Miscellaneous

How to Go to Sleep on Time

Edited by Lily A, Kadiribipin, Flickety, Zareen and 18 others

 

Steps

  1. 1

    Determine how much sleep you need. Everyone’s personal sleep requirements differ, and it’s important to know your own needs so you can set an appropriate bedtime and stick to it. This may not be evident to you if you’ve been pushing your sleep to fit the rest of your life but the main indicator is feeling refreshed on waking. Too many hours of sleep can make you feel lethargic and sleepy while too little can leave you feeling irritable and exhausted.

    • Start keeping an eye on the time you go to bed and equate that with how you feel when you wake up. Don’t check the time too often or it’ll get worse. Try different times to see which bedtime gives you the optimal feeling when you wake up.
  2. 2

    Figure out what time you need to go to sleep, taking into account the optimal hours you need personally and the time you need to be up each day. Determine when you have to be up in the morning and count back the number of hours of sleep you need. This is your bedtime.

    • Use the sleepyti.me bedtime calculator to help you work out your best bedtime. It is found at: http://sleepyti.me/.
    • Be aware that even with the best of wills, most adults aged 18-45 and older don’t function that well if they’re not in bed by midnight (shift-workers excepted) and that the optimal going to bed time seems to be between 9pm and midnight.[1] There is even a saying that one hour of sleep before midnight is worth two hours after![2]
  3. 3

    Don’t balk if the time you need to get up is earlier than you want it to be. A time on the clock is nothing more than a number. Staying up past midnight is not a mark of coolness, and going to bed before 8:00 does not make you one of the kids. Time is what you make of it and the idea is to make the most of it and stay energized each day.

    • Aim to always get up at the same time every day, no matter how badly you may have slept or how late you got to bed. Your body needs to establish its own regular routine and once this happens, the rest of your life fits around your sleep schedule.
  4. 4

    Remind yourself of the reasons to get a good night’s sleep. These include better cardiovascular health, decreased blood pressure and stress hormones, increased alertness and energy, better memory and clarity of thought, improved mood and less risk of depression, better appetite regulation, and more time for your body to heal itself from daily wear-and-tear.[3] If that’s not enough to convince you, think of the downside of not getting enough sleep: your irritability increases, creativity plummets, you feel less inspired and you can become more stubborn, while you may also experience headaches, stomach upsets and other bodily signs.[4]

  5. 5

    Plan ahead. Determine what needs doing during your waking hours, how much time the tasks require, and when you will be doing them. Schedule tasks into the time you have and don’t add in additional tasks for which you do not have time. Time-adding tasks will also add stress and make it more difficult to get things done and get to bed on time. And remind yourself that though you may feel as if you’re making the most of the day by doing more tasks, your ability to perform them efficiently wanes the longer you work at them and the tireder you become.

  6. 6

    Make a bedtime routine. Keep it short, but a good routine will help both your mind and body relax and prepare for sleep. Do similar things each night that signal bedtime, such as cleaning your teeth and having a shower, having a hot drink, checking the doors are locked and maybe some meditation.

  7. 7

    Eliminate distractions. Bedtime is not TV-watching time or internet-surfing time. If you like doing any of these activities later at night, do them well before your appointed sleep time. However, it’s not advised to use electronics in the bedroom as they disturb the peace of the bedroom and any such use in the hour prior to bedtime will keep you too alert to sleep. Reading however is good, it is calming and often makes you go to sleep quicker.

  8. 8

    Make bedtime an appointment with yourself and go to bed. Write into your diary if you must! Remind yourself of the benefits again, and just do it.

  9. 9

    Look for the benefits. The better you get at going to bed on time and getting enough sleep, the more you will see these benefits in your life. You’ll notice greater energy, a more positive outlook, faster thinking ability, better reflexes and all the other positive things that come with being alert and refreshed. Look for these positive signs and use them as motivation to continue with your good bedtime habit.

  10. 10

    If nothing else works, use melatonin. It’s a fast, effective oil that does NOT make you wake up drowsy.
    Copy paste from: http://www.wikihow.com/Go-to-Sleep-on-Time

Regular Events

  • May 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 2013
    RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE AT PRAMBANAN

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Nightlife
    Time : 19.30 – 21.30 ramayana ballet prambanan
    Venue : Open Theater
    Taman Wisata Candi PRAMBANAN
    Jl. Raya Yogya-Solo km 16 Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 496 408
    Description : Ramayana Ballet is performed at the place where the story was carved a thousand years ago: Prambanan Temple. This cultural performance has managed to combine the diversity of Javanese art in forms of dance, drama and music on one stage and at the same momentum to present Ramayana Story summed up in four stages: Sinta’s abduction, Anoman’s mission to Alengka, the death of Rahwana and a happy ending when Sinta and Rama meet up again.
    Ticketing : IDR 100,000 – IDR 350,000
    CP / EO :
  • Every night
    RAMAYANA BALLET PERFORMANCE AT PURAWISATA

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Nightlife
    Time : Every night, 20.00 – 21.30 ramayana ballet purawisata
    Venue : Purawisata
    Jl. Brigjen Katamso, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 375 705
    Description : Ramayana Ballet is a beautiful, enchanting and unrivalled performance that could combine the diversity of Javanese arts in forms of dance, drama and music in one stage that at the same time could deliver Ramayana story in four stages: Sinta’s abduction, Anoman’s mission to Alengka, Kumbarkana’s death and the happy ending when Rama meets Sinta again. This show has received the award for making a record of 25 year stripping show from MURI (Indonesia documentary record museum).
    www.yogyes.com/ramayana-ballet
    Ticketing : IDR 140,000 (per show)
    IDR 250,000 (show + dinner)
  • Every night
    MASANGIN GAME

