Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
'Ok, I'm a crazy lifer, so my situation will hopefully never mirror yours.................'
Wait, you're saying you are crazier than I am yet you are hoping that your situation will never be as easy as mine is? 0.o
'but a doc did say I couldn't change my sleep pattern by more than 15 mins a day. Just a heads up.'
You mean go to sleep earlier by at most 15 mins?
'My daydreaming, wandering thoughts, and sensory sensitivity have kept me up all night, every night, for most of my life. I had to start drugging.'
Yeah, similar for me, spent ages mid 8-late 16 around 3 or 4 hours at night daydreaming -_______-
'I'll bet any number of relaxation tricks will work............'
'but I wouldn't go the daydreaming route. That can put you to sleep, or it can get your brain riled up & you could stay up all night. Good luck. :)'
I'm not talking about daydreaming, I mean the state between sleep and awakeness (I know I'm not making this up here) where you start having dreamlike images, thoughts start freeflowing, legs get all sorts of weird twitches, etc. Not real sleep, but not real awake either. This is the only time for me when I don't actually DD but I can only imitate it when I'm feeling sleepy. Seems to work pretty well as long as I don't let any strong DDs build up before bed.