So am I the only one who has completely given up on keeping regular sleeping hours?
I don't have any recognizable sleeping patterns...all I do have is 4 hours in the day where I have to be up. I'll force myself out of bed (if I happen to be in bed) for those four hours...but everything else is scheduled around that. I can be going to bed at 7 am or 7 pm. I just go to bed when I'm tired. I wake up when I'm no longer tired. If I have an obligation I always schedule it so it can be done within the next waking block. If that isn't possible ( ie it has to be done within the sleeping block that I will probably be asleep for next..)I just put it off. If it's really that important...I'll get up for it...but nothing is really ever that important. Everything can be rescheduled (except those things that can't be...but the key is to limit that).
My sleeping blocks can last anywhere from 4 to 15 hours.....and my waking blocks can be anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. I figure in the end I probably average around 8....but I have gone many "days" where I only get 5 hours of sleep each sleeping block...and I have completely crashed and gone on 16 hours sleep binges.
It's one of the reasons I want to live in huge city. I want to get a job where I can continue this. Get up...get bored...go to work...get bored...do something else...get bored....go back to work...get bored....get tired....do something else...do something else...go to bed. Rinse and repeat.
But waking up at a set time everyday...that's so depressing.
It get's messy when you have too many obligation that all sneak up on you...especially when they are scheduled like 6 to 8 hours apart. But I just find ways too make it work because I know if my schedule is that intense for a week or so...the next couple weeks are going to be blissfully obligation free...
A goal in my life is be able to fall asleep for however long I like and be up for however long I'd like and still have a happy family, a good paying job, and a decent social life. I think it's more probable that something like that would happen in a big city...and an open minded partner of course..