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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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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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Mindfulness training has scientifically been shown to greatly improve awareness, attention, focus, and presence. So if you want to improve your vigilance significantly, Mindfulness training is recommended.


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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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Take this quick test and you will get a very good detailed answer. Automated Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire (AutoMEQ) http://www.cet-hosting.com/limesurvey/?sid=61524 Center for Environmental Therapeutics - AutoMEQ The second part of your question can be found here. How to fall asleep in under 1 minute ...


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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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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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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 am not sure if the cons outweigh the pros of sleeping on a consistent schedule. Infact, I have found myself to be better aligned with priorities and as you mentioned brings order to chaos. However, productivity for me is not something that we wait for and that is bestowed upon us at an opportune moment only the moving planets can determine. We don't wait ...


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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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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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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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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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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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You are starting a vicious cycle of guilt, shame, lack of sleep and procrastination. Congratulations: by asking for help you are taking some steps to break it. Here go some ideas: Staying awake is the worst thing you can do. It might seem evident but just needed to make it 100% clear. Knowing how to stop working is important. And you deserve sleeping. ...


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Along the same lines as Atif, rather than feeling forced to choose between better sleep with interuppted bursts of productivity and uninterrupted productivity with bad sleep, maybe look at the problem as 'How do I improve my ability to pick up where I left off when a burst of productivity gets interrupted?' The time boxing app Vitamin-R has a few different ...


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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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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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If you get enough sleep, i.e. 7 to 9 hours and still feel tired in the morning it is important to consult a doctor. You could be suffering from any number of problems. I had exactly the same issue, and after blood tests it was found I was deficient in folic acid. Other people I know have been found to have sleep apnea(where you stop breathing for short ...


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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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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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