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Polyphasic sleep , a term coined by early 20th-century psychologist J.S.
Main Category: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Also Included In: Neurology / Neuroscience ; Alzheimer's / Dementia Article Date: 22 Feb 2010 - 1:00 PDT Current ratings for: Findings Suggest That A Biphasic Sleep Schedule Not Only Refreshes The Mind, But Can Make You Smarter If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don't roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power.
The power of sleep
Usually sleepers pass through five stages: 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. These stages progress cyclically from 1 through REM then begin again with stage 1. A complete sleep cycle takes an average of 90 to 110 minutes.
A couple days ago, I saw a post about polyphasic sleep on LifeHack.org . Since then I’ve been emailed about this topic as well, probably because I’ve written previously about becoming an early riser . Polyphasic sleep involves taking multiple short sleep periods throughout the day instead of getting all your sleep in one long chunk.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle Are morning people born or made?
I had a Psychology teacher back at New College (who's now apparently an expert in the Klingon language ) , who used to talk about how the human body had these ±90-minute cycles.
If you're considering a switch from a monophasic to biphasic sleep routine, there are a few things you should know. This brief guide should answer most of the basic questions you might be asking yourself, as well as pointing you in the direction of several resources which cover this information in greater depth. What is Biphasic Sleeping?
Ok, I’ve been talking to people for a long time about the fact that you can get by on 6 or even 4.5 hours of sleep per day without question.
Not eating for 12-16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a new study from the Harvard Medical School.