Is there anyway by which we can reduce sleeping hours & still stay active?

Sleep - The way to reduce sleeping hours and still stay active so as to get full access to the hours of day.
India
December 28, 2007 3:16pm CST
Normally one needs about 7 hours of sleep to stay active throughout the day as well as fresh. It's like limit that is given so as to keep ourselves fit & fine. But is there anyway by which we can reduce these sleep hours and still be active & fresh?
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• Singapore
29 Dec 07
hey there soulkeeper, cool name btw. One day my friend and i decided that sleeping is a waste of time. So we decided to sleep like 3-4 hours everyday only so that we have more time to do other things. Surprisingly we don't feel tired at all, instead our gym sessions keep getting better, with the weights increasing with each gym session. And we don't sleep in the afternoon or what, so i guess for my case, less sleep doesn't mean less energy.
• India
30 Dec 07
thanks buddy. Thanks for responses ya all up there.
• United States
28 Dec 07
There are numerous ways which people can reduce the numer of hours of sleep their body needs, yet still remain active. The only problem is- none of them are good ways. For instance, if you reduce that amount of sleep your body needs by one our, meaning, you will only need 6 hours of sleep, you will begin to feel a little sleepy during mid day. So what does one do? They usually go to foods that will increase the amount of dopamine in their brain. Dopamine is a naturally accuring chemical in the brain which causes one to get excited. Such foods that increase the levels of dopamine are coffee. So, dopamine can be regulated by- you guessed it- caffine. Now that we have increased our levels of dopamine, thus causing us to be more active, we feel fine at this point. However, we do not feel the true effects until a little while later. Once the body has absurbed all of the caffine that you have taken in, it begins to crash. Now crashing is a point where your body just feels as if you cannot do anything unless you have the substance that you used the first time again. So in this instance, you drink more coffee. So instead of being reliant on sleep to keep one active, they instead relie on coffee. So in answer to your question- sure their are other things which one can do to stay active but reduce the amount of sleep hours they need. But for the people who try to do that, they must ask themselves if they are ready to suffer the consequences of taking artifical stimulant in order to make them more active "naturally" yet artifically at the same time.
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
28 Dec 07
There is a book titled living on less sleep that you might check out. It has been a while since I have read it, but I remember it listed things like exercise and also having more lights turned on. You can even purchase special lamps for this purpose I think.
• United States
28 Dec 07
get yourself a good mix of vitamins. Take them on a daily basis. Get your daily amount of fruit and veggies. You should be able to do it. My friend sleeps about 3 hours a day. He drives the long Island rail road. He is not dragging about the day either. Although he does eat healthy and get the vitamins in that he needs daily. That is a total of 15 to be exact.