|05-22-2007, 01:40 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Sleep deprivation and sleeping cycle
I have a bit of a problem. I can't stop sleeping til, like 5pm. I usually go to bed about 5-7AM.
Now, I have tried lots of times to just stay up all night, to get my sleeping cycle changed around. But for some reason it never works. I end up getting right back into the same cycle.
I am staying up all night right now (this morning, whatever).
Does anyone know how to get out of this? And what about the health effects it has on me?
One more thing is that I drink a lot of Pepsi.... i'm guess caffeine and sleep deprivation are not good things to mix together.
|05-22-2007, 02:17 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
First drop pepsi and start drinking pure water. Second if this cycle fits you and you can do something (it seems like you can't do a lot by your recent post) then instead of going to sleep at 5-7AM take few coffee breaks(take italian stile espresso) through the day, it will send your metabolism to chaos for a day but you will after 10PM fell like a rock (last coffee should be around 5PM if you plan to go to bed at 10PM)
|05-25-2007, 07:02 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2007
haha of course i've had that problem, throughout my whole life because I'm naturally a night person. I'm currently in the middle of fixing it. I slept from about 7am until 3pm for the past week or so.
Drop Pepsi gradually or immediately. If you're not ready to let go of it yet, at least cut back a little bit and see how it affects you. If you must drink it, drink it for lunch but definitey not in the evenings..it might keep you up all night. Drink water or at least something without caffiene. I am a vitaminwater whore, that or plain water..but find a drink that you love. =)
You've heard this solution many times because it works: go to sleep one hour earlier and wake up one hour earlier per day. I was doing this, but yesterday I had to wake up at 10am for an appointment so I accelerated it a little bit.
Once when my schedule was REALLY bad, I stayed up all night and went to the gym at 7am. I exercised every day for 2 weeks and I woke up every morning at around 8, even if i went to sleep really late the night before. It was weird. I think exercising really regulates your body's sleep schedule, so you might want to try getting more active.
You're going to experience headaches probably, tiredness until your body adjusts to the new schedule. Good luck..you'll feel so much better once you sleep a normal time!
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