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    Angry EXTREME Night Owl

    When I was a kid, I bounced out of bed at 7 am, happy as a lark (excuse the pun). Now at 22, I can't fall asleep before 5-6 a.m., and on weekends, I'll roll out of bed at 2pm.

    It's disgusting.

    Is it at ALL possible to become a natural morning person (I don't mean just waking up early, but actually being INCLINED to), or has genetics fucked me?

    My mother was always a morning person, my real dad died young, but he was a bum ISFP ( ), so he was probably not an early guy, so he screwed up my genes, I'll bet.
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    Is it possible that you're going to end up like many of us on this site who live on 4 or so hours a day?

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    :P I say accept the fact that you'll probably end up getting 4 hours of sleep and just make the best of it, I know i've certainly have, and bah who needs proper sleep anyhow?? lol yay for having a completely fucked up sleep schedule lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Is it possible that you're going to end up like many of us on this site who live on 4 or so hours a day?
    During work/school days, it's more like 3 hours.

    And my mind and productivity suffer - caffeine doesn't compensate much anymore. I'm one of the unlucky people who absolutely REQUIRE 7-8 hours sleep to be 100% effective. I can function on less, but I'm just barely scraping by.

    And the only way I can get 8 hours is if I adapt to PREFER earliness.
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    I think you can retrain yourself to be a morning person, though all kids seem to naturally wake early (probably because they're made to go to bed at 8). I'm an extreme night owl, but there've been times in my life that I trained myself to go to bed before midnight and get up early.

    Is there a reason you want to be a natural early bird? My mother seems to think I sleep the day away, but I haven't found that anything interesting happens before noon. That's SJ propaganda.
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    When I work days I readjust to a day schedule and probably function better over all.
    But if I take a week off, 3-4 days in I am falling asleep by 5am.
    I just love the solitude of night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I think you can retrain yourself to be a morning person, though all kids seem to naturally wake early (probably because they're made to go to bed at 8). I'm an extreme night owl, but there've been times in my life that I trained myself to go to bed before midnight and get up early.

    Is there a reason you want to be a natural early bird? My mother seems to think I sleep the day away, but I haven't found that anything interesting happens before noon. That's SJ propaganda.
    Because of my schedule, as well as the fact that I'm in rhythm with the rest of the world. It sucks when you can barely do your errands on the weekend, because the bank, apartment laundromat, campus and anything else closes when you're just waking up!

    Even working for myself, I have to communicate and meet with clients/employees, and that's not really possible at 2 a.m.

    Even at college, there really aren't any night classes. You INTPs are simply too resigning to problems and issues.
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    I have tried and tried again to retrain myself, but it never works. I've gone for at most two weeks on a "normal" sleep schedule, but I always end up fucking it up on off days. If I don't go to bed before 10 (which, who the hell wants to do that?), I get an energy spike and basically can't go to sleep after that. It's like there's a sleep window but I deliberately miss it because I don't want to live like an old fat lady.
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    I think you can retrain yourself although the process is extremely tedious.

    Over the summer last year, I had become an "extreme night owl" but eventually had to make myself go to sleep early (1 am haha) and wake up at 7. Now because of school, I go to sleep usually between midnight and 2 am and wake up at 0630 but I use the weekend to catch up on sleep..

    Oh I forgot, on weekends, my schedule gets very messed up because of my trying to catch up. So I'm a zombie on Monday and Tuesday, "normal" on Wednesday and Thursday and almost dead on Friday. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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    you're 22 that's normal. I wouldn't worry to much about it, until you have to get up at 7, and you'll probably retrain your body to get up early and go to bed early.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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