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    how many hours of sleep to function?

    prelim: 8-10 hours w/exception of all-nighters and before assessments and such, (8-10h i've been told is good for prelim).
    hsc: ???

    how many hours did eveyone sleep during prelim and hsc?

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Prelim: 7-8hrs
    HSC (currently): 7-8hrs

    This is including during assessment blocks as well.

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Depends on the person but for me 7 hours

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    8-9 hrs on week day, 10 on weekends.

    I personally don't condone all-nighters but to each to their own I guess.
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Like 4 hrs every weekday during HSC (procrastination oppppp) but for weeks up to HSC like 9 hrs (except physics had to cram)
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    6 hours minimum weekdays, make up sleep on weekend (sleep debt - google it).

    8 hours recommended every night.

    imo.
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Apparently everybody I know gets 4-6 hours of sleep.

    I usually get 7 hours of sleep at home + 1-2 elsewhere.
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Man, I'm in prelims and I only sleep for 6-7 hours.

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by fan96 View Post
    Apparently everybody I know gets 4-6 hours of sleep.

    I usually get 7 hours of sleep at home + 1-2 elsewhere.
    relatable

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    During HSC about 8-9hrs/night and still got a 90ATAR
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squar3root View Post
    During HSC about 8-9hrs/night and still got a 90ATAR
    nice, you must've managed time well

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by fires View Post
    nice, you must've managed time well
    not really tbh, i did at most 1-2hrs of work per day

    HSC is just a game, you just need to get a decent ranking throughout the year and then cram in the final month before exams
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    They say 8 hours is good to retain all info but I know alot of people just sleep for 6/7 on school nights.
    Alot go for 4-5 hours for the weeks leading up to exams, but always 8hrs+ during exams.

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    define function

    I have done exams on < 4 hours sleep and done well in them, but now in uni I prefer to just sleep in if I can and get them solid 8 hours
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Isn't it normal if I spend 4-5 hours per day for sleeping?
    Almost time i spend for reviewing and practicing exercises after coaching and school

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    I normally had on average around 6 hours of sleep per weekday during Year 12.

    However, there has been the occasional anomaly where < 4 hours of sleep happened due to doing assignments or exam cramming sessions. I wouldn't really recommend these though.
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinophile View Post
    optimal: 10-11

    real: 8-8.5
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    7-8 hours is enough for a good sleep

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by cortney982 View Post
    It happened to me that I didn't sleep all night at all just because I couldn't. An awful feeling indeed.
    so sleep in daytimes though


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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Phan View Post
    so sleep in daytimes though

    yeah, whenever I pull all-nighters usually days which i have free periods and/or bludge subjects ie sor2 and business, I sleep during those classes

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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    7-8 hours is appropriate for proper functioning. 6 or less results in the brain failing to clean the toxins that are produced through neural processes throughout the day, and can reduce retention and memory building. Although it feels good to get more hours in the day to study (I fall into this trap sometimes), you're productivity will decrease whether it appears so or not.
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    I mean I don't function even after 10 hours of sleep because I fall asleep in all my classes anyway but that's just me
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    Re: how many hours of sleep to function?

    Quote Originally Posted by supR View Post
    7-8 hours is appropriate for proper functioning. 6 or less results in the brain failing to clean the toxins that are produced through neural processes throughout the day, and can reduce retention and memory building. Although it feels good to get more hours in the day to study (I fall into this trap sometimes), you're productivity will decrease whether it appears so or not.
    I agree

    However I always end up not sleeping, for days of exams I usually sleep 10pm-2am and then study from 2am-7am, it's alright but not the best thing to do, normal days I sleep at a like 9ish-11ish and wake up at 4am.

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