Want to sleep 2 hours a day? Try this..

by Michael Lee 71 replies
Hi Warriors,

Last night, I just had 2 hours of sleep and my mind was as alert as a police dog. This doesn't happen very often. And the only difference I can think of is that I ate a large bowl of hot (I mean extreme chili-hot) noodles, 4 hours before my regular sleeping time.

Now I'm not sure if that's the cause of it. Anyone has any explanation for this?

Normally, I'd be sleeping peacefully at those times. But now, I can't sleep; so I just went to work and had more tasks done.

Cheers,
Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
    Hi Michael,

    Yesterday I slept like 3 hours.

    I did an interview with Reed who is in US and we are 13 hours difference. By the time is over, I can only sleep at 4am after tidying up.

    And I woke up at 7am.

    Now I have a splitting headache. Help!

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author nooraza
      So Michael,

      You are burning your stomach with chilies to keep you awake? He..he.. That really funny ideas.

      I guess after you eating that noodles, your body temperature feel the warm and its refresh you. The same effect we have when our brain still active and we are eager to do something and full of motivation.
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      • Profile picture of the author wolvie
        Yesterday I slept about 4 hours (otherwise 6+ hours normally) and I felt so sleepy, lazy and inactive in class today. I should have tried a really hot chilli before going to class. How long does the chilli effect occur and then you start to feel sleepy again.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bill Brickman
          Interesting that ultra spicy food would play a factor. It may work if you need to pull an all-nighter for a product launch, but I'm thinking that after while the lack of sleep will catch up to you. And in a bad way.

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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
            Hey guys, I don't recommend doing this unless you've got some very important things to catch up on.

            Getting enough sleep is still vital to your health. And I think too much spicy foods can hurt your stomach and may even cause ulcers. So proceed at your own risk.

            I was able to sleep for 3 hours only... 20 hours later after I ate the chili.
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            • Profile picture of the author Scott Muzzey
              I use to work 3rd shift. The hours were from 10:45 pm to 6:45 am Monday through Friday nights. I also watched my kids during the daytime. I would sleep maybe 3 or 4 hours a day, usually interrupted. I did this for almost 2 years. I completely understand not sleeping a lot. But I never found that spicy food helped. Perhaps it was a coincidence?
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              • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
                There is a good explanation for this. The chili peppers contain cayenne, which has many medicinal properties that have been known for a very long time. Cayenne's medicinal properties are derived from something called, capsaicin.

                Capsaicin is considered by many to be the most powerful herbs for improving circulation. It greatly improves blood flow and is used to treat a number of other things. The concentration of capsaicin is directly proportional to the amount of "heat" in cayenne... or chili peppers.

                You can buy cayenne in capsule form. I worked rotating 12 hour shifts for about 9 years. And I usually kept a bottle of cayenne capsules on standby when I knew it was gonna be a rough night. It works... as you discovered for yourself.

                Obviously, the greatly improved blood flow enriches your entire body with oxygen. All that increased blood flow kept you alert, and awake. But I don't recommend it for constant use. You need sleep, as you know.
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                • Profile picture of the author adarwish
                  Everyone's body is different, but I find that I'm a lot sharper and energized _right_ after working out.

                  More generally, though, exercising regularly is supposed to improve your sleep, strengthen your immune system and give you more energy overall.
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                  • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                    Ken -

                    I've also done the cayenne pepper capsules (and was heavily into spicy foods as well). Then, at a young age, I started getting bad arthritis in my hands. My hands sometimes felt as if I had large heavy gloves on all the time and it was very awkward to hold onto the steering wheel of my car.

                    Somewhere I read about the tendency of vegetables in the nightshade family - peppers (such as cayenne, chili, green, etc., but not black pepper), tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant - to promote arthritis. Something about a toxic ingredient they all share called solanine.

                    I gave up the nightshades and within a day or two the arthritis was gone.
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                      • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                        Hi p4t,

                        Thanks for your post.

