Nightbird vs Early risers - What sort of person are you?

We all have to study at odd hours. Some people stay awake at night, others wake up early. What sort of person are you?

#1 Nightbird or early riser?

#2 If so ,what are you sleep / waking up timings?

#3 What are your reasons?

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Didn't matter. Jab jaisa mann kiya :p. There have been days of just 4 hours sleep. And there have been days of 14hours sleep :p. 

A general trend has been to sleep till 12-1am and wake up at 8am.

All I had made were some rituals (Neyawn's advice only).  Like "doing something productive within 30mins of waking up". This made my entire day productive. :)

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Didn't matter. Jab jaisa mann kiya :p. There have been days of just 4 hours sleep. And there have been days of 14hours sleep :p. 

A general trend has been to sleep till 12-1am and wake up at 8am.

All I had made were some rituals (Neyawn's advice only).  Like "doing something productive within 30mins of waking up". This made my entire day productive. :)

Bss kuchh esa hi m hu.. bss ye h ki 4 hour wala day kbhi nhi aaya.. 6hr-9 hr equilibrium maintained in last many years (with rare sleep in noon time) ... General trend 12.30-2am sleep.. and 8am-10am waking up.. except when exam is nearing and you have to align your circadian rhythm along it.. 


Ye uth te hi first half hour productive use is very good effective idea. All should try it irrespective of waking schedule. 


Apart from this juniors shouldn't count hours and keep studying maximum, BUT SENIORS (2+ attempts wale) MUST COUNT HOURS ONLY because efficient to already aap ho hi jaate ho dhakke kha kha k 😁😁😁

Neyawn, ssver2 and 15 others like this
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Sleep at around 10-10:30 pm without an alarm and wakeup sometime around 6-6:30 am

Reasons -

Koro needs the beauty sleep

Also less importantly, well rested days seem more productive than the ones I force with alarms.

Pay heed to your circadian rhythm and do what works best, consistently.

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My answer would be complicated and may create doubts,nevertheless it is wat i have done n doing.

I have to divide the timeline into 4 phases for labeling my personification. 

  1. Pre corona(Dec to March 13th): When everything is normal and when sfg was in offline,i used to follow one schedule sleep early wake up early.
  2. Post Corona till june last week:I became nightbird(not that i was studing all night,but used most time to study)
  3. Interim period July to Aug:No sleep cycle as such,one day i was a night walker,other day i was a early riser.
  4. At presnt,from aug:Sleeping early n starting day early.Ensuring 9am to 12pm for solving tests or any pyq mcq.my sleep cycle is 11 30 to 6. Reason for this cycle is to become exam ready n wanted to make D day as same like its previous day.

Ps:Now a days,im focusing more on Area based approach rather than time based. ( this days we can clock upto 10 to 12hrs).

At present scenario,I declare myself as 

"Sun Riser".

Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 15 others like this
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Until three months back, I used to sleep around 5:30-6:00 and wake up around 1:00. Wasn't at all productive to be honest.

Last 87 days, been waking up between 3:30-4:30 after going to bed between 9:30-10:30 ideally. Once you wake up early in the morning, that's the first thing you've done right in the day. If you get a substantial amount done in the morning prior to breakfast, rest of the day has more direction. Works for me. 


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Nightbird🦉

  • My sleep cycle is 6:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • REASON- throughout my education phase, nights were my productive study time. (i studied at residential school, so nightbird from those days.)
  • So, for UPSC preparation I again picked the same study time.
  • But 1 month before prelims I'm gonna change my sleep cycle to 12 am to 5 am, so that I could practice some mocks as per the timings of  D-day. ( 4 September onwards)
Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 12 others like this
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it goes like these 2 ways since I joined the job:-

1. 10:00-10:30 sleep & wake up at 5:00/5:30/6:00

2. 12:00 sleep & wake up 5:30/6:00/6:30


right now :D

sleep anytime 11:00/11:30/12:00/12:30/1:00/1:30/2:00

wake up max up to 5:30 (the problem is I can't sleep, if I try hard to sleep more, it results in whole day headache.)



Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 11 others like this
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Early riser. I try to sleep between 11pm to 1 am. Then 7 hours of sleep. 

Reason:

1.  At my home, everyone is awake by hardly 5 am. They give me an allowance of max 2 hours, ie upto 7am. By then everyone has tea, so they wake me up.

2. My efficiency at night is very low. So, I try to sleep early. 

If I struggle in sleeping, then I use guided meditation for sleep (from Fitbit app).

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Throughout my life in all exams I was an early riser but last 6 months had changed me. But on a given day, when I start early I do wonders. Hoping to get back in the morning mode.. So yes early riser and love to wake up without alarm.
Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 9 others like this
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I am also an early riser from few months. Mainly from the dec when sfg began. It took 1 hour to reach  KB. So I got into the habit of getting up early.. revise travel and give test. This definitely worked in my favour. I realised it's more productive for me. 

Then I again shifted to night study person. 

So nowadays - 

I usually get up at 4. Everybody sleeping at home so it is less disturbance for me then. 

Also I take a nap sometimes in the afternoon for an hour or two. 

However, I am sleeping late nowadays. Working on my sleep cycle. Last year I messed up my pre exam also because I had only slept for two hours the day before exam. 

So I plan to sleep by 11 -12 or so. But somehow it gets extended to 1 or 2. Afternoon naps become necessary then. 

But I will be breaking this cycle. Will sleep early. Cant be in sleepy mindset at Csat time :p 

Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 9 others like this
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early riser

consistent sleeping pattern 10:30-6

reason: circadian rhythm has always been like that 

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🥺 my sleep cycle is blunder. My only focus has always been on meeting my deadlines so I sleep in chunks and I wake up out of fear that I might lose something. This has been with me post schooling. So yes I am not good example. 

But you guys are so well lined up and I envy you all :sweat_smile: 

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#1 Not a nightbird, not an early riser too.
#2 Sleep during 12:30 AM- 06:30 AM.
#3 Reasons- A) Library closes at 11 PM. Want to stay till the end. Better to study when awake than to struggle in waking up in the early morning. 
B) This has been lifestyle since early childhood.
Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 8 others like this
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I sleep like 3 AM to 8 AM.  Rest all time into studies with 15 minutes of photography , 15 minutes of evening walk and an hour of social media / debate !! 

I get around 16 hours for study , 12 hours daily is must . Rest 4 hours vary completely.  In those 4 hours , I may take power Naps , read novels , play guitar , or just surf through random financial news and happenings around world coz I love Economics ..

Neyawn, Naadan_Parinda and 8 others like this
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Night owl always. 

Studying at night gives a sense of urgency & a feeling that one is actually doing something substantial in life. 

But I don't wake up late. I believe in sleeping happily during the timing of CSAT paper. :grin:

And this is a bad habit of sleeping during the day. 2nd half of Mains Papers has always been a headache for me. Nevertheless, for me that 1-2 hour sleep in the day time is pure bliss. 

Neyawn, ssver2 and 8 others like this
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Waking up not late than 6.00 am. its just an habit i had since my college days.

and also i have notices that my performance drops significantly after 6 pm...so i try to do maximum work till 6 and maybe 1 or 2 hrs after that..... usually sleep at 10 or 11 pm.

morning time is the best time. you can achieve  a lot before the world wakes up. and even if due to some reason if the whole day is wasted you have that 2-4 hrs with you of the morning study and not worry much of the lost day...

Neyawn, ssver2 and 8 others like this
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I hate mornings. I do not like sunrise. I operate better in the wee hours. Circadian rhythm is lopsided. I tend to adjust it right about two weeks before the exam. 
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Sleep at 9 AM. Wake up at 5 PM. Can study only when there is no one around with zero noise. 12-6 most productive period.
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@nightHAWK Can you come up with some “tikdams” for Prelims :)

People will be very happy to get it from the community.

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