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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby Kokonilly » January 5th, 2012, 8:03 pm

4 hours on 60 hours. Tiredness is not the best thing in the world.
Sleep is a good thing during the school year, you know. A very good thing. I become practically nocturnal when left to my own devices, but when there's school sleep is nice.

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Postby sweetcoop » January 5th, 2012, 9:33 pm

4 hours on 60 hours. Tiredness is not the best thing in the world.
Sleep is a good thing during the school year, you know. A very good thing. I become practically nocturnal when left to my own devices, but when there's school sleep is nice.

And you may find that college will completely mess up your sleep cycle. I have started to constantly stay up till two or three in the morning when I have to wake up at nine in the morning.

On a different note, I think that I have been converted to a Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox user. IE just seems to suck compared to those two.
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Postby andrewwski » January 6th, 2012, 7:04 pm

2 am - 9 am is a luxury in college. Even 3 am - 9 am is nice. At the end of the semester, I was lucky to get 4-5 hours a night.

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Postby kjhsscioly » January 7th, 2012, 1:47 am

my worst days are probably me running on 2.5 to 3 hours, but definitely not more then once a week. I try to get 5.5 normally, and then binge sleep on weekends.

On another note... Memorizing a five page speech a day before you give it is turning out to be a REALLY bad idea :x

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Postby EpicFailOlympian » January 7th, 2012, 11:50 am

I continually get surprised at how little sleep you guys get...I try to go to bed about 10 and I wake up at 7. Minus the hour trying to fall asleep, that's still 8 hours...and I'm still tried after school, so I sleep after school from 3 to 5, the eat dinner, do homework etc. I also binge sleep over the weekend, often getting up at 11...

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Postby Liv » January 7th, 2012, 12:25 pm

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Postby foreverphysics » January 8th, 2012, 12:31 am

I continually get surprised at how little sleep you guys get...I try to go to bed about 10 and I wake up at 7. Minus the hour trying to fall asleep, that's still 8 hours...and I'm still tried after school, so I sleep after school from 3 to 5, the eat dinner, do homework etc. I also binge sleep over the weekend, often getting up at 11...

HOW THE BUTTERFLY CAN YOU GUYS EVEN SURVIVE?!
Well, I would probably get more sleep if I were able...but there are three problems with me sleeping consistently.
1) I have mild insomnia.
2) I have a lot to do and not enough time to do it.
3) A lot of times, I just think sleep is a quirk of evolution. read: I think most of the time we sleep is a waste of time in which we could be doing something more productive.

There is no way in all the world that I can fall asleep when I get home. I don't even get home from school until 4, and that's when I don't have any extracurriculars. I don't have the time to sleep anytime other than night.

I can't binge sleep on weekends. My internal alarm clock and my parents won't let me. On average, I go to sleep at about 12:30-1:30 am and wake up at 6 am (it's been a little worse lately read: I've been getting 3-4 hours of sleep per night for the past two weeks, and once or twice 1-2 hours. Please don't ask why.). On weekends, I usually go to sleep around 12-2 am and get up before 9. (Yes, I also realize that I am posting this as 2:31 am.)

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Postby zyzzyva980 » January 8th, 2012, 10:17 am

I don't understand how you can't get at least six or seven hours of sleep, easily. All it takes is good time management skills. I pull in straight A's, and participate in three highly involved extracurricular activities, at least one of which usually requires me to get to school an hour early, not to mention junior year homework and college searches. Most nights I can still manage seven hours of sleep.

Teenagers need at least that much sleep as a minimum. You have to start initiating good time management and sleep habits now, otherwise when you get to high school and the rigorous courses that I figure you'll be taking, you won't get any sleep at all. When you don't get sleep, your grades will suffer. I know most of the reason you stay up so late is probably for schoolwork, or extra-curriculars, but getting less sleep than your body needs will do more harm than good.
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Postby andrewwski » January 8th, 2012, 10:35 am

I don't understand how you can't get at least six or seven hours of sleep, easily. All it takes is good time management skills. I pull in straight A's, and participate in three highly involved extracurricular activities, at least one of which usually requires me to get to school an hour early, not to mention junior year homework and college searches. Most nights I can still manage seven hours of sleep.
In high school, it shouldn't be that difficult. I never struggled to sleep enough during high school.

Now college on the other hand...

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby SciBomb97 » January 8th, 2012, 2:50 pm

I usually get at least 6 hours of sleep a night.
Occasionally, I go for about two weeks sleeping 4-5 hours a night, but after about two weeks I start feeling tired in school and I have trouble waking up early in the morning, so I go back to the 6 hour sleep for about a week or two. This process has repeated itself fairly often.
After regionals (which is usually 2-3 weeks before state) last year, I almost went nocturnal by sleeping about 3-4 hours a nigh for two and a half weeks. Other than that, good time management can get me a good sleep schedule.
You know, there really is no reason to be getting 4-5 hours of sleep EVERY night. When you're tired, as I sometimes find myself being at around midnight, you read about 40% slower and remember a lot less of what you read or study. It's better to compact your studying by first doing homework as soon as you get home, resting for about 15-30 minutes, studying for about an hour, then rest/eat dinner, and study another hour or two before going to bed. That leaves you approximately 4 hours until midnight which you could substitute for extracurricular activities, project nights, or just hobby time. It's up to how you make use of your time.
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