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  • by ziggy (25) on 2002.01.03 2:54 (#2605) Journal
    It's all a function of what you're doing to your body, and what your body is doing to you. I hear the occasional story about some over-achiever who is operating at superhuman performance at less than 4 hours per night. Being properly nourished is apparently a significant part of it.

    Buckminster Fuller had a trick where he got only 2 hours sleep a day, but did it in 15 minute increments. Part of it was knowing exactly when he needed his fifteen minute naps. Part of it was eating the optimum diet of steak and jello. Part of it was being a complete kook.

    I've also heard stories about Gary Null doing similar feats. Part of his story is feeding his body the most optimum nutrition possible (including dehydrated wheatgrass, barleygrass and other such raw and vital greens). Part of it is being way overcommitted to a radio show, a never ending stream of books, consulting, training and overachieving at race walking. Part of it is being a kook.

    Extrapolate as you will. ;-)

    • Nutrition is an interesting point I hadn't thought of. I don't eat meat so that might actually help. Maybe if I cut down on the processed food (frozen lunches, etc.) that might help...

      I wish companies would feel comfortable about instituting naptime in the afternoons. I could even bring my own mat!

      Fortunately, I think my kook-quotient is sufficiently low that I can feel free to experiment a little bit :-)