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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Some people just naturally need more or less sleep than others, but it is quite possible to adjust to a lengthy period of mild sleep deprivation. Once you've adjusted, your body tends to stay that way, and you have to work on adjusting back to a normal sleep pattern. Of course, reactions also vary from person to person, so YMMV.

    I had two lengthy periods of mild sleep deprivation - the first was a period of about a year where obligations afforded me about four hours a day to sleep. The second was a little m

    • Power napping is my preferred way to do this as well. I've found that I'm pretty good at falling asleep quickly and napping for ~20 minutes. It's a huge recharge. I think I read (or heard) somewhere that Thomas Edison was a power napper.

      I totally agree with people needing more/less sleep than others -- my wife is on the 'needs more' side of that. She really needs at least 7.5 - 8 hours per night, and it immediately affects her if she doesn't.

      I also agree about the chemical stimulation effects of something like Jolt (vivarin, etc.). Sure you can stay up in the immediate, but you're going to pay the piper right soon.

      Chris

      • It's difficult to survive any sort of shift or watch work without power napping, but you can't survive long term on it. Studies - no, I've no idea what studies - show that the body eventually needs the REM sleep that power napping doesn't provide in order to repair and restore itself.

      • If you're seriously interested in power napping, and need to have the full compliment of geek toys, see the story about this Springboard module [palminfocenter.com] to time your power naps.

        The news story alludes to a NASA study about power napping for astronauts.