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Hi there. I am a lowly pre-med and am about to take the MCAT on august 19th. I have a huge problems with sleeping, I've tried waking up at 6.am. every morning, but i still can never sleep until 4 a.m. anyway, and I have tried taking sleeping pills, but they just make me too groggy in the morning to be of any use. So, I was just wondering if you guys knew whether there are any side effects that I wouldn't know about if I simply pulled an all nighter on august 17th (thursday), and didnt sleep until 3 or 4 pm on august 18th (friday) and slept until saturday at 6 a.m. for test day. It makes sense to me, but for some reason I think it might be too harsh on your body to do such a thing before a test. So...I thought i'd ask you guys for opinions on whether this would be effective or not.

thanks so much!
 

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Avoid all caffeine.
Avoid sugar as best as you can.
Don't eat after whatever time you eat dinner.
Go to bed at a regular time each night (i.e. 10pm, 11pm, etc.)
Do not do anything in bed except sleep (and other bed-related activities). Do not read, study, play on the computer, watch TV in bed.
Sleep in a dark, quiet temperature appropriate environment.

Go see a doctor if these things aren't working. I find that the day after a bad night's sleep isn't horrible but the next day really isn't much fun. So by your plan I'd feel the worst on Saturday.
 
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Bobblehead said:
Avoid all caffeine.
Avoid sugar as best as you can.
Don't eat after whatever time you eat dinner.
Go to bed at a regular time each night (i.e. 10pm, 11pm, etc.)
Do not do anything in bed except sleep (and other bed-related activities). Do not read, study, play on the computer, watch TV in bed.
Sleep in a dark, quiet temperature appropriate environment.

Go see a doctor if these things aren't working. I find that the day after a bad night's sleep isn't horrible but the next day really isn't much fun. So by your plan I'd feel the worst on Saturday.

thanks so much for your prompt reply. I will make sure to do everything you mentioned, and ditch the method i was previously thinking about.

thanks again.
 
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seth03 said:
and I have tried taking sleeping pills,
What sort of sleeping medication have you taken? There are several good medicines and I can usually get a patient sleeping w/o a hangover.

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seth03 said:
Hi there. I am a lowly pre-med and am about to take the MCAT on august 19th. I have a huge problems with sleeping, I've tried waking up at 6.am. every morning, but i still can never sleep until 4 a.m. anyway, and I have tried taking sleeping pills, but they just make me too groggy in the morning to be of any use. So, I was just wondering if you guys knew whether there are any side effects that I wouldn't know about if I simply pulled an all nighter on august 17th (thursday), and didnt sleep until 3 or 4 pm on august 18th (friday) and slept until saturday at 6 a.m. for test day. It makes sense to me, but for some reason I think it might be too harsh on your body to do such a thing before a test. So...I thought i'd ask you guys for opinions on whether this would be effective or not.

thanks so much!
this may not be the most popular response...but...benzos work like a charm
 
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