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2021-11-09 8:18:14 AM  
It's hard enough to go to sleep as it is.
 
2021-11-09 9:04:56 AM  
Nonsense.  The optimal time is ten minutes after your head hits the armrest cushion on the living room couch.
 
2021-11-09 9:51:59 AM  
Yeah, the boss might frown on that.

/ as I usually work til 2am
 
2021-11-09 9:52:48 AM  
The optimal time is 10 to 11am during my staff meeting.
 
2021-11-09 9:53:12 AM  
That's what time I go to bed on work nights.
 
2021-11-09 9:54:41 AM  
For me, its about 30 minutes before I need to get up.
 
2021-11-09 9:54:42 AM  

EnzoTheCoder: Nonsense.  The optimal time is ten minutes after your head hits the armrest cushion on the living room couch.


Working from home taught me to love midday naps on the couch. Now I habit of staying up until 2am because I'm not tired at night, thus necessitating the next afternoon nap.

A vicious cycle.
 
2021-11-09 9:56:38 AM  

gunsmack: Yeah, the boss might frown on that.

/ as I usually work til 2am


2am? Huh. 'Boss' is quite the euphemism for 'pimp.'
 
2021-11-09 9:58:43 AM  
That's when I go to bed.  Although I fell asleep at 9pm watching the Bears try to move the ball last night.
 
2021-11-09 9:59:22 AM  
After the person sleeping next to you.
 
2021-11-09 9:59:52 AM  
Humanity has a wide spectrum of circadian rhythms. My internal clock tells me to sleep at 1-2am and wake up at 11am-noon. Always has.

Life in the modern world is entirely fabricated by the invention of the alarm clock.
 
2021-11-09 10:00:46 AM  
Early to bed and early to rise makes everyone reevaluate a headline based on a loose study with no definite evidence presented.
 
2021-11-09 10:07:18 AM  
Not very practical for overnight workers , that's the first hour of my shift.

I do go to sleep at around 10:30am so I think that might qualify.
 
2021-11-09 10:07:34 AM  
No, the optimal sleep pattern is to go to sleep just after sunset. Sleep for 3-4 hours then get up for a few hours. Then sleep again until sunrise.
The idea of 8 hours uninterrupted is a modern invention based on the 3-shift factory work schedule, and made possible by the electric light.
 
2021-11-09 10:08:03 AM  
Since I go to bed around 9 pm and it takes an hour* to fall asleep, I guess I'm okay.  I saw a study recently that said 4.5-6.5 hours a night is the best overall. I fall at the low end and take a 15-20 minute lie-down after lunch.  My wife comes to bed around 10:30 pm and is asleep within two minutes.

*I can go to bed at 1 am and still take an hour to fall asleep.  My many visits to sleep specialists were a waste of time.
 
2021-11-09 10:08:04 AM  
Yeah, but when I need to get up at 4:30 to catch a 6:00 cage, 5 and a half hours sleep isn't really enough to get me through a 10-hour underground shift.
 
2021-11-09 10:08:08 AM  
The optimal time to fall asleep is when I'm tired.  I don't really care if it's 8pm, 9pm, or midnight.
 
2021-11-09 10:12:19 AM  
I don't know about going to bed at 10 PM. Twelve to 14 hours of sleep a night seems excessive.
 
2021-11-09 10:13:08 AM  
Someone once told me "an hour of sleep before midnight feels like 2 after".

I still rarely go to bed before midnight, but when I do, it seems accurate.
 
2021-11-09 10:15:41 AM  
Jokes on them! I work night shift.

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2021-11-09 10:17:42 AM  
The new research shows an association but doesn't prove that falling asleep either later or earlier than the hour from 10 to 11 p.m. causes heart disease. Other factors may be the real culprits, such as stress, anxiety and depression

But let's make this a definitive fact.
 
2021-11-09 10:19:12 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Humanity has a wide spectrum of circadian rhythms. My internal clock tells me to sleep at 1-2am and wake up at 11am-noon. Always has.

