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#1 Accord

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:28 AM

Alright, so if you live in the USA, why are you guys up this late? I just wanted to why people (like myself) would read these forums so late at night. Well, my reason is because i have finals, and i'm bustin ma ass for them. How bout you guys?

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:31 AM

HA strange I was wondering the same thing. My excuse is, I stayed up late yesterday slept late today, and now I can't get to sleep. My guess is I'm just not gonna be able to get to sleep and I'm just visiting the normal sites I go to (homestarrunner, here, metallica, etc. ). In basic, I'm bored and can't get to sleep.
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#3 Vintage

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:01 AM

I am homeschooled (but you probably all knew that), and this is my senior year, so I can.

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#4 Oroku Saki

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:10 AM

I just stay up late, period. Recently, I bought my own house, so no one really tells me what I can and can't do anymore. Hooray for sleeping in until noon!
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#5 Alexthebeast

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:10 AM

Because it is my right as an American to do whatever the fuck I want.
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#6 Jangadance

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:50 AM

Taita is an Aussie, so it's a different time for him.

I stay up late because it's the time when I can get the longest access to the internet. No distractions, you know? Besides, I'm a night owl anyways...
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#7 Half Newb Half Nerfer

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 11:22 AM

I am homeschooled...

Hmm. Me too. GO HOMESCHOOL!

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#8 NinjZ

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:10 PM

I sleep late so i stay up late alot. Its a vicious cycle.
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#9 reversedracula

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:19 PM

I stay up late from August to May because I'm at college. And at college, everyone stays up until 1 on the early end and 3AM on the later end. I fall onto the latter end. Last summer it's true I worked an 8-5 job, and the summer before an 8AM-1PM job. And I was usually in bed before 1AM in high school. This summer I'm taking the time to read as much as I can to work on my senior honors thesis/grad work that's coming up. Double majoring is fun. ;)
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#10 Accord

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:20 PM

I sleep late so i stay up late alot. Its a vicious cycle.

i know what you mean. last summer i used to go out late, and i never recoeverd.

#11 Vintage

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 02:26 PM

Hmm. Me too. GO HOMESCHOOL!

Sometimes, you are a disgrace to homeschoolers...try to act mature on these forums, please.

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#12 Zero Talent

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 03:19 PM

Hmm. Me too. GO HOMESCHOOL!

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I can just imagine the cheerleaders. ;)

I'm nocturnal because I'm an idiot who wakes up at 10:00 in the morning. Not so cool.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:08 PM

I usually tend to be be a night owl, and the only decent TV on anymore is Adult Swim, lol. I have frequent bouts of insomnia too, so that's fun. My diabetes kinda screwed up my sleeping habits too.
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#14 Alexthebeast

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:20 PM

Hmm. Me too. GO HOMESCHOOL!

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I can just imagine the cheerleaders. :unsure:

I'm nocturnal because I'm an idiot who wakes up at 10:00 in the morning. Not so cool.

10? Thats like, 3 hours earlier than I get up.
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#15 rusty

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 04:22 PM

I sleep late so i stay up late alot. Its a vicious cycle.



Me too, and the fact that i'm an insomniac, and the fact that I can sleep with my eyes open

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:24 PM

Ive gone to bed at 4am once and woke up at 2am the next day. Another time I had pretty much only had 2 hours of sleep for 2 days, whe I finallly got to sleep-in, I slept for 48 hours strait ! I was hella confused when I woke up.
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#17 Accord

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 05:57 PM

sometimes i go to sleep right at 2:45 when i get home and wake up from 6-8 (in the afternoon). Then, when i wake up i think its 6-8 AM and i get ready fer school. Pretty embarassing when your parents are cooking dinner while you run down with all your school stuff.

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 07:48 PM

Ive gone to bed at 4am once and woke up at 2am the next day. Another time I had pretty much only had 2 hours of sleep for 2 days, whe I finallly got to sleep-in, I slept for 48 hours strait ! I was hella confused when I woke up.

