Non-standard sleep times

  • I get up at 6:00 AM, but I rarely go to bed before midnight, and usually more like 2:00 AM. (I do nap during the day.) I like being able to fall asleep easily. According to my Fitbit, I fall asleep within minutes, but that's just because I don't toss and turn. It takes a half hour to an hour. I've been falling asleep faster since I began using Night Shift on my iPad - and wanting to go to bed earlier. I am usually either reading on my iPad or at my computer in the evening and wee hours.

    When I get up, I turn on fairly bright halogen lights in my bathroom and dressing room (large closet). In a half hour I am at my computer again, getting flooded with blue light.

    I'm in my 70s, and have been sleeping less and less at night for the past 10 or 15 years. I've been able to get up at any time I choose (with an alarm or naturally, once I set the habit) since I got over being a teenager.

    At any rate, I would like to adjust bedtime independently of rise time.

  • Agree totally! I just could not believe there was no setting for bedtime.
    I just turned 70. I get up at 07:30 and usually go to bed close to 23:30. I have no problems going to sleep, but do agree that late night screen time probably influences how long it takes me to fall asleep.

    I have a friend who is even older than I am and has never slept more than 4 hours a night (difficult to keep up with him intellectually! he has so much more time than I to read and think). He would be totally dissatisfied with f.lux.

    So, when are we getting a setting for how many hours we are normally active and awake, or bedtime or something similar.

    There is a setting for sleeping in on the weekend, which I never do. Anyway: sleeping in on weekends is equivalent to providing yourself with one or more hours of jetlag.

    But I do want a setting for bedtime.

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