Life in the modern world is entirely fabricated by the invention of the alarm clock.


Are you suggesting that alarm clocks placed us in some type of fabricated simulation?
 
2021-11-09 10:24:24 AM  

Incog_Neeto: Are you suggesting that alarm clocks placed us in some type of fabricated simulation?


I'm saying the idea of 9-5 being the optimal working hours is something made possible by alarm clocks. Ideally, everything would be 24 hours or open only the hours that meet the circadian rhythm of the operator.
 
2021-11-09 10:25:23 AM  
I go to sleep at 8pm, wake up between 2 and 3 (most days) and then get up and go to work.
Anyone telling you that "you must sleep X hours" or "sleep between these hours every night for better health" doesn't get that individuals all sleep differently.
Up thread someone points out that sleeping 4 hours, getting up for a few and then back for another 4 was how most people slept for a long time is, from my research, quite believable.
 
2021-11-09 10:26:34 AM  
Back when our clocks were set for the lunar day it was natural to get 52 minutes more sleep per night than nowdays. No wonder our bodies are screwed up
 
2021-11-09 10:27:28 AM  
I have no routine time i can easily fall asleep, or easily wake up.  Generally i go to bed at 9 and lay there until around 10:30-11 before nodding off.  Last night i was troubled, thinking about some things & didn't fall asleep until past 1am.   Occasionally i can hit the sack at 9 and lights out.

I always set my alarm for 5am to go work out, have done that for years.  the last year+ though its been a struggle to make that, maybe twice a week as opposed to used to able to get up 4 times a week to do it. So instead i go lift on my lunch break.

I don't know where i'm going with this other than its nigh on impossible for me to get a good nights sleep reliably.  The best sleep I ever get is when I elect to take a benadryl on a friday night because waking up hungover feeling on a saturday is of no consequence.
 
2021-11-09 10:30:21 AM  
Maybe because they're drinking and eating HO-HOs and don't eat fried chicken after Midnight
 
2021-11-09 10:34:18 AM  

dkimball: Maybe because they're drinking and eating HO-HOs and don't eat fried chicken after Midnight


What are you, a mogwai?
 
2021-11-09 10:35:13 AM  
Computer gets shut off at 10:00, then I putter around and do some reading, and then by 11:00 lights are out and CPAP is hooked up and then starts the sleep.  I've been sleeping really well ever since I stopped drinking whiskey.
 
2021-11-09 10:36:00 AM  

Thats My Name too!: For me, its about 30 minutes before I need to get up.


Similar. But let's change 30 minutes to 6 hours.
 
2021-11-09 10:37:00 AM  

NM Volunteer: I've been sleeping really well ever since I stopped drinking


unfortunately that may be the real solution
 
2021-11-09 10:39:14 AM  

gunsmack: Yeah, the boss might frown on that.

/ as I usually work til 2am


1am on Mondays, 4 am the rest of the week. I feel ya.
 
2021-11-09 10:51:35 AM  
I work noon to midnight. Have to be up by 6am cause kids.
 
2021-11-09 11:12:12 AM  

Incog_Neeto: 137 Is An Excellent Time: Humanity has a wide spectrum of circadian rhythms. My internal clock tells me to sleep at 1-2am and wake up at 11am-noon. Always has.

Life in the modern world is entirely fabricated by the invention of the alarm clock.

Are you suggesting that alarm clocks placed us in some type of fabricated simulation?


Life didn't exist until clocks were invented. It's a strange tautology, but true nevertheless.
 
2021-11-09 11:34:41 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Humanity has a wide spectrum of circadian rhythms. My internal clock tells me to sleep at 1-2am and wake up at 11am-noon. Always has.


Sounds like me. My entire life has felt like living in a society designed for a different type of person.
 
2021-11-09 11:37:16 AM  
Sure, if I want to wake up at 5 a.m., which I don't.
 
2021-11-09 11:39:36 AM  
11pm?  But I'm just getting off work then!

