Adjusting sleeping pattern???

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by zz101, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. zz101

    zz101
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,431
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +68
    Having been off work for around 3 months (mostly on full pay due to redundancy :clap: ) I have got into the habit of going to bed at 4am and getting up at 1pm ish.

    Now I need to look for another job these hours arent practical. Anyone got any suggestions how to reset to sleeping between 2am and 10am??

    Getting up earlier doesnt work as I'll just fall asleep during the day and going to bed earlier doesnt work as I just dont sleep.

    :boring: :eek:


    :)
     
  2. Dave

    Dave
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Messages:
    11,496
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +3,401
    The easiest way is to get up half an hour earlier each day and go to bed half an hour earlier. Ease you back in to it.

    I've always found it's easier to just get up earlier, be really tired for a day then have an early night.
     
  3. williamtassone

    williamtassone
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2004
    Messages:
    68
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +10
    One prominent sleep physician in Australia advocated winding your clock forward

    sleep at 4 am
    next night sleep at at 4.30am
    next night sleep at 5 am

    etc etc . Of course you wake up half an hour later each day.

    Eventually within 10 days your circadian rhythm is back in sync.

    I found this method worked better for me than waking up a bit earlier every day which for me made me feel like sh*t. YMMV

    I think reversal of the sleep wake cycle (whereby people sleep better in the day ) is a bit of an epidemic
     
  4. neilmcl

    neilmcl
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,238
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ratings:
    +292
    Try using an alarm clock :rolleyes:

    Seriously though, a week of getting up at the new time will be all it takes to reset your body clock.
     
  5. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    You want to find another job where you can sleep until 10am? :eek:

    I recommend a bit of self-discipline, and maybe a few cold showers. And if that fails you could try joining the army. They'll sort you out :devil:
     
  6. RMCF

    RMCF
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2000
    Messages:
    7,590
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +785
    Yeah but you'll get dragged of in some illegal invasion of an oil rich country where you aren't wanted, where the situation is getting worse by the day and there's no light at the end of the tunnel.

    Hope this isn't too political for General Chat!!
     
  7. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    Yes, there is a down side. But I hear that after a few years in the army it is second nature to leap out of bed at 05:30 every morning (and probably salute too). No pain, no gain etc.
     
  8. RMCF

    RMCF
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2000
    Messages:
    7,590
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +785
    Good luck in your job hunt btw, zz101.
     
  9. sore napper

    sore napper
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,651
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Co.Antrim
    Ratings:
    +248
    A Few Tips To Help Sleep

    No exercise 3 hours before bedtime (includes sex :D )

    No caffeine after 6pm

    Pick your new sleeping times and stick too them. Even if it means a few sleepless nights.

    You are not allowed to sleep during the day. Even a 10 min nap could leave you up all night.
     
  10. Knyght_byte

    Knyght_byte
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2004
    Messages:
    11,033
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Harrow, NW London
    Ratings:
    +600
    get up at 1pm as usual, then dont go to bed till 9pm the following day...you'll wake up after 10 hours kip at 7am and bingo :)


    edit: just so you know, this is what i do and it works every time :)

    I'm always up late when i'm unemployed, altho being honest 4am is an early night in those situations :D
     
  11. stevefish69

    stevefish69
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,278
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +487

    This is what i used to do when coming off a stint of nights. On the final night, stay up as during the following day and off to bed at a reasonable time.

    Within a couple of nights, i'd manage to reverse a 12hr sleeping cycle :thumbsup:

    Good luck with the job hunting, but remember what they say about the early bird. 10Am :rolleyes:
     
  12. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,603
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    Just get a job working permanant nights.

    You're already in a decent routine for it:smashin:
     
  13. zz101

    zz101
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,431
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +68
    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    I'm a very deep sleeper so getting up early isnt going to work even with multiple alarms plus I like naps during the day.

    I was thinking about get ****** early every night for a week or so?

    Or is it easy to get sleeping pills off the doctor? :nono:
     
  14. Gliese 581c

    Gliese 581c
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    8,863
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    On AVForums
    Ratings:
    +586
    well its 5.28am and im just getting tired and im only off work for the xmas holidays. :D

    Hopefully I'll get out of bed in time to see spurs beat liverpool at 3pm :rotfl:
     
  15. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    If you haven't got the basic self-discipline to get up and then stay awake during the day then you can't really expect anyone to employ you.
     
  16. MikeTV

    MikeTV
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,782
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Ealing, London
    Ratings:
    +842
    I used to be like that, but I cured it. I just set the alarm clock for the same time every day say, 6:30am. Then when the alarm goes off, you get up, immediately. No snoozing, just get up and go. Only go to bed when you feel tired - don't force yourself to go to bed at a specific time. You'll know when it is. But get up at the same time every day. And allow yourself some quiet time late in the evening to wind down. At weekends, you'll probably wake up naturally, at about 7:30 anyway. If you get up at a sensible time, you will enjoy more of the limited daylight we have in the winter, and will feel more awake during the day - instead of constantly feeling sleep deprived.
     
  17. IronGiant

    IronGiant
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Messages:
    65,937
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    .
    Ratings:
    +45,941
    What side of bed did you get out of this morning Pat :)

    Dave
     
  18. MikeTV

    MikeTV
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2003
    Messages:
    7,782
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Ealing, London
    Ratings:
    +842
    Also, it's a bit weird, but I use a small vibrating alarm clock (actually a cell phone) under my pillow! It wakes me up calmly and quietly. And by the time I have found it, and switched it off, I'm wide awake!
     
  19. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    I think the time I got out of it is more relevant :)

    But what I wrote was a simple reality, albeit perhaps a slightly harsh one.

    (mutter mutter ... youth of today etc.)
     
  20. zz101

    zz101
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,431
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Ratings:
    +68
    Hmmm well I just got up :rotfl:
     
  21. Gliese 581c

    Gliese 581c
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    8,863
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    On AVForums
    Ratings:
    +586


    :rotfl: :clap: I got up at 2.45pm, shattered I am too :D
     
  22. Gliese 581c

    Gliese 581c
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2002
    Messages:
    8,863
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    On AVForums
    Ratings:
    +586
    hey zz101, dont pretend your sleeping :D

    I'm just going to stay up all night and day and bring the bells in then hit the sack around this time in 24hrs.
     
  23. Moviebuff

    Moviebuff
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,184
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Southampton
    Ratings:
    +287

    Only trouble is, you need to be voted in to become an MP! :devil:
     
  24. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    That has crossed my mind, and you're right that it would be problematic. For a start I have a deep hatred of the word "community", the use of which seems mandatory in what passes for politics these days.

    My local council has a sign outside their offices that proudly proclaims they are "working in partnership with the local community". I have a job trying not to vomit when I walk past it.
     
  25. Mr.D

    Mr.D
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2000
    Messages:
    11,198
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Ratings:
    +1,241
    That's binge drinking for you.

    I advocate the sating up all night approach to reset your body clock.
    Skip a night's sleep and try and stay awake until a more normal bedtime the following evening and don't oversleep.

    If you are in good health and aren't required to do any driving or dangerous machinery operating it won't do you any harm to skip a night's sleep. Just pretend you are on guard duty against the alien hoardes/flesh eating undead.
     
  26. Pat_C

    Pat_C
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,827
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Ratings:
    +219
    The last time I did that was long before the media invented a term for it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...