It’s like this: I’m a late sleeper. Being unemployed at the moment, I don’t have a lot of motivation to get up too early. Unfortunately, this usually results in me waking up at 10 or 11. It’s not that I don’t want to get up earlier, it’s just that I don’t have to be anywhere, so I don’t have the psychological drive to get up even if I set my alarm for 8.
I’m also more of a night owl: my house is quiet after 10, and everyone’s gone to bed, so I can get more done in the wee hours of the morning (resulting in me going to sleep at 2 or 3 a.m.). This is just how I am: I have difficulty operating in a noisy household and prefer to lose sleep to be more productive in the evening.
Still, I HATE getting up late. Short of going to bed earlier, are there any healthy, non-caffinated methods of reducing needed sleep? I’ve noticed that the Atkins diet has knocked my needs back to a solid 8 hours, but I’m wondering if I can reduce it further without killing myself.