Night Owl - Random

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Sridhar Ratnakumar
  1. Is anybody here a night owl?
  2. Have you experimented with taking it to the nth degree (eg: going to bed after 3pm, and waking up past noon)?
Sridhar Ratnakumar

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!

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Daytime for me is usually distracted ... real focus/motivation/creativity begins in the evening.

Sridhar Ratnakumar

So I'm gonna experiment going to bed as late as desired/possible.

Sridhar Ratnakumar

It begins: https://twitter.com/sridca/status/1312529507639648257

Torsten Schmits

my experience is, however, that the sleep during the morning hours is less restorative than 0-8am

Torsten Schmits

but I have a sleeping disorder, so YMMV

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Is that because ... of environment? (night time tends to be quite, with less traffic noise)

Torsten Schmits

possibly, but I can't say

Torsten Schmits

btw you wrote

3pm

in you OP :sweat_smile:

Torsten Schmits

that would be cat levels

Sridhar Ratnakumar

oops ... 3am of course :-D

Sridhar Ratnakumar

Why, even well into 6am ... then finally I could get to see sunrise :-D

Torsten Schmits

it is definitely much harder for me to get to sleep after sunrise

Torsten Schmits

which is a problem in summer if you regularly stay awake till after 4am

Sridhar Ratnakumar

closing the window blinds helps me to not wake up early. sun light (through the window) easily would wake me up.

Torsten Schmits

for me, waking up is not the problem, only falling asleep. though I've tackled that problem to a certain degree by taking Agomelatin

Mason Mackaman

I go to bed past 3am every night, wake up around noon

Mason Mackaman

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

Vladimir Ciobanu

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).

Torsten Schmits

yeah, would be nice if the day was longer

Mason Mackaman

@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.

Torsten Schmits

@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

Mason Mackaman

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.

Mason Mackaman

have any of you messed around with polyphasic sleep? I only found out about it recently.

Torsten Schmits

I tried a few times, but it just fucked me up

Mason Mackaman

what schedule(s)? and for how long [did you try]?

Torsten Schmits

nothing rigorous, just winging it. mostly just for a week or two

Mason Mackaman

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?

Torsten Schmits

bit of the former, but mostly trying to find a better solution to being bad at sleeping

Sridhar Ratnakumar

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

Sridhar Ratnakumar

I wake up, eat and take shower ... and the sun is already vanishing away

Torsten Schmits

at least the sun isn't shining on your screen!

Vladimir Ciobanu

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.