how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

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how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby Br3v » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:15 am

Dude dont do this. Could end bad if you end up exhausted and still don't sleep anyways. Just start falling asleep/waking up when you want to on the day before/of the test about a week wrote the test so your body gets used to it naturally.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby Wakelaw15 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:38 am

Better idea: take two tylenol PM at 8pm the night before the test, lay down 45 mins later, you will probably fall immediately asleep.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby wtrc » Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:31 am

Wakelaw15 wrote:Better idea: take two tylenol PM at 8pm the night before the test, lay down 45 mins later, you will probably fall immediately asleep.


Would work for some people, would destroy my test.... Makes me out of it the entire next morning

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby Br3v » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:27 pm

Any advice besides be normal and adjust your sleep schedule in advance is pretty much nonsense in my opinion.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby romothesavior » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:29 pm

Br3v wrote:Dude dont do this. Could end bad if you end up exhausted and still don't sleep anyways. Just start falling asleep/waking up when you want to on the day before/of the test about a week wrote the test so your body gets used to it naturally.

+1, don't do anything drastic. Maybe some Tylenol PM or something, but OP's plan could be a disaster.

I think the best idea is to just take it easy the day before and try to forget about the LSAT, and go to bed early.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby hume85 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:41 pm

Why are you retaking a 173 OP?

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby chem! » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:18 pm

Br3v wrote:Any advice besides be normal and adjust your sleep schedule in advance is pretty much nonsense in my opinion.


+1

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Postby TERS » Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:39 pm

I've struggled a lot with my sleep. It's an on and off thing for me, and I definitely recommend a natural approach if you want to get it under control. When people say adjust your sleeping pattern, they mean before the week of the LSAT. Don't think you can magically optimize your sleeping pattern during the week before the LSAT. Start right now, and if that's not possible, at least figure out a way to start two weeks in advance.

For me, taking sleeping pills or pills that make one drowsy would leave me feeling way too out of it in the morning. The consequence of this was either shutting off my alarm in a stupor and falling back to sleep or getting up and being out of it for at least two hours.

Simply trying to sleep earlier than usual didn't work for me either. That was pure torture because I would just lie there for hours stressing out.

Necessary:

1. Don't eat or drink anything past a certain cut off. Seriously, don't even drink a large glass of water before bed.
2. Find a way to get in significant exercise during the day (definitely don't exercise close to bed time). You want to be tired enough that you're not reflecting on every life decision you've ever made while trying to get some shut eye.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:35 pm

A week out I started forcing myself to wake up an hour earlier each day until I was waking up at 7. I used melatonin tablets to help motivate me toward sleep. The night before the test I was able to fall asleep but I woke up around 5:30 and was too amped to go back to sleep. Still got a decent amount of rest though.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:47 pm

sleeping pills and some NyQuil should do the trick

or just take the june test

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby Elston Gunn » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:21 pm

gottago wrote:what do you guys think of this:

2 days out: wake-up early, drink a few energy drinks, exhaust myself, sleep early so I will wake up early (think sleep @ 7PM, wake up @ 3AM)

the day before: semi-exhaust myself, sleep @ 8PM, wakeup @ 6AM

could work or do you guys have better ideas?


This is a horrible idea.

Better idea: take two tylenol PM at 8pm the night before the test, lay down 45 mins later, you will probably fall immediately asleep.


Test it out beforehand OP, that shit makes me groggy for hours the following day.


This is a good idea, IMO, as long as you test it. I couldn't fall asleep the night before the test just from nervousness.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby senorhosh » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:51 pm

gottago wrote:what do you guys think of this:

2 days out: wake-up early, drink a few energy drinks, exhaust myself, sleep early so I will wake up early (think sleep @ 7PM, wake up @ 3AM)

the day before: semi-exhaust myself, sleep @ 8PM, wakeup @ 6AM

could work or do you guys have better ideas?


I did something like this.
For 2 weeks before my test I slept at 9 pm and woke up early. Got a good thing going. Two days before my test I tried to sleep less.

The day before my test however...... I couldn't sleep. Was super stressed out. I ended up getting only 4 hours of sleep on top of not being able to sleep the day before.

Scored 5-6 points less than my average.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby bmore_md » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:47 am

Alcohol and sex bro.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby PDaddy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:07 am

Get a good early morning workout every day leading up to the test and go to bed regularly at the same time. Eat dinner early enough to dump it before bedtime. Prepare well for the test and relax confidently. That should do it.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:08 pm

chem! wrote:
Br3v wrote:Any advice besides be normal and adjust your sleep schedule in advance is pretty much nonsense in my opinion.


+1


I couldn't sleep the night before, too jittery, but I could deal with the sleep loss because I had been sleeping well for the few weeks beforehand in prep.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby Alorain » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:47 am

If you're a dude, jack off before hitting the sack. Should help put you to sleep, au naturel.

HTH.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby mg7 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:52 am

bmore_md wrote:Alcohol and sex bro.


Works like a charm.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby sinfiery » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:34 am

Drugs are the correct answer. Don't leave it up to routine, you don't know how the nerves will hit you.

Also, test said drugs beforehand so you can prepare accordingly.

Melatonin worked for me. Planned it so I woke up at 3:30 AM.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby 2x2Matrix » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:09 pm

I think the sleep two nights before is more important than the actual night of, so sleeping really well Thursday night and not getting too much sleep Friday night shouldn't be too bad.

At least that's what I was taught when I used to run track/cross country and have been sticking by it for standardized tests, final exams, important interviews, etc.

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Re: how to get a good night's sleep the day before the test

Postby alex.feuerman » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:18 am

gottago wrote:what do you guys think of this:

2 days out: wake-up early, drink a few energy drinks, exhaust myself, sleep early so I will wake up early (think sleep @ 7PM, wake up @ 3AM)

the day before: semi-exhaust myself, sleep @ 8PM, wakeup @ 6AM

could work or do you guys have better ideas?


This is a terrible idea. You should try to get as much sleep as you can every night for a week before the test (think drinking nyquill at 9 pm to pass out by 10...obviously don't do this the day before the actual test)

As far as the night before the test, just resign yourself to the fact it won't be a good night's sleep. but def. don't do anything to exhaust yourself because then...you'll be exhausted




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