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Sleep Cycles
« on: January 11, 2014, 08:43:39 PM »
So over my Winter break between semesters, for some reason my sleep cycle has gradually been getting worse. At this point it's so bad that I stayed up all last night, went to bed at 8 in the morning, and didn't wake up until just now, at 3:30 in the afternoon. I didn't purposely stay up all night, I just have not been able to go to sleep. Considering I'm going to have morning and early afternoon classes starting Monday, do you guys have any possible advice for me?

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 08:59:57 PM »
If you aren't against it, I recommend zzzquil.  http://zzzquil.com/faq/
I took it the first couple weeks when I got shifted to night shift.  Just to get my sleep cycle to something normal

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 09:09:08 PM »
So over my Winter break between semesters, for some reason my sleep cycle has gradually been getting worse. At this point it's so bad that I stayed up all last night, went to bed at 8 in the morning, and didn't wake up until just now, at 3:30 in the afternoon. I didn't purposely stay up all night, I just have not been able to go to sleep. Considering I'm going to have morning and early afternoon classes starting Monday, do you guys have any possible advice for me?
What ever you stayed up all night doing, stop it.
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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 09:23:40 PM »
The cocaine is not going to snort itself Hoppy.
Technically the explanation for why the sun sets at higher altitudes is also "waves," and whatnot.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 09:24:01 PM »
So over my Winter break between semesters, for some reason my sleep cycle has gradually been getting worse. At this point it's so bad that I stayed up all last night, went to bed at 8 in the morning, and didn't wake up until just now, at 3:30 in the afternoon. I didn't purposely stay up all night, I just have not been able to go to sleep. Considering I'm going to have morning and early afternoon classes starting Monday, do you guys have any possible advice for me?

More than likely, the first week or so will be tough, but your sleep schedule should naturally fix itself once you begin waking up at a set time.

If it doesn't, use drugs to make you sleep.
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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 09:45:19 PM »
Don't use any electronics after 8 pm or so, or use f.lux for your computer.

http://justgetflux.com/

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 09:55:20 PM »
So over my Winter break between semesters, for some reason my sleep cycle has gradually been getting worse. At this point it's so bad that I stayed up all last night, went to bed at 8 in the morning, and didn't wake up until just now, at 3:30 in the afternoon. I didn't purposely stay up all night, I just have not been able to go to sleep. Considering I'm going to have morning and early afternoon classes starting Monday, do you guys have any possible advice for me?
What ever you stayed up all night doing, stop it.
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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 11:02:30 PM »
3:30? That's not fucked at all. Just sleep for a couple hours before classes start and endure the first day with caffeine, and you'll be perfectly fine.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 01:36:13 AM »
I actually knew I would have this problem with electronics mostly, so I left my laptop at home until I got this under control. Still screwing around on my phone though, like right now. I'll probably just have to stuck it up for the first week or so, my schedule will likely force me into somewhat normal hours starting Monday.

Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 02:26:14 AM »
When you're tired, go to bed, and remove all distractions from your room. Only go to bed to sleep, don't teach yourself to do anything else like play on phones or laptops.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 02:45:06 AM »
I mess up my sleep schedule every weekend cause I'm such a night owl. Wake up really early the day before school (or in your case take a nap rather than a full 8-3 sleep cycle), do some chores or something to wear yourself out, take some zzquil and a shower/bath, then read in bed.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 03:18:33 PM »
My sleep cycle got so broken that I don't even really have a well-defined cycle anymore. I occasionally stick to a temporary one when I really do need to be up at a certain time, but even then it's a struggle. It's kind of fucked.
I guess because I have a degree in Engineering I assumed it would be easy to understand.

Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2014, 01:10:30 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2014, 01:14:35 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.
Same here on the weekdays. On the weekends it's more like 10 hours.

Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 01:41:56 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.
Same here on the weekdays. On the weekends it's more like 10 hours.

Too much sleep gives you cancer as well.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2014, 01:46:10 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.
Same here on the weekdays. On the weekends it's more like 10 hours.

Too much sleep gives you cancer as well.
Sleep cycles also depend on the person. Some people don't need as much while others need more.

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014, 02:05:43 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.
Same here on the weekdays. On the weekends it's more like 10 hours.

Too much sleep gives you cancer as well.
Sleep cycles also depend on the person. Some people don't need as much while others need more.

You're still going to get cancer before me.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 02:23:08 AM »
Everyone is going to die young except me. 8 hours of sleep a day, baby.
Same here on the weekdays. On the weekends it's more like 10 hours.

Too much sleep gives you cancer as well.
Sleep cycles also depend on the person. Some people don't need as much while others need more.

You're still going to get cancer before me.
Challenge accepted.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2014, 12:12:54 PM »
Another sleepless night. Hope I don't decide to crash in the middle of calculus. I didn't even crash from my caffeine high last night, it was more of a gradual decline into normalcy.

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Re: Sleep Cycles
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2014, 03:19:39 PM »
Another sleepless night. Hope I don't decide to crash in the middle of calculus. I didn't even crash from my caffeine high last night, it was more of a gradual decline into normalcy.

I think we've identified a problem.