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    Hi,

    I haven't been getting a full night sleep since I started university 2 months ago. I usually go to bed at 12 o'clock and then I wake up at 3, 5 y and 6, when I finally have to get up.

    Then I usually follow by a 90 minute nap about 2 pm.

    The problem is I train boxing from 9 pm to 10.30 pm three times a week, and I have to wake up at 6 am to get ready to study. So I can't get a full sleep block. And even though I had the time, I can't sleep for more than 3 hours without waking up.

    How do I reset my Circadian rhythm? I want to get a full night sleep.

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    I'm sure you have looked at all the standard suggestions. I would just point out that sleeping we may not be programmed to sleep 8 straight hours. Mark has blogged about this but I don't have the reference right now.
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    thanks for the answer,

    Yes I've read about polyphasic and biphasic sleep here but I can't even get 3 consecutive hours. How about staying up all night and skip nap the next day?

    I've tried staying 24 hours with a nap the following day, and that didn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaston095 View Post
    Hi,

    I haven't been getting a full night sleep since I started university 2 months ago. I usually go to bed at 12 o'clock and then I wake up at 3, 5 y and 6, when I finally have to get up.

    Then I usually follow by a 90 minute nap about 2 pm.

    The problem is I train boxing from 9 pm to 10.30 pm three times a week, and I have to wake up at 6 am to get ready to study. So I can't get a full sleep block. And even though I had the time, I can't sleep for more than 3 hours without waking up.

    How do I reset my Circadian rhythm? I want to get a full night sleep.
    Your 9pm to 10:30pm boxing training, have you always trained at this time or just since you got to university?

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    Can you train earlier in the day? This would help.

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    I started boxing a week ago, and the only difference was that I was able to sleep a longer nap (1.5 hours).

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    I have found that for me if I do any kind of intense physical activity too late in the evening it messes with my sleep. I think that I get too jacked up and have a hard time getting my body/metabolism to come down from the intense physical activity at a time when I should be winding down in preparation for sleep. That's just me.

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    Ditch that training schedule. It's not worth it. Limit screen time before bed or install a program like f.lux that turns the light of your screen reddish. Use your bedroom for nothing but sleeping.
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    could you describe your normal sleep pattern pre university please?
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    I think I could sleep from 11 to 8 am (during holidays).

    Last year in high school I could sleep from 10 to 6.30 am and exercise in the morning ( 6.30) (1 hour before sunrise).

    I didn't have any sleep problems at all.

    Now, despite training at night with artificial light, I can finally sleep 1 hour afterwards.

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