Your sleeping habits

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i like some infomercials anyway. Jasonrox doesn't know how cool they can be! i love that bullet blender. its amazing all the different dishes it can cook up!! FROM SCRATCH WOO! and those knives ones where they cut cans. gotta admit thats pretty cool. Plus, that new flashlight one, where they use faraday's laws and blah blah, and you never need batteries!!!! amazing!!

(yes, i've stayed up many nights watching informercials... its either those or the dating shows... hehe... man i love those too...)
 
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Evo said:
I believe that's referred to as "free running", at least it was years ago. They did studies where they put a person in a room totally shut off from outside stimulus, no clocks, no way to keep track of time. They found that without knowing the time or when it was light or dark that people tended to stay awake for longer and longer periods, with their days and nights becoming switched. People with no idea of "when" they should sleep would stay awake late at night and sleep during the day. That is a natural sleep pattern. What is currently acceptable (sleep at night wake up early) is not natural. :approve:

It is called a free-running rhythm, but they don't actually stay awake longer and longer, just slightly longer than 24 hours so they keep going to sleep later and waking up later. It's not 28 hours, as tribdog stated, more like something between 23 and 25 hour days.

Unfortunately, it is natural to wake up in the morning and sleep at night. What's not natural is waking up before the sun comes up in the morning. :yuck: Daylight is supposed to keep our daily rhythm synchronized to the environment around us. Thus, I think I should only have to be awake 8 hours a day in the winter. :biggrin:
 
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Moonbear said:
It's not 28 hours, as tribdog stated, more like something between 23 and 25 hour days.
I actually found it last night, 25.3 hours, I just didn't want to hurt tribdog's feelings.

Unfortunately, it is natural to wake up in the morning and sleep at night.
You will NEVER convince me of this. :wink: Humans altered their normal sleep patterns in order to take advantage of sunlight in the times before artificial lighting, there is no longer any reason for it. :grumpy:

Yeah, yeah, I've read all the stuff about being in sync with the artificially made up calendar days. Sleep at night, work during the daylight. BAH HUMBUG!!!! Early morning lemmings. :grumpy:

Night dwellers unite!!!!!! :devil: :biggrin:
 
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Evo said:
I actually found it last night, 25.3 hours, I just didn't want to hurt tribdog's feelings.
You will NEVER convince me of this. :wink: Humans altered their normal sleep patterns in order to take advantage of sunlight in the times before artificial lighting, there is no longer any reason for it. :grumpy:
Yeah, yeah, I've read all the stuff about being in sync with the artificially made up calendar days. Sleep at night, work during the daylight. BAH HUMBUG!!!! Early morning lemmings. :grumpy:
Night dwellers unite!!!!!! :devil: :biggrin:
Evo just needs a man in her life that also happens to work 9-5 :biggrin:

and get beee-zaay 10-12 :tongue2:
 
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I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death, as Nas puts it.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death, as Nas puts it.
Illmatic, I can't think of the actual song though, right on Greg!

edit... It ain't hard to tell?

edit2... nope, NY State of mind
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death, as Nas puts it.
"I'll live while I'm alive and sleep when I'm dead." By some rock group. :biggrin:

I was up at 4 AM today, got a nap between 8:30 and 11 AM, and don't see another break for a nap until sometime tomorrow afternoon. :cry: Plus, it's snowing like mad, so I'm scared the roads are going to become too icy to get done everything I need to be doing (I need to drive samples back from the farm every 4 hours...at least the person coming out for the 1 AM and 3 AM samples has 4WD, so I can ask him to bring the samples up to the lab when he's done, but I still need to get there by 5 AM for the next shift!...my sheep aren't cooperating and made me start early...tonight I was supposed to be snuggled in bed early to rest up for the remainder of the week. :cry:).

Uh, yeah, I get a bit cranky when I'm tired. (Zooby's going to tell me I'm humorless. :frown:)
 
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School forces me to wake up at 5:30am everyday. Sucks, because I usually don't feel like starting homework until around 7pm everyday, and then end up going to sleep anywhere between 11pm and 1am. This of course changes when tests are coming up, or when it's now (grr). Yesterday was Saturday and I was taking the ACT test, which started at 8 in the morning, so I had to wake up early :(

I don't get enough sleep though. I would love to have school start at 9am and end at 5pm. During the summer however, I tend to go to sleep about an hour later everyday, sleeping 10 hours daily. Except I started limiting myself to going to sleep at around 3 or 4 AM. Who knew that in the middle of the night, the best cspan online streaming stuff is on? Or different talkshows with scientists..!
 
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Same with me, school forces me up at 6 AM and I like to go to sleep at around 12 to 2 AM becuase I like to watch Adult Swim
 

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