My final exam is tomorrow and I have so much stuff to memorize. Personally most of my x-hour naps turned into fuck it I'll just sleep for x more hours. Anonymous. What I have found, is that if I am studying/learning/memorizing information, getting a few hours of sleep is more worthwhile than staying up the entire time. Pulling an All-Nighter Vs. Getting 2 Hours of Sleep We've all faced it: That night you're trying to get something important done, when you suddenly realize it is 4am and you have to get up for work in 2 hours - yikes! The U.K.’s National Health Service points to research that indicates sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on how we maintain self-control. “Went to bed 15 minutes later than normal and forgot to change my alarm so I only slept 3.25 hours. Even a 2 hour nap can help you retain a lot more information and keep you better focused during the actual test. If you have ever pulled an all-nighter at some point you may have asked yourself, “Is it better to stay awake or sleep for an hour?” Well, in truth neither answer would likely serve you best. Even when you’re operating on a good night’s sleep, your drowsiest time of the day tends to be six to eight hours after waking. “I love putting in that hard work as early as possible to get my day started off on … So i'm planning either pull all-nighter or go to bed at 4.30 am. And I have to get up at 6.30 am because it takes like 1.30 hours to arrive my school. But you shouldn't do all nighters before a test. It can be as intense as an all nighter, but even just reduced quality or a few hours less hurt your performance too. The circadian rhythm is your body’s cycle that tells it when to … Plus I literally fell asleep and had to be woken up when they were handing out tests once. 2 — 3.25 is better than 3.5 is better than 4 is better than 3.75. Monday through Friday on a normal week I take 4 a day. well worth taking a nap instead of pulling an all nighter especially if you were studying/doing mental work the whole time. writing a paper, report, or putting together some kind of physical project) then working those last 2-3 hours can be useful in getting the job done rather than sleeping. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. i feel like crap if i fall asleep super late (like said 4a) and wake up at a regular time (8a), which is def more than 1 hr. The Stoner's Club. I'm not saying you shouldn't do all nighters. Make sure you set like four alarms to insure you cant oversleep. I just want to get some good sleep and fix my sleep schedule before tomorrow. You will want to make sure to wake up before 9 p.m., or risk your body trying to put you to sleep for the rest of the night! There are even smartphone apps that actually claim to be able to wake you up at just the right time during your sleep … i sleep 5h a day and i'm still a produtivity powerhouse. I manage a business as an operations manager so I work long hours and shifts . It's really hard to wakeup when you're body is that tired which is what the caffeine should help off set. It turned out that I woke up much more refreshed!” — Excerpt from Day 27, Polyphasic Sleep Journal. Sure, you'll be more worthless the next day, and sure, the quality of your work may dip, but sometimes in actively writing or creating something, you need those few hours in order to finish things up. Posts and discussion about insomnia and sleep disorders. Best if luck. In the first half of the night, you spend more time in light and deep sleep. So it's the very early hours of the morning, like 4-5am and you have to be up in 3-4 hours. I take four pills a day. Probably a little too late now but ANY amount of sleep is better than absolutely no sleep. this happens to me all the time. Do I stay awake all day with coffee, also play a round of golf and try to fall asleep before 10 PM so my sleep schedule isn’t screwed?