Sleep Category Archive

Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to a million Americans will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. […]

How to Fall Asleep in Less Than 30 Seconds

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Does it take you a while to fall asleep at night? Do you find your mind dwelling on various thoughts before you’re able to finally drift off and relax into sleep? Do you find that you just aren’t sleepy enough when it’s time for bed? Realize that if it takes you 15 minutes on average […]

Dancing with Raw

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

I went back to eating 100% raw again last week (being going a little over a week so far). I found the transition pretty easy this time. Since I’ve dabbled in eating raw quite a bit, including going for 6 months at one stretch, I find it pretty easy to reload the associated habits, such as […]

Polyphasic Sleep Long-Term Consequences

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

One long-term consequence of the polyphasic sleep experiments I did in 2005-2006 is that I still retain the ability to fall asleep very quickly. Enough time has passed that I suspect this is a permanent change. These days when I decide to go to sleep, I can typically fall asleep within 30 seconds or less. […]

Biphasic Sleep Update

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Here’s a quick update about how my biphasic sleep trial is going. It’s been 9 days since I started. First off, adapting to biphasic sleep was really no big deal. Compared to the first week of polyphasic sleep, this was easier by at least an order of magnitude. I feel pretty well adapted to biphasic sleep […]

Recovering From Illness

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

The reason I haven’t posted the New York City trip review yet is that I’ve been sick the past several days.  Erin and I co-wrote the review last week (about 6000 words), but I still need to add the photos.  I’ll have it online by the end of the week. This was a strange illness.  I had a mild cold near […]

How to Wake Up Feeling Totally Alert

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Your alarm goes off at 5am, and you immediately get out of bed without a second thought.  As you orient yourself to the waking world, you can barely detect any lingering grogginess, even if you look for it.  You stand up and stretch, feeling totally alert, fully conscious, and eager to start your day.  The thought […]

Reality and Perception

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Our shared physical reality is the most common state of reality we experience, but it certainly isn’t the only one.  Our nighttime dreams are another state, as are astral experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. I regard these different levels of reality as being at different frequencies or energy levels.  It’s like tuning into different TV channels.  Physical […]

Subjective Reality vs. Solipsism

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I want to make a distinction between subjective reality and solipsism, since many readers still confuse the two.  I think the best way to explain the difference is by way of a simple analogy:  lucid dreaming. Imagine you’re having a lucid dream.  This means you’re lying in bed having a dream, and while still within […]

Polyphasic Sleep – One Year Later

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

It’s been nearly a year since I terminated my polyphasic sleep experiment.  If you didn’t follow that experiment, for 5-1/2 months (Oct 2005 – Apr 2006) I followed a pattern of sleeping about 20 minutes once every four hours around the clock – 6 naps every 24 hours, about 2 hours of sleep per day.  I blogged […]