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How late is too late?

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by maya08, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi there ladies...
    just as i was wondering about what could i write here in snippets when a thought struck me...

    i for one have been known to stay up late to do my so-called "work", when i am usually perusing the pages of iL or other particular websites which i keep in touch with my loved ones. this is because im such a net freak that i find it very easy to reply emails,messages and comments. but of course, though it is easy it still takes up much of my valuable time.

    well ladies, here's my question....
    how late is too late?

    the reason why i am asking this is because, usually by the time i finish all my internet 'chores', it is about 3 am!:spin on top of that, 6 days a week i have to wake up at around 7 am. if you're wondering where do i get my energy, fear not. there's always my afternoon naps to save me from dire straights of tiredness. but then again, my afternoon 'naps' become long hours of sleep because of this late night business.

    and i have also known our iL ladies to stay up and play the "ilites game' for hours at end. but the probability of them staying up late could be rather low because of the different times zones...
    i do not know why is that i'm driven to stay up at night but i cant seem to go to bed any earlier than 2 am unless i am really really tired or i did not get my afternoon naps. and i cant seem to stay up in the afternoons. do you think it is in the genes? is it a habit?
    or is it just plain ol' personality? (i think i have always been the night owl of my family):biggrin2:


    hope to see some comments from the cherished iL ladies/lads
    cheers:2thumbsup:
     
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  2. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Maya,

    I really feel jealous on u since i cant control my sleep after 9pm. i go to bed by 8.30pm. in my childhood(till standard XII) i used to go to sleep when it becomes dark. I wake up by 2am and till 4 i do homework study etc then again sleep thats how it went.

    i have this habbit even now but somehow i manage till 9pm. I cannot attend late night parties. please tip me to stay awake in return il give tips to sleep.:crazy i cannot sleep during daytime.

    regards
    vidyasundar
     
  3. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Maya

    i have myself some problem with sleeping..if u got some tip about a good night sleep... please keep me inform....

    take care
     
  4. krish22

    krish22 Senior IL'ite

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    I would love to hear the solution for this as my husband is a night owl.He does the same napping in the noons and awake till mornings??????//
    I really don't like it.
     
  5. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi vidya ma'am,
    i dont exactly have a formula or tips to stay awake.
    but what i do make sure is that i have the energy to stay up(i.e. my afternoon naps help with that)
    one thing that i can suggest is to take coffee...caffeine helps me stay awake.this is usually when i'm desperate to stay awake to finish any last minute assignments and i didnt get my my afternoon 'nap'.

    if you're not a coffee person, maybe you could try and take tea instead because tea does contain some amount of caffeine in it.
    i loved to take black tea then, because i never was a coffee person.
    but now i like coffee as well - and black coffee has become one of my faves now....and it is one of the best types to keep you awake.

    but a word of caution - you may get addicted:spin to coffee if taken constantly and your teeth may start to turn yellow(coffee staining).


    hope his helps you vidya ma'am
    cheers ya all.
     
  6. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi huma ma'am.
    sure, i'll keep you posted on this one because i too am in a search for a 'cure'. even a temporary one would suffice!
    ma'am, do you usually have any sort of afternoon naps?

    cheers
     
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  7. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi krish ji.
    my mom too doesnt like it when i sleep in the afternoon and end up staying awake till early mornings.

    well, i discovered that if i abstained from sleeping/napping in the afternoon,i usually feel sleepy by 12pm. this meant that i would go to bed earlier than usual. like last night, i did not get my usual nap time, and i felt really tired.so, i hit the sack at about 11 pm!:biggrin2:

    maybe you can ask your husband to quit the afternoon naps and see if he begins to feel sleepy earlier than usual. but then,i feel that this is only a short term solution because my eyes usually hit the sleep button as soon as i get back home from my classes. this means i find it hard to not have my afternoon naps. :(

    i'll hope i can find more solutions.
    all the best to you krish ji.
    hope this helped.
    cheers
     
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  8. roopadadia

    roopadadia Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Maya,

    You yourself have the solution. As you mentioned above that when you don't get your afternoon nap you hit the sack early.

    To avaoid the seista...try cutting down on your naps during the day and engage in other activities that will help you to stay awake. As you are net savvy try to surf during the day and keep your self engaged or do some other activities. Also if you sleep keep a wake-up alarm and try reducing the nap time.

    My MIL also does the same whole day whenever she finds time she'll go to sleep...she really dosen't to work around the house so she is literally a couch potato either reading or watching TV...to the extent that she will tell the servants to serve dinner on the safa ...she does not even get up and go to the dining table to eat her dinner and then at night she does not get sleep...whenever she tries to get up she feels giddy and loses her balance and then coz she does not get sleep in the night she takes sleeping pills. Now the pills also have deserted her they don't help her to sleep. Basically she gets enough sleep & rest during the day so at night sleep eludes her and no physical activity.

    Inshort, try cutting down on your afternoon naps till you avoid them. Its the way you have set the clock for your body. Now you may not realise but later it can lead to health problems.

    Take care.
    Roopa.
     
  9. maya08

    maya08 Senior IL'ite

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    hi roopa ji.
    yes im now trying this method; whereby i do not take my afternoon siesta. i had tried earlier the alarm clock method. its of no use for me though.i'm such a deep sleeper,and since my alarm clock has a snooze button, i end up hitting snooze button...:crazy and i have no recollection of doing whatsoever. the human indeed is mysterious.

    no doubt i'm net savvy,unfortunately i cant exactly surf the net at this point of time for i have some competition with my family members.
    afternoon appears to be the prime time to use the internet. so that option is out. but im still going to try other things to keep me awake.

    anyhow,i hope this method will work. thanks for your views roopa ji.


    cheers.
     
  10. Nivedi

    Nivedi New IL'ite

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    Hi Maya,

    I have been trying to avoid my noon naps....but have never found a way to do so. If I do'nt sleep during the noon times, I feel tired by 5.00 pm. So I prefer to sleep in the afternoon. My bed time is around 12.00 in the night. And that is only because I go for long walks in the evening. On days when I do'nt go for walks, then I am in the same boat as you are...browsing all night :shock:. When I am in India, I do'nt seem to have any of these sleep issues.
     

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