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#89 - newborn (07/17/2013) [-]
it seems to me that when you wake up in the middle of the night, your brain is groggy and isnt firing at full reasoning capacity. This would be a bad time to make decisions as you are unable to fully grasp the implications of each choice. You will end up choosing the most obvious, brazen, or easiest path to take, or just take a random swing at the decision and go back to bed, ignoring the nuances of any other choices.

#95 to #89 - bigscarygary (07/17/2013) [-]
It would be bad to make a snap decision in your sleep.  What the OP doesn't mention is that this should be a decision you've spent all day working on.  Then, when your body is idling, your brain will try to solve problems.   
   
When I was in college, I couldn't solve a calculus problem during a test, and my mind just couldn't give up not knowing the answer.  I couldn't do it all day, but at night, I dreamt about it and solved it in my dream.  I was so excited that it woke me up, at which point I wrote the problem out and found that what I did in my dream was the correct way to get the answer.  I thought it was pretty cool...until I realized I dreamt about solving math problems.
It would be bad to make a snap decision in your sleep. What the OP doesn't mention is that this should be a decision you've spent all day working on. Then, when your body is idling, your brain will try to solve problems.

When I was in college, I couldn't solve a calculus problem during a test, and my mind just couldn't give up not knowing the answer. I couldn't do it all day, but at night, I dreamt about it and solved it in my dream. I was so excited that it woke me up, at which point I wrote the problem out and found that what I did in my dream was the correct way to get the answer. I thought it was pretty cool...until I realized I dreamt about solving math problems.
#100 to #95 - newborn (07/17/2013) [-]
I know what you're talking about, and I'm positive it uses different parts of your brain then OP is referring to. I didn't type it up there, but I think the best time for decision making is either while you're asleep if it can work out like you suggest, or about an hour after waking up. Your brain should either be using its sub-conscience to work it out, or should be turned on to its fullest.
i think that makes sense...
User avatar #78 - tehbanana (07/17/2013) [-]
What would really happen: Wake up, think why the **** am i doing this, turn alarm off, go back to sleep
#86 to #78 - Absolute Madman (07/17/2013) [-]
What if there's three choices?

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#91 - Absolute Madman (07/17/2013) [-]
No...this doesn't work. When you're a parent to an infant and you get up in the middle of the night,.
#90 - Absolute Madman (07/17/2013) [-]
I dont have such a problem, i believe in the magic conch.
User avatar #84 - TittyCinnamon (07/17/2013) [-]
i'd go no country for old men style and flip a coin.
User avatar #82 - lightninghedgehog (07/17/2013) [-]
Bitches, it's simple. Flip a coin, and while it's in the air, you'll usually hope it lands on one side or the other. Ignore results of coin, you now know which choice you want.
#80 - qpcugh (07/17/2013) [-]
I like phoebes method, partner required
#79 - falconxmard (07/17/2013) [-]
Wouldn't you be more likely to just decide without thinking things through thoroughly because you want to go back to sleep?
User avatar #77 - twofreegerbils (07/17/2013) [-]
If you have a difficult decision to make, flip a coin over it. When you get the result you'll feel in your gut whether or not you're happy with it.
User avatar #74 - ooi (07/17/2013) [-]
What if my mind decides to go back to sleep?
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User avatar #32 - jaggedpvp (07/16/2013) [-]
truth; my phones alarm clock makes me do math and i dismantle my phone almost every morning when i cant figure the problems lol
#29 - Absolute Madman (07/16/2013) [-]
I tried, but I don't think "seagulls are like airplanes, but if the oxigen is not enough then they become clouds" can help me decide if its a good idea or not to put in sale my house.
#28 - Absolute Madman (07/16/2013) [-]
I guess this is true.
In general, i work better and better and better as i am awake trough the night.
I basically nail tests and get A+'s, because i never slept trough the night, and just finished presentations right before i where supposed to be done with them.
I am not even nervous when i then present them, just ******* tired, like a zombie.
I guess it is motivation in itself to know that i will be able to sleep after it all, yeah.
#16 - sccoxy (07/16/2013) [-]
Try and make the decision between 4-5am during an all nighter, u will be guaranteed to get an epiphany. Probably wont have made a decision but you'll be adamant you know the meaning of life
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