Oversleeping: How can you wake up for real?

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    Oversleeping: How can you wake up for real?


    If you can't wake up with the help of an alarm, you're probably sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation is why most of us need the alarm in the first place. It means we're not ready to wake up when society demands it because we haven't gone to sleep early enough the night before. Sound a bit to obvious to be considered as knowledge?

    Try this prescription instead of the latest sleeping pills:

    Maintain a firm nighttime schedule that allows at least 7.5 hours in bed. Make your sleep space pleasant and comfortable, and keep your bedroom as dark and cool as possibly for maximum comfort and sleep quality. Exercising at least 20 minutes on most days should also help fatigue your muscles, further enhancing the quality of your sleep. It would be wise to avoid exercise within 4 hours of bedtime; the surge in hormones could throw off your sleep cycle. And on weeknights, at least, try to minimize your alcohol and caffeine intakes, because both can impair the restfulness of your sleep.

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    ah i wish i could sleep 7 hours, those with kid(s), raise your hand
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    Man, as far as I can tell sleep is the one last thing holding me back on making gains. I get around 4-5 hours of sleep a day...and that's much better than it was a couple of years ago =/

    Being a procrastinating student really sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by moflika View Post
    Man, as far as I can tell sleep is the one last thing holding me back on making gains. I get around 4-5 hours of sleep a day...and that's much better than it was a couple of years ago =/

    Being a procrastinating student really sucks
    That's all adjustable my friend. The benefits of sleep go much further beyond just muscle repair and what not (which is what most of us on the board would be concerned with). Sleep is so essential, you can go forever with the benefits of getting a good night's rest (8-9 hours)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy9 View Post
    If you can't wake up with the help of an alarm, you're probably sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation is why most of us need the alarm in the first place. It means we're not ready to wake up when society demands it because we haven't gone to sleep early enough the night before. Sound a bit to obvious to be considered as knowledge?

    Try this prescription instead of the latest sleeping pills:

    Maintain a firm nighttime schedule that allows at least 7.5 hours in bed. Make your sleep space pleasant and comfortable, and keep your bedroom as dark and cool as possibly for maximum comfort and sleep quality. Exercising at least 20 minutes on most days should also help fatigue your muscles, further enhancing the quality of your sleep. It would be wise to avoid exercise within 4 hours of bedtime; the surge in hormones could throw off your sleep cycle. And on weeknights, at least, try to minimize your alcohol and caffeine intakes, because both can impair the restfulness of your sleep.
    Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle....one of my favourite e-books!

    This is only one of the many great pieces of advice from the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselPump View Post
    Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle....one of my favourite e-books!

    This is only one of the many great pieces of advice from the book.
    I'm glad you like the book but it's not where I got it from
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy9 View Post
    I'm glad you like the book but it's not where I got it from
    Strange, because it's a direct quote.

    Nonetheless, good advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselPump View Post
    Strange, because it's a direct quote.

    Nonetheless, good advice.
    A direct quote?

    You're kidding me...it's not possible. Can I get a link or something? I have to see this for myself.
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    I couldn't find it from his ebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy9 View Post
    A direct quote?

    You're kidding me...it's not possible. Can I get a link or something? I have to see this for myself.
    I skimmed through the book again, and I must be wrong because I can't find it. I guess I thought it was from Burn the Fat, because I was just reading parts of that book a couple days ago, and also just read those exact words you posted.

    Where did you get what you wrote in the first post? Maybe I read it the same place you did.

    Anyway, my mistake.
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    Shift work is the downfall of society, one week trying to sleep at 1 am the next 10 pm doesnt bode well for me. In my position i am acustomed to getting 8-9 one week an 4-5 the next. Nothing worse than the feeling that if you closed your eyes you could sleep, they burn and itch to be closed, but you cant and your at work for the next 8 hours. sleep loss feels like self mutilation.
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