At night I cant sleep, I stay in my room bored out of my mind. I can't think of anything to do rather than watch YouTube. It's become a bit of a bad habit for me to be honest. What started at just a little addiction is now keeping me up till 1:00 in the morning! I tried writing about this on my blog but failed dramatically XD
Can alone else relate? Please tell me I'm not the only one that's become a night owl since Covid hit!
06/27/2021 - 10:43pm
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time with this! I wish I could help... I sometimes stay up reeeaaally late on occasion (not necessarily on youtube) so here are some things I can think of to try to remove the temptation; leave your devices in another room, or far away from where you sleep if possible, before it's night and you even look at youtube; instead of writing about it in your blog in the daytime, try taking a little piece of paper (less intimidating) or notebook and writing about your problem at night when you'd usually be watching youtube, and just let it spill without worrying about how you word it o anything, just let it be bad writing! Try reading a good book! I also believe youtube has a few features that will give you reminders to stop, or even one that tells you to go to bed at a set time, not sure if that would help... look at your watching time in youtube and use the method of making yourself feel guilty XD Do some stretching or exercise in your room if you can -It'll make a huge difference to have a simple routine! Not sure if any of this helps, but I hope it does:) And best wishes in overcoming this :)
06/28/2021 - 3:19pm
YES IM SUCH A NIGHTOWL SINCE COVID AHH NIGHT OWL BUDS. For me it was because I would wake up so late (like 11am), so I wouldn't be remotely tired until much later (1am oops). definitely agree with everything @IceBlink said! putting devices in another room and timers are really great reminders. Excersizing at some point in the day so your some kind of tired might work too. Also! whats working for me is physically getting up hours earlier so I'm tired at a decent hour. I woke up at 8 and fell asleep by 12 the past few days, so yay progress. Also, highly recommend not looking at any screens an hour before bed. Ik its really difficult because screens are so entertaining (beleive me i'm kinda sturggling) but reading, writing on paper and doing yr bedtime routine without screens really helps your body to know its time to sleep and when I DO do this it also helps. from a fellow night owl I deff feel you!
06/28/2021 - 5:49pm
I was already a night owl before the pandemic, but I can relate to not being able to sleep. I agree with @IceBlink and @Treblemaker. Definitely keep screens away from your room before bed! I've looked at screens 30 minutes before I went to bed, and it kept me up for at least 3 hours. For me, turning on a light while I'm trying to sleep normally just makes me more awake, but it depends on the person. I'd recommend staying in bed with the covers over you, get into a comfortable position, close your eyes, and try to clear your mind. I know the last part can be IMMENSELY hard, but try as hard as possible! I've found that thinking about anything—the next day, the past day, story/poem ideas, current events, family, etc.—makes it really hard to fall asleep. I hope some of this has helped! :)