How important is a regular sleep schedule?
Posted 25 January 2006 - 05:19 AM
Do you notice a big difference if you sleep erratically versus the same time every night? I'm sleeping well when I sleep ( xanax ), just not on a regular pattern.
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:05 AM
I think refreshing sleep is the most important. I also think that not worrying about not sleeping is important too - but not always easy to achieve :-)))
Any change is scary even when we want it
Posted 25 January 2006 - 09:17 AM
Best of luck to you with your schedule and sleeping.
Posted 25 January 2006 - 10:21 AM
Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:52 AM
Basically, the question is: how well do you function the next day?
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:39 PM
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Posted 25 January 2006 - 12:51 PM
I try to get up at about 10am everyday even though
some days, like today, I would rather keep sleeping,
but I know if I do I will end up back on a night schedule and
sleeping all day, and that always makes me feel even worse.
Guick addition- Also this site has helped alot, I login first thing in
the morning and it gets my mind active, and gives me something constructive to do, so I don't go back to bed.
Edited by Hope4life, 25 January 2006 - 12:54 PM.
Posted 25 January 2006 - 04:56 PM
I heard the result of one of the most recent breast cancer studies, and you know what they have linked this to? Broken circadian rhythms. It is most common in nurses that work night shifts for years on end, waitresses at all-night diners, and other women in nocturnal occupations that span years or decades. If you have a short-term situation, as Lizzy said, don't sweat it, but try not to get into that pattern for long stretches.
Good, regular sleep gives the brain a chance to make the chemicals that run our lives - if we do not get 8 hours of sleep regularly, the brain does NOT make this brew and pushes us to reach for adrenaline producing substances. Diabetics often fall into this catagory as a result. Some diabetics have been "cured" by getting regular sleep (including a regimine of Trazadone.) I know you are not complaining about an inability to sleep now, but do not take your health for granted. Most of us are pushed in young adult years to "burn midnight oil" to prove ourselves. I really wish this was not how companies/universities operated.
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