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And do you really like to sleep?
Have a baby :)
Preferably one like mine who for the first 2 years of his life did not sleep for more than 2 consecutive hours, so that sleep deprived became my normal state. Now 5 hours is the height of luxury and I find it quite impossible to sleep for more that 6.
Of course you do lose a lot of those additional waking hours to other stuff.............
a complete waste of time sleep is
I don't know if I could disagree with you any stronger.
Sleep is that wonderful time when I can forget about deadlines, projects, people and stress in general. After a good nights sleep I am fresh and able to think clearer and accomplish more then if I forced myself into a zombie haze just to "get more done".
"Oh boy sleep! That's where I'ma viking!” ~ Ralph Wiggum
joined:Jan 8, 2003
Nothing robs you of the desire to sleep more than a life that is intellectually active and physically passive.
Should have the same effect, use it for 2 years, then uninstall and you'Re on a 5 hour sleep clock.
PS: I agree with the physical bit. When I took up ice hockey I SOOO enjoyed my sleep and I could start much sooner then 3am too!
joined:Apr 13, 2002
Yes, you can. It's just that the things you want change.
Ok, not making fun of anybody- just making an observation:
It's funny, but when people talk about taking the plunge and having kids, the words nearly always echo the script of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (with Donald Sutherland).
I hate sleep as well, and get along fine with 4-5 hours of it.
And remember, in the movie, it was always the sleepy heads that turned into the body-snatched.
Have you noticed people age differently? Some look young and vibrant in their golden years and others look like total wrecks. The difference is mainly because of how people took care of their bodies over time.
joined:Dec 3, 2002
My schedule is like this: 7:45 wake up/shower/walk to el/ read on el/walk to office/work. Here I digest 2-3 cup of coffee and an apple. Work, eat salad for lunch. Work. Walk to El -read on train - walk home.
When I get home I have a snack and start working. Take a break(email/general surfing) and eat dinner. Work. At 10:30pm I go and work out ending the workout with cardio on an eliptical trainer at about 11:45pm. I then come home, shower and work more. With this I am good until about 3am when I force myself to lay down. Usually writing a to-do/ideas for 10-30 minutes before hand.
I look like a zombie most mornings and think I am still not fully awake until about 10 am.
To summarize this long post: exercise, frequent smaller meals, caffiene. Also proper breathing may help.
So I made a masterplan: I would learn to sleep with my eyes open, so I could sleep at class. Nobody would ever notice since I learned everything at night anyway :)
joined:Jan 8, 2003
This approach made me wealthy, but not healthy. A friend (older and wealthier than me) asked me if I would lie on my deathbed and say "Wish I'd spent more time working" which got me thinking.
After around 15 years of pushing myself to the max I re-prioritised. It's now health, family, then money and I'm much happier with my life. I never work more than a couple of hours a day.
If you keep the gym up you'll manage to maintain the schedule, but not for ever. And deep down, don't you really want to relax a little?
I don't like sleeping at night though - when the sun goes down and in the early hours of the morning is often when I'm most productive - but sleeping in in the mornings - I could sleep for my country in an Olympic Sleeping Competition (I was approached for the team, but I was to hardcore for them). :)
Maybe if you think sleep is a waste of time (but you know you have to do it) I guess your body can get used to anything. Go two days on/one day off. ;)
Tired from typing.....must sleeeezldf/a/,