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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: Pancho on June 30, 2005, 03:30:10 PM

Title: Sleep
Post by: Pancho on June 30, 2005, 03:30:10 PM
Did anyone else have the worst time falling asleep the night before the LSAT? 
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: B.K. on June 30, 2005, 03:56:55 PM
I was soooooo worried about this, cuz that's what usually happens to me. Lucky for me, I spent all day Sunday at the beach, and despite the SPF 15, got way too much sun and was burned. I think something about being outdoors in the sun all day makes you exhausted, because I was eating dinner with my roomates at like 9pm, and could barely stay awake at the table...just crawled into bed at 10 and slept like a baby till 8am.

So. the question for winter test-takers is: should you go to a tanning bed on the day before if you're worried about insomnia? I don't know if it's an effect of the UV rays or something about the real sun....hey wait, wasn't this an LSAT question?? I think, we all know, you should take a warm bath and perform moderate excersise. ;)
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: loveless on August 10, 2005, 01:05:53 PM
I stayed up all night the night before in June. Got out of bed around 8:30 or 9 AM and had fallen asleep for maybe an hour or less at best. Said a lot of prayers, drank an energy drink, ate a sandwich, and went off to take the test. Prayed so hard on the way to the test I started crying (?).

Ended up getting a 166, which was the best score I had ever gotten on an LSAT.
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: verbal213 on August 10, 2005, 01:20:02 PM
I took two nyquil gel caps and went to bed around midnight.  Worked like a charm b/c it was the June test in the afternoon.  I was concerned b/c I started getting butterflied in my stomach really bad during the introduction part, but that cleared up.


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Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: The Dread Pirate Roberts on August 10, 2005, 02:11:56 PM
I think we June test takers learned that you should either exercise in the afternoon or take a warm bath just before going to sleep.

Or at least do the exercise thing.
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 10, 2005, 05:00:12 PM
I actually slept really well the night before the test.  I think I went to sleep around 12:30 and woke up at 7.  It was beautiful.  My problem was sleeping the night I go my score.  I remember I got it in an email on Saturday June 25.  I went out with my friends that night and when I got back home at around 2, I quickly hopped on LSN to see what my LSAT/GPA combo could do for me (I didn't know much about LS admissions at the time).  I tried to go to sleep at around 4:30 but couldn't.  I ended up just laying down in my bed staring at the ceiling for about 60-90 minutes.  Then I walked downstairs, popped a sleeping pill from the medicine cabinet, threw myself on the sofa in my living room, and was fast asleep in like 15 minutes.  It was definitely the hardest time I ever had falling asleep in my life...
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: AlanShore on August 16, 2005, 07:48:28 PM
Peshy, I feel you.  Same thing happened to me - I took 50 full length practice sections and 11 full length tests and I still got my terrible score.  What can I say, I'm an idiot.
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 16, 2005, 08:30:03 PM
Peshy, I feel you. Same thing happened to me - I took 50 full length practice sections and 11 full length tests and I still got my terrible score. What can I say, I'm an idiot.

I never said it was a terrible score, I just said I was dissapointed.  I invested a substantial sum of time into studying for that test and came out with a solid score, yes, but only borderline for the top schools.  You know the feeling... besides, go easy on yourself... you really shouldn't call yourself an idiot  ;)
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: AlanShore on August 17, 2005, 09:50:15 AM
Sorry, but that doesn't make me feel better. I feel as if I'm in the same boat as someone shooting for a 155 to get into a tier 2 school and ends up with a 147. As for everyone else, I doubt many studied as much as I did, and if they only took 2 practice tests and ended up with a 150 that's their fault, not mine. No offense, but I studied enough and put up the numbers in practice tests enough to call myself an idiot. Plus, everyone should know to take others' opinions with a grain of salt, especially coming from the internet/discussion boards. Also, to clarify, 167 = terrible applies to me only. I congratulate everyone out there who did that well and wish them luck with their apps, just not more luck than me ;)
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: AlanShore on August 17, 2005, 11:36:37 AM
Obviously I'm not better than that score, or I would have done better. As I said, I am just an idiot, plain and simple. And why so hostile?
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: AlanShore on August 17, 2005, 11:40:13 AM
Also, why would I care what you all think of me?  It's not like you will get me into law school...
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 17, 2005, 12:11:25 PM
Also, why would I care what you all think of me? It's not like you will get me into law school...

Are you related to Pauly by any chance?
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: AlanShore on August 17, 2005, 01:10:10 PM
No - Alan Shore from Boston Legal.  You should watch it if you get a chance. Funny though not alwas realistic.
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 17, 2005, 01:16:40 PM
Ahh - well I wish you good luck with all your apps...
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 17, 2005, 04:33:25 PM
Are you related to Pauly by any chance?

Haha :D. God bless Peshy.

Thank you, voice.  By the way, what's with the avatar changing recently?
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: Leshy on August 17, 2005, 11:10:54 PM
Thank you, voice.  By the way, what's with the avatar changing recently?

I like to keep it fresh :P. It's always something new!

Gotcha
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: bloomich on August 27, 2005, 10:13:58 AM
i feel asleep fine, like around midnight... but i woke up like at 5:30 am and that was it... i just kinda laid there...
Title: Re: Sleep
Post by: itsmegark on September 21, 2005, 10:41:09 PM
thats funny  ;D ;D ;D