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Your current scheme is no good. Despite what you say about having to stay up late, try going to bed before your night alertness kicks in, because then it's often too late to fall asleep given that you are a night person. Then go up earlier, perhaps 5:30 AM, to finish the things you should've done the previous evening. And to facilitate falling asleep, avoid ...


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You don't do it day 1. When discussing taking a new a role, your expectations on times and hours should be part of the discussion. If the job does not allow flexible working then either you turn it down or you change your plans. If these hours are essential for you then make sure this is known before you start, otherwise you may find your contract won't ...


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I experimented with polyphasic sleep a few years ago and from that I have retained the ability to fall asleep quickly pretty much anywhere. My best trick is to pretend to be in REM sleep: Find a comfortable position to sleep in, close your eyes and squint slightly while looking upwards, basically trying to look at the bridge of your nose. This should not ...


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To quote myself: How to fall asleep Sleep in a cool room (slightly leaning to cold!) Take a warm shower before sleep Play some calming music (classical) Pull the blanket only until your knees (= upper body without any cover) Wear very warm socks (wool socks) Do something calming just before sleep (read a book for 30 mins in bed) Eat a little bit of sugar-y ...


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I have gone to multiple hackathons, and in my personal experience this has worked best for me: Prepare for a powernap; bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. Start working ASAP, and thereafter pay attention to how productive you are. Set a timer to ding every hour, and when it does do a little self-review of all the things you've gotten done in the last hour. ...


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Sleep right up to the beginning of the event. Don't sleep during the event. To avoid feeling the need to sleep during the event, work on something extra super awesome. Plan on sleeping all the day after.


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Optimize your Sleeping Time Sleep Cycles: Respect your sleep cycles and Find out the best times for your to go to sleep and wake up. Intelligent Clocks: Consider using an alarm clock that respects your sleep stages. Some exist as traditional desk/nightstand clocks using sensors, but you can also install apps on a smartphone using either sensors or the ...


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Find out what drains you specifically and find ways to combat the specific problems. I just posted something similar to this in another thread here that also had suggestions from others (how to do my work AT work and not at home), but to simmarize my thoughts there: if you are drained by noise, buy noise cancelling headphones, or listen to white noise or ...


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There is no ideal ratio, because not all forms of work are the same. Some are completely exhausting. Some tasks you can do all day long without rest. However, you do have a very limited supply of daily willpower. If you force yourself, you will hit burnout and be stuck on a 1:100 ratio.


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A quick google search has resulted the ratio of 52 work : 17 entertainment. But that appears to be for working straight for extended periods of time. You seem to want a ratio of how much you can work straight before bunching the leisure times together. I would assume you can still do the 52:17 ratio, meaning approximately 183 minutes of work to 60 minutes ...



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