Sleep Schedules? What Is Even?

Yeah so my sleep schedules are just completely messed up right now. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve finally started consuming caffeinated beverages again, or I’m actually sleeping terribly late and don’t feel it because of said caffeine boost, or what. All I know is that I’m waking up super late again, like before I started the daily morning progesterone shots, but I’m not sleeping as late as before! Like, I fell asleep around 1 am yesterday and woke up today at 11 am. What the heck? I usually don’t need 10 hours of sleep – 7 would do fine. And this happened the day before too. I understand before I would go to sleep at 3 or 4 am and wake up at noon, well, yeah, I went to sleep at an ungodly hour. However, I’m now trying to start getting ready for bed at midnight and still wake up 10 hours later. Crazy.

I’m going to try to adjust my schedule more. I don’t want to be in bed by 11 pm, like my mother said I would, because that’s for when I’m 60 not when I’m not even 40 yet. My perfect bed time would be 12:30 or 1 and wake up around 9 or 9:30. But no, if I go to sleep at like 12:30 I end up waking up at 7 am, and then be tired for the rest of the day, or I end up waking at 11 am, and wonder what happened to all the time lost. Ugh.

I assume I’m just getting terrible sleep for whatever reason and so my body is making up for it by sleeping longer. I’m thinking of using a sleep aid, like those apps where you listen to something relaxing and be asleep in 5 min, or so they claim. I’m skeptical, but maybe it’ll help? I heard about this app called Calm that everyone’s listening so I’m going to give that a try. I finally feel like I’m on a good work/food/exercise schedule, I don’t need erratic sleep to mess it all up.