Sleep schedule

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This page is about my sleep schedule, i.e. the times of day during which I sleep.

As of February 2019, I go to sleep around midnight or 1 AM and wake up around 9 AM or 10 AM. I don’t use an alarm clock. I still use both caffeine and melatonin to adjust my alertness/sleepiness. I don’t nap except when I go through caffeine withdrawal during caffeine resets.

As of October 2017, I’ve been going to sleep between 10 PM and 1 AM and waking up between 7 AM and 9 AM. I have been roughly keeping this schedule for several months, although I don’t have a record of when exactly it began.

Prior to this, I had tried many times to get up and go to sleep early, but invariably tended to stay up late (to 2–4 AM), which forced me to wake up late (10 AM–12 PM) as well.

I sleep anywhere from 5 to 11 hours per night (less sleep during school, since I would be forced to wake up early even if I stayed up late).

At some point I used to regularly nap in the afternoon (and even had a period where I wanted to experiment with polyphasic sleep), but as of October 2017 I rarely nap, and all my sleep is in one continuous block at night.

I somewhat regularly take melatonin to make me sleepy at night. I bought a bottle of 3 mg melatonin a couple of years ago, and each night I nibble off perhaps 1/16 to 1/8 of a pill.

As of May 2022: I have been going to sleep around 12:30 AM to 1:30 AM and waking up around 9 AM to 11:30 AM. I don’t use an alarm block to wake up. I have not been taking any melatonin recently. However, I sometimes take magnesium glycinate at night. I have also been wearing a sleep mask since around November 2021.