heard that going to sleep later can help with sz symptoms the next day somewhere else, but I can’t remember where. It apparently also helps lessen symptoms of depression too. Insomnia, which is shared by both, disrupts the sleep cycle causing a change in the quantities of serotonin and dopamine. Staying up late somehow ‘resets’ it. An altered state of consciousness is the experienced the following day but mood is improved. Hmm.
My sleep schedule is 10pm-8am.
Ive read something similar as well, but it wasn’t about schizophrenia. It was about depression and anxiety.
I sleep in little shifts since my major psychotic episodes. Little 3 to 5 hour shifts. I usually sleep less than 8 hours a night, but I try to get a couple of sleep shifts in to average around 6.5 hours. I have a smartwatch to help me keep track of my sleep.
I once tried l-theanine for sleep and it regulated my sleep back to 8 full hours but it freaked me out since i’m so used to waking up in the middle of the night, that I got concerned about maybe a fire or someone knocking on my door and I wouldn’t be able to wake up, so I quit taking the l-theanine.
Last night was a near record, according to my smartwatch of a full on 7 hours of sleep! I think it’s the change of weather affecting my sleep, prob be back on a little sleep shift again soon…
Yes, I’m a night owl. I go out for a walk late at night before going to bed, then take my L-Theanine capsule, and lemon balm capsule, and crawl into bed, and then I sleep much better. Trying to go to sleep early doesn’t work for me, and the walk helps me clear the clutter from my mind and tires me out.
I can never stay up past 10pm or even 9pm sometimes. I get so overwhelmed during the day and it all builds up. Sleeping it off is the only comfort
@SzAdmin Do you know anything about sleeping less or going to bed later helping symptoms of schizophrenia?
I tend to fall asleep around 2am and awaken at 1pm. Then I need a nap about 6pm. Zyprexa makes me sleepy AF
I get to bed around 8:30 at night and get up around 1030 in the morning. I usually get 13-14 hours of sleep normally