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Any tips for going to bed earlier and waking up earlier?

Asked by Haleth (19499points) July 14th, 2014

I work nights. On the weekends I love going for (super tame) power walks and bike rides, painting outside, and studying in parks or caf├ęs. It would be great to do that stuff on work days, but I don’t feel safe hiking or biking alone after dark, and most of the other stuff is best during daylight hours. It would have to be before my shift. Further down the road, it would be great to take community college classes or painting classes before work.

Right now, I work noon- 9 PM, which in theory leaves plenty of time. But I’m stuck on a sleep schedule of 2 AM- 10 PM, and no matter what, I can’t manage to go to bed earlier or wake up earlier. I’m so wide awake late at night, and groggy in the morning. Plus nighttime is the only time when I have the house to myself, and the quiet is delightful. Any advice?

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