Does quality of sleep suffer if you go from earlybird to night owl?
September 5, 2011 9:47 PM Subscribe
SleepFilter: Does quality of sleep suffer if you go from earlybird to night owl and do most of your sleeping after midnight/in the morning?
"One hour of sleep before midnight is worth 2 after." How true is this saying?
posted by Not Supplied to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Does it change if you adjust to a very nocturnal pattern?
I was always an early bird in the UK, but since coming to Korea I've been having a late lifestyle. I was jetlagged and adjusted to some extent, but haven't bothered making myself adjust to former habits.
The reason being that I work until 10 and it's nice to have a meal and a bit of time to myself before sleeping, so I've been turning in at 12 or 1 at least and waking up 10ish.
In fact, it would be cool in the summer at least to have an even later lifestyle and stay up until the early hours. Then I get some solid time to myself, not a bit in the morning and evening taken up by meals etc., and socializing late doesn't throw me out of whack.
However, I'm worried that my quality of sleep will suffer as some people don't think it's good. Especially as I was always an early riser.
Any experiences, evidence, ways to mitigate problems etc.?
Thanks in advance if I don't get back to the thread.