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Uberman sleep method

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Roparadise, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Roparadise

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    Are there any Blackhatters that have tried this? Its when you only sleep total of 2 hours a day but over 6 naps,and its all rem sleep.

    http://www.dustincurtis.com/sleep.html
     
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    that is one curious website design...
     
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    Rather interesting.....I sure do have trouble keeping to any sort of normal sleep schedule these days...its on track and off track all the time....
     
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    I think I had effectively done the "everyman 3-nap" with 4 hours of sleep overall.
    Didn't go below that.
     
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    LOL, The guys has only 49 years to live according to his footer..

    By the way his got a very cool website. :)
     
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    i tried all of those a few years back.

    i'd recommend either the siesta (20 min + 6 hour) or the everyman 2-nap (2x 20 min + 4.5 hour).
    both give you more awake time and are fairly easy to adjust to.

    imo, packing on too many naps at set times during the day was just way too inconvenient.
    on uberman, you do get 22 hours/day of being awake, but you can only be awake for 3 hours and 40 minutes at once. so you literally have to schedule everything into 3h 40m chunks, which is just plain retarded imo.
    you also have to be able to force yourself to sleep fairly quickly and consistently, since you only get 20 minutes and have to stay very closely on schedule as well.

    contrasted to the other schedules, uberman's nearly impossible to adjust to in the beginning. after being on it for a few days, you start to hallucinate. i attempted it a few times but never got past 5 days on it without oversleeping.

    on the easier schedules (siesta & everyman 2-nap), i was able to keep them going for months at a time, and they were much easier to maintain while getting the added benefit of more time awake.

    i also find the science behind this stuff to be a little shaky. 90-minute sleep cycles have been proven, so sleeping in multiples of 90-minutes is good for you. however, the 20-minute-nap stuff is only a theory imo, and there is no concrete evidence that you can remain healthy for long periods of time on only 20 minute sleep sessions.

    to anyone that's thinking of trying any of these schedules, i'd say go for it. worst thing that could happen is you just fall off schedule and oversleep. your body's kinda designed to prevent death from lack of sleep that way lol.

    as of right now, i'm back on plain monophasic sleep just because i'm really bad at sticking to strict schedules lol.

    anyway, hope you guys got something useful out of that. :)
     
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    I'm having lots of trouble sleeping. It is currently 9:20am in the UK and I still haven't been to sleep.

    Does anyone know of any websites or credible authors who understand the science behind it?

    I'd like to try it out and get more "awake" time per my sleeping but only if it is backed up by science.
     
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    I'm basically looking for the Gary Taubes of sleep!