i sleep daily for 8-10 hours.and read/study til late night.can you please suggest me any book which help reduce my hours of sleeping or any other your own indigenous ideas?soon i have to start preparing for IAS and so want overcome my extended period of sleep. thanks
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I have the same "problem". I need around 9 hours of sleep or I feel like I have not slept at all. It turns out that my brain only cares about what time I wake up, i think. I had only 6 hours of sleep last night and I woke up at 10 AM. It didnt feel like I was asleep for a short while. Give that a try.
Wow... people are actually wishing that they get less sleep? Personally, I get around 6 to 7 hours sleep a night -- wish I can get more. I seem to only be able to "catch up" on the weekends, and only in the afternoons.
Originally posted by John Meyers: Its not that we wish to sleep less. The problem arises when you cant get the 9-10 hours of sleep that you need because of work. On weekends I can sleep for around 12 - 14 hours.
Do you really need 9-10 hours of sleep? Isn't that a bit too much? Personally, I think 8 hours of sleep is optimal, but even 6-7 hours of sleep suits me fine. What about the others? What say ya?
If you're stressed out, your body will simply require more sleep: so try to control your stress levels[ maybe through mediation, maybe through a conscious effort, maybe through prayer: whatever works for you]. And yes, by all means, avoid caffeine.
I find that I can go on about 4-6 hours on weekdays, and 6-7 on weekends. Of course, I usually nap about three days a week[ for about 45 minutes after work]. And I exercise religiously, which also seems to reduce my stress levels.
I normally sleep only 6.5 hrs a day. I wake up at 5:30 AM. Initially it will be difficult to wake up but it will be easy when you get used to it. This idea might help you. Set up an alarm at 6:00 AM in the morning. Keep the alarm in a place, so that you cannot stop/snooze it while you are in bed. You need to getup walk few feets , pick the alarm & then you need to stop it. This sounds fishy but it may help. No one cant help you if you again go to bed ): [ February 19, 2007: Message edited by: Srinivasa Raghavan ]
i would require 8 to 9 hours of sleep a day (in night) But most of the time, this sleep is not enough for me. The time i wake up in the morning, i feel i need to sleep for some more time...this practise eats up lot of my own potential
I too had a problem of waking up early in the morning. One solution I found is that I stayed up late till midnight and then slept till 7am. So I have a feeling that I have slept for a long time. If that doesnt work, you can try another solution. My problem is that even after i wake up, i would like to snooze for some time. The solution I found is that I kept 3 alarms at 3 different times. Suppose i want to wake at 6, i have a first alarm at 5.30am am, a second one at 5.45 am and the third one at 6 am. So when the first 2 alarms go off...i simply turn them off and assure myself thati can snooze for some more time...and i wake up at the third alarm.