Time I need, time I waste.

Anonymous (@) 9 years, 5 months ago

We need to sleep. Sure. But do you ever think about it? How much time we waste sleeping at night? Every night I’d like to read some books and watch the movies I cannot read/watch during the day due to my school commitments. I feel so sad because I have to learn all the things my teachers teach, but I cannot learn all the things that I want to learn. I’d like to read more Baudelaire, Balzac, Kerouac, I’d like to watch all the movies by Malick and Fellini but I have no fucking time.
Should I sleep three hours a night?

March 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm
Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

You could change your diet and eventually your biological clock to have more energy and sleep less. Actually that’s the only thing that will work if you have an interest in staying healthy.

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Anonymous (512) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@desade, “I view sleep as a reward for a productive day, not as an escape from an ordinary one.”

I’m exactly like you, man. It’s why I CHOOSE to stay up until 3 or 4 AM EVERY night (morning). Ever since I came across the statistic that we spend roughly 1/3 of our lives asleep (unconscious), I’ve taken it upon myself to maximize at least the time of each of my days. There are simply too few hours to go around in one’s life.

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Jason (4) (@bakerrunner) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Sleep deprivation could eventually kill you!! LOL. But I’m sure skipping a few hours here and there won’t hurt. I used to stay up until 2 or 3 AM playing video games when I was younger, now I’m 42 and I’m in bed by 11 PM! HAHAHA. Best of luck to you.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/man-dies-11-days-no-sleep-deprivation-jiang-xiaoshan_n_1631703.html

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Anonymous (7) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@optimystic I spent most of my life sleeping 4 hours a night, but I came to the conclusion that too little hours in bed have the opposite result: I’m tired during the day and I cannot learn or do anything with the right mood.

@beyond I don’t eat meat at all, but I don’t think this can influence my routine too much ’cause I’ve studied my diet in order to take all the feeding I need.

However these are just considerations, I know we need to sleep, I just feel a little bit sad thinking about all the things we cannot do in our life because of a lack of time and a physical need.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@desade, I’m sure you have plenty of time, you just need to organize it better. Have some patience.

Honestly, I’d skip out on school work before skipping out on sleep.

EDIT:: What I mean by be patient, is that you don’t have to get everything done RIGHT NOW. You say you have movies you want to watch, books you want to read. There’s no need to skip out on sleep and watch three movies in one night (not saying you do that, just making an example). You could just pace yourself, and be patient, and take 3 nights to watch those 3 movies, and get enough sleep each night.

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Anonymous (7) (@) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

Yes, honestly I’m not the most patient person in the world!
So, at what time of day do you prefer doing all the things you LOVE to do? After/before the things you NEED to do?

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 9 years, 5 months ago ago

@desade, The things I need to do are the things I love to do. At least, more then half the time. I go to school all day to learn the things I love to learn about, come home, eat, maybe do some chores, then play some video games, hang out with friends/girlfriend, study or watch a movie. Rinse and repeat.

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Joost20 (37) (@joost20) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@desade, check this out. maybe this is something for you: https://www.highexistence.com/alternate-sleep-cycles/ I never considered an alternate sleep cycle for myself but the article nice. Peace

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Simon (15) (@taoisman) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

I think about it every day, because the waste of time bothers me. I wish my mind and body were such that I needed less sleep than I do. All I can do is try to improve my health and make time for relaxation so that my mind and body will not need to recuperate as much.

I tried multi-phase sleep a couple years ago. Damn hard to pull off, especially if you want to keep a job.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

You could always try to learn the art of lucid dreaming, so that your time spent sleeping, you are still conscious.

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