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Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 09:33 AM Reply

Three Smart Things About Sleeping Late

1. You may need more sleep than you think.
Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders Center found that people who slept eight hours and then claimed they were "well rested" actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. That figures. Until the invention of the lightbulb (damn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.

2. Night owls are more creative.
Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, "evening people" almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their early-bird brethren struggled for passing scores.

3. Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Z's! You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 09:36 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 09:33 AM, JckFox wrote: The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Z's! You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

My school starts at 7:45. Blame society for assuming no one needs sleep.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 09:40 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 09:33 AM, JckFox wrote: 3. Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Z's! You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

Yes, because we can all wake up that late...


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 09:40 AM Reply

getting to sleep is the hardest part :c


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:26 AM Reply

Early to bed, Early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy, and Wise.
- Benjamin Franklin (AKA The guy on the 100 Dollar Bill)


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:30 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 09:33 AM, JckFox wrote: Three Smart Things About Sleeping Late

Why give us the link AND the copied text?
There is no need, just one is enough.

The points made there are true, i try to at least get 8+ hours of sleep a night. I have to otherwise i am snappy.

You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

Who the hell are Bert and Ernie?

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:37 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 10:30 AM, Lizzardis wrote:
At 4/11/09 09:33 AM, JckFox wrote:
You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.
Who the hell are Bert and Ernie?

From that show with big bird


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:41 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 10:37 AM, HotHoboSex wrote: From that show with big bird

Sesame street? Or something like that, made up for kids? A big yellow bird thing.....Yes I know of it. I understand now.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:43 AM Reply

At 4/11/09 09:33 AM, JckFox wrote:
3. Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Z's! You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

Early to me is 4:00. Seeing as I often wake up between then and 5:30-ish, I beg to differ.

Besides, waking up any later makes me feel like I've wasted useful hours of day, and that's what gets me irritated.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:43 AM Reply

The points are good and all except I always like Bert more than Ernie. I'd prefer to be like him. Pigeons and paperclips, you know.


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:51 AM Reply

well i sleep in! i never used to! but now things have changed and i have trouble getting to sleep unless i am really tired, so i need to stay up heaps late till im so tired that i just fall asleep! then i try to sleep as long as i can because my life asleep is so much better!


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 10:58 AM Reply

I agree with point two most of all. I had a late night last night. And I woke up at 3AM with an idea. I was planning on staying up late tonight for the reason of being more creative. Even before I saw this thread. I'd explain it as having the perfect time and space to block out all distractions, the best conditions for stimulating the creative juices. The down side is always being really tired.


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 11:01 AM Reply

I sleep 6 1/2-7 hours a night on average and I still manage to throw myself out of bed.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 11:03 AM Reply

I usually sleep for three hours. Stay up and drink a shit load of caffeine. Thats what I do everyday. And I feel Great!


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 11:05 AM Reply

Good job I'm a night owl and study media at uni then. I knew people were complaining about my sleep pattern for no reason.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 12:42 PM Reply

I like staying up because I can be alone and free of distractions.


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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 12:55 PM Reply

At 4/11/09 11:01 AM, doubleone wrote: I sleep 6 1/2-7 hours a night on average and I still manage to throw myself out of bed.

Not everyone is identical.

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Response to Sleep Apr. 11th, 2009 @ 12:59 PM Reply

With your reasoning I guess you could say nighttime posters on the BBS are more creative, or they just live in a different timezone.


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