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Lately I've been asking myself: why should I force myself to "wake up in time" in sync with everybody else .. especially I don't go to office!
Daytime for me is usually distracted ... real focus/motivation/creativity begins in the evening.
same for me
So I'm gonna experiment going to bed as late as desired/possible.
It begins: https://twitter.com/sridca/status/1312529507639648257
I tend to be distracted during daytime; with plenty of energy, motivation and focus around night time [night owl].
So I'm starting a little experiment: increasingly go to bed late so as to spend most waking hours around night. Let mornings increasingly be sleep-time.
my experience is, however, that the sleep during the morning hours is less restorative than 0-8am
but I have a sleeping disorder, so YMMV
Is that because ... of environment? (night time tends to be quite, with less traffic noise)
possibly, but I can't say
btw you wrote
in you OP :sweat_smile:
that would be cat levels
oops ... 3am of course :-D
Why, even well into 6am ... then finally I could get to see sunrise :-D
it is definitely much harder for me to get to sleep after sunrise
which is a problem in summer if you regularly stay awake till after 4am
closing the window blinds helps me to not wake up early. sun light (through the window) easily would wake me up.
for me, waking up is not the problem, only falling asleep. though I've tackled that problem to a certain degree by taking Agomelatin
I go to bed past 3am every night, wake up around noon
at one point this summer I was consistently going to bed in the 5 o'clocks, but I've managed to push that to the 3 o'clocks at the moment
Same, I've been streaming from 11pm to 2am pretty regularly lately. I am trying to change my schedule and see if it sticks, to streaming between 4pm to 6pm and going to sleep early. My main problem, generally, is that I tend to not work well in a 24 hour cycle. I tend to like sleeping around 7-8 hours, but not only after 16 hours of being awake. I generally need about 28 hours in a day (awake for ~20, sleep for ~8).
yeah, would be nice if the day was longer
@Vladimir Ciobanu I also find that my "natural" day is longer than 24. If I don't exercise any self control I will generally go to bed later and wake up later each day. I've completed a full 24 hour cycle like that twice.
@Mason Mackaman I strongly recommend Agomelatin for that. it's a melatonin receptor agonist that corrects your circadian rhythm, and it has very weak side effects
well to be honest I don't really consider it problem, like I said, it only happens if I just don't exercise any self control - in other words, go to sleep when I feel very tired and get out of bed when my body wakes up I wanna get out of bed. but generally I try to set alarms to get up at a specific time, and that's enough to keep me on a 24 hour cycle.
have any of you messed around with polyphasic sleep? I only found out about it recently.
I tried a few times, but it just fucked me up
what schedule(s)? and for how long [did you try]?
nothing rigorous, just winging it. mostly just for a week or two
ah, were you trying to do something where you adapt to much less sleep, or just experimenting with spreading out the amount of sleep you usually get?
bit of the former, but mostly trying to find a better solution to being bad at sleeping
Update: been going to bed at 4am, and waking up at 1-2pm. Oops, feels like I went a bit extreme, as I feel a bit disconnected from the social world haha
I wake up, eat and take shower ... and the sun is already vanishing away
at least the sun isn't shining on your screen!
I'm almost at 2 weeks of my new schedule, of going to bed around midnight and waking up at 8am. It sort of works so far. Wonder how long it will stick this time.
My night owl experiment failed. I felt a bit socially isolated, due to missing out on the daytime hours (not to mention missing out on the sun as well). So back to regular hours.