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How do I go from being diurnal to nocturnal when I go back to school?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Sleep cycles

It often happens when our primary work changes that we are assigned different shifts (including the "graveyard" shift) or our duties require a change in working hours.
The best approach, if you know such a change is coming, is to start moving your sleep times by small amounts (say, 1/2 hour earlier) for several days, and then keep advancing to your close to your assigned shift time.

In brief: Sleep cycles

It often happens when our primary work changes that we are assigned different shifts (including the "graveyard" shift) or our duties require a change in working hours.
The best approach, if you know such a change is coming, is to start moving your sleep times by small amounts (say, 1/2 hour earlier) for several days, and then keep advancing to your close to your assigned shift time.
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