Inspired by this post from user case . The post is not new, and it did not get on the main page. But I just came across it today and decided to write something about sleep. I am sure that it will be useful for many Habrav residents, and for casual readers too.
I live in the region, study in the center of Moscow. I study 5-6 days a week, often classes start at 8-30. One way trip takes 2-3 hours (bus + metro or train + metro). I was very bothered by 2 things in this routine.
1) Most of the life of the day is spent on the road (on average 5 hours a day), in which neither study nor hobby can do anything. Only listen to music. The schedule woke up-left-learned-arrived-lessons-sleep (lessons can be deleted) did not suit me at all, but there was no time or energy left for another.
2) You have to get up early and go to bed late – in order to get at least something in time. Often by the end of the week I was kept on by coffee and energy drinks. Terrible. Of course there are different solutions to the problem, but they were all rejected. The conditions in the hostel are terrible, renting an apartment is not cheap, I like the university, but I want to live a full life. Thus, I came to the conclusion that problem
1) can be solved if you sleep less (there will be more free time), and problem
2) can be solved (hello captain) by getting better sleep (from the word sleep, and not falling) . Oddly enough, I found out that both problems can be solved at the same time. I studied a certain amount of literature, and came to the program, which I have been following for more than a year, since then I have been sleeping 5-6 hours a day (when it is required, and often it is required – 3-4 hours). At the same time, I feel great, I get up easily in the morning, I haven’t drank coffee or energy drinks for a year. The head and muscles are fresh at 10 and 11 pm. I would like to share with you what I am doing. For the lazy: the main ideas are in bold For the moderately curious: you can read the whole huge number of letters. For those very interested: I have written a little and only the basic. For more information use other Goojje sources. UPD: in general, the article was written from memory and “notes”, but here are a few books that definitely influenced me: 40 Sleep Hacks: The Geek’s Guide to Optimizing Sleep Kacper M. Postawski – How To Sleep Less … I will try to adhere to a certain structure narration to make it easy to perceive all the information. Plan. 1. GENERAL THEORY OF SLEEP (as well as well-known misconceptions about sleep) 2. MY REGIME OF THE DAY (compiled, using all sorts of articles, brochures and even one serious book) 3. FIGHT WITH INSOMNIA (a common cause of lack of sleep) + what can not and can be done before sleep. 4. CONCLUSION AND WARNING I recommend starting with the second part, leaving the first for last if you find the rest interesting.