on June 14, 2011
at 06:00 PM
Blackout curtains and a boxfan to drown out random noises transformed my sleeping experience. A friend of mine claiming she 'couldn't sleep more than 7 hours no matter what'. She accidentally slept 14 hrs when I was out of town and she slept in my room. I specifically told her to try it and she was shocked at how well rested she felt. My room was also in the basement of the apartment, so very cavelike and cool. Figuring out how to sleep properly has been the single most effective increase in my quality of life, IMO.
Alex from PaleoPax
on August 25, 2011
at 05:30 AM
There is a study which says that people are night owls because of a genetic variation.
Maybe it was a helpful adaptation? Ive read other articles which say that night owls are more creative, intelligent and have higher verbal skills but morning people rule the world (because that's the schedule the world works on).
"Yet the research continues to mount, arguing that evening people have qualities which should be nurtured. They tend to be more creative, intelligent, humorous and extroverted. They are the balance to morning people, who are said to be more optimistic, proactive and conscientious."
on August 25, 2011
at 05:06 AM
Websearch for polyphasic sleep and learn how to nap for 20 minutes.
It's awesomely refreshing and if you want to you can easily get an extra hour or two per day to read paleohacks ;)
on June 09, 2011
at 05:07 AM
There would be a fire, and a number of people around, the rest of your band. In the late paleolithic, you'd have a few dogs, too. People would be talking, telling stories, maybe singing. You'd go to sleep when tired, soon after dark, comparatively still early. You'd probably wake up for an hour or two during the night, in which time you could talk, listen, have sex, eat leftovers, or hunt some nocturnal food.
on June 17, 2011
at 01:37 AM
check out the 4hr body for sleep tips: the short of it: -15+ drops of california poppy extract increases deep wave sleep 20-40% (the type that ditactes physical performance/recovery) -a high cholesteral meal before bed helps with sleep -8hr of nighlty sleep is 2 hr of REM, a 20 min nap is 20 minutes of REM -waking up 4.5-5 hours after falling asleep for 5-10 minutes increases REM sleep signifagantly. -i sleep 9-10 hours every night and then will nap in the afternoon if i feel tired. (i have a pretty heavy training load though...)