                        I'm NOT arguing with you, and not opposed to what you said.

                        I'm genuinely open to the idea that the spiritual controls the physical.

                        But do you have any proof of that?

                        How would a person learn for certain that the spiritual controls the physical or that demons were interfering with their sleep?

                        Sincerely,
                        David
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                          • Profile picture of the author yuri12
                            i think i read somewhere that chilies have ingredients in it that can actually help in weight loss
                            so maybe the reason why you felt more awake after eating that is because it fastens your metabolism, i think
                            (i've never tried those chili capsules, where can i get them?)
                            careful though, aside from arthritis that the others have mentioned, i think eating spicy food worsens hemorrhoids, irritant on your other end, we don't want that...
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                            • Profile picture of the author Phil Jacobson
                              I wouldn't mind less sleep sometimes. I might try the chilli thing. But hey, what's with that pink text? ouch
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                              • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                                Hi Zach,

                                Thanks for that post.

                                I'd like to know how to pinpoint the cycles, and I'd like to know about the book, too.

                                That could be very helpful
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                                  • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                                    I know a guy who didnt sleep for 8 days! :/
                                    I am amazed!how did your friend survive those 8 days?

                                    John
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                                    • Profile picture of the author joshbond
                                      LOL
                                      Only at the warrior forum would a thread about not sleeping be titled like this:

                                      Want to sleep 2 hours a day? Try this...
                                      So funny.


                                      I've had this same thing happen a few times from eating different foods. Most people just watch out for caffeine and other known stimulants but its surprising the effects that some foods will have on a person.
                                      I always stay away from the spicy food before bed as it tends to give me weird dreams as well as sleeplessness.
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                                      • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
                                        Ditto for weird dreams & restlessness from spicy foods.

                                        If I eat chicken, or ostrich burger (yes), or beans, or Thai food for dinner, I'm often wide awake at 2am for an hour or two. It's not the protein doing it because I can eat beef or fish or buffalo or whatever other protein without effect.

                                        Also if I snack on peanut butter later in the evening I'll get what they call "restless leg syndrome" - having to move my legs around a lot. Apparently has to do with too much fat intake that causes the blood to sludge up and not flow freely. Then your legs automatically want to move around a bunch to help keep the blood flowing.

                                        Dairy products of any kind in the evening may tend to cause nasal stuffiness leading to reduced quality of sleep or drippy / stuffy / sneezy symptoms in the morning after wake up.
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                                        • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
                                          I was curious about this thread. Interesting mix of topics since I last posted.

                                          Rainbow... I didn't know that about the nightshades. Actually its been a long time since I indulged in the cayenne thing. Fortunately haven't had any problems with arthritis symptoms.

                                          I have read, recently, that sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture. (Even today in certain 'official' places.) But don't even wanna go there. No pun intended.

                                          I've also read that extreme sleep deprivation will cause extreme psychotic episodes including hallucinations. So... I'd really be interested to hear about the person who stayed awake for over a week. Must have been a helluva week.
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                                          • Profile picture of the author johnmiley
                                            If you want an esoteric explanation for sleeplessness following the intake of spicy food, I'll tell you what Traditional Chinese Medicine says about it:

                                            Sleep occurs when the spiritual aspect of the body, referred to as the "Shen", finds its way back to the heart (organ), where it resides at night, bringing peace and tranquility.

                                            Since the heart is associated with the Fire element, and is a Fire organ, adding heat to your system accelerates the activity of the heart (i.e. circulation) and prevents the Shen from finding peaceful residence there for the night.

                                            Therefore, you can't sleep.

                                            Nightfall is meant to bring stillness and peacefulness, and bring about a natural quiting effect that is calming and restful.

