Register to reply

If sleep were not required, but just optional, would you ever sleep?

by Richard87
Tags: optional, required, sleep
Share this thread:
Richard87
#1
Jan25-10, 07:56 PM
P: 30
If sleep were not required, but just optional (you didn't get tired), would you ever sleep? I can say that I'd sleep much less often, if ever.
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Hoverbike drone project for air transport takes off
Earlier Stone Age artifacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa
Study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces
Pythagorean
#2
Jan25-10, 07:57 PM
PF Gold
Pythagorean's Avatar
P: 4,262
If it weren't required, it probably wouldn't feel so good, so probably not, no.
Evo
#3
Jan25-10, 08:03 PM
Mentor
Evo's Avatar
P: 26,428
I'd sleep just for the dreams.

Pinu7
#4
Jan25-10, 09:11 PM
P: 270
If sleep were not required, but just optional, would you ever sleep?

No, I would be partying or doing something more productive. Also, good riddance to my weird dreams(dancing naked with Kim Jong Il was my dream last night).
turbo
#5
Jan25-10, 09:13 PM
PF Gold
turbo's Avatar
P: 7,363
Probably not. There's too much to do. Interpersonal stuff, etc - not so much, but research would benefit from less sleep-time.
rootX
#6
Jan25-10, 09:23 PM
rootX's Avatar
P: 1,294
Nopes. I would be able to enjoy my life more while being able to do more work.
Phyisab****
#7
Jan25-10, 09:27 PM
P: 592
What would sleep be like if it weren't required? If you didn't need to sleep would you ever want to sleep? I don't think so. Sounds like about as much fun as getting anesthetized.
Dembadon
#8
Jan26-10, 12:14 AM
PF Gold
Dembadon's Avatar
P: 641
Absolutely not.
Pyrrhus
#9
Jan26-10, 01:22 AM
HW Helper
Pyrrhus's Avatar
P: 2,279
So what will substitute sleep?. You know there are reasons why animals sleep.
zoobyshoe
#10
Jan26-10, 04:46 AM
zoobyshoe's Avatar
P: 5,625
Quote Quote by Phyisab**** View Post
What would sleep be like if it weren't required?
What would being awake be like if sleep weren't required? Would everyone feel in perfect, tip top shape all the time, never fatigued?
Lisa!
#11
Jan26-10, 05:07 AM
PF Gold
Lisa!'s Avatar
P: 973
Of course I would!
myma76
#12
Jan26-10, 06:23 AM
P: 4
I think I would also sleep less often but sometimes it's really cool - you can go to bed and leave the world behind. You can get a rest and some new energy for the upcoming tasks in your life.
hemeliscus
#13
Apr5-11, 08:03 AM
P: 2
no i won't... hehehe..

there are many things that I have to do that needs to be done ASAP... ^_^
micromass
#14
Apr5-11, 08:23 AM
Mentor
micromass's Avatar
P: 18,022
Of course I would sleep! Sleeping is cool

The real hard question is: "if being awake were not required, would you ever not-sleep?"
hemeliscus
#15
Apr5-11, 08:24 AM
P: 2
Quote Quote by micromass View Post
Of course I would sleep! Sleeping is cool

The real hard question is: "if being awake were not required, would you ever not-sleep?"
hahaha.. nice one..!
Ryan_m_b
#16
Apr5-11, 08:28 AM
Mentor
Ryan_m_b's Avatar
P: 5,403
It would be pretty nice to increase my waking hours by 50%! However I have a suspicion that if we didn't need to sleep we never would because the working day would go from 9-5 to 9-9 or more and who wants to sleep their personal time away?
hemeliscus
#17
Apr5-11, 08:31 AM
P: 2
right, right... it will be more productive for us if we can be awake all the time..
Jimmy Snyder
#18
Apr5-11, 08:39 AM
P: 2,179
Quote Quote by micromass View Post
Of course I would sleep! Sleeping is cool

The real hard question is: "if being awake were not required, would you ever not-sleep?"
That was the premise of The Matrix. I expect that if sleep were not required then it would be illegal.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Sleep / REM Sleep and homeostasis Medical Sciences 14
Drastically cutting down the amount of sleep one needs? Biology 8
How much sleep do you get? General Discussion 27
Why do people go to sleep General Discussion 20
Is it true that you can learn things when your asleep? Biology 12