Reply To: Hate Sleeping-ADHD Related?

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teachmath615
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The information about how to wind down to get to sleep is good. I am in my late fifties and have had sleep problems all of my life. I knew the rules, but would get focused on something else and lose track of time. Then, it didn’t make any difference to take the sleep medicines. Just in the last year, I chose to try the sleep protocol. It’s working more often than not, but I do have to work at it.
I’m a worrier at bedtime, too. A trick that has helped me is if I cannot get my mind to shut down, I get up for 30 minutes and do something creative, even daydreaming, and I turn off the negatives.
I have learned another thing that I didn’t want to believe when I was younger. While some medication is helpful, it’s not going to fix all of my problems. It’s helping with some of the physical, but it won’t do anything unless I choose to have a good attitude towards myself and my life. Life can be hard, and I didn’t want to face that. It can also be wonderful.