Sleeping habits

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by kl3661, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. kl3661

    kl3661 Member

    Mar 30, 2014
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    For any current or graduated mids out there, did you get used to waking up early or did you always feel tired and feel like going to sleep in class for the 4 years?

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  2. balloonattack911

    balloonattack911 Member

    Aug 12, 2011
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    Haha interesting question. I personally never got used to waking up early... I still sleep till noon whenever I can. I never sleep in class though (and I don't drink coffee). I contribute this to my learned ability to take a solid nap anytime or anywhere.

    I'm sure it is different for everybody though.
  3. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

    Jul 13, 2011
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    I am a morning person, but was always tired at USNA, especially Plebe Year. I was better as an upperclass. Sleeping in class is bad, don't do it. Sit up front, bring gum, candies to chew on, water, coffee, whatever it takes. Stand up. As you get into your majors classes they tend to be small 15 or even 8 people in them. Can't sleep in those, its noticed quickly. You will get used to it. You will also sleep alot on the weekends. To be honest, you will wake up earlier in the fleet than you do at USNA. As an upperclass you can nap which helps. But alot of Mids will get in the habit of napping after class then being awake all night, tired all day and then repeat. But I think that is pretty standard for alot of college kids. I was an athlete so time management and sleep were so critical for me. I was probably often the first to bed as a Mid out of my room mates and friends. But I was often up first for practice, physical therapy, etc. You will figure out what works for you. Best advice I can recommend is to stay awake in class and really plan your week out, not just the next day.
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

    Jun 9, 2006
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    It is important to get as much sleep as you (reasonably) can, especially during Ac Yr. Folks who regularly pulled all-nighters invariably did worse academically than those who managed their time well, including setting aside time to sleep. I'm not suggesting that you won't have some late nights -- but if you find yourself always needing a chit to stay up as a plebe or, as an upperclass, are regularly staying up past midnight, you need to get academic help b/c it's often a sign that things aren't headed in the right direction.
  5. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

    Nov 5, 2007
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    I know for a fact there were many nights where group 1's were up well past 2 am, of course we were always tired and there were plenty doing touch and go head bobs in class. Like mentioned before, napping as an upperclassman helps but just makes you stay up later. I used Friday night and pretty much all of Saturday to catch up on sleep and relaxation, then used Sundays to get ease myself back into the week.

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