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Ok, this is really cool.
I heard about this 2 years ago and always wanted to look that up.. I did now.

You know how you need 8 hours (young people need ~10 hours) of sleep each day.
What if I told you you don't actually need these 8 hours?

Maybe you know that some of the time (~25%) is spent in a light phase where dreaming happens (i believe that one's called REM sleep). That is the part of sleep where the brain processes all the information you collected while being awake.

So the whole trick behind this is to force your body to skip all the other phases and fall right into rem sleep.
That's easier said than done.
So how does that work?
You basically take short naps evenly spread over the day (and night) instead of sleeping and after a while (4-10 days) your body will adjust and skip all the other phases.
And (depending on your pattern) you only need 2hours of sleep a day.
What you could achieve with all that extra time! You could like.. be bored even more! >.>'
No seriously, I can't wait to try that out for myself, but I can't as long as I'm still in school.
No idea what my classes will look like once I start studying.
Maybe I'll try that out during summer break ~6 weeks should be long enough :3

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphasic_sleep#Comparis...
My current favorite is Dymaxion, 6 hours between naps - that should be enough time to go to class if I schedule it right (like I said.. no idea how that'll look like)
(I don't actually know how that works when you do heavy physical activities, you may actually need to rest more.. like for your body)

On a sidenote: I'm extremely bad at swearing in english.. I noticed that while writing some of imers story (should be done soonish)..yeah - I changed the plot so I didn't have to deal with that ^^'

imer out~
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LittleOrion
5 years, 8 months ago
I often just drop in and out of the REM phase if i cant really be bothered sleeping.
My sleeping pattern is a bit of a mess because im often so full of energy i only need to sleep about 3 hours to be up and rarin to go again in the morning.  
The problem with REM is that you have to wake up at the precisely right time scale, if you go too much over that you'll end up being groggy and feeling shit.
But yeah... i know what you mean and you are right.
Aslong as you wake up at the right time, i think its 1 and a half - 2 and a half hours, youll be reet.
Foxy101
5 years, 8 months ago
It's funny that you mention this. I have just about mastered the art of Lucid Dreaming. I suffer from extensive chronic insomnia so I sleep three to four hours every other day, and having quality REM sleep is the only thing that has kept me sane for the last seven years. You can definitely utilize the extra time to be more productive. However being awake longer will also increase your metabolism so will need to eat more often. Also a trick I created to wake up at specific times was to match the digital clock in your dream to the one in the physical plain, so no matter what time of day it is in your dream you'll no what time it is in RL.
imer
5 years, 8 months ago
" I have just about mastered the art of Lucid Dreaming.

That's another thing I want do at some point - I've tried it a couple of times already, but I gave up waaay to quickly
So it's no surpise I didn't succeed ^^'
" Also a trick I created to wake up at specific times was to match the digital clock in your dream to the one in the physical plain, so no matter what time of day it is in your dream you'll no what time it is in RL

that is really clever..not to mention extremely cool that even works
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