How Much Sleep Do You Actually Require (and Why)? I have found that it varies greatly depending on what I eat. I was able to run one of the crazy polyphasic schedules for a short while (Everyman, with a 3 hour core nap and 3 20 minute naps) while I was eating properly. I'm a college student though, so when the money ran dry and I resorted to ramen and other cheap foods, my energy tanked and I crashed. I have a very high rate of metabolism, so I'm very thin and I need to eat 3 proper meals a day to function. By "proper", I tend to find that so long as I eat breakfast, and lunch, and my dinner is balanced with a meat, starch, and vegetable, I'm energetic. So long as I meet that criteria, I need around 5-6 hours of sleep a night to function. Right now, it's finals week and I'm also out of money, so I can't afford to eat properly. It's complicated. ^_^ There is no set number for me I'm afraid.
The Take A Nap Wheel: Find The Perfect Time To Take A Nap Have you ever wondered what the perfect time is to take a nap? Do you wake up from a nap and feel more tired than before you went to sleep? Well then you should check out The Take A Nap Wheel. Basically, the wheel has two circles attached to it, where those two circles match is the ideal nap point. Features: Easy to use.Calculate when short-wave and REM sleep are balanced.Finds the perfect time to maximize your nap.Created by Dr. Find The Sleep Wheel @ saramednick.com
Withings - Smart products and apps - Homepage Trampoline A youth bouncing on a trampoline The fabric that users bounce on (commonly known as the 'bounce mat' or 'trampoline bed') is not elastic in itself; the elasticity is provided by the springs that connect it to the frame, which store potential energy. History Early trampoline-like devices A game similar to trampolining was developed by the Inuit, who would toss each other into the air on a walrus skin (see Nalukataq). The 19th-century poster for Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal references performance on trampoline, though the device is thought to have been more like a springboard than the fabric-and-coiled-springs apparatus presently in use. These may not be the true antecedents of the modern sport of trampolining, but indicate that the concept of bouncing off a fabric surface has been around for some time. First modern trampolines The generic term for the trademarked trampoline was a rebound tumbler and the sport began as rebound tumbling. 1968 demonstration of Spaceball.
Eighteen Lohan Hands A kungfu classic showing two of the Eighteen Lohan Hands patterns: “Presenting Claws” and “Three Levels to Ground”. Many readers have asked me about the famous Shaolin Eighteen Lohan Hands. They were taught by the great Bodhidharma in 527 CE to monks at the Shaolin Monastery in China when this First Patriarch of the Shaolin arts found the monks weak and often sleepy during meditaion, which is the essential path towards enlightenment. The Shaolin Eighteen Lohan Hands are fundamental chi kung exercises that can bring tremendous benefits if they are practised as chi kung. But if they are practised as physical exercise, which is often the case nowadays, naturally the practitioner will only get the benefits of physical exercise. At the Shaolin Monastery, these Eighteen Lohan Hands evolved into a kungfu set called “Eighteen Lohan Fist”, which forms the prototype of Shaolin Kungfu today. Because of its long history, there are many versions of the Eighteen Lohan Hands being taught today. 1. 1.
How to Sleep Better Steps Method 1 Getting to Sleep Quickly (Easy Methods) <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 1" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Take a nice warm bath or shower in the evening. <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 6" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">6Add gentle sounds. Method 2 Moderating your Diet <img alt="Image titled Sleep Better Step 13" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn">1Eat dinner at least three hours before bedtime. Method 3 Making Your Bed and Bedroom Welcoming Method 4 Changing Your Daily Routine Method 5 Medication for Better Sleep Reader Questions and Answers Tips Warnings
SleepBot Tracks and Analyzes Your Sleep Patterns Android: If you’re worried you’re not getting enough sleep but not sure how to keep a close eye on it, SleepBot is feature-packed app that analyze your sleep patterns, integrates with alarm clocks, and more. SleepBot has a deceptively simple interface; simply install the application and put the SleepBot widget on your home screen. Tap it when you climb into bed and when you wake up. SleepBot supports multiple daily entries (if you sneak in a nap or wake up in the middle of the night and get a little reading done, for example) and compiles all those entries into sleep trend graphs that display average sleep length as well as your sleep/wake patterns and times. Finally, you can also integrate SleepBot into your Android’a alarm clock function (with support for popular alarm clocks like Alarm Klock and Gentle Alarm). SleepBot is free, requires Android 1.6+. SleepBot [Android Market] Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek.
Quantified Self Early prototype of "Quantimetric Self-Sensing" apparatus, 1996 (body sensing apparatus with Digital Eye Glass for realtime display of ECG, EEG, EVG, and other body sensing apparatus output). The above-pictured "Quantimetric Self-Sensing" apparatus when removed from the body harness: Left-to-right: Respiration Sensor; ECG; EEG; Skin Conductivity; EVG (ElectroVisuoGram=Quantimetric EyeTap). The Quantified Self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). Such self-monitoring and self-sensing, which combines wearable sensors (EEG, ECG, video, etc.) and wearable computing, is also known as lifelogging. History According to Riphagen et al., the history of the quantimetric self-tracking using wearable computers began in the 1970s: (See also,.) Methodologies
Stationary bicycle Stationary bicycle Magnetic resistance mechanism A stationary bicycle (also known as exercise bicycle, exercise bike, or exercycle) is a device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a bicycle, but used as exercise equipment rather than transportation. A cycloergometer, cycle ergometer or bicycle ergometer is a stationary bicycle with an ergometer to measure the work done by the exerciser. History Exercise machines resembling modern stationary bicycles have existed since the end of the eighteenth century; the Gymnasticon was a prominent early example. Types of exercise bicycle Mini exercise bikes comprise the pedal and resistance parts only, with no saddle or handlebars; they are intended for taking exercise, not for training for bicycle riding. Uses of exercise bicycles Exercise bikes are used for exercise, to increase general fitness, and for training for cycle events. Stationary bikes are also used to exercise for weight loss. See also