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I really struggle to go to bed before 3 am and wake up anything before 11. Would not sleeping at all for a day and then go to bed at 11 to wake up at 9 help?
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Stay up right past 3am and go bed about 10pm later that day. Should break the cycle!
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Stay up right past 3am and go bed about 10pm later that day. Should break the cycle!
That doesn't work because the adenosine (sleeping chemical basically) from the previous not sleeping day has still some accumulation. Basically, sleep gets rid of adenosine which is the chemical that makes you sleepy. But if you stay up you will have a lot of accumulation, then only sleeping a day after with only take away a days' worth of adenosine and you will still have some left and still feel sleepy. The only way is to wake up at the same time every day for at least 3 days regardless of what time you sleep, but try to sleep at the same time as the night before because this will orient your sleeping pattern properly. This will reset your circadian rhythm which resets your sleeping pattern and you will have to stay at this time of waking if you want to keep it.
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I really struggle to go to bed before 3 am and wake up anything before 11. Would not sleeping at all for a day and then go to bed at 11 to wake up at 9 help?
Basically, sleep gets rid of adenosine which is the chemical that makes you sleepy. But if you stay up you will have a lot of accumulation, then only sleeping a day after with only take away a days' worth of adenosine and you will still have some left and still feel sleepy. The only way is to wake up at the same time every day for at least 3 days regardless of what time you sleep, but try to sleep at the same time as the night before because this will orient your sleeping pattern properly. This will reset your circadian rhythm which resets your sleeping pattern and you will have to stay at this time of waking if you want to keep it.
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I really struggle to go to bed before 3 am and wake up anything before 11. Would not sleeping at all for a day and then go to bed at 11 to wake up at 9 help?
Yes, always works for me.
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Worked for me, plenty times.
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