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Well,these cannot substitute of a sturdy sleep. At least would keep you conscious as well. -Making strech or exercises that keep your blood alive. Also pay attention to in-working posture. -Massaging your head and ears for same blood thing. -Eating balanced, not much or less. -Drinking plenty of water. -Washing your face regularly. -Taking breath ...


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I also have an inability to function well in the morning. I don't think it is something that can be changed. It's just the way our bodies function. But, being aware of the problem allows you to adjust your behavior to compensate for the lack of productivity in the morning. Things that I have done to adjust: Get up right away with the first alarm. It ...


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The best quality sleep is aquired around 23:00. Being a late sleeper and not sleeping the full 8h it isn't strange at all that you are tired in the mornings. The plain answer is that you will have to start going to bed earlier, there are sadly no cut-arounds unless you can sleep in or arrive to your daily activities later in the day. Sleep your full 8 ...


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When you wake up, do not do anything that is exciting or disturbs sleep: no eating, no Internet browsing. Reading might be OK if it is relaxing, so no super-exciting books or (study) books that require heavy attention. Set an alarm and get out of bed. No compromises. Go to a doctor to determine if you really have Shift Work Sleep Disorder. Self-diagnosing ...


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Basically, you're scared. Fear makes people procrastinate, sit back and create excuses for everything. As you said, you're scared of failure. It's probably something like that you got on so well at the start by just being bright that you think that if you have to work and yet you fail you won't be bright any more. But no-one ever achieved anything by being ...


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You'll have to do some work to get some reliable results. Basically what you want to do is to find sleeping time that gives you the best alertness during the day. To find the ideal solution, I would use this algorithm: Assuming you're going to sleep for say 8 hours, determine the latest and the earlies window of time for you to sleep to get to work in ...


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I would aim at waking up the same time every day, including your 1:30 PM weeks and your weekends. Having free time before lunch is awesome. Waking up the same time every day is The ideal way of sleeping optimally. Have you taken every possible step towards being able to sleep as early as you need to get up when you need to? Go to be the same time every ...


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The wikipedia article on polyphasic sleep might be useful for you. If you're wondering how that plays out in real life, Steve Pavlina has posted some of his experiences with it. Personally I can really recommend polyphasic sleep and thus the first choice. It will grow on you. Just remember to only sleep in multiples of 90 minutes (so no 4-hour sleep ...


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You should not feel like this. It could be a health issue. Check with your doctor. I like to run because it stimulate my circulation and oxygenates my body. Better than coffee and I feel the effects throughout the day.


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Your problem is that you are assumung that your sleeping time should be fixed (as @kramii). This is a very common mistake between people, you should understand that your sleeping time shouldn't be fixed: you should sleep only when you feel sleepy and wake up at the same time everyday. Doing this, your body will adapt to this style and you will achieve ...


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Having struggled with something like this for years, I would advise my younger self to see a doctor sooner (if you can't solve it within a few weeks), and if he/she didn't understand the problem, try a different doctor until you find one who gets it. This kind of sleep schedule can be a symptom of clinical depression, but researchers are discovering that it ...


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Force yourself to stay up. You are at 8-5, so gradually increase that to 10-7, then 12-9 until you're all the way back to a normal schedule. Naps are fine as long as your final sleep cycle ends up where it is supposed to be.


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I believe that the latter is correct. It might be better to sleep 30 minutes more (or less sleep even) coming closer to a 90 minutes sleep cycle instead of dowsing on or off for 30 minutes. There are many apps that can help you calculate the 'correct' time to sleep. You can do this yourself easily though! As a rule of thumb you'd have to sleep in 90 ...


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This is a brilliant question and one that nearly everyone puts up to one at one stage of life or the other. It may appear that that your work needs to have a higher purpose than what it currently serves. You mention that it's generating acceptable income for you to sustain but you lose the energy (read motivation) occasionally. The cue that you mention is ...


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I've experimented with the mode similar to your option 1.(02-06 and 14-17) Advantages: Wake up in the morning in great mood Very productive mornings Lots of free time in the evening Disadvantages: Don't want to sleep at 14-00 Feeling undersleeped in the evening Had to abandon that eventually, but it was fun to test. I don't think sleeping 5 hours ...


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There is a good answer for this at http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/3465/does-the-color-temperature-of-a-computer-screen-affect-sleep-patterns . Also, there is a rather small study called "Effects of Lights of Different Color Temperature on the Nocturnal Changes" by Takeshi Morita and Hiromi Tokura, 1996 ...


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As I see it (and I'm no expert), there are two possibilities. Find a strong enough motivation to overcome your depressive mood. Unless you're in a catatonic state, there's a possibility you could find a strong enough incentive to actually propel you forward. It could range from "If I don't get up, those cute puppies will die" to "I swore an oath to make ...


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You can first try both and check which one is suitable for you. But here is my opinion: usually my sleeping time is 3:00 at night to 9:00 in morning. but many time i have to wake-up early in the morning around 5:30-6:00am. So, at that time my sleeping duration become short with only 3Hours. Normally what my funda is no matter how many hour i got sleep but ...


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Does this happen every night? Does it happen just once per night or more? Seeing as you already know the sleep hygeine, there are a few other things you can consider: Do you remember your dreams at all? If the disturbances are caused by nightmares then you may be able to ease the problem by finding out if something causes the nightmares, particularly if ...


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While you mention trying nearly every medication on the market, you didn't state if this was all through a single doctor or not. Having a bipolar partner and having done a ton of research on the topic (as well as personal experience), I'd say find a different doctor who specializes in bipolar disorder. If your medications are not working right now, perhaps ...


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Possibility 1. Not enough sleep It could be that 6-7 hours of sleep is not enough for you. Generally people need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep to be well-rested, but the exact amount varies from person to person. Sleeping 8 hours once is not enough to find out if you need more sleep. To find out how much sleep you really need: Wake up every morning at ...


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I would suggest that the feeling of tiredness, even if you have slept, and wanting the work to end, are symptoms of a form of anxiety. If you google "mindfulness", you may find some helpful suggestions as to how to deal with this.


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If you know you are not going to get much sleep in a night, try to time it such that you wake up on a 1.5 hour increment - 3, 4.5, or 6 hours of sleep. This is the average time per sleep cycle, so it will be much easier for you to wake up at the end of one. To make it through the next workday, I recommend coffee, eating light, and dressing appropriately so ...


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Fellow insomniac here. These are some of the things that have been helping me cope: Learn how to deep breathe: it allows you to increase the amount of oxygen that goes into your bloodstream while preventing you from looking and sounding like you're hyperventilating :) Why? The more oxygen you get, the more alert you'll feel. Drink a BIG cup of water every ...



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