SLEEP – How to hack your brain Part 1

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    Part 2 is death by aneurysm.

    The problem with that is the rigor. It doesn’t fit into the modern lifestyle. If you try to fit it in, you’ll look like you have apnea.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    Don’t try this while using drugs. ANY drugs. Even caffeine can screw up the schedule and mess up your head for days.


    ^ I found Uberman on Wikipedia a while back. The hardest part is even remembering what goddamn day it is. A lot of people in the Umberman community tend to name the nights and work in 14 unit weeks instead of 7’s. As long as you RIGIDLY stick to the nap schedule, even going out to your car between classes and passing out in the back seat of necessary, it’s a pretty interesting experience for a little while.


    Also sounds dangerous as hell.


    I tried this a while ago, and it worked nicely enough for a few weeks, but then I quickly found I was, well, out of phase with everyone I knew, and it was no good. Then I smoked a jay and it all went to pot. HA! Anyway, the everyman 2 nap has worked just swimmingly for the last half decade and I see no reason to alter now.


    This sounds really interesting, esp. since I found out a couple of years ago that I too, tend to keep a 28 Hour cycle when I can during vacation time. I wouldn’t be able to keep such a rigid schedule for the polyphasic versions, but if we would invent a machine that could induce REM sleep, we could really reduce downtime. But I wonder, is the brain the only part of our body that needs sleep? I think I read somewhere that internal organs use sleeping time for maintenance and cleaning. And what about our muscles, don’t they need to… Read more »


    As a person who seldom sleeps over three hours a night, and has done so since age 22 and I’m now 72, I would say that your article leaves some essentially important concepts. One is that REM sleep can be demanded by anyone. As example, I lay down and decide to dream, and I will. I learned this at age 16 but did not implement it until college. I taught my wife to do this, and in two weeks she too learned it. Now, she sleeps only two hours. After three years on this pattern I gave her an IQ… Read more »


    I find it funny your name is “cojon” and you’re 72.


    Because we do not know a lot about sleep, or even just REM sleep it is dangerous to tamper with something we do not have knowledge about. Not sleeping enough releases the stress hormone, cortisone, which causes one to age faster, so not sleeping now takes time off of the end of your life. Thus taking the phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” to heart really just helps you die younger. Be careful what you believe, fact check this article before following any advice. (You should probably fact check me too because I could be wrong.)


    This is fascinating. I recently started working a 12 alternating night shift and have been trying to figure out to do about sleep. Some of this might work.


    What peer-reviewed medical studies/research have been published to back up this advice?
    It may work for some people such as the gentleman in his 70s but maybe not for everyone?
    I did watch a televised documentary/experiment where various people were weaned down to 3 hours sleep a night. One of the disturbing aspects during their driving tests was that EVERY person thought they were wide awake but an in-car camera proved they were all taking micro-sleeps whilst driving. I wouldn’t suggest this for someone who drives or operates machinery


    Oh, I just know we can trick the brain. What will happen if all of that out of control? Are there psychological effects that will be experienced?


    I don’t usually comment on much of anything at all, but as a sleep scientist I couldn’t let this infographic pass… Most of the background recounted here on sleep is very wrong. Though it is true that a lot is still unknown about the PURPOSE of sleep, the necessity for sleep is well-understood. In fact, though REM sleep is thought to be actively involved in memory consolidation, it is otherwise not believed to be any more or less important than any other stage of sleep. For instance, slow wave sleep is thought to be the biologically and psychologically restorative stage… Read more »