SLEEP! 1 hour vs NONE?

Profile picture of the author iRunThis by
To sleep, or not to sleep... That is the question.

Last night I was faced with a problem. I couldn't sleep. I simply wasn't tired. I had to wake up at 6:30am today, I found myself still awake at 5:00am. I was just wondering what your take is on this, at 5 I decided that it would be best to stop trying to sleep and just pull an all nighter. If I would have slept for only 1 hour, I would have a hard time waking back up and I would be very moody and tired after that hour. Instead, I went upstairs, made two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and started my day.

What are you guys take on this? If you have something to do early in the morning the next day, and you find yourself still awake an hour before you are supposed to wake up, would you take the hour of sleep? Or pull through the night and crash when you get home the next day?

P.s. I chose to stay up. In 4 hours will make it 24 hours that I've been awake. I still have roughly 5 or 6 hours left before I get home. It's all going good so far though.

-Jay
#personal development #hour #sleep

  • Profile picture of the author AnimeMom
    I wish I had your energy! I've had nights where the brain doesn't want to shut down, and I can't go to sleep. But if I go without sleep, there is a big payback sooner or later and I crash.
  • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
    Originally Posted by AnimeMom View Post

    I wish I had your energy! I've had nights where the brain doesn't want to shut down, and I can't go to sleep. But if I go without sleep, there is a big payback sooner or later and I crash.
    Yeah, I do feel like I'm going to crash soon, but I think it will be after I get home. If I would have went back to sleep for that extra hour, It would have been very hard to wake up, and when I did wake up, I would feel terrible.

    -Jay
  • Profile picture of the author fictionaldamo
    Sleep, even an hour would do!
  • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
    Originally Posted by fictionaldamo View Post

    Sleep, even an hour would do!
    You don't end up feeling MORE tired when you only get a little sleep?
  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Get some rest man, this will all be here when you wake up.
  • Profile picture of the author alam69
    u will be dead meat man if you don;t have enough energy
  • Profile picture of the author payperman1000
    Originally Posted by Whos That Guru View Post

    Get some rest man, this will all be here when you wake up.
    Definitely agree, get some sleep or stress will overtake you....been up two days straight making a blog before and trust me to my family I was an animal the 3rd day....get some sleep. When fulfilling orders or working on projects i sleep 8 hrs but broken up into four intervals of 2 hours...you have to decide what the intervals will be
  • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
    I would try to get some sleep myself. There is nothing
    worst then being up and carrying on with the word
    at hand and finding a couple of hours later that I've
    run out of steam.
  • Profile picture of the author busterkman
    I've been called the "nap king", cause I can catch some quick shut eye
    in the afternoon, wake up, feeling refreshed and ready to go again.

    While, if I don't then don't seem to be able to get anything done the
    rest of the day/evening.
  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    I would say that getting an hours sleep would be best. I'm not a sleep expert but this would suggest that you will move into REM sleep faster so it would still be worthwhile.

    "Studies have shown that people sleep more efficiently when they are sleep-deprived and that they enter REM sleep faster when this is the case. Sleep studies also show that patients who sleep less move to stage 3 and REM sleep faster than patients who are not sleep deprived"
  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by iRunThis View Post

    To sleep, or not to sleep... That is the question.

    Last night I was faced with a problem. I couldn't sleep. I simply wasn't tired. I had to wake up at 6:30am today, I found myself still awake at 5:00am. I was just wondering what your take is on this, at 5 I decided that it would be best to stop trying to sleep and just pull an all nighter. If I would have slept for only 1 hour, I would have a hard time waking back up and I would be very moody and tired after that hour. Instead, I went upstairs, made two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and started my day.

    What are you guys take on this? If you have something to do early in the morning the next day, and you find yourself still awake an hour before you are supposed to wake up, would you take the hour of sleep? Or pull through the night and crash when you get home the next day?

    P.s. I chose to stay up. In 4 hours will make it 24 hours that I've been awake. I still have roughly 5 or 6 hours left before I get home. It's all going good so far though.

    -Jay
    Hm, interesting Jay. Every person is different. Sleep is necessary ingredient to recharge your energy levels. I think Neil Strauss shared that he tried not to sleep for couple of weeks with just 15-20 min. nap every I do not remember how many hours, but it did not work for him. :-)

    No matter how much you can endure right now, the body will naturally take control over you and will try to get some sleep :-) I know, it sounds crazy, but if you are hungry, your body gets control over the brain and do all sorts of crazy stuff. I do not recommend you give it a shot :-)
  • Profile picture of the author iRunThis
    Goodnight Warriors! I'm throwing in the towel after 30+ hours of no sleep.
  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Wow! Never slept for about 30 hours? Now that's some kind of energy you have which I can't. But I can try it one time, whenever I'm ready. It's good that if we are doing something for our future, we just spent most of our time on this than sleeping and other useless things.
  • Profile picture of the author thereikid
    Sleep is overrated if you are always feeling good you won't feel tired ever. Even though sleep is great and I suggest you get some!
  • Profile picture of the author ElliotBerg
    I think sleep is must and even if running out of time you can always get sleep in the form of small naps...I remember once I had gone for a national Chess tournament and we kept on practicing for hours together and it was only after approx. 36 hrs of practice we decided to sleep ( All the players who practiced for so long including were eventually dozing during the tournament). Body can sustain such things but body reacts sharply if you are imposing things suddenly which is beyond its capacity at the moment. However, if you gradually start depriving yourself from sleeping then there is a possibility that you will end sleeping fairly less though I suggest you not to try that.
  • Profile picture of the author elvincans
    If you want to die then don't sleep. That is simple
  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    1 hour sleep is must .as our mind needs some rest.
  • Profile picture of the author Dames Jean
    I have a rule that I must get at least 4 hours of sleep a night no matter how many deadlines I have. It's amazing what a difference a little bit of sleep will make compared to none at all. If you need any "live" examples visit your nearest architecture school.
  • Profile picture of the author robestrong
    Sleep is a proven way to increase productivity. Denying yourself sleep will cut down on both quality and quantity you're able to produce.
  • Profile picture of the author tylerdrun
    I have just slept for 4 hours in the last 36 hours. Three hours was yesterday and one hour was today when I was traveling in the bus. I've been working like crazy and doing some other chores.

    This new sleep pattern I have been following has lasted for a week. I've realized something profound about sleep just now:

    If your body really needed sleep, you wouldn't be asking yourself "whether I should stay in bed or get up and do some work". You'd already have fallen asleep.

    So you don't have to ask yourself that. So get off the bed and keep working until you really fall asleep.

    I was reading a book while traveling in the bus. I felt really sleepy. I just dropped the book and dozed off. That's how I think it needs to be.

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