Anyone ever tried the Ubermans Sleep Schedule? (Max Wake Time)

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    I sort of stumbled across this stuff and found it pretty interesting. I'm not sure I could stick to the first two weeks which is supposed to be pretty hard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphasic_sleep

    Blog of a girl who did it, explains the basics well.
    http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=892542

    Those who know me, know I'm already a night owl so for some reason this sort of appeals to me. :?
     
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    It doesn't work. Sleep is esential to your brain function and REM sleep is as well. You need at least 3 to 4 hours to get to REM sleep. Follow this idiots schedule and you will slowly become demented and psychotic and incapable of making any kind of rational decision making or clear thought.
     
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    Actually, after 2 weeks roughly. Your brain learns your new sleep schedule and goes strait to REM sleep when you nap. The first stages of sleep are not essential so if you can fool your brain to skip those steps your set.

    In the end you are supposed to actually end up getting more REM sleep per day then someone sleeping a full 8 hours.
     
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    I'm a night owl, and I find this interesting, but it's not anything I intend to try soon. Although it does give me ideas for the future.
     
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    sounds neat but not for me..... i love the night too guys :D
     
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    They do sleep research here. Really Labora this thing is total bullshit. You get in to REM sleep after a while on this schedule because you are so deprived your brain jumps right into it. You end sleep walking thinking you are awake, haveing psychotic episodes and hallucinations. Your work qaulity goes to shit and so on. It also causes ADHD ,clinical depression,bi-polar disorder and stress.
     
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    I'd like to try it but sleep is necessary to muscle recovery. Since I am hitting the gym a lot I need my sleep. :)

    What if we're already like that? :lol:
     
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    How awesome would it be if we never had to sleep? Think about it. 1/3 more of your life that you get to enjoy. (assuming you sleep 8 hours.)
     
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    I'd be interested to read any info you have on this. But I find the going crazy thing hard to believe when you can pretty easily find accounts of people doing this months at a time. (This isn't anything I'm thinking of trying tomorrow or anything, but it is pretty interesting. I'm still doing research for sure. I don't think I could even make it past the first 2 weeks.)

    I agree. It would be both a blessing and a curse more free time to do things, but more free time to go insane from boredom.

    Actually that is one thing the early stages of sleep do, healing. So being that working out is basically breaking down muscles, I'm not sure this would be so great for someone who is extremely physically active. I was actually curious how exercise would effect this.
     
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    tried it for a month. doesn't work that good.
     
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    So that's why I am the way I am. Those CS years are catching up to me. :lol:
     
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    Why in the fuck would I want to be up for 22 hours a day?
     
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    why wouldn't you?

    we spend 1/3rd of our life sleeping what a waste of time!

    Im turning 18. 18 divided by 3 is 6 FUCKING YEARS IVE SPENT SLEEPING!
     
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    I know a few Meth addicts, you wanna talk to them also?
    That's pretty much what this sounds like to me.
    In hopes that you've never and will never try Meth I'll give you a quick rundown of what i went through the couple times I've tried it. Pretty much as you're awake you're aware mentally but something in the physical side gets lost, comparable to your limbs falling asleep but only the short time after the tingling has passed. Know what I mean? The sorta things just don't quite feel right stage, hands feel bulky sensation just isn't right. Real similar to what your body feels like if you've been up for 36 hours straight, but on Meth it happens quicker.
    Then there is the come down. It's horrible, aches, pains, muscle spasms. basically your body just wants to shut down and rest. Generally addicts hate the come down so much that they keep using to fight it. I mean it only makes sense, the last time I tried it (we're talking years and years ago) I slept for damn near 2 days straight (you wanna talk about a hell of a morning piss).


    Basically that's the only way I'm able to relate to a 20 minute sleep schedule, pretty much a dreamworld.

    Thing is we humans fan force and train our bodies to do many things that aren't normal or seemingly everyday occurrences. Contortionists for example. Doesn't mean everyone should go out and try it though. And really, what would you do with the extra time? Is there any adverse effect to your length of life (age faster perhaps)?

    IMO be happy with what you are and where you are.
     
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    I'm sure your life is so full of win that you would need to be up for 22 hours a day to enjoy it.:roll:
     
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    shit. i wish it was :?
     
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    If everyone did this sleeping schedule, there would be an increase in
    Suicides
    Murders
    Births
    Because let's face it when it comes down to it, after about 2 months of being up for 22 hours a day you would just run out of shit to do.
     
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    seems unhealthy to me not to mention impossible. how anyone with job or life could maintain that sleep schedule i have no idea.
     
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    My sleep schedule is really messed up since I rotate shifts at work. I can easily stay awake for days at a time crash 4 hours and do it all again.
     
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    althoguh not quite that sleep schedule i had one when i was in college a also had a full time job at the time i'd stay up for 3 days at a time and sleep for a whole day it was rough but i did it


    i do feel like we waste a large portion of our life sleeping and sometimes il stay up late or wake up early because i don't wanna waste my life sleeping but that being said some mornings you just wanna sleep in no matter what