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Weaponized
Join date: Mar 2011
41 IQ
#1
ok going to sleep for 30 minutes after not having any sleep all night. I read some internet and it seems like this is the best course of action. Gonna try and sleep and set my alarm for 40 minutes from now, will report results. see ya
Mind_Reader7
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#2
Never had any luck myself. If my job didn't suck, I would so do the uberman schedule.
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Ometh
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#5
Light a candle on top iof your matress so your house can burn down while you sleep. Hopefully you'll manage to kill some children in the process
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macashmack
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#6
You need more sleep than that. It takes about an hour for a person to fall into deep sleep (the place where your mind rests the most) so you're probably not going to feel that rejuvenated after this power nap...
Ssargentslayer
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#7
Quote by Ometh
Light a candle on top iof your matress so your house can burn down while you sleep. Hopefully you'll manage to kill some children in the process

Wait.. Wat
macaroni
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#8
If you haven't slept all night, then no, 30 mins won't do shit, infact you might feel worse after.
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#10
I've had long nights of studying or doing coursework, got back home the next day and tried to wait until at least early evening to sleep, but usually just collapsed into bed as soon as i got into my room, woke up about three or four hours later.

So yeah, i reckon you will be asleep for at least three hours, it seems to help a little bit.
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pawnluv
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#11
2 hour naps are the only way to go. Anything less is a waste of time
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kurtmania
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#12
the poer naps are the best way for the mind to function....in theory pactically im not so convinced. however if yiu manage to do it for a week or two depending in sime variables as soon as you lay your head down to rest your body will throw itself into rem sleep almost immediately. but the couple weeks leading up to that moment will totally suck balls as you beg for sleep but stick to it dont wafer. relax I be a doctor
Mathedes
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#13
It's been an hour and ten minutes. He's not coming back.
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#14
Quote by kurtmania
the poer naps are the best way for the mind to function....in theory pactically im not so convinced. however if yiu manage to do it for a week or two depending in sime variables as soon as you lay your head down to rest your body will throw itself into rem sleep almost immediately. but the couple weeks leading up to that moment will totally suck balls as you beg for sleep but stick to it dont wafer. relax I be a doctor

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TunerAddict
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#17
apparently it didn't work because he didn't come back

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Aralingh
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#18
It will only make you feel worse. Naps in general reflect poorly on your health if you actually fall asleep during one.
Aralingh
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#20
Quote by WhiskeyFace
Fall asleep during a nap?


I don't equate napping to sleeping.

When I take a nap, I may be on the very verge of falling asleep, but I don't, simply very relaxed and lying, usually while listening to music.
Mathedes
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#21
Quote by Aralingh
I don't equate napping to sleeping.

When I take a nap, I may be on the very verge of falling asleep, but I don't, simply very relaxed and lying, usually while listening to music.

Yep. It helps to clear out the mind. Takes the edge off of things.
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guitarxo
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#23
I love naps. Mine are usually 4 hrs long though :/

I just like getting ready to sleep, super comfy and wrapped up in a blanket with something to cuddle, and then I daydream/make up stories in my head until I fall asleep and it's so nice and relaxing
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Todd Hart
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#27
They don't work for me, but that's because I find it impossible to get to sleep in less than about 45 minutes, which rather undoes the whole principle.
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Last edited by Todd Hart at Apr 25, 2013,
SkepsisMetal
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#28
I've always had quite bad troubles sleeping, and probably get an average of 3-4 hours a night and naps in the day have only ever served to double my tiredness and make me groggy for the rest of the day. Not convinced by the polyphasic sleep studies.
I still go by the 90 minute cycles and it seems to work fine.
Rust_E_Stringz
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#29
Your body needs at least the minimum of 4 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period. 1 hour to fall into sleep 2 hours of REM sleep and 1 hour to come out of the REM sleep. The military uses this concept.

Power naps do work but, if your body is not used to taking them it will be harder for that person to wake at a certain time. I take a 30 minute nap mostly at lunch times and no alarm clock or anything is needed.

If you are good at keeping your body at a normal sleep cycle and routine then most times then not you won't have any need for a alarm clock. Try it for 2 weeks, I go to bed at 11pm and wake every day at 4 am with no alarm clock.
Last edited by Rust_E_Stringz at Apr 25, 2013,
Butt Rayge
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#30
Quote by macashmack
You need more sleep than that. It takes about an hour for a person to fall into deep sleep (the place where your mind rests the most) so you're probably not going to feel that rejuvenated after this power nap...

That's actually the point. If you fall asleep for more than half an hour or so, you go into a deep sleep and wake up with sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is what makes you late for work/school because you turned off your alarm and closed your eyes for what seems like only a minute.

If you don't fall into a deep sleep, you wake up without feeling tired.
Todd Hart
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#31
Quote by Butt Rayge
That's actually the point. If you fall asleep for more than half an hour or so, you go into a deep sleep and wake up with sleep inertia. Sleep inertia is what makes you late for work/school because you turned off your alarm and closed your eyes for what seems like only a minute.

If you don't fall into a deep sleep, you wake up without feeling tired.


Until three days later when, due to having had absolutely no deep sleep, you collapse from exhaustion.

Trying to control your sleep pattern is stupid, regardless of what method you're trying to use. Let your body sleep when it wants to and stay awake if it doesn't; it's smarter than something you (I'm using the royal 'you') read on Yahoo answers or netdoctor.
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Butt Rayge
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#32
Quote by Todd Hart
Until three days later when, due to having had absolutely no deep sleep, you collapse from exhaustion.

Trying to control your sleep pattern is stupid, regardless of what method you're trying to use. Let your body sleep when it wants to and stay awake if it doesn't; it's smarter than something you (I'm using the royal 'you') read on Yahoo answers or netdoctor.

I'm pretty sure nobody is proposing power naps should be a permanent alternative to proper sleep. The thread title is "Do power naps work?" and the answer is "yes." Nobody expects a power naps to keep you up and energized for a whole day. But, If you're a bit drowsy in the arvo and you have a power nap for half an hour you'll feel alive and awake until "proper" bed time.
Todd Hart
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#33
Quote by Butt Rayge
I'm pretty sure nobody is proposing power naps should be a permanent alternative to proper sleep. The thread title is "Do power naps work?" and the answer is "yes." Nobody expects a power naps to keep you up and energized for a whole day. But, If you're a bit drowsy in the arvo and you have a power nap for half an hour you'll feel alive and awake until "proper" bed time.


I think you'd be better off going for a jog or having a small meal.
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JackalUK
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#36
Quote by Weaponized
Ugh im gonna be late to class **** the internet. I still feel like shit


And for the next 4-5 hours you will be like this

Until your body just gives up trying to tell you to sleep and wakes up.
sideslick
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#37
TS has been gone for three-and-a-half hours.

Rest in piece. I didn't care for you (or even know you, for that matter) at all.
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AmirT
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#40
The internet also said that one sleeping cycle = 90 minutes.
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