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Old 01-12-2010, 08:55 AM
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Originally Posted by 20yrsinBranson View Post
I agree. Sometimes I have to force myself to go to sleep and I could not do it without my trusty Melatonin. I should be in bed right now but I can't bear the thought of it. LOL

6:30 am will be here before i know it *sigh*

Thats about my schedule now too, 20yrs!

One reason I can't sleep a full 8 hours is that my sinus dries up the longer I lay down; I do best on 7 hrs sleep in that regard but I do occasionally sleep 8-10 hrs during the weekend. I am not working now so a nap here or there is manageable but when/if I get a job something will have to change.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Crackaveli wrote:
every hour of sleep you get before midnight is worth 4 minutes after
Over the years, I've read several articles about this theory, but I seem to be just the opposite. When I'm working, I go to bed early ( usually before 10PM ) and get up early ( usually before 6AM ) and generally wake up feeling somewhat tired and not well rested, in a rather grumpy mood ( ask my wife about it! ). During vacations and other periods when I don't have to get up and go to work, I gradually gravitate toward staying up later ( past midnite ), and sleep in until 8AM. I feel so much better rested and find myself in a happier mood on the later sleep schedule than I do on the early sleep schedule. IMO, we're all wired a litttle bit differently and none of these studies apply to everyone.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:47 AM
Location: Kauai, HI
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When I don't work nights, I sleep usually 9 or 10pm to 8:30am or so and it is fabulous. The earlier the better and the more the better. If I get less than 10 hours, Im grumpy!
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 20yrsinBranson View Post
I have a sleep disorder "Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome" and for me it is not true.

I can go to bed at 8 pm and sleep soundly for 8 hours or longer and I feel terrible in the morning. But if I am allowed to follow my natural sleep pattern (which is staying up until 2 or 3 am and then sleeping until noon) that I feel FABULOUS!
That must wreak hell on your 9 to 5 job.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:45 AM
Location: South FL
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Originally Posted by stillkit View Post
9PM? Heck, the band doesn't even start till then.
I know. You can't get me into bed by 9 with the whip or handcuffs. 11:30-12 is my usual bedtime.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:45 AM
Location: Yes
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On work nights, I try to go to bed by 10:30pm or 11pm and I get up at 7:30am.

On weekends, I usually get to bed around 2am or 3am and get up around 10am or 11am.
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