Training your body to sleep less

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I've heard that you can train your body so that it requires less sleep.

Anyone got any views on this. After all... we do spend about 1/3 of our life sleeping... Imagine if we could decrease this to 1/4 or less... thats an extra 10-20 years of being awake, lol.

Any thoughts?

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I never had to train my body. I have been an insomniac since I was a wee lil lad. Which it turns out that that is a good thing if you happen to have the interests that I do. Theres nothing like the 3rd day of no sleep its 3 am and the thing that broke your code was a double ; on one line and a missing ; on another. That mixed with 5 pots of coffe in the past 30 mins and nothin but carbs and sugar is enough to keep ya going for another couple of days. Oh uhh sorry I was ranting, maybe I should get a quick nap.......... :!:
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We are supposed to sleep in short naps through the day, our bodies are not supposed to have 8 hours of solid sleep.
Can you imagin what would happen if we slept for 8 solid hours in the jungle? we would die.
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i need to join on this one, im sleeping 11-12 hours per day
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meman wrote:
We are supposed to sleep in short naps through the day, our bodies are not supposed to have 8 hours of solid sleep.
Can you imagin what would happen if we slept for 8 solid hours in the jungle? we would die.

This of course would be assuming you're either,
a) Completely alone in the jungle.
b) The weakest link in a canibalistic tribe.
Right ?

Though the short naps bit is intresting, I do feel like I'm in a better mood when I'm not on an "on-off" schedule.
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You can train your body to do anything. Some things may be healthy, others not. Setting your sleep limit is relatively easy. You can do it with self hypnosis, or simply setting your alarm clock. How well your body reacts is up to you to determine. I believe the minimal acceptable level is 5 hours, although, I'm not going to look up proof for that. I have heard of many that do with less than that. I know that regardless of when I set my alarm, I wake up roughly five hours after I fall asleep. Tht's not scientific proof. It's just what happens with me.
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even if I do set my alarm clock, I'll sleep for 11-13 hours a night. I'll wake up and just turn the alarm clock off right away.
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meman wrote:
We are supposed to sleep in short naps through the day, our bodies are not supposed to have 8 hours of solid sleep.
Can you imagin what would happen if we slept for 8 solid hours in the jungle? we would die.


Where do you get this information?
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Books, internet and common sense.

We are the only animal that sleeps solid sleep.
Every other animal, including lions which sleep for about 18 hours a day, sleep in naps.
Surely we can't be the only ones right and every other animal is wrong.

Napping has been proven to be the most efficient way of speeping, thats why other animals do it.
It takes up less time and provides better quality rest.

Humans practically hibernate.
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I wonder how moving to the jungle, or maybe the desert or the antartic would effect my sleep schedule. :scratchhead:
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I heard somewhere that we sleep in cycles of four hours, and that you should try and sleep in full blocks for the best rest. So, according to this theory, sleeping for four hours is tecnically better than sleeping for five, as you've slept for a full cycle. Waking up in the middle of a cycle is what makes you feel grogy and tired.
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katana wrote:
Waking up in the middle of a cycle is what makes you feel grogy and tired.


Oh well, thats two days i have woken up in the middle of a cycle :?
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SB wrote:
katana wrote:
Waking up in the middle of a cycle is what makes you feel grogy and tired.


Oh well, thats two days i have woken up in the middle of a cycle :?


I wake up every morning at 7 for school, that is about 2 cycles because I go to sleep at about 23 :D
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I'm always looking at ways to sleep longer.
biostall wants me to stay awake by training my body...please...more sleep...lmaooooo

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I heard somewhere that we sleep in cycles of four hours

I am being robbed my cycles only last two hours.

In time due to global warming we will all have to take the siesta...even in cold England...lmaoooo

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katana wrote:
I heard somewhere that we sleep in cycles of four hours.


Four hours! no way! I need 6 to 8 hours at least to recover from a 'normal' week :P
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labrego wrote:
katana wrote:
I heard somewhere that we sleep in cycles of four hours.


Four hours! no way! I need 6 to 8 hours at least to recover from a 'normal' week :P


That's what I'm saying - it's apparantly better to sleep for 8hrs as opposed to 9hrs or 6hrs as you will have completed two full cycles. If you wake up after 6hrs then you wake up in the middle of a cycle, and hence feel worse. Similarly with 9hrs sleep. 8 hours is apparantly the ideal number of hours you should sleep for.
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Generally speaking I do my best when I get 3 - 4 hrs a night. I can keep that up for about 3 - 4 months, then I go down for the lil 'big sleep' and get like 10 - 12 hrs for a week or 2 then Im back to 3 - 4...
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BIOSTALL wrote:
Hi :)

I've heard that you can train your body so that it requires less sleep.

Anyone got any views on this. After all... we do spend about 1/3 of our life sleeping... Imagine if we could decrease this to 1/4 or less... thats an extra 10-20 years of being awake, lol.

Any thoughts?

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I don't have idea because I sleap 12 hours
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How much I sleep pretty much is determined by my work and school schedule. I can't really get to sleep before certain times so therefore if I have an early class or work early the next day, it's just less sleep. I usually average probably about 6-6 1/2 hours of sleep though.

I too have heard that theory on blocks of sleep. Can't remember where though.
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Hmmm... no one really knows for sure why we need sleep (theories exist, of course), so it's probably best to follow our bodies' natural sleep rhythm. Some people sleep constantly while others barely blink and feel refreshed. It's analogous to metabolism: some people can gorge and not gain a micron while others eat a parsley sprig and bloat like blue whales. Bodys have bizarre differences like that. Who knows?
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It's analogous to metabolism: some people can gorge and not gain a micron


me!

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Merlyn wrote:
How much I sleep pretty much is determined by my work and school schedule. I can't really get to sleep before certain times so therefore if I have an early class or work early the next day, it's just less sleep. I usually average probably about 6-6 1/2 hours of sleep though.




i am the same way
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It has been said that sleep deprivation will kill you off quicker than starvation.

Personally I could sleep the whole day! Love it
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Rabid Dog wrote:
It has been said that sleep deprivation will kill you off quicker than starvation.

Personally I could sleep the whole day! Love it


LOL, you mustn't be getting much these days, what with the lil pup and all.
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LOL, yeah the new pup (my daughter), the staffy pup and my wife plus all the deadlines make certain that sleep is a commodity I am not investing in
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lol poor RD...

I go to bed at 10 to 11 most of the time and spend about 3 hours staring at my ceiling then sleep if I let myself I will sleep til 10 but I have my sister come and yell at me or blast music in my ear at 7...I probably need to go to bed earlier but with my job schedule and my friend's wedding planning I really can't.
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heres a link to "Hacking your sleep" it tells you all the bad things about doing it. like gaining weight.

http://www.tech-recipes.com/blog202.php
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maybe thats why 8 hours of sleep works for me... two full cycles
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i dont think that normal person can just sleep less :D it is point less
i like to sleep :P
a specialy after a party :P

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