What's going on in the brains of people who don't need much sleep?


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/16/whats-going-on-in-the-brains.html


Flanking the Albatross
#2

They say Tyler Durden only sleeps one hour a night. But as the article points out, it’s easy to dream that you tossed and turned all night. I’ve done it myself - looked back at the clock a second later and an hour and a half have passed.


#3

Sleep is for the weak!
I’m like a little kid fighting to stay awake while insisting that they are not tired, but are found facedown in their pile of Cheerios seconds later.


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I’ve been doing six hours or less for the past few years. Some nights only two or three. Most days I feel fine, but every few weeks I’ll have one day where I just feel drained, and about once every couple of weeks I’ll have an eight hour sleep. So I’m very interested in what this research will determine, because if I need to be getting more sleep than I’ll need to start approaching things differently and/or see a doctor.


#5

So what about us who need 9+ hours a day? I don’t even bother changing when getting out of bed anymore unless I’m going outside.


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I’ve been assuming that different people heave different needs, but it’s great to get some insight into how that might work.

I don’t seem capable of 8 hours the vast majority of nights, but I’m not aware of cognitive deficits.

…but then, in my sleep-deprived state how would I even notice :smile:


#7

This. Jammy life.


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