Too Much Sleep?

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
Khronos wrote:
Not having long stretches to devote to sleep can be just one of the prices one pays for success.

Especially if you are a psychotic serial killer.

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Living a double life is hard and it takes time to hide the bodies.

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
Xen Nova wrote:

this is coming from a guy who’s had 2 heart attacks, is still overweight, and has sleep apnea… i also hear him breathing before i see him.

A girl would have to be VERY drunk and desperate to sleep with this guy, while hoping he has another heart attack so she can roll him for his watch and wallet.

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Seriously, I’d guess prostitutes.

actually it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they were “escorts” i know plenty of gold diggers but most of them prefer athletes and rappers.

that said it might be smarter to go with the guy who has health issues so who knows.

my vote is escorts though.

[quote]Khronos wrote:
Regardless of the motivations of the OP’s boss regarding sleep it’s pretty common for successful people to function on fairly low levels of sleep (especially considering what the average seems to be around here). I make it a point to get 8 hours of sleep a night. I live an active life and I need the sleep, but it’s not at all uncommon for me to do with less. A lot less. From past experience I know that I can easily function on 5 hours of sleep. And I’ve had to get by on less (3-4). Not having long stretches to devote to sleep can be just one of the prices one pays for success. Figuring out how to balance your time in order to do everything you have to do is one of the primary challenges successful people face. [/quote]

Depends on how you define “success”…if you think being rich=being successful, go ahead, sleep half of what I sleep. Personally, there’s things that concern me more than being filthy rich.

[quote]christine wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
Khronos wrote:
Not having long stretches to devote to sleep can be just one of the prices one pays for success.

Especially if you are a psychotic serial killer.

Living a double life is hard and it takes time to hide the bodies.[/quote]

Yeah, tell me about it. BTW…if you run out of space, PM me. I’ve got 300 wooded acres in Maine and a shovel.

[quote]dollarbill44 wrote:

Wtf? You’ve got some interesting theories. I think older people’s sleep habits have more to do with comfort than a lack of “fluid intelligence” (whatever that means). They tend to get stiff and achy after a few hours of sleep and their bladders are not as flexible as they once were, so they need to get out of bed to pee. Anyone who has shared a house with someone over 65 knows they often get up in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom.
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If you are unsure what “fluid intelligence” means, do a search on psychinfo.

I get up to pee at night all the time (I drink a fair bit of water just before bed), but then I go back to sleep. Why wouldn’t older folks do the same? If I don’t sleep as much as I want at night, I take a nap; if an old person’s sleep is disturbed by aches, why wouldn’t they do the same thing?

To see how fluid intelligence plays into sleep, take a look at the information processing theories of sleep. Interestingly, my dad is in his 60s, and he sleeps as much as he ever did. He also spends hours a day doing research and reading, as he has his whole life.

I always thought that older people sleep less at night because they take more naps during the day.

[quote]Yo Momma wrote:
christine wrote:
Yo Momma wrote:
Khronos wrote:
Not having long stretches to devote to sleep can be just one of the prices one pays for success.

Especially if you are a psychotic serial killer.

Living a double life is hard and it takes time to hide the bodies.

Yeah, tell me about it. BTW…if you run out of space, PM me. I’ve got 300 wooded acres in Maine and a shovel.

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Maine, Hmmm… a move like that would probably throw the investigators off. Thanks, I’ll let you know.

If left alone I could sleep 10-12 hours a day almost everyday.

I feel the best when I wake up naturally and gradually, like on the weekends.

I don’t think there’s any such thing as too much sleep, I do, however wake up to eat (usually of my own accord) a couple times a night.

Increased sleep is associated with depression. More interestingly, the causal direction isn’t clear. It has been suggested that too much sleep may result in depression. I don’t know if I buy that, but it’s something to consider.

I bet it’s a correlation. After all, if you’re able to sleep 12 hours a day, you probably don’t have much shit going for you.

[quote]Aleksandr wrote:
Increased sleep is associated with depression. More interestingly, the causal direction isn’t clear. It has been suggested that too much sleep may result in depression. I don’t know if I buy that, but it’s something to consider.[/quote]

[quote]Natural Nate wrote:
Thanks, perfectly understandible, I asked because when I hear about a fat rich 60+year-old who dates college chicks…that’s my que to start taking notes.

I sleep about 8-9 hours a day. Maybe he was referring to that BS study that said too much sleep contributes to obesity.

Xen Nova wrote:
Real estate is what he does owns a commercial brokerage, property management company, an escrow company, invests himself (owns like 1/2 of victorville) and he has a restaurant in upland as well. id give you his name but i know better than to mix the internet and real life haha…

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Funny you say that just today I saw on the news that not sleeping enough can cause obesity in children because it makes you hungrier and that it affects the secretion of hormones that regulate fat storage, appetite and glucose metabolism.

I sleep around 5-6 hours. The odd time I’ll be tired enough to sleep eight hours, but that’s pretty rare. I’ve just come to accept that’s how my body works. I don’t fret about it too much.

[quote]Aleksandr wrote:
dollarbill44 wrote:

Wtf? You’ve got some interesting theories. I think older people’s sleep habits have more to do with comfort than a lack of “fluid intelligence” (whatever that means). They tend to get stiff and achy after a few hours of sleep and their bladders are not as flexible as they once were, so they need to get out of bed to pee. Anyone who has shared a house with someone over 65 knows they often get up in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom.

If you are unsure what “fluid intelligence” means, do a search on psychinfo.

I get up to pee at night all the time (I drink a fair bit of water just before bed), but then I go back to sleep. Why wouldn’t older folks do the same? If I don’t sleep as much as I want at night, I take a nap; if an old person’s sleep is disturbed by aches, why wouldn’t they do the same thing?

To see how fluid intelligence plays into sleep, take a look at the information processing theories of sleep. Interestingly, my dad is in his 60s, and he sleeps as much as he ever did. He also spends hours a day doing research and reading, as he has his whole life. [/quote]

one of the most active older guys ive ever met (65+ runs, does traditional martial arts, lifts weights, still bangs his wife haha, etc) told me the secret to his “youth” he said to me simply, “Never stop learning”.

he reads a TON, always is doing some new sport or martial art form, plays a lot of chess, and memorizes basketball stats, he also goes through crossword puzzle books like potato chips.

so you might be onto something

[quote]christine wrote:
I always thought that older people sleep less at night because they take more naps during the day.[/quote]

I always just thought it was the ever increasing realization of the ticking clock

Hours of sleep don’t really change for the elderly. It’s the medication and illnesses that fuck up sleeping patterns for the elderly.

The elderly who are healthy enough don’t have the old myth of crappy sleep.

Im not at 100% unless i get between 10-12 hrs of sleep, but on school days i end up getting 4-6, so i sleep like a bear during weekends and breaks.