Re: Should We Starve Ourselves for 8 Hours Everyday?!?
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2. What are the positives and negatives to eating in the middle of the night?
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Getting some calories during the fast would be nice, but it will ruin your sleep. The first four hours of sleep help you recover physically, and the four after are more for mental recovery. This is why staying up late to study for a test the next morning won't help you. Cutting out sleep will ruin your ability to focus.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and go back to bed, you do not return to stage of sleep you were at - you start all over. Waking up to snack would be detrimental to your mental recovery.
From personal experience, waking up in the middle of the night (for a snack, or just to go to the bathroom) makes me physically and mentally tired and unable to focus.