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Ceparator: Bit of feedback. The graph is a bit hard to understand, is it what time you go to sleep or wake up or the gene clock?

Halooord Rides: Finally, I have an excuse. I'll show this to my boss.


A Random fish: i go to bed at 5am on weekends

Venus Gillespie: Ugh, my mind either wants to go to bed at 7:00 and wake up at 4:30 (much more useful for a farmer who has to make breakfast, but hard to achieve after making dinner) or go to bed at 12:00 and wake up at 10:00 (makes me feel depressed and sleepy). It’ll be interesting to see how my sleep changes when I change time zones and move to Wales...

Jenny W: I find it so much easier to do school work from 10pm - 2am

Blue Eyed Me: My body won't let me got to sleep before midnight unless I'm super super tired and it's really annoying

J88 S: Can it change over time. Ima getting tireder as i get older lol

Survivalist Redo: I not gonna blame my gentics because I used to go to sleep at 9:00 pm now i go to sleep at 2:00 to 3:00 am

Alison Laett: So many things other than your genes (such as exercise, exposure to blue light, etc) affect your internal clock. How do you think people travel? They adapt their internal clocks. It's not that hard, come on.

Bairen Siwang: sees the title
CLICKS also yawns...

OngoingTech: Am I the only one who likes waking up early?

grant master: That sounds like bullshit. You can always change it at will?

Edward Cruz: You don't wait until you get sleepy. You just go to sleep. If you stay awake until you get really sleepy and fall asleep, it's unhealthy, your body has to force you to sleep. Just lay down clear your mind and go to sleep that's it, wake up clear your mind and get up. if you don't clear your mind you won't sleep.You can't be thinking because your body thinks your just laying down to think, but if you clear your mind your brain will shut down naturally

i like editing: Where I live school starts at 7:15. I have to at least be up at 6:00, and I usually can't sleep until 1 to 2.

Angel Queen: My mom said that when I was a baby,I used to stay up,and in the morning,I'd sleep. I always considered myself nocturnal

dnwtia?: I watch this as its 8am and I have yet to go to sleep.. oh well

Mr. Galaxy: 0:02 Just seeing that makes my head and eyes hurt >-<

Cristal At 101: I'm super late

Ryan Lee: can't go to bed early because my most productive time mentally is from 9:00pm-2:00am, but I also need to be up by 6:00 for work, but I also need 8 hours of sleep, but I can't justify going to bed early or else I cannot be productive for that day, but if I don't go to bed early I'll suffer tomorrow... it's a vicious cycle where there is literally no way to win

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