Off Topic: Sleeping Patterns

Another Off Topic post. Sorry but without access to my gear I’ve found a lust to write about things besides making music. Live with it.

Since I stopped drinking loads of coffee and switched to tea, I’ve also seen some of my sleeping patterns change ever so slightly. I find that I get more tired in the evening due to the lower caffeine intake, and I feel less down in the mornings until I have my first cup of black.

Taking this a step further I’ve decided to try and twist my sleep cycle and rhythm slightly backwards so that I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. My decision comes not only from a shift in caffeine intake, but also from a string of articles I’ve read lately about the adverse effects of not sleeping enough. I also recognise some of the tell-tale signs of prolonged sleep deprivation mentioned in those articles. (No link, there’s a ton if you do a  search and .)

For the longest time I’ve been convinced that I’m a ‘night person’ but to be frank I’ve never made an effort to revert this and see what the alternative might be like (except from jet lagged periods). I’m really curious to see where this leads…

Have you ever tried to change your sleeping pattern? What was your experience?

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