Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 22, 2017
- AFL Club
Absolute Quality!Some days it's just an absolute impossibility to get to bed after 16 hours of waking. 16/8 is a complete myth, everybody should know that by now but the world revolves around 9-5 so we have to make it work.
Some days after being awake 21 hours I'm not tired and some days after 13 hours my eyelids are struggling to hold against gravity.
It all depends on how much sleep I've had in the days before and how stimulated I might be from what I'm doing.
I have developed my own sort of rules regarding REM time. 2-4 hours skipping the later parts of REM sleep are ok but never 2 nights in a row. Try to get to bed early the next night and get a full sleep in. Skipping the later part of deep REM sleep 2 nights in a row fu**s me right up and I'm guessing it would for many people too.
Even a 1 hour microsleep is ok if it's only one night. Just hit the caffeine and go. Just don't try to think you can do zero sleep. That's dangerous. You'll be that idiot sleeping on the train missing his stop and getting kicked off at the end of the line.