                                            Night is also associated with Yin (stillness), while daily activity is associated with Yang energy (animation)--so, taking in a Yang (hot) spicy food at night, invigorates the circulation and has a Yang-effect that counter-acts the normally Yin aspect of night-time, and is another reason that you are promoting sleeplessness with hot foods, eaten too late at night.

                                            And, yes, I am a Licensed Chinese Medical practitioner, so I'm not making it up. Honest!
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                                            • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
                                              Thats Awesome John,

                                              Very interesting!

                                              Does too much coffee have the same effect?
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                                            • Profile picture of the author jhongren
                                              Originally Posted by johnmiley View Post

                                              If you want an esoteric explanation for sleeplessness following the intake of spicy food, I'll tell you what Traditional Chinese Medicine says about it:

                                              Sleep occurs when the spiritual aspect of the body, referred to as the "Shen", finds its way back to the heart (organ), where it resides at night, bringing peace and tranquility.

                                              Since the heart is associated with the Fire element, and is a Fire organ, adding heat to your system accelerates the activity of the heart (i.e. circulation) and prevents the Shen from finding peaceful residence there for the night.

                                              Therefore, you can't sleep.

                                              Nightfall is meant to bring stillness and peacefulness, and bring about a natural quiting effect that is calming and restful.

                                              Night is also associated with Yin (stillness), while daily activity is associated with Yang energy (animation)--so, taking in a Yang (hot) spicy food at night, invigorates the circulation and has a Yang-effect that counter-acts the normally Yin aspect of night-time, and is another reason that you are promoting sleeplessness with hot foods, eaten too late at night.

                                              And, yes, I am a Licensed Chinese Medical practitioner, so I'm not making it up. Honest!
                                              Interesting sharing! How did you get your license? I would love to hear about it. =)

                                              Cheers,
                                              John
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                      • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
                        Originally Posted by p4t View Post

                        Some times sleeplessness is caused by demons and can be resolved spiritually.With special prayers one will not lose his God-given sleeps.While not trying to sound too religious but we must admit the fact that the spiritual controls the physical.

                        Hi guys,

                        Thanks for the feedback. P4t, I don't usually have problem sleeping, except the time after I ate the chili. I usually go to dreamland just a few seconds after I rest my head on the pillow.

                        For those who are having sleepless nights, honey is a good remedy.

                        Cheers,
                        Michael
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                        • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
                          I always sleep exactly 4 hours...
                          And wake up extremely refreshed
                          I used to sleep about 9 hours but after reading a book about sleeping and the cycles I soon discovered how to wake up without being tired.
                          You have to wake up in between the cycle REM and your first cycle. This is only a gap of a few minutes. To find the gap you need to find how long your full cycle is. Mine is 90 min so i times 90 by 3 cycles so i sleep 270 minutes.
                          I'm typing really quick, but if you want to know how to pin point your sleep cycle or if you want a great book on it just let me know.
                          It has been proven that those who sleep between 4-8 hours and healtier and live longer than those who sleep 8+
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  • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
    Hi Chris,

    This is a friendly reply from someone who has been there!

    You mentioned that you recently ate for dinner ...
    "One large bag of Funions
    One Skittle found under the stove
    One burnt Hot Pocket eaten over the stove
    One bottle of Root Beer"
    (Were you kidding perhaps? I hope??!! At least about the Skittle??)

    If not, I don't think it's at all surprising that you felt tired the next day!

    What you described as your dinner was a meal VERY high in over- processed carbohydrates, full of fat, salt, and sugar. Pure "junk food." More precisely, pure junk.

    You also took on a load of highly-unnatural, added chemicals - including MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is a neurotoxin (poisonous to brain / nerve cells). Your body wasn't designed to have that kind of stuff on the inside.

    There was very little in the way of good nutrition for your body in that meal; very little protein; virtually no enzymes; and next to nothing in the way of other nutrients that your body actually needs in order to function correctly, except carbs, and those were of the lowest quality possible.

    There was very little actual food in that so-called "food"!

