My doctor and I had a conversation about sleep again. We know that my carcadian rhythm does not change. We know this because of a lot of research, sleep studies and many blood and gene tests. The bottom line is that I wake up at the same time every day, unless I am extremely ill or medicated.
What we are trying to determine how much deep sleep I really need with my unique case and how to make it happen. (It’s a little unnerving). Since my entire life I have been awake at the same time, I have no problem. That is my normal. However my doctor is concerned about deep sleep when the body does repairs and if I am truly lacking in that area. So around 3:00 am within about a 5 minute range I wake up and stay awake even if I went to bed at 2:30 am. (Clearly that is not enough sleep.)
The trick is seeing if we can find a good routine, that works with my body and get me 2.5 hours of deep sleep a night. We would like to eliminate medication if possible. Yes we are looking into idea and yet some of you may have some tricks. If you please send me a message or leave them in the comments.