Alternative Sleep Cycles: You Don’t Really Need 6-8 Hours! Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle. Uberman Cycle: 20 to 30 minute naps every 4 hours, resulting in 6 naps each day. Everyman Cycle: One longer “core” nap that is supplemented with several 20-30 minute naps. Dymaxion Cycle:
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. Physiology Hypnogram showing sleep cycles from midnight to 6.30 am, with deep sleep early on. In mammals and birds, sleep is divided into two broad types: rapid eye movement (REM sleep) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM or non-REM sleep). Stages NREM stage 1: This is a stage between sleep and wakefulness. NREM sleep Timing
Law of Attraction – Take Control of Your Life Warning: This article will sound like complete bullshit to the conservative mind. If you can go into the reading with an open mind and are willing to try the methods described with the intention of attracting good things to your life, please proceed. However, if you are already swaying towards skepticism, please save this article for a time when you are dying for a change or confident that this method could work for you. This might be the most important and eye-opening article you will read in your entire life so plan accordingly. Introduction to The Law Of Attraction: Many of you have probably heard of the Law of Attraction, The Secret, visualization, or some of the other popular manifestations of this technique, but most likely do not fully know what it is. Basics: Manifesting your ideal is not as hard as it sounds. 1. Other Tips: - Positive things come to positive people, so practice a good demeanor about life. 1. The New Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. 2. 3.
5 Reasons Life Actually Does Get Better In the last year you've probably heard "It gets better" used as a motto to encourage gay teens who've been the victims of bullying. This is not a rebuttal of that, because I am not an asshole. What I do want to do is expand that message to everyone that age, whether you have a bully problem or not. I figure it's time, as I tend to write about dark and often brutally depressing subjects, like how I was a smoldering drunk for over half of my life and how much my parents sucked at being parents. So, as a man with a truly shitty past, let me say that it's not just a slogan. The Money Situation Will Improve (Even if it Doesn't) I'm not saying you'll be rich when you grow up. My girlfriend and I recently broke into the middle class after years of living one paycheck away from homelessness. GettyAbove, a stray one scouts the wild for its next victim. As a kid, you just have to sit back and take it, not fully understanding why you're living the way you are. Getty Photos.comSure, you'll do. Why?
Review of Galantamine: the Lucid Dreaming Pill | The Dream Studies Portal So you’re considering the red pill… Galantamine has emerged as THE lucid dreaming pill. This natural supplement has been used for centuries in China as a memory enhancer, and was even noted by the ancient Greeks for its powerful mind-inducing effects. Now we know that galantamine indirectly promotes dreaming sleep as well as lucid dreaming, which is the art of becoming self-aware in your dreams. There’s a lot of hype about galantamine, so I want to cover the basics about how it works on the brain, the studies that have proven its effectiveness, and my personal recommendations for experimentation with this safe and natural supplement. I also want to be brutally honest about some of the mild psychological and physical side effects as well. Want to cut to the chase? Galantamine & Memory red spider lily (Lycoris radiata) Galantamine is found in the natural world in many plant sources, including the common daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus). How Galantamine Works On your Brain Laberge’s results?
Advanced Meditation Guide Basic instructions Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight, the crown of your head ‘pulled upwards’ and your chin turned in a little towards your chest. If you feel any pain in the knees or in the back, sit a little bit higher on a cushion. During the meditation, try to concentrate on the physical, bare, sensations of the breath. Start with 5 minutes twice a day. Intermediate instructions. When you are around the 10 minute mark you probably noticed already the crazy habitual stream of thoughts. The more you meditate, the more you will notice that thoughts are just clouds passing by in the mind space. When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick. The instruction here is to relax into your body on every outbreath, letting go, and focusing more intensely on the bare sensations on every inbreath. The next step is to go deep into the sensations. The more you meditate the more you find old layers of tension popping up in your awareness. 1. 2. 3.
Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. Dreams - 10 Facts About Dreams Dreams can be fascinating, exciting, terrifying or just plain weird. Learn more about some of the things that researchers have discovered in these ten facts about dreams 1. Everybody Dreams Photo by Stephanie Swartz / iStockPhoto Men do it. 2. Photo by Bob Smith According to estimates by dream researcher J. 3. Photo by Daniel Meney While approximately 80 percent of all dreams are in color, there are a small percentage of people who claim to only dream in black and white. 4. Photo by Nur Cengiz Researchers have found a number of differences between men and women when it comes to the content of their dreams. 5. Photo by Paul Paul Have you ever watched a sleeping dog wag its tail or move its legs while asleep? 6. Photo by Emil Bacik A lucid dream is one in which you are aware that you are dreaming even though you are still asleep. 7. Photo by Mayr - Over a period of more than forty years, researcher Calvin S. 8. Photo by Adrian van Leen 9. 10. References Alleyne.
Cutting Out the Crap 2/3: Negative Emotions (Link to Part 1) Simply put, these are the emotions you should banish from your life. I just picked the five worst emotions I could think of because the list would get quite lengthy otherwise :) Regret ..is feeling bad for something you have done in the past, something you cannot change. Maybe you’re feeling it because of guilt or simply because you did something foolish. Worry ..is like regret but for the future. Indecision What do you want? Hatred I am far from Christian but I agree with this the “Love thy enemy” concept completely. Impatience You’re sitting in traffic, the doctor’s office or maybe your date is running late. So how do you get rid of these? 1) Rationalize — Give yourself some sound logic as to why the emotion is not doing you any good or even harming you. 2) Stop and Smile — Whenever you find yourself feeling that emotion, stop for a moment. 3) Freak Out! Have any other emotions you hate or release techniques you want to share? Click here to read Part 3: Dynamism Vampires
Patatap 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.