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Does fluctuating sleep habits decrease productivity?

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Sometimes I sleep at 11, other times at 2 and 3 or 4. As a result my waking time also keeps varying everyday. Is there any decline in the productivity of a person with these kind of habits?

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Sleep is basically the time the brain relaxes and your thoughts for the day are reviewed. It gets your brain ready for the next day.

Some suggestions to follow are :

Sleep at the same time everyday.

Avoid exciting stuff like games or tv just before sleeping. It will keep you more awake. Avoid energy drinks late in the evening, it will only disturb your routine.

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I have no proof of this other than personal experience, but I find I am much more productive when I follow a regular sleep schedule. After following one for a few weeks, you will find your body telling you when to go to sleep and when to wake up.


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Does fluctuating sleep habits decrease productivity?

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Sometimes I sleep at 11, other times at 2 and 3 or 4. As a result my waking time also keeps varying everyday. Is there any decline in the productivity of a person with these kind of habits?


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Sleep is basically the time the brain relaxes and your thoughts for the day are reviewed. It gets your brain ready for the next day.

Some suggestions to follow are :

Sleep at the same time everyday.

Avoid exciting stuff like games or tv just before sleeping. It will keep you more awake. Avoid energy drinks late in the evening, it will only disturb your routine.

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Is there really evidence that sleeping less than 8 hours some days is likely to lead to ADD? Could you include a link? This sounds pretty surprising, and would probably cause a lot of people to change their sleep habits if it was widely known. - weronika Jul 1 '12 at 3:17

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