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written by Azuraun2 on May 19, 2007 03:07
I read this and I'm absolutely fascinated by this, I would love to stay up as long as described! I won't even try to explain it all, here's the link I read it from:


Wow. Just plain wow. I REALLY wanna try this but can't because of the weird schedule >.> I'm so dang tired I could probably begin my first 20 minute nap right now
written by Stargazer on May 19, 2007 08:33
Personally, I'm just fine with my current 6-hours-per-night sleep cycle (in bed approximately 21:20, awake by 03:20), and I have a rather active lifestyle, so I won't be trying this for the time being. Thanks for the link, anyways; could come in handy if I should ever suffer some sleep disorder.
written by Naavis on May 19, 2007 10:36
I wouldn't recommend sleeping in 20 minute periods. The brain generally needs a certain amount of REM-sleep to stay fit, and REM-sleep usually occurs after several hours of sleep. Narcoleptics are an exception. They usually skip straight to REM-sleep, after about 20 minutes. But they tend to fall asleep randomly and involuntarily all the time.
written by Raptorjedi on May 19, 2007 11:21
The whole article (which seems rather fake to me) is about tricking your brain into going right into REM sleep right when you take those 20 minute naps.
written by Tacogeddon on May 19, 2007 12:01
I know how to trick your brain into doing stuff! Just open your skullcap right here and let me hook this electrode there...now I'll turn on this machine. *bzzzap* There we go! Hey why aren't you breathing?

Yeah the article seems rather fake. Jeez, can't people just sleep normally without sleep gimmicks?
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written by Magnulus on May 19, 2007 12:58
I've talked to someone who goes on four hours of sleep a night but with four "key-naps" during their waking day.

A key nap is when you take a nap with, for example, a key chain in your hand and your hand in a position that - should you drop the keys - they fall onto the floor or something else that makes noise. As you go into the deep sleep, you drop the keys, and you wake up, feeling refreshed.

Now, I haven't tried doing the four-hour thing (well, not regularly), but I have done the key-naps, and they work a treat when you're so tired during the day that you feel like fainting. A key nap can take anything from ten to twenty minutes, and it really wakes you up.
written by Azuraun2 on May 19, 2007 18:57
Raptorjedi said:
The whole article (which seems rather fake to me) is about tricking your brain into going right into REM sleep right when you take those 20 minute naps.
Hmm, I'm not sure. There's been ALOT of people claiming to have done this, some failed. But I WILL try this at some point during my lifetime, and you guys will be the first to know

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention, but there's a wikipedia article on it if you need a little more info on this
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written by Fth on May 19, 2007 20:34
I find these to be much more reasonable and realistic: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~lucasp/sleep.html
written by Stellanaut on May 20, 2007 17:35
Eh, the note at the bottom makes me think less of even that pages credibility among all cases.
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