Exactly. Sleep doesn't just go away, and leave me bitter for the few I can stay awake the next day. They catch up, and hold my life hostage. :unsure:

Yeah, about three times for exams/projects/personal interest in the last year, I've just ignored sleep for 48-72 hours. You're not so productive or quick with that little sleep, you just think you are because your mind's processes are degraded far enough that you can watch them operate.

I've been going to bed at 4:00 and getting up at 13:00 the next morning this summer as well, and it's just not cool... You miss out on too much of the usable day. I'm usually on my computer past 20:00, so that's 6 hours wasted on information read/write, with very little long-term effect due to tiredness. I'd rather go 06:00 to 20:00 fully awake.
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#19 xedice

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 09:16 PM

Sleep is a waste of time. I suggest that we all form a union and boycott sleep which will result in a more productive world. Remember, chocolate and coffee are your two best weapons againts the evil slumber spirit.
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Posted 10 June 2004 - 09:32 PM

The latest I've slept in is like 1:00 pm. I love waking up and looking at the clock at 8:00, lying back down, then looking again after a seemingly few minutes and seeing 10:00. It feels so wierd.

Someday I have to get some friends together and hang out in a public place for days on end without sleeping. That would be cool. I'll have to do that after getting some friends together and becoming hobos for a week. That would also be cool. And driving a school bus full of children through the drive thru.
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#21 thethirteenthour

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Posted 10 June 2004 - 10:30 PM

Ninjz, I really doubt you slept for 48 hours. Even after extreme sleep deprivation, one will usually only sleep 12-14 hours if allowed the first night, then approximately 10-12 the second night, with normal hours the third night. The world record for staying up was set by a DJ in the 70s. He stayed awake and on the air for 10 days, but he was hitting the acid pretty heavily to make it, which partly accounted for the hallucinations he experienced the last several days. Even when fell asleep, he did not sleep for an entire day. So unless you were on powerful drugs yourself, or possibly in a coma, I doubt you actually slept two days straight.

As far as how much sleep you need, you only need however much makes you feel refreshed upon waking. This is in part biological and reflects your lifestyle and state of physical fitness. This explains why the elderly can get by with an hour of sleep, while a developing teen needs closer to 9. If you are in shape and lead a healthy lifestyle, you can easily sleep only 6 hours a night every night and feel fine.

Personally I don't like sleeping because I feel like I'm missing out on too much. Now that it's summer, there's nothing I feel like doing until after noon, so I just sleep. It helps to have been out of school three weeks and to have an evening job.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:30 AM

Muscle fatigue is a physical issue that is resolved by not using those muscles for awhile.

Sleepiness is a chemical issue in the brain, it is resolved by recharging your brain through sleep.

Since the brain tires chemically, I have always been under the opinion that sleep is not necessary. All you need is some kind of catalyst or machine that recharges the chemicals for you. That way, you only need sleep when you are physically fatigued.

Think about working 24/7 shifts and making much more mullah than everyone else! All while never getting tired!

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#23 reversedracula

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:40 AM

Tired or laid Vintage, tired or laid.
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Posted 11 June 2004 - 12:41 AM

... or long term sleep deprivation can result in chronic damage because the small amount of chemicals have been reduced, and over time it might cause problems. This can happen in nutrition, as well as exposure to low amounts of chemicals.

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#25 Zero Talent

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Posted 11 June 2004 - 02:13 AM

Think about working 24/7 shifts and making much more mullah than everyone else! All while never getting tired!

Think about that becoming the new standard in productivity requirements.

I'm sure lack of sleep is also psychologically derogatory. Sleep is a common meditation, and I'm not sure if I could live more than 3 years without any form of subconscious dreaming.

I heard news of DARPA initiating such research some time ago, and I believe this might be it.

For those of you who feel they're wasting their time deep into the early morning, I would suggest you just stay awake through the next day in order to establish a 8:00 to 23:00 schedule, so you're not wasting time droning into the wee hours of the morning, when you can't really do too much outside, or run any power tools without waking up the neighbours. If nothing else, it will save you some power costs, what with the decreased lighting useage.
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