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      If you had the choice to not require any sleep to function properly, would you take it?

      OK, so I have been pondering over this scenario for a little while.
      If you had the choice between a: not requiring any sleep and b: continuing with your current routine (i.e. requiring rest to function 'normally' with the bonus of lucid dreams) which would it be? obviously option a: is not quite possible at the moment, but please expand your imagination.

      despite my love of sleep and the lucid experiences I have been through, I would much rather be able to function a full 24 hours and would discard sleep altogether if I could (hell, I've tried enough times). even discovering lucid dreaming, I still feel as though my time is wasted sleeping - but let's face it, we all make the most of our sleep/dreams this way so I should be thankful.

      i would be interested to know what you people think.

      EDIT: I am not sure if this thread is better suited to the sleep & health section?
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      I would rid my need for sleep in a heartbeat. Lucid dreaming is great, and it's even better because it gives back some of your life that is required to be asleep, but it is a poor make up for a third of a lifetime.

      Screw sleep.

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      Id definetly rather not need to sleep but im thinking just because u dont need it u could still do it so, id give up sleep if i could still do it but if ur saying making sleep impossible then id have to think about it.

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      No i wouldn't take it. I don't like the idea of being perpetually awake even if i could function properly with it. It doesn't sound very appealing but i'd be willing to try it for a trial period. The closest a person can get to that i beleive is Polysthatic sleep.

      I like to have my down time.
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      This is like asking me if I'd like to do a hallucinogenic drug that's so addictive that I will spend a third of every day wasted on it with no chance to quit. I don't do heroin and I wouldn't do sleep either if I didn't have to.

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      Simply the prospect of having fifty percent more time in my life - well, I'd have to take it. Yeah, lucid dreams are great, but not worth decades of my life.

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      50%? How many hours do you sleep per night Wavefunction?

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      About seven hours on the weekdays, but I make up for it on the weekends. Figure an average of eight hours of sleep, which means sixteen hours awake. An extra eight hours is fifty pecent.

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      No, I love sleep. Even when I don't get lucid or recall a dream. I really love sleep.

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      I'm surprised that so many people said they would stop sleeping if they could. While sleeping is a pain in the ass during the week, ultimately no, I would not give up sleep. Having a 5-10 hour break from all of the stress that comes with life is nice, it keeps one from going insane and lucid dreaming gives me the ability to see and feel things I most likely will never experience.

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      Yeah I would never give up sleep. I REALLY need the downtime, and I bet every single one of you does too, no matter how much you'd like to think you can just stay awake every hour of the day for the rest of your life. Sleep also breaks up the days... I don't think I'd fair very well psychologically if the rest of my life was like one perpetual never ending day. Omg just thinking about it makes me want to jump out a window and kill myself.

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      This topic doesn't talk about giving up sleep altogether, only the need for it.
      I wouldn't give up sleep altogether, but I would take this option.

      Then I could stay up all night if I wanted and still function 100%. But other days I'd go to sleep, either because I want to try for a lucid, or I'm bored, or just want some downtime, whatever. Being awake eternally would get tiring at some point, even if you don't need rest.

      So as long as I can still go to sleep if I want, then I would take it.
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      I would choose to sleep. That's like asking if I never had to eat, would I not eat. It's depriving you of something enjoyable IMO.

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      I would take never having to eat as well... Screw taste.


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      Definitely, definitely not. I would die, really I would. @[email protected] Lack of dreaming, down time, etc.

      Quote Originally Posted by GestaltAlteration View Post
      I would take never having to eat as well... Screw taste.

      Blasphemy!!!

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      I would be happy with sleep optional.

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      You could still find other ways to relax apart from sleeping. Option a: doesn't necessarily mean that you would have to be living hectically for all 24 hours. That would be nasty. An example, instead of going to sleep last night I watched 3 movies and read 2 short stories - I was stress free and chilled after that... granted, I am feeling pretty groggy now.

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      no way! sometimes sleeping is the only way to escape sickness or the feeling of depression, etc. It just gives your mind a break from all the crap that happens. A lot of people think that sleeping is a waste of time, but I love sleeping, therefore it's not really a waste of time for me. Besides, even though some people say that lucid dreaming is a crappy makeup for the time you lose, I dont think it is, because when are you going to get the chance in real life to do a lot of the things you can do in lucid dreaming? For a lot of those things: never.
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      either way, you're going to need to get out of reality ^_-.


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      in which case there are always drukqs such as LSD?

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      I'm guessing this means we still COULD sleep, we just don't NEED to? I'd give up sleep anyday.

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      giving up sleep

      I love sleep.
      i think it gives you a break from the stress and problems of daily life a time when you can not worry about current problems.
      if i had the choice between having to sleep and not getting to sleep at all i would choose having to sleep.

      but if i could function normally with no sleep OR sleep just for rest or views into my subconscious i would def choose that over having to sleep to function normally.

      this is because i find myself not getting enough sleep to function normally because of the ridiculous amount of schoolwork that comes with being a first year engineer (oh it'll only get worse).
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      I'd say I wouldn't give it up, because people would find out i didn't sleep and bug me to do work n stuff for them.

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      I'm along the same lines as Firecrystal. As I often say, "If there were more hours to the day, there'd be more things to fill them with."

      As convenient as remaining constantly awake seems, I don't think I would want to give up sleep. I find sleep to be a sort of "reset" button for me. I relish the thought of going to sleep in a good mood, and relish the thought of waking up in a better mood if I go to sleep upset. It doesn't always work that way, but sleep gives me a chance to let my mind go where it will so I don't have to spend so much time consciously thinking.... Yah, that sounds somewhat lazy, but it's true.

      Now, to not be bound by the "rules of sleep" would be nice. That is to say that I didn't require a set schedule to sleep well would be nice, or that I wouldn't have to worry about the possibility of not being able to fall asleep when I wish, but falling straight asleep when I wanted to.

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