/plus i'm a world class insomniac
 
2021-11-09 11:45:56 AM  

SwiftFox: Back when our clocks were set for the lunar day it was natural to get 52 minutes more sleep per night than nowdays. No wonder our bodies are screwed up


And then the Earth stopped orbiting the moon, what with this fancy new Sun coming around with all its hoity-toity light rays.

/Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new kid in town
 
2021-11-09 11:47:28 AM  
Well I go to bed around 9:30-10:30 and then sometime after that the cat protects me from the blinds trying to attack me. Usually I wake up on my own or with a little feline assistance around 3:30- 4 Am.
 
2021-11-09 11:50:03 AM  

Bondith: Yeah, but when I need to get up at 4:30 to catch a 6:00 cage, 5 and a half hours sleep isn't really enough to get me through a 10-hour underground shift.


Those 6:00 cages are the worst. And, getting up at 4:30 to get one does not sound appealing.
 
2021-11-09 11:58:38 AM  

gunsmack: Yeah, the boss might frown on that.

/ as I usually work til 2am


Ask your boss why he hates science.
 
2021-11-09 12:00:00 PM  
I get into bed around 8 but the dog and I are usually just watching TV and don't fall asleep until after 10. Then my dog wakes me up around 1am or 2am to go potty and since I'm an old lady I always have to go then too.

I have to get up at 5am for work and I hate it. I used to be a night person.
 
2021-11-09 12:12:43 PM  
As someone who used to deal with insomnia, that's what I do.  Go to bed at the same time, wake up at the same time .  No exceptions for weekends, holidays, or vacations (though my only vacations these days are the so-called staycations).  These days it's 10 PM/5 AM for sleep/wake up.
 
2021-11-09 12:36:35 PM  

groppet: Well I go to bed around 9:30-10:30 and then sometime after that the cat protects me from the blinds trying to attack me. Usually I wake up on my own or with a little feline assistance around 3:30- 4 Am.


But if the cat didn't protect you, you might not wake up at all!
 
2021-11-09 12:36:46 PM  
The correct answer is 9 hours before you have to leave for work
 
2021-11-09 12:47:15 PM  

TheReject: EnzoTheCoder: Nonsense.  The optimal time is ten minutes after your head hits the armrest cushion on the living room couch.

Working from home taught me to love midday naps on the couch. Now I habit of staying up until 2am because I'm not tired at night, thus necessitating the next afternoon nap.

A vicious cycle.


Feature.
 
2021-11-09 12:48:22 PM  

Porous Horace: After the person sleeping next to you.


Why? Don't they know you're there?
 
2021-11-09 12:59:10 PM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: Incog_Neeto: Are you suggesting that alarm clocks placed us in some type of fabricated simulation?

I'm saying the idea of 9-5 being the optimal working hours is something made possible by alarm clocks. Ideally, everything would be 24 hours or open only the hours that meet the circadian rhythm of the operator.


I have my doubts.

9 to 5 means you have an hour and a half of sunshine to wake you up during an average 12/12 hour day/night cycle and 3 hours until sunset. The classic merchant and nobility class had the ability to wake up naturally. The serfs, slaves, and working poor worked from sun-up to sun-down.

9 to 5 is bankers hours. Unless your personal biology is really that much against the norm (and your commute takes less than an hour) it isn't some fiendish plot by big clock. Is catering to those who are in charge of the money. They can wake up whenever they want.
 
2021-11-09 1:28:03 PM  
Mitch: I haven't slept for two weeks.
Friend: Oh no. Why?
Mitch: Because that would be too long.
 
2021-11-09 1:28:53 PM  
I wake up around 6:30 every day and can never, ever sleep in any more. Well, this week I am waking up at 5:30 (uggh).

Ever since I got into distance cardio (running until my hips noped out, cycling now, rowing sometimes as well) I don't really have many problems going to sleep.  An hour+ per day will make your body want to shut things down at night to recover. Highly recommended.
 
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