I've noticed that when I sleep from, say, 11-6 as opposed to 12-7, I feel very different upon waking up. Even just shifting everything one hour late, when I get up at 7 my mornings are pleasant and alert. If I wake up at 6, even if I had gone to bed and fell asleep at 11, I had to take a nap somewhere in there.
Are there studies that shows which hours you sleep actually matter? Or are all of this in my head?
posted by redwaterman
on May 6, 2014 -
I have 2.5 weeks until my university final exams. I have a lot
of review to do, but at the same time, I'm also learning quite a bit of new material in my classes so I need some extra hours in my day.
Since I have no other urgent commitments in the next 2 weeks (such as midterm exams), I am willing to sacrifice on sleep. Normally I have a standard schedule: asleep from ~11:30 to ~7:30. I understand there are quite a bit of polyphasic sleep schedules
, but I'm only looking for something temporary and those typically take a while and have a gruelling transition period. My schedule is occupied from 7am to about 5 pm.
posted by ptsampras14
on Apr 24, 2013 -
I work 50+ hours a week in a job that I love. My schedule changes daily; some days are normal 9-6, but others are 2am to "whenever." How do I get healthy sleep while coping with this schedule? [more inside]
posted by none of these will bring disaster
on Mar 5, 2013 -
I'm almost nocturnal but feel almost guilty about it, and don't see it working out in the long run with a family even though it is the perfect set-up for me right now while I'm on my own still. Definitely want a family, though... Any advice or similar situations solved or coped with? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow
on Nov 18, 2012 -
How would one visualize 3 parametars on the same graph?
I have to visualize my sleeping schedule (time + day) + alternations of my body temperature during the day on the same graph. How could it be done?
posted by leigh1
on Mar 22, 2012 -
I have a new, strange work schedule, and my eating habits are making my sleep schedule go haywire. When and what should a person eat if they work from 3 pm to 10 pm, and want to be awake around 7 or 8? [more inside]
posted by acidic
on Sep 29, 2009 -
Due to circumstances out of my control, I have a nightmare commute once or twice a week for the next two months. The commuting itself is tolerable, but the disruptions to my sleep cycle aren't. Please help! [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Becoming a regular person after all these years. My boyfriend is for the first time since high school required to be at work 5 days a week from 9-5. How do we prepare? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Jan 28, 2008 -
BabyFilter: I'm looking for advice on how to schedule late night baby feedings once I go back to work (details inside) [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch
on Jun 14, 2007 -
My sleep schedule is very hectic. While I almost always have to get up early, I frequently have to stay up very late to complete projects or have at least a few hours to spend with friends. I try and use the weekends to catch up on sleep, and I have many tricks to haul myself out of bed in the mornings but I was wondering if anyone might know a relatively safe combination of drugs that would not only help me quickly fall asleep but also wake up quickly if I haven't gotten my "full" 8 hours of sleep? [more inside]
posted by chason
on Nov 14, 2005 -
School's out and I haven't got a job yet, but I want to get myself into the habit of getting up early... [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart
on May 12, 2005 -