    If you eat like that very often, I can virtually guarantee that you'll end up overweight, unhealthy, with bad skin, feeling tired, with poor digestion, and having rotten moods much of the time. And possibly addicted to other substances such as caffeine or nicotine as your body & brain seek relief from the internal chemical storm, low energy, and biological / neurological stress.

    You might want to read one or two good books on food and nutrition by authors such as: John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Susan Powter, or Gary Null. Any one of them will get you off to a good start.

    These folks tend to be vegetarian, so you may or may not differ with them in that regard. But they will certainly give you a boatload of very solid knowledge about what is healthy and why. The vast majority of books on nutrition are misleading, so you have to be judicious in what you read. (Who was the famous author who said something like, "80% of everything is crap!"? Well, that goes for nutrition books, too.)

    "The McDougall Plan" is one book that I've used extensively. McDougall is an M.D. (which isn't a guarantee of anything because they seriously do not teach nutrition in medical school) and each chapter ends with a long list of references to the scientific studies supporting his conclusions. That guy does his homework. He specializes in nutrition and has been doing it for perhaps 25 years now.

    Best Wishes,
    David Campbell / rainbow21

    P.S. I've spent a LOT of time studying nutrition and fitness over the years, and used to work in a preventive & stress medicine clinic, where there was an emphasis on nutrition. I was talking with a close relative who had recently graduated from Baylor medical school - one of the top med schools in the country. I asked him, "how many courses did they give you on nutrition?" He gave me a wry look, made a circle with thumb and forefinger, and said, "Zero!" That's the norm, not the exception.
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    LOL!

    Hi David,

    Yes, it was a joke. I also write a comedy blog and that was adapted from a post I had previously written.

    I was hoping to get some laughs but it seems that everyone saw it and assumed it was true which I find even more funny...hehe

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  • Profile picture of the author seodeveloping
    I haven't slept more than 3 hours a night for the past 3 years.

    I have 4-5 meals a day (not normal sized meals, smaller), and try to eat healthy. For the post dinner snack/meal it's normally some type of ice cream or something cold. Gives you some extra sugar, and makes for a great desert too.

    Maybe i'm just really weird.
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  • Profile picture of the author sideserver
    I'm a strong DISBELIEVER in sleep deprivation. In college, I saw friends try those crazy 3-hour sleep regimens with all sorts of promises but nothing good ever came out of it.

    Here's what wikipedia has to say:

    "Sleep deprivation can adversely affect brain function.[4] A 2000 study, by the UCSD School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego, used functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to monitor activity in the brains of sleep-deprived subjects performing simple verbal learning tasks.[5] The study showed that regions of the brain's prefrontal cortex displayed more activity in sleepier subjects. Depending on the task at hand, the brain would sometimes attempt to compensate for the adverse effects caused by lack of sleep.

    ... A 2001 study at Chicago Medical Institute suggested that sleep deprivation may be linked to more serious diseases, such as heart disease and mental illnesses, such as psychosis and bipolar disorder."

    Sleep deprivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    • Profile picture of the author Dellco
      Originally Posted by sideserver View Post

      I'm a strong DISBELIEVER in sleep deprivation. In college, I saw friends try those crazy 3-hour sleep regimens with all sorts of promises but nothing good ever came out of it.

      Here's what wikipedia has to say:

      "Sleep deprivation can adversely affect brain function.[4] A 2000 study, by the UCSD School of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in San Diego, used functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to monitor activity in the brains of sleep-deprived subjects performing simple verbal learning tasks.[5] The study showed that regions of the brain's prefrontal cortex displayed more activity in sleepier subjects. Depending on the task at hand, the brain would sometimes attempt to compensate for the adverse effects caused by lack of sleep.

      ... A 2001 study at Chicago Medical Institute suggested that sleep deprivation may be linked to more serious diseases, such as heart disease and mental illnesses, such as psychosis and bipolar disorder."

