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User currently offlineB737-112 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 883 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

What is your regular sleep schedule when you have absolutely nothing planned early for the following day? After my Dad recently retired he now stays up until at the lastest around 10:00pm and wakes up at or before 6:00am. That seems odd to me to work a job your whole life that requires you to wake up early and continue that ritual even when it's not required of you anymore (although I believe this will be the popular answer). My perfect sleep schedule is roughly 3:30am to around noon (I know this may be a sign of lazyness) but I love going out at night, getting home at around midnight and by around 3:00am my body starts a major shut down process and usually by 3:30 I am lights out.

I was just curious where you all fall into this category, also do you make yourself go to sleep by laying down and closing your eyes even when you're not really tired at a certain time or do like me and wait until you can't hardly stand up and keep your eyes open or your vision becomes blurry and then you know it's time to go?

Thanks,
-Ryan

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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I read every night for about an hour, 10pm-11pm. Very good wind-down, helps sleep.

I know I find it very hard to get out of a 630am wake up, 11pm bedtime routine even when on holiday for a while.

One things for sure, no matter what stage I have been at in life so far, I have always needed 8 hours. Any less, and my general life performance is somewhat impaired.


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Ok, I guess I can fit into the unemployed category but I'm currently on school holidays. During the term I get up at around 5:00am, I will go on the computer talk to people in the US and UK will play flight sim. This morning I got up at 5:30 and that was fine and I will go to bed at around 9:30 ish. Most kids think I'm an idiot at times I do to but I enjoy getting up early.

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Before I quit swimming I regularly got up at 5am for a training session although I never went to sleep until 1am so I never really got any proper sleep. Now that I've quit, I still find my sleep waking up at 5am, although the thought of my old club mates jumping into a freezing cold pool sends me straight back to sleep!

[Edited 2006-12-06 10:58:04]


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User currently offlineDrP From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I probably have the worst sleeping pattern imaginable - I am swapping between 12 hour day/night shifts and 9-5 days. Double sleeping (finishing work at 7am after 12 hrs, then getting up at 6am the next day) is virtually impossible. You get used to it though  Smile Even on days off i'm usually up at 7am or so - even though I LOVE my bed  silly 


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User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2608 times:

I'm terrible at sleeping patterns. Back when I couldn't work at all, I did stay up until 6 AM in the morning some nights. Others, I went to bed at like 10 or 11 PM.

I work three days a week now, and I usually go to bed at about 10 and read for a while. Then, get up at 7 AM  Smile



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2605 times:
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Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
My perfect sleep schedule is roughly 3:30am to around noon (I know this may be a sign of lazyness) but I love going out at night, getting home at around midnight and by around 3:00am my body starts a major shut down process and usually by 3:30 I am lights out.

This means you are not in control of your body, which will lead to increased stress in your life. By going to sleep when you're tired, your body controls you. If you go to bed at a certain time, you control your body. Same with eating. If you eat when you're hungry, your body controls you. If you eat at certain times, you control your body.

And yes, I am the same way  Smile



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User currently offlineBrettbrett21 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2596 times:

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 1):
I know I find it very hard to get out of a 630am wake up, 11pm bedtime routine even when on holiday for a while.

One things for sure, no matter what stage I have been at in life so far, I have always needed 8 hours. Any less, and my general life performance is somewhat impaired

I love being up in the early morning, it's the best time of day. Although recently I've been waking up at about midday and not getting to sleep until about 1 or 2am which I hate. Working with my dad sometimes requires me to be up at 5.30am which is less then fun!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
Dad recently retired he now stays up until at the lastest around 10:00pm and wakes up at or before 6:00am. That seems odd to me

Not at all odd to me.

If I'm off shift, which is every two weeks, I maintain about that same schedule. Bed about 2200 and up about 0600. The difference, I don't HAVE to get to bed, or HAVE to get up.

If you need more sleep, your body will let you know . . .

My problems arise when going from day shift (12 hours long) to night shift (also 12 hours long). That's a pain in the ass. Doable, but it takes a few days for the body to adjust. But then, it's the same. If working nights, I get to bed about 0800 and up at 1500 or so. No problem really.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Well... just to clarify something... us full-time Mon-Fri workers do get days off where we do nothing all day as well!  Wink

At any rate... I always seem to go to bed around 10-10:30pm and I am up between 6-6:30am every single day. It's funny, because there is the odd time I will stay out late having drinks with friends, but I will still be awake at 6-6:30am the next morning and have a real hard time falling back to sleep.

