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Thanks to a fit of indulgence in pop music, Dr. Pepper, and various adult beverages (a powerful blend, to be sure), I didn't get to bed until 6:00 this morning. I had to set my alarm for 8:30; I hit the snooze button several times and finally got up at 8:50. When I forced myself out of bed, I took a cold shower and blasted The Libertines so loud that I almost felt bad about potentially annoying my neighbors.

 

This is sort of a round-about way of saying that going to work today is going to suck.

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I'm going to have to wake up at 4 a.m. tomorrow to go to work at 5 - thankfully, just for tomorrow. This is going to be interesting.

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I'm probably the laziest of anyone here, sadly (with the exception of BitBuster), as I usually get up at 7:00 AM. Sometimes on weekends it is later, into 8 or 9, but by doctor's orders I am supposed to get up at the same day every morning (all because I had one migraine... lol).

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I usually don't go to bed till around 1-2am and usually wake up in between 9-11am the next day. If I sleep in any later than 12pm, I get insanely pissed as I believe my day was wasted sleeping. (even though this would be my own fault)

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I personally try to balance my day since I like to get up before my family and prove that I'm not an average teenager. I think it is quite amazing how some people stay up all night half the time, such as one of my Mario Kart Wii hacking friends in Germany who has literally been online throughout the day in my time zone and still is right now (it's nighttime for him of course).

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I remember getting up at 6 in the morning when I was a little kid and we had guests staying with us just to play around on the computer and show them various games. :P

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I think it is quite amazing how some people stay up all night half the time

 

I lived during the night for around 4 months earlier this year. My "day" was around 8pm to 10am. :P

(it was actually really fun, and I would prefer to live during those hours, but for now it's not practical)

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Sometimes I'm amused by the sorts of people who will stay up for days (quite literally) so that they can play a video game. I know it's sort of sadistic of me, but I find a perverse pleasure in it regardless.

 

I sort of agree with Flareon, except I feel guilt more than anger when it comes to sleeping away the day. That's one reason why jet lag sucks so much. It induces depressive feelings.

 

I remember living the life of a night owl back when I was in the pizza business. It wasn't bad, but then, it was in the summertime. I doubt I'd have been as pleased with the situation had it been in the winter. I dug sleeping outside on my front porch and waking up at noon, not giving a crap if the neighbors saw. (Y)

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There was a Jeopardy! champion recently who admitted to having quit a job just to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (Y)

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I wake up at 7:00 on school days, so my goal is to be in bed at 11:00 on those nights... I rarely reach my goal. :P I think the earliest I got to bed in the last couple weeks was 11:50... Usually it's somewhere between 12:00 and 1:00, depending how much homework I put off until the last minute... :D There's also the occasional night where I only get 2-3 hours of sleep, usually due to having to stay up finishing a paper or project...

 

Weekends and school breaks are much better - I usually go to bed sometime between 12 and 2 and wake up between 9 and 11. :)

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There was a Jeopardy! champion recently who admitted to having quit a job just to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (Y)

 

Now I really want to start a "Have you ever quit a job for an irrational reason?" thread. I knew a guy who quit his job because his boss wouldn't give him time off to see a Laura Nyro concert. Actually, in a way, I think that's sort of cool, but I could never do something like that. ;)

 

 

There's also the occasional night where I only get 2-3 hours of sleep, usually due to having to stay up finishing a paper or project...

 

I've never had to do that before; knock on wood.

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To be honest, sleeping all day is not that great. I'd prefer to be up from morning to night without any issues. That way, the day would be fulfilled with tons of things done. :)

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I usually don't go to bed till around 1-2am and usually wake up in between 9-11am the next day. If I sleep in any later than 12pm, I get insanely pissed as I believe my day was wasted sleeping. (even though this would be my own fault)

 

I know that feeling...But conversely, when I wake up earlier than usual (like 8-9am) I end up being amazed at how much I can get done during the day.

 

I usually (try to) go to bed at 1, wake up at 10 (classes start at noon most days for me this semester). For some reason, before college, I found it easier to wake up early on the weekends than the weekdays, but now, the reverse is true.

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I got about two hours of sleep last night. I woke up at 1:30 and spent the following five hours playing Billie Holiday records at what might have been termed an unreasonable volume (my neighbors must be glad that I'm getting kicked out come my lease's end). I tried going back to bed at 6:30, but I basically just laid in bed until 9:00, getting a grand total of ten minutes of sleep.

 

My alarm failed to go off, but given all of the aforementioned conditions, it hardly mattered.

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I may be presumptuous, but I would recommend a good walk just after dark. And turn out all the lights so your body can produce sufficient melatonin.

 

Also, my allergies are terrible this year, so if that's your problem treat the symptoms somehow.

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I took something like 15 milligrams of Melatonin; did absolutely nothing. I think my mistake was deciding to quit my medications cold turkey. I didn't sleep last night either. I feel physically ill right now. My head hurts, and I feel like I'm about to either puke or pass out or both. I need sleep.

 

Maybe being physically dependent on prescription sleeping pills isn't a bad thing.

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