    Category : Family, Nightlife
    Time : Every night, 19.00 till finish masangin
    Venue : Alun-alun Kidul (Southern square of Sultan’s palace)
    Description : Try to walk as if you’re blind by closing your eyes to get into the middle of two banyan tress at southern square of Sultan’s palace. If you’re lucky, you might be able to proceed smoothly. However, many people end up to far deviation at that process inviting many laughs. For more joy and fun, challenge your friends to do the same same thing and compare the results.
    Ticketing : Free
  • Every night
    DANGDUT MUSIC PERFORMANCE

    Category : Entertainment, Nightlife
    Time : Every night, 20.30 – 23.00
    Venue : Purawisata
    Jl. Brigjen Katamso, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 375 705
    Description : Dangdut is a very popular music stream in Indonesia that is a mixture of traditional, Arabian, Indian and proto malay. The attractive part is at the entertaining rhytm, beauty of the singers and body movement following the rhytm in particular. Purawisata comes with different Malay music assemble and singer every single day.
    Ticketing : IDR 8,000 (week days)
    IDR 10,000 (Saturday night)
  • Every night
    WAYANG KULIT (LEATHER PUPPET) SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Nightlife
    Time : Every night, 20.00 – 22.00 wayang kulit
    Venue : SONOBUDOYO MUSEUM
    Jl. Trikora 6 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 418 330
    Description : Wayang kulit (leather puppet) is a magnificent artwork of Javanese art performance that has received acknowledgment from UNESCO. A dalang (wayang player) plays puppet made from buffalo’s leather behind a white screen. Hence, the audience can only see the shadow. That’s exactly the reason why it’s called “wayang” meaning shadow in English. The attractive parts of the show lie on the dynamic movement of dalang at playing different roles of wayang, changing the voice character, his jokes and even his singing.
    www.yogyes.com/wayang-kulit-show
    Ticketing : IDR 20,000
  • Every Sunday
    WAYANG ORANG SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment
    Time : Every Sunday, 11.00 – 12.00
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : “Wayang Orang” is a Javanese traditional theater combining music, drama and dance. The actors making up themselves as if they’re the real leather puppet played by them. The story at this show taken from Mahabarta or Ramayana story.
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)
  • Every 1st Sunday night in a month
    KETOPRAK SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Nightlife
    Time : Every 1st Sunday night in a month, 20.00 – 24.00
    Venue : Auditorium RRI
    Jl. Affandi / Jl. Gejayan
    Phone: +62 274 512783
    Description : Ketoprak is a traditional javanese theater performance. Just like wayang orang, Ketoprak comes with a drama inserting a Javanese composition and gamelan music. The critical difference lies on its source of the story where it’s not derived from Mahabarata or Ramayana but it’s derived from legend or other stories.
    Ticketing : IDR 5,000
  • Every Monday and Tuesday
    KARAWITAN SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment
    Time : Every Monday and Tuesday, 10.00 – 12.00 karawitan
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : A show combining gamelan music and singing. Karawitan is derived from sanskrit word “rawit” meaning soft. Watching this show can be best described as experiencing the ideal values of Javanese music philosophy from the source, Keraton Yogyakarta (Sultan’s palace)
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)
  • Every Wednesday
    WAYANG GOLEK SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Family
    Time : Every Wednesday, 10.00 – 12.00
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : Wayang Golek is a wooden puppet art show which is so popular in West Java.
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)
  • Every Thursday
    GAMELAN MUSIC AND CLASSICAL JAVANESE DANCE PERFORMANCE

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Family
    Time : Every Thursday, 10.00 – 12.00 tari klasik
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : Seeing Javanese philosophy through music. That’s the valuable thing that you’ll experience by watching this cultural performance at this special place. Listening to the gamelan rhytm can be best described as listening to a harmony relaxing your mind and soul.
    www.yogyes.com/gamelan-show
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)
  • Every Friday
    MACAPAT SONG PERFORMANCE

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment
    Time : Every Friday, 10.00 – 11.30 macapat
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : This is a poetry reading performance accompanied by gamelan music. The poetry is presented as if it’s a song that has a specific pattern and composition. There are seven songs in Macapat: Dhandang Gula, Sinom, Asmarandana and Kinanthi. Each song has its total lyrics and sound called guru.
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500)
  • Every Saturday
    WAYANG KULIT (LEATHER PUPPET) SHOW

    Category : Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Nightlife
    Time : Every Saturday, 09.00 – 13.00 wayang kulit
    Venue : SULTAN PALACE
    Jl. Rotowijayan 1 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Phone: +62 274 373 721
    Description : Wayang kulit (leather puppet) is a magnificent artwork of Javanese art performance that has received acknowledgment from UNESCO. A dalang (wayang player) plays puppet made from buffalo’s leather behind a white screen. Hence, the audience can only see the shadow. That’s exactly the reason why it’s called “wayang” meaning shadow in English. The attractive parts of the show lie on the dynamic movement of dalang at playing different roles of wayang, changing the voice character, his jokes and even his singing.
    www.yogyes.com/wayang-kulit
    Ticketing : It’s free. However, we need to pay the entrance fee to get into Keraton (IDR 12,500) 
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2 thoughts on “Miscellaneous

  1. Thanks for the article on sleep, I need to make sure I get enough to wake up fully refreshed and go on these tours out of Jogjakarta šŸ™‚

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