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.
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. 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:
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). How to Sleep Better Steps Method 1 Getting to Sleep Quickly (Easy Methods) 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.
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. Sleep Sleeping is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and limited perception of environmental stimuli. The purposes and mechanisms of sleep are only partially clear and the subject of substantial ongoing research. Sleep is sometimes thought to help conserve energy, though this theory is not fully adequate as it only decreases metabolism by about 5–10%. Additionally it is observed that mammals require sleep even during the hypometabolic state of hibernation, in which circumstance it is actually a net loss of energy as the animal returns from hypothermia to euthermia in order to sleep. Humans may suffer from a number of sleep disorders. These include dyssomnias (such as; insomnia, hypersomnia, and sleep apnea) and parasomnias (such as sleepwalking and REM behavior disorder; and the circadian rhythm sleep disorders). Physiology Hypnogram showing sleep cycles from midnight to 6.30 am, with deep sleep early on.
Electronic underpants come to NSW They are electronic undies that can send text messages and pages - and they're coming to NSW. SIMsystem, the world's first electronic underpants, are to be introduced across NSW nursing homes to monitor incontinence. An Australian invention, the SIMsystem first appeared on ABC's New Inventors program in 2008 and following successful trials in Victoria, will now be rolled out across NSW. SIMsystem looks like a regular incontinence pad but comes with a sensor strip that alerts staff to wetness by text message or over the facility's paging system. Advertisement