I honestly do not like sleeping... I wish we were able to live without it. I don't like the fact that 1/3 of my life is going to be wasted away in bed asleep.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39698 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

I am naturally a nightfly.
I like to stay up late and sleep in till about 12:00PM on days off.
I was lucky enough this year to be able to afford to take 10 months off and travel the world. I slept in till about 12:00 just about everyday only waking up early to catch a flight.
Now that I have to work early, I HATE IT!



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

I think age may have something to do with the normal sleep schedule.
Older people seem to go to bed earlier..and get up earlier than younger people.
I've noticed that trend in my own life.
I'm basically a night person..just don't want to go to bed. But I'm working a shift that means I have to be in at 3am..sometimes earlier..and I really have problems getting a restful sleep. Usually nap for an hour in the afternoon..(I'm nodding as I type this) and try to be in bed by nine, at the latest..and try to get five hours of sleep. But I wind up tossing and turning..and usually waking up every couple of hours.
TPAnx  tired 



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User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

I wake until about midnight at least even if i have to get up early, and hate getting up before 11am if I don't have too (mostly I don't this year, because all my lectures are afternoon, or evening)

User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

I usually go to bed between 11 pm - 1 am, even if I have to get up early next day (unless I have to get up too early -- in that case I try to go to sleep earlier). Right now that I'm not working, I find it hard to get up before 8:00. Which is not that bad, after all... last time I was unemployed (earlier this year) I usually woke up at 9:30 am and went to sleep around 3 am! Guess I'm more of a night owl...

- Carmen



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Well, I am unemployed, retired, and wealthy (by sub-Saharan Africa standards)

To bed because I am sleepy, just after ten, maybe stay up later if there is a good reason - and not just a movie I could record.

Up at 6:00 to 6:30 because I've had enough sleep.

Works for me!

My schedule was not nine-to-five during my working life, so I established no work-driven sleep cycles.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
What is your regular sleep schedule when you have absolutely nothing planned early for the following day?

I haven't been on a work schedule for nearly 3 years now, and I get out of bed when I want to, depending upon how I'm feeling physically, but usually by 8 or 9 these days, sometimes earlier. I used to stay up all night at times, then sleep til noon, but at the same time feel guilty if I took an afternoon nap. (Makes no sense, I know, and it's still hard for me to feel right about a nap.)

Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
After my Dad recently retired he now stays up until at the lastest around 10:00pm and wakes up at or before 6:00am. That seems odd to me to work a job your whole life that requires you to wake up early and continue that ritual even when it's not required of you anymore (although I believe this will be the popular answer).

He probably feels the need to get up at a reasonable hour to feel like he's still capable of being productive, even though he's retired. That's actually a good sign, and nothing to worry about.

I know of several people who don't work who feel like if they didn't get up in the morning, read the paper, etc., they'd feel like they were some sort of slacker. When your dad begins not to care if he wakes up in the morning, or lets his responsibilities slide, that's when to be concerned.

Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
do you make yourself go to sleep by laying down and closing your eyes even when you're not really tired at a certain time or do like me and wait until you can't hardly stand up and keep your eyes open or your vision becomes blurry and then you know it's time to go?

I go to bed when I'm tired and need some sleep. Because of the weird sleep pattern I was developing, my doctor gave me an Rx for Provigil, and that's helped enormously to regulate my sleep cycle. I'm rarely awake past midnight these days.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 15):
Quoting B737-112 (Thread starter):
After my Dad recently retired he now stays up until at the lastest around 10:00pm and wakes up at or before 6:00am. That seems odd to me to work a job your whole life that requires you to wake up early and continue that ritual even when it's not required of you anymore (although I believe this will be the popular answer).

He probably feels the need to get up at a reasonable hour to feel like he's still capable of being productive

Exactly like my Father. He's 80, goes to bed about 9pm, occasionally later, but is up at 4am (WTF?) even though he doesn't have to be. Then, he's napping at 1pm for an hour or so . . .


User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

The body adjusts to sleep patterns very quickly and as a result, one can continue to be productive with only 4-5 hours sleep per night.

My current pattern involves me going to bed at 23:00 and awaking again at 04:00 for work. After 2 nights of waking up at this time, I no longer require an alarm clock as my body is naturally adjusted and prepared to wake-up at the correct time (alarm clocks always provide excellent back-up, though).

-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

I have not been working for the past month or so... I usually go to bed at around 02:00 a.m, play with my Nintendo Lite for about half an hour and fall asleep immediately after...Wake up at about 10 in the morning latest...

As of Tuesday, it will change dramatically .. As I will be in the army, I will be forced to go to bed at 21:30 and wake up as early as 05:00 a.m. I wonder how long it will take before I get used to my new schedule  Sad



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