However, the fact remains you are in college. You have numerous classes and every professor seems to believe their class is your only class. You have to balance the demands of your professors with the demands of all the other important people in your life: your roommates, your boss, your family, and your significant other. There literally are not enough hours in the day to do everything you need to, and there never seems to be time to do the things you want to. Those retro postcards saying “I can only please one person a day and today I choose me” are adorable, but make you a little sad because it hasn’t been your turn for a couple of weeks at least.
With all of these demands, you keep finding sleep coming in last on your to-do list. However you find yourself having to choose between staying awake in class or staying awake to finish yet another essay. Even worse, you start to crave sleep more than a night out with your friends or even date night. Come of your friends do adderall and some swear by Red Bull or other energy drinks, but those just aren't for you. You need some help with this sleep issue and you need it fast.
Luckily, sleep science is actually coming to the rescue this time! Scientists have found that you will stay awake and more alert if you wake up between sleep cycles, even if you go to bed later. There's an excellent website, called sleepyti.me, that helps you calculate your bedtime in order to be able to wake up between sleep cycles. For example, if you need to be awake at 7:30 AM your optimal bedtime would be 10:30 PM because you would wake up between sleep cycles and get a glorious 9 hours of sleep. However you could also go to bed at 12:00 AM, 1:30 AM or 3:00 AM and still wake up between sleep cycles. Those waking 1.5-3.5 hours you conserve by staying up until midnight or 3:00 am mean that you can put a huge dent in your homework.
Ensuring that you will wake up between sleep cycles means that you’ll be able to stay up all day and all night and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be able to find some time to do a couple of things just for fun.