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26th-March-2010, 08:56 PM
I am currently endindg my 3 months vacations, where I slept from 6 am to 3-4pm. I start classes in about 2 weeks, and I need to reverse my sleep hours, as nnow I need to be awake at the time I was sleeping at :slashnew: .
I have the following options:
a) sleep as I get home until about 8 pm, then spend the night and school awake (though I might get in trouble with my parents-- no, i should refrase that, I WILL get in trouble with my parents)
b) revert the sleeping hours.
Now, in case it is the second one, how do you think I should do that (in 2 weeks) ?
27th-March-2010, 12:10 AM
Plan B and it will only take 2 days.
Simply don't sleep one day. You'll feel like shit most of the day but it's the quickest way to fix the problem. It will take another day to adjust.
I've done it so there is no reason why you shouldn't be able to :p
28th-March-2010, 02:56 AM
Yeah, no brainer, what Hawkeye said. You can sort out this stuff in big chunks of time without any lasting damage. People who find themselves in unnatural work habits -- like 30 hours on an emergency room shift, three days normal, 30 hours, etc. can get seriously out of whack and become wrecks. Shifting patterns once or twice a year won't make much difference, just one day of discomfort and you can fix that by doing something requiring physical energy, like a day hiking or whatever. It keeps you awake when you were normally sleeping, and tires you out so when it's time to resume the correct cycle with a sleep cycle, you are really there.
It does require some amount of will power.
28th-March-2010, 10:03 PM
I agree with the above posts. But, I'll add this: do this sooner and not later. Procrastinating and doing this a day or two before you need to have a new schedule won't be good for you. You'll still need to acclimate to the new schedule.
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