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that is my question.

and do you have any leisure time to exercie or any other things?
 

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I sleep 7-8 but thats because I usually skip my earliest lectures. You also definately can have leisure time if you make it. My 2nd year roommate works out for over an hour everyday even right before tests. You have to set your own priorities and accept that when you set those priorities there will be consequences both negative and positive. If you choose to put studying before everything else then your grades might be a bit better but you will also likely be stressed out and out of shape. You just have to choose what's most important to you.
 

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I usually get 6-7 hrs a nite. I also work out every other day, at least half an hr of running and some weights in the morning before class. Yah I know it's not enough, but it keeps me in shape!
 

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Three-4 hours, but that is completely my choice. I'll usually stay awake until ~2ish reading (Harry Potter at the moment) and wake up around 6. You'll have plenty of time to sleep if you want, even after taking time to exercise, socialize, etc...
 

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I sleep 7 or 8 hrs a day, workout, am involved with clubs and go out too...I just don't go to class :)
You can balance things out and have a life besides for med school - but you won't probably pull all honors....but to me it is worth it. You just have to decide what is important to you.
 

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8 to 9 hrs of sleep per night
at least 14 hrs per week of leisure :)
I go to every class
 

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Three-4 hours, but that is completely my choice. I'll usually stay awake until ~2ish reading (Harry Potter at the moment) and wake up around 6. You'll have plenty of time to sleep if you want, even after taking time to exercise, socialize, etc...
Any tips on how to cut down to 4 hours? I have friends who do that as well, but I can't function well without at least 6 hours of sleep, and ideally 8-9.
 

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Fantasy Sports said:
Any tips on how to cut down to 4 hours? I have friends who do that as well, but I can't function well without at least 6 hours of sleep, and ideally 8-9.
I get around 4-5 hrs/night on weekdays and 7-8 hrs on weekends (by choice). It is hard for me to sleep longer than 7 hrs.

I think the best way to get used to it is just to cut down slowly. Just get in the habit of getting 7 hours... do that for a month, then cut down to 6... i think eventually you just get used to it.
 

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7-8hrs, workout 4x/wk, play b-ball 2x/wk. 2-3 hrs each night with the family on weeknights, much more on the weekends. This is for non-block weeks of course. It will be tough though if you insist on doing all required readings and such. I'm a class go'er and there would be even more time if I could convince myself to start skipping...... I don't know what my fear is?
 

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i usually get about 5 hours at night, and then i'll take naps some days in the afternoon for an hour or two, though i'm trynig to get away from doing that. Sometimes I just take a nap at my desk while studying - you would be surprised how refreshing a 15 minute nap can be!

(sad, that it's come to this.... but I DO make time for at least one game of hockey and one night out a week, no matter what - so that's something. oh, and the hebrew classes are sucking time up too....)
 

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As much sleep and leisure time as I please until 1 week before exams, then all bets are off. I usually still get 7 hours sleep but the leisure time disappears.
 

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Fantasy Sports said:
Any tips on how to cut down to 4 hours? I have friends who do that as well, but I can't function well without at least 6 hours of sleep, and ideally 8-9.
Some people are just "constitutional short sleepers" and can get by on 3 hours of sleep. if your body doesn't work that way there's usually little way to get down that low without being seriously and chronically sleep-deprived.... at least that's what i was told in my behavior course this semester :cool: i usually get about 7 hours of sleep and have time to work out most days; you just gotta be effic... :sleep:
 

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usually 5 hours or less, by choice (too many late nights spent watching Conan O'Brian). until noon on weekends. during exam blocks, it might be down to 4, but how much you sleep depends on how efficient you are at studying and prioritizing your time (and at some point, you do start to memorize better and need less time reading). for me, if class gets out at 12pm, then i can be done with studying by 9pm (during this time, i also take 1 hour naps, there's dinner, breaks, an hour of Simpsons, etc) and on Messenger by 9:30pm, then fool around until Conan. you have to figure out how to keep your sanity, and i deal with it by imposing a pretty regular schedule (with large chunks devoted to leisure).