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    Default NTs and Sleep Patterns

    Hey just wanted to ask you NTs about your "sleep patterns" if thats what you want to call them. Basically, about what time (average) do you go to bed and about what time (average) do you wake up? I'm specifically interested in XNTPs but XNTJs are equally welcome.
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    I wouldn't say I have much of an average right now, but to pick a bedtime I'll say 1AM. These days I tend to get about 6.5 hours sleep.

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    Uh... pattern?
    That's like a routine, right?
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    I normally go to sleep at around 3am. When I don't have to do anything until 2, I wake up around 12. Some days I have class at 9:30 so I wake up earlier, and then sleep for a couple of hours later in the day.
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    srsly tho...

    most nights I go to sleep sometime between 2 and 3am, and unless I have some reason to be up, I just sleep in until I wake naturally or get woken by something (a kid jumping on me, a noisy lawnmower beneath my window, the telephone, etc), which is usually around 10 or 11am. The main snag with this being that I usually do have a reason to be up, so I average around 5 or 6 hours' sleep most nights.

    Not having the opportunity to nap in the daytime (and not being able to really anyway), I just soldier through and don't really notice how tired I am until things quieten down at about 7pm. But then, I feel like I need to have an evening, y'know, some time to myself? Or someone will call round (happens a lot), and by the time 11pm comes round I'm bright eyed and bushy-tailed, no matter how exhausted I felt before.

    I have tried many times to get my body clock round to more sociable hours, but it can only work for as long as something's forcing me - literally, like a monastery timetable, curfew and bell for example - and even then, the longer it goes on, the more I start sitting up and reading in bed 'til 2am, even though I'm up at 6.

    I remember seeing this show on TV where they documented the development of a bunch of kids all born on the same day. It showed how the 'owl' and 'lark' sleeping patterns were biologically programmed into these babies, how they each had widely varying preferred sleep patterns totally naturally, and explained it by saying how, in primitive conditions, y'know, it's logical that some people are meant to stay awake through the night to keep watch and other stuff. Really interesting.

    My mom corroborates that I've always been a hardcore night owl since my infancy.

    edit - HOWEVER it's only because I force myself to get to bed that I go as early as I do, cos I know I've got to be up the next morning and stuff and I don't want to fall too far behind on my sleep cos I know I never get the opportunity to catch up. On weeks when the kids have been at grandma's and stuff like that, I've happily pushed bedtime back to 5am and later and gone completely nocturnal, waking up in the early afternoon, mooching around until early evening, then coming to life around 7pm, to burn brighter and faster the later it gets. It's always hard to adjust back to the early pre-3am bedtimes...
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    I'm an INTJ and I usually go to bed around 1AM and fall asleep around an hour later. I tend to wake up a little before 6AM, so usually about 4-5 hours of sleep a night during the week. Sometimes during the weekned I get a couple more hours, but it's pretty rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substitute View Post
    Uh... pattern?
    That's like a routine, right?
    ya sure

    the reason im asking is because a good majority of my NT friends have the worst sleep schedules of any other friends (type wise). this is of course a generalization but i find it very interesting. the best, from what ive seen, are SJs as far as sleep schedules
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    SJs also rely on routine in other areas of their lives. Some need this routine to function (both of my parents are SJs - ISTJ and ISFJ).
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    I don't have a schedule. I like staying up late and getting up even later... during holidays I go to sleep at about 4 AM, but I also can stay until 7 AM, and waking up at 1 or 2 PM.
    During school I go to sleep at about 12 or 1 AM and get up at 7:30 AM.
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    During school, I usually go to bed around 1:00-1:30am. Depending on the day, I wake up between 6:30-8:45am. I like to have 6 to 7 hours of sleep if possible, though if I don't get that much, I'm usually able to keep myself perked up throughout the day as long as I don't have a boring class to sit through. During non-school times of the year I go to bed around 3am and wake up between 9 and 12.

    Definitely no solid schedule, just tendencies. And I've always been a night owl.

    (I know some SJ's with some horrible sleep schedules, but I wonder if they won't reform themselves a bit after college.)

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