Hey everyone, for the past 3 months I’ve been waking up at 4-5am to exercise while getting a consistent 7-7.5 hours of sleep. However, this is starting to take a toll on my career and studies. When I wake up early, I can’t focus very well at work or school. However, 1-2 days a week i wake up at 6:30 with 7.5 hours of sleep and I feel great all day and can focus without any problem.
Has anyone dealt with this before? Due to my decrease of focus in school and work my productivity has gone out the window. I’m considering taking a decent break from cycling to get back on track and get finished up with school (of course, I don’t want to do that though).
I’m wondering if the answer might be to always wake up at the same time and then my body will get it better figured out. But it’s tough to sacrifice family time the rare nights I have it to just go to bed so I can stay consistent. I’m also wondering if my body needs more sleep when i get up earlier. Is that even a thing?