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Old 05-25-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
Andrew Steeves
 
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It seems that IF has become a really hot topic. I have a question regarding it and sleep. We all know the benefits of sleep and getting to sleep early ie before 12. But I am in university and I find there is a definate skewing towards late nights and late mornings. I still try to get 8 hours and then go another three hours before eating to get to 15 hours of fasting.

But say I can sleep for 10,11 or even 12, is this better?, I know lights out said something like 9.5 is ideal but is more better? what if someone got more hours a night is there anything wrong with this?

Secondly, if I sleep longer should I still wait the three hours and push the fasting to 17 or 18 hours or eat sooner after waking and keep it around 15?

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Old 05-26-2006, 01:12 PM   #2
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Andrew-
Sleep what you can: 9-10 hours is great and its no problem to shift the fast durations from as little as 12 hrs to as much as 18 or 24. Just keep an eye on your performance, make sure you eat "enough" when you do eat. It appears that these short fasts are really benefitting people but no need to be super rigid with the implementation.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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Rob, thanks for the reply.
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