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Question need help with time zone!

These days, I am having a trouble of sleeping early... or late... or on the right time... I have no idea what time is anymore... I think I've gone insane!!! (I DO know I live at the west coast, which is supposed to have a pacific time)

Well, actually, my problem started when back at the 6 weeks, I used to go to bed around 3am or so... Back then I was addicted to the old forum so I was reading and posting before I go to bed. Then I got home and figure out there are always some interesting movies showing on TV pass 3, and some how I got addicted to headline news... so I started to go to bed at 4.

Then finals came and my Physics final was at 5pm, so I pushed my schedule so that I go to bed at 5~6am so I will wake up to the final...

Then I found myself going to bed 5~6 am in the morning because it's build up in my system and I can't go to bed any earlier (that and I get to talk to Jessica when she wake up at 6am east coast time).

Now, what happened is that last night (or a some hours ago), I attempted to go to bed 1am in the morning, and I wake up at 2:30 finding myself impossible to go to sleep again... So now, I still haven't gone to bed and I don't know what I will actually do it...

Can someone please tell me what time zone my body is living in~?!?! How about some good tricks to get my mind back to the pacific time zone?
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I believe the best way to beat jet lag (that's what you have even if you haven't been flying much) is to stay up past when you normally go to bed and stay awake until you want to go to sleep. So in your case, stay up past 5 am and until say 10 pm and then go to sleep. It's tough on the body but supposedly the best way to beat jet lag.

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Lightbulb

Or you could shine a light on the back of your knee when you want to stay awake and stop shining it when you want to go to sleep. There was a study done about this, and one of the finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search did a report on this. I'm not sure exactly why it works, though...
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im gonna guess that the reason it keeps you awake is the pain of a light burning the back of youre knee...

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Unhappy the clocks are part of the problem...

Up to today I am still using normal Quartz clock... You know, the ones that only take one AAA battery to operate.

The problem with them is that they make these awful noises that's known as "ticking". Every night when I go to sleep, I have to have absolute silence, because I am so sensitive to noise and sound. So it always kept me awake until I came up with a brilliance idea of hiding the clocks in the closet.

Then the problem started when I wake up every morning/afternoon/night when I have absolutely no idea what time it is. I try to guess from the shade on the window, but usually just forget about it and go back to sleep... All these make my sense of time even further away from my normal life.

I guess an electronic clock will be the second part of the master plan, but it have to be the kind that doesn't glow in the dark...

Every minute I am more convinced that I am more insane than the previous minute...
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Re: the clocks are part of the problem...

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Up to today I am still using normal Quartz clock... You know, the ones that only take one AAA battery to operate.

The problem with them is that they make these awful noises that's known as "ticking". Every night when I go to sleep, I have to have absolute silence, because I am so sensitive to noise and sound. So it always kept me awake until I came up with a brilliance idea of hiding the clocks in the closet.

Then the problem started when I wake up every morning/afternoon/night when I have absolutely no idea what time it is. I try to guess from the shade on the window, but usually just forget about it and go back to sleep... All these make my sense of time even further away from my normal life.

I guess an electronic clock will be the second part of the master plan, but it have to be the kind that doesn't glow in the dark...

Every minute I am more convinced that I am more insane than the previous minute...
Quartz clocks tick? Huh? I've never in my life had a quart clock tick. The watch I'm wearing right now has a quartz crystal in it and it's not ticking. Or do you mean analog clocks? They sometimes tick. The one in my room at home ticks. Digital clocks (which is what quartz clocks are) usually don't tick. I haven't met any that have. I think you haven't been getting enough sleep, Ken.

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It sounds to me like you are in a hawaiian time zone. Is McKinley still looking for more help?
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