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Initial post: Oct 15, 2013, 10:29:53 PM PDT
Lyn says:
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My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth,beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same,we are one.


I have so many places to go for one day trips and today is not one of them. Details later. Business first.


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Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:30:26 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:30:44 PM PDT
Lyn says:
. . . . . .╰☆╮ Ponder of the Day╰☆╮ . . . . . .

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:31:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2013, 10:37:22 PM PDT
Lyn says:
Welcome to Wednesday at Walden Pond.

First off. Happy Birthday Special Ed Teacher.

Second. Sleep. Definitely have been pondering sleep lately. I thought about doing a start on insomnia but right now I am focused on sleep cycles. get a nice dry start on alternative sleep cycles.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:31:51 PM PDT
Lyn says:
Alternative Sleep Cycles: Are Eight Hours Needed?
Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day.

How is this possible? How is this healthy? Well the most important of every sleep cycle is the Stage 4 REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which has been shown to provide the benefits of sleep to the brain above all other stages of sleep. When changing over to a polyphasic cycle, the lack of sleep tricks the body into entering REM sleep immediately instead of 45 to 75 minutes into sleep like in the monophasic sleep. This way, you still get the benefits of 8 hours of sleep without wasting all of the time it takes to get to REM cycles, resulting in a much more efficient sleep cycle.

Sleep Patterns throughout History

Did you know that our ancestors didn't sleep like we do? OK, maybe our great-great-grandparents did, but prior to the 1800s sleeping a full 8 hours at night was not typical. Our ancestors slept twice! The standard way to sleep, they would start off by sleeping around 3-4 hours, then be awake for 2-3 hours, and then resume their sleep until morning.
What would they do during these wakeful hours in between their two sleeps? What do you think? Some used the time to pray, others socialized. Some considered this the ideal time to study. Many typically had sex, which explains why people used to conceive more children at this point in history.

Why did we ever stop the practice of sleeping twice? Some believe the change came with electricity and street lighting. With street lighting, people could socialize at night and stay out longer, which makes two sleeps (which used to start earlier at night) seem like a waste of time.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:33:12 PM PDT
Lyn says:
Types of Sleep Cycles

By default, our bodies adjust our sleep-wake cycle according to the day-night cycle, thanks to a hormone called melatonin. When you are in the darkness, your body naturally secretes melatonin to promote sleepiness. Of course, thanks to electricity and artificial lighting (including bright TVs, computers, and smart-phones), we tend to stay up later since the light suppresses our melatonin.

The most commonly accepted "ideal" sleep cycle in our society today is called a monophasic sleep cycle. This implies an uninterrupted 6-8 hour sleep at night, which is about one third of your life.

Even though most societies today have adopted a monophasic sleep pattern, there are other recognized alternative sleep cycles that many believe to be effective and some even claim are superior to monophasic. Biphasic sleep is when a person sleeps twice a day, and polyphasic sleep consists of multiple sleeps per day.

In biphasic sleep, most people sleep a long night with a shorter "nap" during the day. In some countries in Asia and Latin America, an afternoon nap (or siesta) is common practice to regenerate after lunch. Such naps should ideally be between 15 and 30 minutes; any longer and it would be hard to wake up.

Another biphasic option is a much longer nap of approximately 90 minutes. It takes on average 90 minutes to make it through all the cycles of REM and non-REM sleep, so when you wake up from a 90 minute nap you feel refreshed. Of course, the sleep pattern of our ancestors as mentioned above (two sleeps in one night) is a biphasic sleep option as well.

Though there are many different combinations of polyphasic sleep patterns, the three most common are known as Uberman, Everyman, and Dymaxion.

An Uberman cycle entails 20-30 minute naps every 4 hours. This comes out to 6 equally spaced naps each day. Unfortunately the strict schedule is not practical for most people, though individuals who have tried out this sleeping pattern claim to feel healthy and refreshed, and experience vivid dreams.

The Everyman cycle consists of one longer "core" nap (of around 3 hours) supplemented by numerous shorter naps (such as 3 naps of 20 minutes). Unlike Uberman, with Everyman there is more flexibility in nap times and the possibility to skip naps.

