I've always had sleep problems.
When I was a child, I had night terrors which ended when I was about 13. When I was in my teens, I suffered from sleep paralysis and insomnia. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I embraced my AB side that I stumbled upon the solution to these problems. From the very first time I slept in a diaper, clutching a teddy bear tightly against my chest... all of these problems disappeared and I was able have the most sleep I'd had since I was about 3. It was great. I finally felt safe, secure and not alone.
While I was glad about all of this at first, i now I have a new problem. Seems I now sleep too much. It seems that when I go to sleep, I do not wake for 10-12 hours. This is too much right? Because, I can't get anything done now. I work evenings (7pm-2am) which means I usually get to bed around 3-5am and that mean its usually about 2:30-3:00pm in the afternoon before I wake up and by that time, the day is over and I feel like a lazy piece of crap for it. I'd like to be able to get up at around 10-11am. I feel like that should be enough sleep to get by on. Right? Surely 11 hours is too much right? My family and friends aren't making me feel any better about this. In fact, it's made me feel worse.
Any suggestions on getting a better sleep schedule going? I've tried sleeping without a diaper but that only helped a "tiny bit." Sleeping without my bear is something that I haven't been able to do. I feel lonely and sad without him.
Please help me. I don't know what to do.