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Offline AnsisMalins

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What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« on: 2012-September 19, 13:54:54 »
In my time zone the competition starts at 2 AM. Should I take an extended nap on Friday night (roughly 6 PM to 2 AM) or should I have a more normal sleep schedule? How do I maximize my wakefulness and have a clear mind throughout?

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #1 on: 2012-September 19, 14:31:11 »
I think it's better to have a normal time schedule, at least before the start.
Changing suddenly habits can make more harm than good.
After all, if the competition starts at 2 AM, you can wake up early with a clearer mind.
You will lose some time, but you will make things better and probably faster.
I am no expert tough, just my opinion.

To have a clear mind during the day, try to follow a schedule, like, every hour make a 2 minutes break.

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #2 on: 2012-September 19, 17:24:24 »
Its 4am for me(Russia, UTC+4). My sleep schedule is messed up already because i'm temporary unemployed, so nothing to loose here. :D

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #3 on: 2012-September 19, 18:35:30 »
At least with Ludum Dare I mostly stay up for the theme announcement (which is 3 AM my time), start figuring out a game, maybe prototype already and go to bed at 4 or 5 AM.
Saturday is usually around 2-3 AM.

Basically shifting my sleep schedule back by 1-2 hours, worked pretty good for me so far.

Just do sleep - this is important :D

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #4 on: 2012-September 20, 03:20:32 »
Sleep is very very important so you can refresh your mind and get working ;)
Doing an all nighter was a biiiggg mistake when I did my first Ludum Dare.
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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #5 on: 2012-September 20, 11:30:56 »
look at it this way

students who stay up all night learning for their tests the next day will most likely end up failing, because the mind is running on its last legs and hasn't had time to process anything during the night

Sleep Is very important if you want to do good :)
In my time zone the competition starts at 2 AM. Should I take an extended nap on Friday night (roughly 6 PM to 2 AM) or should I have a more normal sleep schedule? How do I maximize my wakefulness and have a clear mind throughout?


i would suggest staying up for start of the contest but go bed at about 3am, just get some plans written down in that hour on what your going do. changing your normal sleeping pattern can be tiring and hard on yourself, trust me i know i spent an entire weekend up with only 8 hours sleep in 3days, it killed me XD
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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #6 on: 2012-September 29, 18:43:35 »
HEH you guys should take lessons from me, 48 hours is nothing! I can stay awake for 2 days in my sleep B)

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #7 on: 2012-September 29, 20:59:56 »
HEH you guys should take lessons from me, 48 hours is nothing! I can stay awake for 2 days in my sleep B)

That reminds me of something.

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #8 on: 2012-September 30, 00:48:17 »
HEH you guys should take lessons from me, 48 hours is nothing! I can stay awake for 2 days in my sleep B)

That reminds me of something.


What does having to shave a lot have to do with sleep

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Re: What is the optimal sleep schedule?
« Reply #9 on: 2012-September 30, 01:06:15 »
HEH you guys should take lessons from me, 48 hours is nothing! I can stay awake for 2 days in my sleep B)

That reminds me of something.


What does having to shave a lot have to do with sleep