      Sleep deprivation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Been there, done that. 3 or 2 hours sleep thingy.

      My advice: If you care in any way about your appearance and health, get enough sleep...the whole 8-9 yards. Or you're asking for trouble.
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      • Profile picture of the author here4yoursuccess
        I've been going on about 4 hours sleep for a few years. One day a week I try to sleep about 7 hours.

        One thing that really helps me keep alert and not tired is a 30 minute session on a light and sound machine. (Google "light and sound machine")

        Basically what it does is it uses light waves and sound waves to recreate the same brainwave frequency as deep sleep. You can use it for relaxation, creative learning, etc... When your done you feel like you had deep restful sleep for hours. Pretty neat science...
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          Originally Posted by here4yoursuccess View Post

          I've been going on about 4 hours sleep for a few years. One day a week I try to sleep about 7 hours.

          One thing that really helps me keep alert and not tired is a 30 minute session on a light and sound machine. (Google "light and sound machine")

          Basically what it does is it uses light waves and sound waves to recreate the same brainwave frequency as deep sleep. You can use it for relaxation, creative learning, etc... When your done you feel like you had deep restful sleep for hours. Pretty neat science...
          There is also a technology called electrosleep. Its not approved in the USA but the russians use it. It is different from CES cranial electrostimulation which sends a minute current at a range of frequencies.

          The russian electrosleep machines utilize the principle that the current polarity in the brain naturally reverses when you sleep or lose consciousness.

          Apparatus for electrosleep therapy "Adapton SLEEP"

          You can read about this phenomenon in the book "body electric"
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn72
    Interesting thread.

    One thing that's always kept me awake even to the point that on a couple of occasions I don't end up sleeping for the whole day is dark chocolate. It must be the cocoa or the sugar. I'm not exactly sure, but when eating that, especially late at night, I'm always wide awake and alert.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnpetrov
    A couple days ago, I saw a post about polyphasic sleep on stevepavlina.com

    You can read it here:
    Polyphasic Sleep
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    • Hi, for many years I was involved in sports, training for Track.
      We learned the most of what happens from diet and rest is what you've done 2 or 3 days before. Your bodt stores up the energy. So try looking at the past 1/2 week and see what you did right.
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  • Profile picture of the author najmiyusoff
    I've been sleeping for 3 hours a day since the last few days. I don't know, I just can't sleep well, I keep thinking about all the things I could do (internet marketing!) at that time instead of sleeping. I get so excited I could not sleep, and surprisingly I'm well refreshed the next morning.

    But it may not work for long, I suspect.
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  • Profile picture of the author kbayer63
    4 hours for me for years... eyes pop open at the 4 hour mark and there's no use in even trying after that. Gonna try the cayenne trick just for the mid afternoon hours that start to get rough.
    Great thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    My sleep times vary...

    It depends on how much coffee and caffeine I've taken in for the day...

    Sometimes I can sleep for only 2 hours...fall asleep at 4am and wake up at 6am...

    bright as a light...

    other times I'd be asleep at 11pm and wake up at 7pm...

    NOT 7AM...

    7pm...

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  • Profile picture of the author tssen
    i slept at 2am and woke up at 5am well i think i slept at 2 am could of been after. I am pretty tired. I wish i could sleep for 4 hrs a day and be energetic. Ill give it a try for a couple of days and see if my body can get use to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Talbott
    I don't know that I could function on just 2 hours of sleep a day. Most folks I know that sleep less than 8 hours a day also have add or adhd, and quite a few of them don't mind it a bit. Alas I don't have that, and I love to sleep. I also love to listen to the rain early in the morning, preferably on a weekend so that I don't have to get up.
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  • Profile picture of the author thurana
    Hi,

    I'm also the person who believe that a good sleep is crucial to a healthy life as sleeping is the time when our body "fixes" the "wrongs".

