Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
No such thing as a small change

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Consider that an average person's sleep cycle consists of a 4 hour period. Ideally, with 8 hours you would go through 2 sleep cycles and wake up refreshed. From your post, it seems as if you get 36 to 44 hours of sleep a week. Once again, the ideal amount of sleep per week would run around 56 hours. Some of the reports that I've seen make analogous claims between lack of sleep and imbibing, which is to say that even though you feel refreshed and capable, you may in fact be in a slightly worsened condition than you expect. This supposed condition doesn't improve the longer you go on a "sleep deficit".

Now, that being said, I don't get the "recommended" 56 hours per week. Keep in mind that all of these reports cover the average person. Keep in mind that the average family has 2.3 children. And finally keep in mind that no one has ever seen this reported 0.3 human being that seems to be so common. :)

In response to your questions:

I probably get about 7 hours of sleep a night. At one point in time, I was working a graveyard shift in a computer lab every other night of the week, so I ended up sleeping on 4 hour cycles whenever time permitted. This was actually very good for my habits, and I probably got more sleep than necessary, but it didn't limit my productive time.

Nope. I suffer from occasional insomnia, but that's been very rare these days. The only way I cope is to make it through a night, work early the next day, and get home to find my way into bed immediately.

See my statements above regarding validity.


Perhaps. I don't know that life's any busier, since I don't have first hand experience of any of the halcyon days of yore. In other words, the comparison is flawed since it is completely subjective.

Not that I've noticed.

Hey, can you hook me up with some of that spice?


In reply to Re: Sleeping Patterns by PsychoSpunk
in thread Sleeping Patterns by arashi

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others rifling through the Monastery: (8)
    As of 2020-07-14 13:51 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found