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sleep math [Aug. 1st, 2001|08:22 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Last night:
15 / 36 == 0.417 (hr. sleep / hr. awake)

Normally:
9 / 15 == 0.6

Conclusion: to be awake more often (less sleep per hour awake), then 36 hour days are more efficient.

Of course, the "last night" data is bad since it only includes one sample. A more conclusive study might monitor one's 36-hour-day sleep patterns over a full month and average it out. Perhaps the 0.417 number would be closer to 0.6 in the end.
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[User Picture]From: christowang
2001-08-01 11:17 am (UTC)
wouldnt that be 51 hour day then.... maybe im just confused...
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[User Picture]From: deelightful
2001-08-01 02:56 pm (UTC)

hello friend

i'm adding you as a friend cuz your look sexy in your "angry, blah" pic.
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From: unsuffer
2001-08-01 03:01 pm (UTC)
According to studies, you need about 8 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period to sustain "good health" - they've found that less sleep = asking for trouble, i.e. susceptibility to disease increases, as does ability to grow a gut. Perhaps it's really the ratio that matters - 0.33 percent of your "day" needs to be sleeping. In a 51 hour day, that would be 17 hours - you need to go back to bed for another 2 :) I think there would be serious long-term ramifications of dropping that ratio. Increasing it produces sluggishness, as well, so that's not a good thing, either.
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[User Picture]From: joders
2001-08-01 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hey there!! I just happened to come across your journal...I live in between Seattle and Portland...just wanted to say hey ;o)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-08-02 12:07 am (UTC)
Where, exactly?

I know all the towns off I-5 .... drive between Seattle and Portland all the time.
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[User Picture]From: joders
2001-08-02 01:35 pm (UTC)
Instant message me and I'll tell ya...don't wanna post it in here...but I do live right off of I-5.

;o)
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-08-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
oh my... and with Blythe out of town...

sly dog ;)
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