    But in not-so-rare time when I have to awake longer (deadly deadlines, etc.), I will sleep first - one hour or two, at most - wake up, wash my face and eat a little, then take my time until the morning or even the next day to finish whatever I have to finish.

    This way I can work more fresh, not sleepy, and more focus; compared to forcing myself to work first and sleep later.

    The caveats: you have to be sure you can wake up after the short sleep (using really loud alarm or ask your spouse to poke you with a needle or something less brutal), and you have to have a very strong will power to stay awake. If you can get through the first half hour, you'll be save.
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  • Profile picture of the author superstylefactor
    hmm... well, i haven't slept a wink since like uh... 20 hours already? ahah...
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    • Profile picture of the author rdbranson
      Thanks Ken for the Capsaicin post. I believe exercise and keeping fit is the best for me to keep me alert.
      Don't cayenne capsules have side effects?
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    • Profile picture of the author meckal
      Hi , I thought everyone's body is different.
      More generally, though, exercising regularly is supposed to improve your sleep, strengthen your immune system and give you more energy overall.
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  • Profile picture of the author DirectoryKing
    I really need a method to get good sleep at anytime. I spend about almost 4hrs in bed before I can even sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author yosis
    I think not eating for about 3-4 hours before bed is a good way to be relaxed. And you'll wake up hungry and ready to eat a good breakfast. Many people skip breakfast because they're eating too late.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Campbell
      I've heard from numerous sources that NOT eating later in the evening is generally a good idea. That way your body isn't busy all night trying to digest a meal. That's one less thing thing for it to be doing in the middle of the night, and your digestive tract can enjoy the rest as well.

      On the other hand, there have been times when a light snack of COMPLEX carbohydrate (brown rice in my case, with a bit of something to flavor it) around 9pm has helped me to sleep. Carbs are apparently calming.

      Re: cayenne, spicy foods. I'm a big fan of hot peppers - cayenne, hot paprika, habaneros, etc. But I've found that eating spicy food, even as early as 6pm, reduces the quality of my sleep. So, yes, I can see using spicy food to help you stay awake, but the aftereffects might be an issue for some.

      Also - cayenne, hot paprika, sweet paprika, most peppers such as green peppers, red peppers, jalapenos, etc. (except black pepper) are members of the nightshade family of plants. Nightshades also include white potatoes (not sweet potatoes), tomatoes, tobacco, and eggplant, as well as peppers.

      The nightshades apparently ALL contain toxic alkaloids such as solanine and nicotine in varying amounts. Solanine, for one, can build up in your system over time.

      (From what I've read, solanine is found heavily in greenish potatoes and in potato eyes. They say that eating a cup's worth of potato eyes - ?!?! - can apparently kill a person. So if you're going to eat potatoes, cut out the eyes, and toss the green ones. In England, I've read that the stores won't even sell greenish potatoes and many more people are aware of the green potato / solanine issue.)

      As if toxicity wasn't enough of a concern, the alkaloids in cayenne, in the peppers, potatoes, etc., tend to cause inflammation in the body. Which, in turn, tends to promote arthritis, joint aches, mood effects, other health issues, etc.

      I learned about this when I was in my mid-thirties. I was getting arthritis in my hands so badly that I sometimes had trouble getting a good grip on the steering wheel of my car. My hands felt as if I were wearing stiff, heavy mittens. I was also eating lots of potatoes, lots of spicy food loaded with cayenne, pepper sauces, and the like. I was even taking capsules of cayenne pepper now and then - it supposedly helps to ward off colds, but seems like a fairly dumb idea in retrospect.

      When I completely gave up the potatoes and peppers, the arthritis went away quite quickly. (I've recently read that it takes up to 12 weeks / 3 months of going TOTALLY and completely without nightshades for your body to clear itself of the toxins and for you to be able to see whether the nightshades are an issue for you or not.)

