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  • I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of sleeping.

  • Is this thing on?

  • All right. Never mind.

  • Spending one-third of my day unconscious seems like a waste of time.

  • And while sleep is thought to play a role in health, memory and learning, do we need so much of it?

  • What if we instead only took naps? I mean everybody loves naps, right?

  • Over 85% of mammals are biphasic sleepers--meaning they sleep in several short periods throughout the day.

  • As opposed to monophasic sleepers like most humans, who load up on their sleep just once a day.

  • Naps are typically defined as a shortened period of sleep up to 90 minutes.

  • A 20 minute nap improves your alertness and mood without making you feel disoriented because you stay in the lightest sleeping stage.

  • While a longer nap lasting 30 minutes to an hour will get you into the deeper sleeping stages, leaving you with a feeling of sluggishness when you wake up.

  • This is called sleep inertia.

  • But if you have time for a 90 minute snooze, you will cycle through the deepest sleep stage and back again, leaving you feeling revitalized with a memory and creativity boost!

  • Studies have also shown that naps can increase your attention span, improve your overall performance, and help with depression.

  • Some people believe that they can survive purely on naps alone, giving them more waking hours for productivity.

  • These polyphasic sleepers claim that they can adjust their body to enter REM sleep immediately, eliminating the need for a long period of sleep.

  • There are three main polyphasic sleep schedules.

  • The Everyman cycle is the least severe and includes one long sleep period at night for about three hours, with three 20 minute naps over the day.

  • The Uberman cycle includes a 20-30 minute nap every four hours, which makes six naps totaling about 2.5 hours of sleep a day.

  • And the Dymaxion cycle includes just four naps lasting 30 minutes each, resulting in just two hours of sleep!

  • Since not many people could sustain this kind of sleep pattern--except for maybe Ronbus over here!

  • He's a partier!

  • There is limited information on the effects it has on the body.

  • However, proponents of these sleep schedules claim that they feel great and have reported no health issues.

  • In the late 80's, a neurologist and sleep expert named Claudio Stampi studied the effects of polyphasic sleep schedules on yachtsmen racing across the Atlantic ocean.

  • He found that the fastest sailors slept less and in shorter episodes, for an average total of 5 hours a day in 1.3 hour bursts,

  • indicating that it's possible to adapt to getting just 60-70% of your usual sleep amount without a significant impairment on performance.

  • However, this study based its findings purely on the results of the races and did not directly evaluate their mental capacity, how their health was affected, or any long term effects.

  • Generally, sleep deprivation can make you irritable, slow your reaction time, increase anxiety, and even affect your ability to form memories.

  • And studies have found that people who drive while sleep deprived are just as dangerous as drunk drivers.

  • So, while clicking on the next video may be tempting, I think it's time to get some sleep.

  • Unless you have already gotten plenty of sleep in which case please feel free to click on the next video.

  • So do you think that you could survive on just naps alone?

  • Are you a person who likes taking naps?

  • Let me know in the comment section below.

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  • Sure their experiment was conducted with mice, but it's still a step in the right direction.

  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been Life Noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

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What If You Only Took Naps?

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/04/27
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