So pretty much all of my post pubertal life, when I haven't had anything absolutely mandatory to do, I've fallen in to a pattern of staying up until about 4-5am and waking up at about 11 or 12. I feel like it's my natural pattern, as it really doesn't matter how long I stay up or how much sleep I get, I won't fall asleep until very late (DSPS anyone?). When I have to get up in the mornings, I can usually do it (well except for that one time in my 2nd year when I overslept half an exam and yet somehow pulled off a decent grade), but I'm absolutely always dragging in the AM. Of course, with my time off for studying, I was not able to keep to a normal day and fell in to this annoying pattern again. The problem here is that I have just over a week until the exam, and I'm concerned that I'll be below optimal performance on the first half of my exam. I KNOW I'm not going to be able to get on a normal schedule in a week. Everybody seems to get burned out by the end of this behemoth, but does anyone else feel like they're going to bomb the first half because they won't be fully awake yet? If so, how do you plan to be on top of your game? I'm going to throw down about 4 cups of coffee and bring a pack of red bulls, but that may kill my focus because of a distended bladder! Yeah yeah, I know I'm going to have to get over it soon for 3rd year. For the first few weeks I'm sure I'll be there in body...just maybe not in mind before 10.