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    quality sleep?

    Someone told me today that you should sleep before midnight because you get better "quality sleep," as oppose to sleeping the same amount of hours past 12. She said it had something to do with the alignment of the moon and erm other weird stuff...

    Is this stuff true? Anyone else hear of this? Cause right now... I'm suffering from fatigue cause of this drug I'm taking so I'll try anything to combat the fatigue.

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    ive heard that sleeping 20min between 4pm - 6pm is the same as sleeping 4hours a night, due to the bodys internal clock, the chemical balances inside our body and the bdoys cycle. I dont know this is true though, just something that was mentioned at a course i was taking on combating fatigue.

    We sleep in cycles of 20mins, so if you wake up during a cycle, you will feel ****ed, but if you wake up at the end of one, youll feel as fresh as ever. So you could try to experiment with different bed times.

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    and why would sleeping before midnight give you a better "quality sleep"?

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    Cent, yer wrong.

    In no manner is 20min of sleep equivalent to 4 hours.

    And we sleep in much longer cycles than 20 min, methinks. But still, MUCH more happens in sleep than your brain cleanin' the closet. Your entire body repairs itself.

    MENTALLY, if you get a quick nap, you will probably feel a bit better after the nap. But it's very temporary. You probably won't sleep well that night, and it just feeds the vicious cycle after that.

    The best thing you can do to feel refreshed and ready-to-go in life is to get a regular, natural sleep pattern. Don't break it.
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    I have actually heard that sleeping before midnight is supposed to be 'better' for you.. don't ask me why?

    I just try and sleep just before 12 midnight and get between 7-9 hours.. any less and you'll feel rough, any more and its no good either - too much...
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    I have heard that about sleeping before midnight as well, but I do not necessarily buy it. True or not, picking an exact time such as midnight is preposterous because everyone is on different sleeping schedules. Midnight might be true for someone who wakes up by 7 or 8 every morning, but not for someone who sleeps until noon.

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    Originally posted by Gyno Rhino
    Cent, yer wrong.

    In no manner is 20min of sleep equivalent to 4 hours.

    And we sleep in much longer cycles than 20 min, methinks. But still, MUCH more happens in sleep than your brain cleanin' the closet. Your entire body repairs itself.

    MENTALLY, if you get a quick nap, you will probably feel a bit better after the nap. But it's very temporary. You probably won't sleep well that night, and it just feeds the vicious cycle after that.

    The best thing you can do to feel refreshed and ready-to-go in life is to get a regular, natural sleep pattern. Don't break it.
    mkay cool. that just something they told me at the security guard course i took. i think they were refering to "powernaps".

    btw, how long is the sleeping cycle?

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    I think they were telling you not to sleep on the job.

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    It may be due to circadium rythmn.
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    That's what I was referring to CD. Circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock, so it's going to be different for everyone depending on one's lifestyle.

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    The person who told me this said that it had something to do with the way the moon aligns with the earth before midnight. I guess it might have something to do with magnetic forces? Like tides or something.... so she said it has nothing to do with our bodys clock.

    I dunno if I believe this... but it might not hurt to try...

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    I'd imagine it has more to down with the light coming through windows than it does magnetic fields.
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    I know I dont sleep well after a certain time in the morning, 9 or 10am or so. So if I go to bed after 1 or 2 I know Im not going to get a solid 8 hours...
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    If you really want to know about sleep, read these:
    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/magazine/zfactor.htm
    http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/anatomy/zfactor2.htm

    As for the sleep cycles, according to that article they last for between 90-110 minutes, alternating throug different phases throughout. These cycles keep repeating until you wake up.
    Apparently it doesn't matter when you go to sleep, as long as you wake up at the same time each morning, and try to get 8+ hours of sleep (for a bodybuilder). If you keep waking up at the same time each morning, your body gets used to it.
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