Good God, two years?
You have to force yourself to keep a normal schedule. When you got to Korea you let your body stay on NY time. Wake up at 6:30 for school. When you go home, force yourself to stay awake. Seriously. You're going to be exhausted, but push yourself. Go for a run. Do homework while sipping cold water (so you have to keep getting up to pee; you may think it's weird, but it works - I do this when I have to stay up late to study). Have a friend come over for the sole purpose of keeping you awake. OR only allow yourself a 60 or 90 minute nap. Not 3 or 5 hours. Try to go to bed around 10. It'll be hard the first few days (weeks, even) you do this. You are having to force your body to change its clock. But once you do, you'll be glad. Sleep schedules have effects on your body you can't even begin to conceive.
If you're having trouble falling asleep at 10 or 11, really think about how you're going about it. Did you eat before you went to bed? Try not to do that for at least an hour. Did you drink anything? Caffeine? Something with sugar? That'll mess you up, for sure. Is the TV on? Turn. Off. Your. Computer. And your phone. Write in a journal if you need to. Seriously - I know these suggestions sound dumb, but they work.
This can't be fixed in a day. Probably won't be fixed in a week. Probably will affect you at school the first time you try to do it. But stick with it. You can adjust your sleep schedule. You just have to design a new schedule and STICK WITH IT.
· 10 years ago