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    Sleep

    Post by Just Because on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:23 pm

    Is it better to get a lot of sleep or to go to bed earlier? Say I went to bed at 2 and woke up at noon versus going to bed at 11 and waking up at 7. What has worked for you?

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    Re: Sleep

    Post by Hurdle-Gurl on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:34 pm

    We just learned about sleep study in Psychology last week...
    The time period that is the closest to your usual cycle is the best. The amount of hours doesn't matter so much, it's more of the quality of the sleep you get that matters.

    I usually go to bed @ 10 & wake-up at 6:30 on weekdays. Then go to bed @ 11ish & wake-up at 9ish on weekends.
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by runner_dude on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:02 pm

    I go to bed between 10 and 12 every night (except when I'm out partying every once in a while) and get up at 8:30 Monday to Saturday and 9-9:30 on Sundays. I almost always feel shitty all day with less than 8 hours of night. 9-10 is optimal for me.
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by Pinthin on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:12 pm

    Last year I was sick all the time. (I dont know if its a coincidence or not) but I've gone too bed an hour earlier this year and I've been healthier and seems like more productive.
    I go to bed around 9ish and wake up at 6, weekends I do whatever. I know a dumb revelation but I didn't know like an hour could make you feel better.

    I just wish I could sleep in a little more for school =/
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by xotrackkgirl on Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:21 pm

    I think sleep affects your weight too. ??

    My sister sleeps 12 hours on weekends. is that normal? hahh
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by alex-likes-running on Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:25 pm

    i sleep at around 10'ish and wake up at 5:30'ish.
    on weekends sometimes i'll sleep freakishly long, or i will get no sleep lol.

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    Re: Sleep

    Post by ctk4xc11 on Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:25 pm

    pretty much 11 till 6 everynight on the weekdays and whenever till whenever on the weekends, I am definetly a morning person though.
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by baby got track on Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:23 pm

    I read somewhere that going to bed earlier rather than sleeping in is better for getting a good sleep.

    And I don't sleep enough, like 11 to 5:45 on weekdays and 3 to 9 on weekends Neutral
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:48 am

    Earily to bed, earily to rise, keeps a man healthy, weathly, and wise. But I do the opposite, stay up late and sleep in when ever possible.


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    Re: Sleep

    Post by XCTrackXC on Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:38 pm

    I feel a lot better when I get a mixture of the two.. Lots of sleep and getting to bed a bit earlier.
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by njrunner14 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:32 am

    baby got track wrote:I read somewhere that going to bed earlier rather than sleeping in is better for getting a good sleep.

    And I don't sleep enough, like 11 to 5:45 on weekdays and 3 to 9 on weekends Neutral

    I actually feel a lot better when I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. When I sleep in, I feel lousy.
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    Post by whenhen on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:02 pm

    I go to sleep at about 1am on weekdays and get up at 6:30. Typically I'll take 2-3 30 minute naps on a weekday. Is this healthy, or should I get a straight shot?
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by runnergirl93 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:05 pm

    i go to bed around 11:30 and wake up at 5 a.m. on weekdays. waking up for school its torture.
    on weekends depending if i have a race or meet (if i dont) i got to bed around 1:30 and wake up around 9.
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:10 pm

    runnergirl93 wrote:i go to bed around 11:30 and wake up at 5 a.m. on weekdays. waking up for school its torture.
    on weekends depending if i have a race or meet (if i dont) i got to bed around 1:30 and wake up around 9.
    You only get 5 and a half hours of sleep? That's crazy...


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    Re: Sleep

    Post by runnergirl93 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:38 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    runnergirl93 wrote:i go to bed around 11:30 and wake up at 5 a.m. on weekdays. waking up for school its torture.
    on weekends depending if i have a race or meet (if i dont) i got to bed around 1:30 and wake up around 9.
    You only get 5 and a half hours of sleep? That's crazy...
    ik i have a hard time falling asleep. I mainly hate having to be at school for around 7 in the morning.
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    Post by eternally_running on Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:11 am

    I go to bed around 10-12 (depending on hw) and I wake up at 5:45
    I personally think that its better to go to bed earlier....but honestly...no matter how early I go to bed, im still worn out in the morning...Rolling Eyes
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    Post by mary XC on Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:19 pm

    i like going to bed early and getting up early better b/c it doesnt matter what time i went to bed the night before, i always end up waking up at like 8 on the weekends.
    usually i got to bed somewhere between 9 and 10 and wake up at 7
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    Post by njrunner14 on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:21 pm

    Lately I've been going to bed earlier, and I feel a lot better the next morning. Maybe cause I'm actually getting 8 hours of sleep. Laughing
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    Re: Sleep

    Post by Pinthin on Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:51 pm

    njrunner14 wrote:
    baby got track wrote:I read somewhere that going to bed earlier rather than sleeping in is better for getting a good sleep.

    And I don't sleep enough, like 11 to 5:45 on weekdays and 3 to 9 on weekends Neutral

    I actually feel a lot better when I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. When I sleep in, I feel lousy.

    same. If I sleep in I pretty much want to sleep the rest of the day (to me sleeping in is like to 9ish...) so I wont let myself do it, because then I won't accomplish anything. Its terrible hah

    I get a good amount (I think) 9:30-6 on the weekdays and when ever to 7:30 on the weekends. I use to get very little sleep last year, and I'd almost always fall asleep in biology. This year I feel soo much better and I've been healthier. Sleep=amazing.

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    Post by hxc on Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:00 pm

    It's absolutely pointless to try and train hard while getting under 7 hours of sleep a night, 9 or 10 being optimal for someone who trains consistently.

    What do some of you do that late?? If you get home from practice at around 6 or 7 and have 2 hours of homework you could be in bed by 9 or 10, if you include dinner and some free time. If you go to a crazy nuns-with-rulers-school that gives you like 5 hours of homework a night then that's a little different.
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    Post by runner_dude on Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:56 pm

    hxc wrote:It's absolutely pointless to try and train hard while getting under 7 hours of sleep a night, 9 or 10 being optimal for someone who trains consistently.

    What do some of you do that late?? If you get home from practice at around 6 or 7 and have 2 hours of homework you could be in bed by 9 or 10, if you include dinner and some free time. If you go to a crazy nuns-with-rulers-school that gives you like 5 hours of homework a night then that's a little different.

    Or if you go to a crazy coaches-with-guns track team and have 3-4 hours practices every day. (okay, our coaches don't pack heat, but I'm at the athletic facility from about 4:45 - 8:30 or 9pm 3x a week)
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    Post by Ria on Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:03 pm

    ^^ Shit...can't wait till college.

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