For a long time I have been the kind of person who seems to require about 8 hours of sleep to function correctly. It kind of pisses me off though because I read/hear about people here (and elsewhere) who can get by on just 4-5 hours per night.
I would realy like to do this. I have a feeling I could get so much more done with less sleep. I mean if I were to cut my sleeping down to 4hrs per night, that's 4 more hours a day that can be used productively.
I am 20 years old. I have tried sleeping less previously, but after a few days it always seems to catch up on me and I end up crashing and sleeping for 10 hrs. Is there anything I can do about this. Please don't tell me it is just genetic. I also live in the northern hemisphere, where days are generally shorter and winters are very dark. Could this have something to do with it?
I appreciate any help you folks can give me. Happy new year.