Hey Quirky and gentle sleepy waves to everyone reading lol.
Your question about clocks in the bedroom.
I've probably always been on the insomniac end of the sleep routine spectrum.
I know now that waking up often throughout the night has been partially explained by trauma, since being diagnosed with C-PTSD. The rest is biological I think.
About 20y ago I just decided to take the alarm clock out of my bedroom.
I have no clocks in my bedroom whatsoever.
This helped A LOT.
About 35y ago I stopped wearing a watch altogether. I preferred to "sense" what time it was and not keep looking at my watch a billion times a day.
When I was pretty anxious about beginning at a very new job in all ways, I wasn't sleeping well at all. Eventually, instead of turning on the light and getting up, I would leave the room dark and scribble on a Scrapbook with a crayon I had next to my bed on the floor, writing whatever it was that worried me about setting up my new job (or whatever else was disturbing my sleep).
I had to rebirth this strategy during the Courts phase.
Just SO many things to remember for affidavits etc.
At my worst I would wake every 30-40 mins. Sometimes only have 45 mins sleep in a night. The PTSD was full on during these times. I didn't know about it then though.
If I get 8h sleep in a night I must be ill lol!
I do well on 6h sleep. That's just me.
Apparently as a baby, I barely slept. As a toddler the adults needed to hold my legs and arms still while someone closed my eyes with their hands and sang a lullaby.
Yep I think I've had some form of ADHD since birth.
The fact my very young mother was all alone in a foreign country assisting in operating theatres as a Nurse, while a war was happening AND being pregnant with me can explain the beginnings of the trauma I believe. What she saw was nothing short of horrific.
Anyhoo yep, no clocks in the bedroom lol.
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