Torn Between Wisdom And Necessity

Ok so you know how the day is made with 12 hours day and 12 hours night? And the human body is supposed to sleep for at least 8 of them? And how school starts at 7.30 in the morning? Yeah, not working for me.

I have so much school work to do. But I can't get it done during the day. I'm at school between 7.30 and 3.30, which means I leave my home at 7 and get back at 4. When I get home I have dinner with my family, and I relax a bit, normally with facebook, because I am exhausted from school and getting up before 6 in the morning.

But why am I exhausted? Because I am a teenager. Our minds don't begin to get tired till 10.30-11 at night. And we need about 9 hours of sleep per night. It's been proven that we can't go on no sleep for a longer period of time, even though it might appear so. Not going to bed till late and having to get up early makes us sleep deprived. I'm sure some may be able to turn their clocks around, but no that's not working for me.

There's another reason also. Remember how I just wrote that I can't study during the day? I've discovered that I study much better at night. Late night. My best test of the semester I started studying for at midnight the night before the test, read for an hour-one and a half hours, woke up, went to school, took the test, and got a good grade. I've heard of others too who get most of their work done between midnight ant one in the morning.

I need sleep. But I don't get to sleep. Because my days are busy and my nights are horrible. And I don't get my work. Which is visible on my grades.

I'm tired of forcing myself to do assignments the night before they're do and just gettin a somewhat ok grade.

I've read an article some time ago about someone who don't have enough hours in their day and solved it by sleeping intervals on less than an hour throughout the day and night. But having studied psychology for a semester I know that this is not good for you in lengths and it will damage your head and your body. I won't go in details, both because I am not sure I remember the facts absolutely correctly, and I don't want to bore you too much. I can't deny I'm tempted to try it though.

Another thought popped into my head while I was writing this. What about a middle way between the standard 16-8 and the intervals? Since I don't seem to ever do anything reasonable during my afternoons, why can't i try to rest/sleep then? I can get about three hours between dinner and a show i watch 7.30-8. Then maybe I can focus on my studies between 8 and 9.40 (I watch something on TV here on Mondays and Tuesday, but not the other week days), and stay up a little later at night before I go to sleep!

But then there are those weekends where I work, which is almost every friday 4-11.30 and some saturdays in the afternoon-evenings. Will this cause a huge problem here?

I don't know what to do. But this is not working anymore. I have to fight my way through every day, and I don't know how long it will be before I crash. Thank God for coffee!!

I don't want to seriously injure myself in any way. But I need to get this situation under control, because right now it is not.

Anybody have any advice???

 

♥ The Norwegian Teenager

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