Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

I wish there were more time in the day! How can I function with less sleep?

I think sleep is mostly a waste of time and I do fine most of the time with 5 hours or less, but I need MORE time!So any way to get less time wasted with sleep? Or maybe ideas on how to be more efficient?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It may not seem like it, but it is important to your body to get the proper amount of rest. Your best bet is to find out where most of your time is being wasted, then find ways to make adjustments.

    My biggest waste of time is sitting at the computer. I have to set a limit for myself, and sometimes set the kitchen timer. I often set it for 1 hour, then when the timer goes off, I get up and get something else done. I may only do one or two things, then reset the timer to go back to the PC, but at least I have accomplished SOMETHING!!

    I can't give you any other ideas on being efficient, as you didn't give us much info to work with. Everyone is different, therefore everyone wastes time differently.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, with two kids that are up most of the night, I've learned to sleep about 4 hours, right after they finally cave in....then get up at the regular time, and do my work while they're asleep....helps, since they cant' get underfoot, but the drawback is I can't do laundry, because the washer will wake up the little girl.

    You can try some caffiene products, but there's conflicting reports, and a lot of time, it depends on what tasks you're trying to complete....anything with rational action, or thought, might be impaired, or, to top it off, your handwriting skills will be like a bad EKG.....impossible to read.

    I'd say, lastly, you can function on 4 hours of sleep, for maybe a week, then your body will catch up with you....and you'll need to spend about a day sleeping to recycle your body. Good luck.

    Source(s): life of a Dad.
  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I often work on 4-5 hours of sleep, but it take a lot of practice. It took a year for my body to adjust. BUT on your off days you will have to make up that sleep debt. I can HONESTLY tell you though, running on that little sleep did awful AWFUL things to my body. My weight went up, bad skin, joint problems.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The irony is that if you get more sleep, you will be more efficient during your waking hours.

    As they say, you can't fool mother nature. Don't try, get enough sleep!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    learn to relax. efficiency isn't necessarily the best thing in life.

    If you take your time doing things, you'll do them faster too...

  • 1 decade ago

    If you need more time in your day? STAY OFF THE COMPUTER!!

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