5 June 2004
Submitted by eve on Sat, 06/05/2004 - 4:05pm. Beautiful
"Hey, some friends and I are meeting at Men's Room at 12:30 tonight, wanna come?"
"Oh no, I woke up early this morning. 12:30 is like... twice my bed time."
--Two guys on BART.
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Posted by steff on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 5:04am.
i could go on, but that's all i'm sayin'.
Posted by Somnambulist on Sat, 05/13/2006 - 12:37pm.
I'm too far north for that, I don't have the time, and I don't have a stepladder.

Besides, even when I did have the time, that dosen't really help either.
Posted by marinerd on Thu, 06/17/2004 - 8:42am.
I've always been confused about sleep needs. If I take a half-hour nap after work ('cause I'm one of those dinosaurs), I'm lying in bed awake for hours that night. You'd think I would just fall asleep a half hour later than usual.

Oddly, my internal clock is unaffected by the amount of sleep I get. If I crash at 10:00 pm or finally drift off at 2:00 am, my mental clock still wakes me up at the same time. Interesting!
Posted by Matt on Thu, 06/17/2004 - 10:41pm.
Lucky! I'm currently sleep-deprived so badly, the 10 hours I got last night was just enough to make me functional today. Normally I get 7 or 8 and spend all day in some level of haziness, to the point where a half-hour nap during lunch just sort of takes the edge off. About a month ago I went to bed at 8 on Saturday and didn't wake up until 9 on Sunday.

I think my body hates me.
This is just disturbing
Posted by hypoxic on Sat, 06/12/2004 - 4:27pm.
Are these guys for real? I mean you always see the notes saying show up here at x time for a fun time, but you never believe it. Maybe these guys are actually living up to it? Makes me shudder.
Posted by Matt on Sat, 06/12/2004 - 7:23pm.
Um, hypo, did you click the link? I mean, granted, the men's room at Men's Room has probably seen things that, well, insert George Michael joke here.

What I wanna know is, what's half his bed time? How does one create factors and/or fractions of one's bed time?
Sleep calculations
Posted by Mike on Sun, 06/13/2004 - 11:48am.
It's like an inverse proportion to how much sleep you missed the previous night. When you get 1/2x the usual amount of sleep one day, you make time to sleep for 2x hours the next night (where x is your usual amount of nightly rest). The real trouble comes on those strange days where you somehow forget to sleep at all. Then you're all 0/x and the inverse is undefined and who knows what the hell's gonna happen when that sleep debt kicks in? You may pass out in the middle of a meeting or you just might stay awake forever.

My point is... well, I don't have one. I'm kinda tired myself.
Erm I don't think
Posted by hypoxic on Sun, 06/13/2004 - 4:47pm.
that 0/x is undefined, it's just 0 right? I think maybe you are looking for x/0?

and whoops I didn't check the link. But now that I have perhaps the comment does fit.
Sleep overdose?
Posted by Jon on Mon, 06/14/2004 - 7:29am.
I think you have to factor in age a bit. Especially in the younger reaches, the more sleep the merrier. At a certain stage of life, there start to be diminishing returns for sleeping longer than y minutes. At college, I used to do some extra long sleep "catchups", and sometimes it backfired. Woke up sleepier than when I went to bed. YMMV, of course.
Sleep debt
Posted by ParU on Mon, 06/14/2004 - 8:30am.
I remember having arguments with my college roomate over sleep debt. That is, you missed say 3 hrs (or 4 or 8!) of sleep last night and his contention was that you had to make it up the next night (8 + 4 or whatever). I think if the debt you missed was say, X then you have to make up X/2 and after two days it doesn't matter (missing Y hrs 2 days ago, doesn't mean you can make it up now).
But that was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, what say ye current students?
It's Amino world without Chemists
Years too late... v.3
Posted by Somnambulist on Thu, 05/11/2006 - 9:03pm.
If this is a valid theory, then I'm gonna have to sleep for a couple of years to catch up... but I can sleep when I'm dead, or so I've been told...

I latched on to a method that seems to work (sorta) for me; I spend six days a week grabbing sleep when I can find the time (usually anywhere from 0 to 4 hours a night), and then, one day a week, I'll sleep the full day through, if I can manage it. Usually, I manage 12 to 18 hours. My weekly average is about 20 hours a week, and 30 if I'm lucky.

Good ol' slow-sleep insomnia...
I say
Posted by jcharles on Thu, 07/01/2004 - 10:16am.
Sleep is good and necessary. I'm still young enough that I can miss a night of sleep and survive the next day, but I'm all wired and weird and emotionally unstable when I do that. Sometimes I even post very strange things on Inpassing. Heh. But that sort of state is usually after way way way too much stress and emotional crap and bad sleep habits.

On the upside, I may make it all the way to 25 years old if I keep breathing through the end of the month. And sleeping.

Can you tell I didn't sleep last night?

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