aperson
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 04:46 pm
I'd like to share some findings with you:

Since it's the holidays I've been going to sleep very late (don't know whether that has anything to do with it). Anyway, I've found that if I am not woken up, I naturally sleep 11-12 hours a night! Is there something wrong with me or is it just genetic?
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spendius
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jul, 2008 04:52 pm
It's pretty good ap.

It means you only have 13 or 12 hours of shite to deal with.

Mrs Thatcher did 5 hours sleep so she had 19 hours of it which explains how we arrived where we are.
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aperson
 
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Reply Wed 9 Jul, 2008 05:28 pm
Thanks spendi.
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ZoSo
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jul, 2008 04:31 am
Hahaha very nice.

I generally sleep around 7-8 at most and as it's holiday time I'm sleeping about 4-10.
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babsatamelia
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 04:12 pm
I have one sister who gets by great on 5-6 hours per night & another one who sleeps away most of the day and the night...and in the middle there am I. I absolutely must have, I need desperately to get about 10 - 12 hrs of sleep, and while I can function on less, you can definetely see a huge difference in me. Not as alert. Tend to be forgetful, slower moving, and worst of all, also - in pain. The lack of proper sleep for me - results in genuinely painful living. We really desperately require a certain amount of the stage 3 (rem, or dream sleep) and the stage 4 sleep (restorative sleep). A key for me is I must be exposed to really bright sunlight in the morning for about a half hour before 9AM, otherwise I will suffer from insomnia -because our bodies can't make melatonin without that happy little sunshine. Melatonin is an absolutely essential ingredient to getting good QUALITY sleep, which we need in addition to our QUANTITY.
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Vengoropatubus
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 05:13 pm
If a half hour of sunshine is enough to make a noticeable difference in your melatonin levels, I suspect you're nearly a hopeless shut in.
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spendius
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2008 05:37 pm
I overslept this morning. It was 10.30 a.m.

I must admit that I was a bit groggy for a couple of hours but watching Sky News for 10 minutes got me back together.
aperson
 
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Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2008 06:49 pm
@spendius,
What the hell is going on here?! And why is my avatar a pink thing? This format is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
maporsche
 
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Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2008 07:16 pm
I hate sleep too. I tried the polyphasic schedule a few months ago and I only lasted about 3 days. All the 'research' I saw said that the first 2-3 weeks are the toughest; I didn't even come close.

Surprisingly, it was not being tired that helped me fail, it was the fact that I ran out of things to do and got bored. I suppose I could have played video games or something, but, for me, that was not worth giving up sleep for. The things that I really needed time to get done couldn't get done because my family was sleeping and I was worried about waking them.

Plus my dogs thought I was crazy.
maporsche
 
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Reply Sun 17 Aug, 2008 07:17 pm
To an earlier point.....I hate eating too. I've been searching for a pill/shake/bar that would provide all of my nutritional needs and didn't require tons of preparation time. I'm still looking if anyone has any suggestions.
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aperson
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 02:43 am
@maporsche,
I am very interested in the polyphasic sleep thing. Did you feel tired at all? Maybe that time wasn't useful to you, but I'm sure in the years to come at the end of school and uni, it would be very useful to me!
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 04:03 am
@aperson,
ibe been gettin 3-4-5 hours of sleep these last few weeks.

ugh, lame! but im dreaming a lot and remembering it, crazy!

i hate sleep as well. i need to take melatonin or else i wont pass out.

im out of it tonight! YA!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:55 am
@aperson,
Go to gravatar.com and you can get yourself an avatar.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 07:58 am
@dlowan,
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b125/DrewDad/d2b63e28bc34f2a3c2e0aa9c24bd68dc.png wrote:

Quote:
Go to gravatar.com and you can get yourself an avatar.
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 08:16 am
@DrewDad,
That's interesting.


I can see my avatar, but I couldn't from work.

I shall go to gravatar.com and check.

Edit:

I did, and I DO have an avatar.

Mebbe it's your cache?
aperson
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 05:07 pm
@dlowan,
I want my question mark.

[Sob]. Dammit, where are the smilies in this fcuking place?

I seriously hate this new format. I used to always use the "your posts" function and see if any new posts were there. Now I can't even track down all the topics I've posted in, plus it doesn't tell you if there have been any new posts in a topic.
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aperson
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 05:20 pm
@dlowan,
Sorry I had to double post, but this STUPID new able2know didn't let me edit my last post. Can anyone put tags on any thread? Cos I'm wondering why this thread has a tag "tiwddhp".
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 18 Aug, 2008 09:30 pm
@aperson,
The 1st day wasn't bad. The 2nd day was pretty horrible. The 3rd day was a little better. Then I quit.

I did a 15 minute nap every 4 hours and that was all the sleep I got. I actually blocked off time on my work calender to go out to my car and get a 15 minute nap.

Once I'm done training for my marathon I'll probably give it another shot. I love doing these crazy things. I also have to try my 30 day water fast that I've been attempting to complete for the last 2 years or so (I made it 8 days last February).
aperson
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 03:49 pm
@maporsche,
A water fast... doesn't sound too safe.

So that's an hour and a half's sleep per day! I take longer than 15 minutes to get to sleep because I'm quite a light sleeper. Do you think I would adapt and go to sleep faster? And I thought you needed a certain amount of REM sleep or whatever it is?
maporsche
 
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Reply Tue 19 Aug, 2008 05:05 pm
@aperson,
The water fast is safe enough, assuming one is in good overall condition (and since I'm running a marathon, I really hope I am).

Believe me, when you haven't slept for 40+ hours, you fall asleep real quick. And suposedly your body adjusts and puts you immediately into REM sleep (well, not immediate, but fast).
 

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