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What's the fastest way to catch up on my lost sleep?

Asked by jabag11 (673points) January 2nd, 2011

I know that the best way is to do it gradually, but I don’t have time for that. So I ask you what are all the best possible ways I can catch up on my sleep fast. everynight I go to bed at 11:30 pm, fall asleep at 12:30 and wake up at 9:30am…have been for months, I’m on a strict schedule for now. The past two nights I was up until about 6:30 am!!! I slept in til about 2pm today and only 11am yesterday.

So as you can see I already caught up a little bit, but I need to catch up all the way, as fast as possible. I was thinking about taking a nap again today around 4pm if I can, and then taking “melatonin” tonight when I go back to sleep for the night since I can never fall asleep at night when I take a nap in the day anywehere after 3pm.

So you tell me please, what do you think I can do!! please help. I’m 19 and am a male. And by the way I won’t be doing this all the time, like I said I can’t remember the last time I stayed up that late, this is kind of like a one time thing.

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

One night’s sleep will be all you need to catch up on sleep.

jabag11's avatar

no, trust me, I’ve stayed up before, and it took me an ENTIRE WEEK to catch up on my sleep I swear on everything.

jazmina88's avatar

the nap will help…but take it when you drop, not at a sign of a clock.

faye's avatar

Sleep is sleep. Unless you take a sleeping pill, it’ll just be time. But whyever would you take a nap today if you need to go to sleep tonight? Carbohydrates before sleep are supposed to help but that won’t do your diet any good. Get out and go for a looong walk.

Rarebear's avatar

Go to bed early.

gondwanalon's avatar

Try to get some short naps during the day. Like at lunch time or on breaks. Go to bed earlier.

Once a week I have to work an evening shift (4pm to 12 midnight) I get to bed by 1:30 am and have to be back at work at 9:30 am with a long comute. It takes me 2 days to stake a jet-lag feeling and then I dread going through it all again today.

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