      So if you're going to experiment with cayenne, etc., you might want to be aware of the possible side effects.
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  • Profile picture of the author CocoChanelle
    you might sleep well, but what will that do to your stomach and eventually your colon?
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  • Profile picture of the author aparadekto
    Sleep only 4-5 hours straight and do "power naps" (google it) the rest of the day. Of course do this on heavy workload days only, max of 2 weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author imventures
    Yep, a bowl of strong chilli will keep me up all night, but I normally spend the time sitting on the marble throne.

    Tried polyphasic sleep because of the promise of less sleeping time. But I felt like hell, and pretty spaced out during the extra waking hours, so decided to stop.

    I think we have all evolved with the need for about 6-8 hours of sleep, so no point fighting it. There could be really serious consequences as in the medical studies mentioned earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
    I bought an ebook before on how you can sleep only 4 hours a day and it's perfectly fine. Sailors have only 4-5 hours of sleep and they are still looking fine.

    It has to do with the rhythm of sleep. Each of us will start with state one, go to state two, state three. At state three it is considered the deep sleep. state four is the sub-consciousness. State 4 should be the state of waking up.

    One has to fine the right hour of waking up everyday, which is the state 4 of sleep.

    Then, everyday, you have to be in contact with the sunlight at least one hour.

    And, if possible, at least 30mins of nap in the afternoon.

    If you can do that, you can achieve 4 hours of sleep per night.

    I never tried that, but I do agree with the 4 states of sleep rhythm.
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  • Profile picture of the author soon
    I am not an expert in sleep disorders but from what I know meditation can really help you reduce the time of sleep with some hours. However I am absolutely sure that trying to reduce this time by to much, might cause seriously health problems in the future.

    Not to talk about the hot spicy noodle thing. Maybe it works for you now but imagine the problems you will have when you are at an old age.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    Once I had no sleep at all during the night,
    and had to work the next morning. I went to work
    and the one thing I can remember is that during the
    work someone brought me a Spicy hot chilly dog and
    a cup of Turkish black coffee both very HOT and
    I was boosted to a whole hour of RoadRunner kind energy.

    I ran around the office and had no clue what to do!

    lol!

    ~Igor
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  • Sleep is a routine for me...the more i sleep the more i need it...the less, less
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Vikaz
    Sometimes, the body sees it as a "Stress" situation and overcompensates by pumping more adrenalin into your system. So, you feel more alert and awake.

    The Human body is an amazing biological machine and it sometimes works in strange ways.

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  • Profile picture of the author tunasalad
    Doing this regularly will kill your metabolism and cause you to gain weight, reduce the clarity of your skin, and lead to a bunch of other nasty side effects. 8-9 hours of sleep is natural, don't mess with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    hmmmmm I actually like sleeping. I need to sleep
    at least 9 hours every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author mavischan
    i remember the last time i slept for 1 hour is during my final year project.I have no other choice because i have pass up the project.But that time i dont eat any chili foods.may b next time can try this.
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  • Profile picture of the author morry
    If only I could survive on 2 hours a night, I'd get so much more done. If I get less than 7-8 hours I struggle by the afternoon.

    I know some guys in the army who did some sleep deprivation training and after a couple of days kinda lost it, took off their clothes and started to walk home (was in the middle of the bush).

    Definitely not something to be messed with long term

    Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author kennethsmith72
    Regular sleeping is good to our health, so don't abuse your body,give more time to sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    I once had a business partner who used to sleep just 3 hours per night and he used to tell me that anything after those 3 hours was not needed as in his opinion that time was simply spent dreaming
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  • Profile picture of the author mtreid
    I've been sleeping 5 hours a night for years. I do yoga postures and/or jogging at least 6 days a week. And mentally keep fit also. When your mind and body are both in great shape, it keeps you from being sluggish mentally and physically.
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  • Profile picture of the author robhil03
    This is all such good advice, I really appreciate it all. I have such anxiety and can't sleep at night. It's of course, all about money. Thanks for everyone's information on here.
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