How to Get to Bed on Time and Stop Losing Sleep

Let’s talk about the ideal sleep schedule for a second.

In a perfect world (as far as your body’s concerned), you’d go to bed when you feel tired, and you’d wake up naturally without needing an alarm.

You’d let your sleep schedule be dictated by your body’s two sleep regulation systems: sleep-wake homeostasis, which acts like a sort of internal timer that generates an increasing drive to sleep as more and more time passes, and the circadian clock, which syncs your body’s biological processes to the day/night cycle.

And you wouldn’t mess with those systems by doing dumb stuff like prioritizing other things over sleep – class/work schedules, calculus homework, dying yet again in Enter the Gungeon and then throwing your controller through your computer screen, etc.