Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

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Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Do you think it's critical to success on the LSAT? I've been going to sleep at 4a.m. and waking up 1. Should I start going to sleep at like 11 or something?

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby gaud » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Nyquil

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby flem » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:33 pm

I would pull an all-nighter studying. Sleep is for TTT bound bros

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby marlo45 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:50 pm

Your sleep cycle isn't important so long as you get enough sleep. So going to bed at 4am is fine if you wake up at, say, 12pm and have enough time to get to your test center. Don't study all night unless that has been a proven strategy for you. I would recommend you do whatever you normally do before a PT, but you must get good rest, or else you'll feel like sand is in your eyes by the time you get to the 4th section. Good luck.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby buckilaw » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:03 pm

I also am in the habit of going to bed round 3-4 am. My brain also works much better after I've been awake for several hours. This is a pain when tests are given in the morning. What I did: go to sleep at like 8 PM using nyquill, melatonin, w/e; wake up at like 4-5; brain is actually turned on when exam time rolls around. I aimed to begin sleeping at 8 because I figured it might take an hour or so to drift off.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby marlo45 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:08 pm

What time is the test? Sorry i didn't look. I know that some are morning and some are afternoon. If the former, your sleep cycle will be problematic and you will need some sleep aid.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby buckilaw » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:14 pm

marlo45 wrote:What time is the test? Sorry i didn't look. I know that some are morning and some are afternoon. If the former, your sleep cycle will be problematic and you will need some sleep aid.


I'm fairly sure every test but the June one is administered in the morning, I could be wrong though.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby princeR » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:16 pm

buckilaw wrote:
marlo45 wrote:What time is the test? Sorry i didn't look. I know that some are morning and some are afternoon. If the former, your sleep cycle will be problematic and you will need some sleep aid.


I'm fairly sure every test but the June one is administered in the morning, I could be wrong though.

Correct. On my admission ticket it says to be there no later than 12:30 PM, hopefully we get that puppy rolling by 1. Literally, I hope we start rolling puppies by 1.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby Br3v » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:35 pm

Come on rascal you know the answer to this. Yes go to sleep early, get a good 6-8 hrs.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby TommyK » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:41 pm

princeR wrote:
buckilaw wrote:
marlo45 wrote:What time is the test? Sorry i didn't look. I know that some are morning and some are afternoon. If the former, your sleep cycle will be problematic and you will need some sleep aid.


I'm fairly sure every test but the June one is administered in the morning, I could be wrong though.

Correct. On my admission ticket it says to be there no later than 12:30 PM, hopefully we get that puppy rolling by 1. Literally, I hope we start rolling puppies by 1.


Wanted to take a moment and recognize this. It made me :lol:

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby Mr.Binks » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:52 pm

Br3v wrote:Come on rascal you know the answer to this. Yes go to sleep early, get a good 6-8 hrs.


Definitely shooting for the higher end of that range of sleep. The way you feel that day has a HUGE effect on your performance, so I wouldn't risk it. I'll probably Nyquil a bit, but not too much so I'm not groggy the next day. Maybe a Benadryl...

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby manofjustice » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:04 pm

No sleep isn't important.

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby Br3v » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:54 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
Br3v wrote:Come on rascal you know the answer to this. Yes go to sleep early, get a good 6-8 hrs.


Definitely shooting for the higher end of that range of sleep. The way you feel that day has a HUGE effect on your performance, so I wouldn't risk it. I'll probably Nyquil a bit, but not too much so I'm not groggy the next day. Maybe a Benadryl...


Only thing is if I sleep too much I am more tired sometimes

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Re: Sleeping Well Before the LSAT

Postby Clearly » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:01 pm

Getting TOO much sleep is far more dangerous then not getting enough for me.




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