an experiment to try
especially for you youngsters that say you don't get tired
when the sky gets dark outside turn off any screen , florescent or LED light some of the soft white that have sort of a yellowish tint to them aren't to bad but if you can just a soft white incandescent for the experiment
put on some instrumental music or read a book, a paper book
I bet you are ready to go to sleep a LOT sooner than normal
screens , moving images , and blue light keep us awake , keep our brains going
also keep a pen and paper next to you , when your brain runs write it down so you can let it go . this is a very important thing for me to do before a trip I will lie in bed and remember things if I can write them down I can let myself go to sleep it may not work for everyone but it is worth a try.
we shoot for 9:30 or 10pm , it doesn't always happen and when it doesn't it was probably because we had a screen on
If I could convince my wife to not have any screens on at night I bet we would be asleep within 40 minutes of dark , I guess in Winter when that is 5:30pm that could be too early
unless I really wore myself out the day before and I don't have an alarm set I seem to naturally get up about the time it gets light
I'm going to try the writing stuff down one since that's usually when my best ideas come to mind and then I forget them or when something that has been on my mind for a while comes up with an answer.