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Old 11-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #21
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So far, this is not working. The last two nights I struggled to stay awake until 11 PM, then woke at 5:30 and 4:00 AM, respectively. Couldn't go back to sleep. My body is rebelling, but I will prevail.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #22
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So far, this is not working. The last two nights I struggled to stay awake until 11 PM, then woke at 5:30 and 4:00 AM, respectively. Couldn't go back to sleep. My body is rebelling, but I will prevail.
Keep trying! If you get sleepy enough, surely your body will relent.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:57 AM   #23
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W2R, what do you find interesting and fun between midnight and 3 AM?
Try to remember....

But that's me too. The house is quiet, the phone isn't ringing, I can read, etc. But here it is almost 0600 and I'm online.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:23 AM   #24
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A friend of mine has played in bands most of his life. He works a normal job during the week and plays a gig most weekends. I believe he stays up late during the week, maybe around 11pm. So his weekends are pretty similar. Maybe you should shoot for a gradual change in your schedule. Stay up until 10 for a few days and then move it up to 11pm. Then your weekend schedule won't be that much different.
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How about an after lunch nap (no more than one hour) and get up as early as before?
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I'm rotating in a counterclockwise direction - not intentional. Last night I woke at 2:40 am and was on the road by 3:30 headed home. If I keep going soon I'll be in sync with those of you going to bed at 3am.
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So far, this is not working. The last two nights I struggled to stay awake until 11 PM, then woke at 5:30 and 4:00 AM, respectively. Couldn't go back to sleep. My body is rebelling, but I will prevail.
Have you tried melatonin. That seems to snap me back to regular sleep patterns if I'm jet lagged.
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Old 11-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #28
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Have you tried melatonin. That seems to snap me back to regular sleep patterns if I'm jet lagged.
I used to believe in melatonin, but from personal experience, and research, I've concluded it is just a placebo.

We are now working with DangerMouse's system, and changing an hour each week. Currently going to bed at 11 but waking at 6 or 6:30. I've had to nap, or I just don't get enough sleep.

Some other benefits of the midnight to 8 system:

It won't be dark when we wake up.

The is less noise outside at midnight than at 10 PM.
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We are now working with DangerMouse's system, and changing an hour each week. Currently going to bed at 11 but waking at 6 or 6:30. I've had to nap, or I just don't get enough sleep.
Late night / early rise / afternoon nap is normal in many parts of the world.
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Late night / early rise / afternoon nap is normal in many parts of the world.
I like the early night / early rise / afternoon nap method...
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I'm rotating in a counterclockwise direction - not intentional. Last night I woke at 2:40 am and was on the road by 3:30 headed home. If I keep going soon I'll be in sync with those of you going to bed at 3am.
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I like the early night / early rise / afternoon nap method...
Me too.

I like to watch the night shift critters commute around sun up.
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Al, look at the bright side - you have gigs!!
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I agree, Packman--

I know people who go to bed at 9 to 9:30---....
Gulp. I'm one of those people. But I've always been a morning person. When I was in graduate school I often had classes until midnight and then I'd have to drive 1.5 + hours home on a mountain road, often in blizzards. While I tried to take naps late afternoon before leaving, the classes usually got me so wound up that I had no trouble staying awake for the drive.
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We've finally adjusted to staying up until 11. For the last two nights I slept until 7 or 7:30, but it was surprisingly slow and difficult to adjust.
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