Which Sleep Cycle Best Fits Your Busy Schedule?

By: Jody Mabry
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Sleep Cycle Best Fits Your Busy Schedule?
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About This Quiz

Rumors persist that the greatest minds in the world survived on a variety of non-traditional sleep cycles to tap into their creativity. Should you follow the way of Michaelangelo and DaVinci or your mother's eight-hour advice? Take this quiz to see which sleep cycle is best for you!
What kind of work-schedule do you have?
I work eight hours a day.
My schedule is between 8 and 12 hours. Sometimes even more.
My schedule is all over the place.
I don't have a formal work schedule.

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After a traditional night of sleep, how do you wake up in the morning?
Fresh and ready to roll!
I'm drowsy regardless of the number of hours I sleep.
If I'm going to work I'm tired, if I have nothing to do I'm awake.
I think I'm sort of awake, but after a shower I'm good.

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How long does it take you to fall asleep after going to bed?
About 30 minutes.
I fall asleep right away.
Maybe five minutes.
Depends on active my mind is.

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What do you do to ease yourself into sleep?
I wear earplugs and an eye mask.
I roll over.
I have blackout curtains.
I try to read.

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Does a certain drink help you to sleep better?
Hot tea.
I chug a glass of room-temperature water.
I don't think so.
I only drink coffee, so that probably won't help.

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Do you sleep with blankets on or off?
I need to be covered in a ton of blankets.
Blankets off. I might not even be wearing clothes.
I like to have a thin sheet on.
I guess it doesn't matter.

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What do you drink when you wake up after a nap or sleep?
Always coffee. I need it coursing through my veins.
I drink a lot of water.
Maybe some OJ, or another kind of juice. The sugar is enough to get me moving.
A little tea is helpful.

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Do you workout in the morning?
I don't work out ever.
Not often.
I do in the afternoon.
Every morning.

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What age range are your children?
All are under five.
I don't have any.
Five to 10.
They are all older than 10.

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How many kids do you have?
Two.
None.
Oh, God. I can't count anymore.
Three to five.

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Do you chauffeur your kids to events outside of school hours?
On a rare occasion.
Never.
Two to three times a week.
Almost every day.

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Are you in any groups or clubs outside of work?
Yes, all school related.
No.
I am in at least one sports club.
I play card games a couple times a week at someone's house.

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Do you have a demanding job?
No, I'm in and out at the same times every day.
Yes, I can get called in any time of the day or night.
I make my own schedule and I keep it light.
Some days, but not often.

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What is your eating schedule like?
I eat three meals a day.
I snack throughout but have no schedule.
I eat three meals and a few snacks.
I eat breakfast and dinner and then snack.

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Do you live with anyone else?
Yes, I have a spouse and kids.
No, I'm single.
No, but my girlfriend thinks she lives here.
I'm single, but my kids are over often.

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What is the best way for you to wake up?
An alarm clock.
I use an alarm clock, but usually, I can wake up naturally.
The sun wakes me up.
I have kids to take care of it for me.

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Do you consider yourself healthy?
I try to be.
Not at all.
Yes, very.
I eat healthily but don't exercise.

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Which industry best describes your occupation?
Office professional.
Unemployed.
Creative or artistic.
Retail.

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Which part of the country do you live?
East Coast.
The South.
West Coast.
Midwest or North.

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What is your preferred mode of travel?
I drive my own car.
I ride my bike everywhere.
A car-ride service such as Uber or Lyft.
Public transportation.

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Do you have a part-time job?
Yes, and sometimes two.
No, I couldn't fit that into my schedule.
No, but I have multiple jobs I run through home.
I don't have any job.

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Which career do you wish you had?
Athlete.
Scientist.
Artist.
Bus driver.

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How often do you go out to see friends?
We hit the bar every night.
Never, ever, ever.
I'll see friends every couple of days.
I see friends on the weekends.

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What is your favorite thing to do on a slow weekend?
Go to a movie.
Just lounge around the house napping.
I like to catch up on my reading.
Workout or play a sport.

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How alert do you feel throughout the day?
It's up and down depending on my coffee intake.
I'm always drained.
I feel fresh every day.
I'm usually alert, but some days are worse than others.

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Who is your favorite artist?
Pablo Picasso.
Michelangelo.
DaVinci.
My grandma.

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Which is your favorite energy supplement?
Coffee.
Monster drinks.
I don't need any.
I like something espresso-fused and with lots of sugar and chocolate.

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Do you sleep with someone when you go to bed?
My spouse and kids.
The cat or dog usually hop into bed with me.
No, I nap in the car.
Not usually. My schedule is different than everyone else in the house.

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What is your favorite thing to watch on TV?
Anything on Bravo.
Sitcoms.
CNN.
Documentary programs.

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What are your thoughts on non-traditional sleeping behaviors.
They are not for me.
I'm game for something like that.
It sounds great in theory, but I don't have the schedule to try.
Well, if they work, I'd love to do it.

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