Getting a restful sleep is always encouraged and rightfully so, but if you're still getting 8 hours of sleep does it matter if its not at the conventional hours that most people sleep ?
Say youre sleeping from 3am-11am as oppose to 11pm-7am..is this really harmful and less optimal to your overall health?
I found this really interesting (and often amusing ) thread here-
totally relate to alot of the experiences described by the posters there..
Q-Are there studies showing that keeping these hours is harmful? (i see references about shift-working hours being unhealthy so would this be the same thing? How important would it be to try and "fix" /"affect" this syndrome/disorder? and shift the times closer to conventional hours.
T.I.A for your thoughts, experiences and opinions
asked bymaryDeeeeeee (2097)
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on July 05, 2013
at 09:10 AM
I am really a night owl and usually sleep 3am-11am. I don't want to fix it right now because I walk my dog at 130am for an hour, when it's not as hot (I live in Dubai, UAE)
I think you're really wired that way, it can be so hard to force yourself onto a normal schedule that you probably get better sleep if you don't. Generally though, it's probably healthier to sleep when it's dark, eg 9pm, and rise when it's light, 6am, and get good short-wave morning sunlight
on July 05, 2013
at 02:30 PM
Well, my naturopath did a urine-saliva cortisol test. She found I had very high levels until 2am (probably from college life and coffee...). We did a few supplements to even it out, then I go off of the supplements and my natural rhythem is sleeping about 9:30pm/10pm to 6am. I don't wake up half heartedly, and I feel ready for my day. This never happened on my old sleep schedule of 3am-9:30/10a! Haha!