The Dymaxion cycle reportedly leaves you feeling vigorous and alert. This is surprising, considering it entails you sleeping 30 minutes every 6 hours for a total of 2 hours! It's definitely the most extreme option.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:34:02 PM PDT
Lyn says:
How will you sleep?

Either way you go when it comes to swapping sleep cycles, it seems the only one that requires very little adjustment of your body is the Byphasic. Each of the others will likely require a 2 week period of integration before you fully recognize the nature of the cycle. If you decide to give them a try, don't be hasty in giving up! Feeling like a zombie after the first few days is a possibility, but with the proper adjustment things could work out.

Keep your current lifestyle in mind before choosing a different cycle. Is it going to be possible for you to have naps throughout the day? Don't be afraid to push your boundaries, but remember practicality. It has been said that eating healthy/clean foods helps with the adjustment process. It's also recommended that you get a good alarm and make it your friend. When you first begin changing your cycle, you will need it to stay disciplined, so do your best to keep on track with your sleep and wake up times. When you do sleep, try to be in a dark setting. When you awaken, try to expose yourself to sunlight for a few minutes. Remember, don't give up right away!

Have you ever attempted an alternative sleep cycle? Which one would you consider trying?

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:34:26 PM PDT
Lyn says:
I will be in and out today.


Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:42:52 PM PDT
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❤ Special ed teacher, best wishes for a Happy Birthday from your friends at FB&C ❤

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013, 10:51:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2013, 11:12:39 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Robb
Thank you for your start - I think that all your posts and information about sleep will be really interesting to most of the posters/lurkers here - I will read them later - right now I have to get ready for work.
I wish you and everyone on FB&C good sleep ♥

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:52:54 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Special ed teacher

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:55:29 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Bewitched Oregon Fiddler
Thanks for asking - Work is tiring and busy for me right now as my co-worker is at home with her kids for the school autumn holiday - but she gets back Thursday yeah - miss her.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:57:35 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
I hope that you get some sleep before you go to PT, 07:30 is early !! but on the other hand it will mean a nap afterwards. Take care ♥

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 10:58:07 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
The veterinarian told the blonde that her dog needed some exercise. "You need to make sure this dog runs around," the doctor said.

"Try playing a game of fetch with him."

"I can't play fetch with my dog," the blonde said.

"Why not?" the doctor asked.

"Because," she replied, "He can't throw."

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 11:10:33 PM PDT
Lyn says:
Thanks Red

Off to check out the fog and have a nice run.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013, 11:19:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2013, 11:20:08 PM PDT
Rob, Great start as always...
Why are you running at night?

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 12:22:57 AM PDT

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 12:59:01 AM PDT
Lyn says:
So where is everyone this morning?

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 1:00:11 AM PDT
Lyn says:
Hopefully you will find out soon about the job.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 1:06:38 AM PDT
Lyn says:
Hans Riegel maker of gummi bears died.
Love gummi bears and worms

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 2:27:03 AM PDT
Good morning Robb.

Very interesting start, as usual! I recognise my most usual sleeping pattern as the biphasic one, during the night. I very rarely nap during the day. This works well if I fall asleep early enough, or if my alarm does not wake me up to go to work. I am often awake between 2am and 4am. This is probably true for 5 nights out of 7. I get in real trouble if I don't fall back to sleep. Last night was good, I slept from 9pm until 4am. So no need to go back to sleep.

This sleeping pattern started for me when I had to get up at night to feed and look after my babies.

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 3:18:36 AM PDT
Thank you all for the Birthday wishes!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013, 4:09:27 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Sandy
This is just how I am feeling right now at work - if it wasn't for the clients and their emails then my job would be plain sailing .....

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 5:53:55 AM PDT
Good morning everyone. I hope you all have a great day. :)

Posted on Oct 16, 2013, 6:05:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2013, 6:05:50 AM PDT
Morning all! Just a quick post before I get to work.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Special ed teacher

Charlie Raven and WYRiding - really happy you guys like your new jobs!

The weather here has been so nice it's hard to pass up a day on the golf course LOL today and tomorrow not so much so I will be slaving away at my desk.....

Have a good day everyone I will try to pop in at lunch to wave!


eta: darn! my copy and paste didn't work with the artwork :(
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