Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Energy Efficiency.

Just a short post tonight,

From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, we have limited amounts of energy. This is determined by our health, our diet, our mood, and hundreds of other variables. And the more and more energy we use up, the harder it is to use what's left. The key to maximizing the efficiency of this limited energy is understanding where most of it is used.

Don't waste your time and energy with fruitless and tiresome activities. Not to say don't enjoy yourself, but we can't dodge our responsibilities forever, so best to do them well I say.

Just another point. When you miss your recommended eight hours of sleep, you build up what's called sleep debt. This literally means you're going to have to pay those off someday. So try not to gamble with your hours, you can't beat city hall.

Enjoy yourselves, stay healthy.

- Oscar.

34 comments:

  1. Sleep debt. I tend to pay that back on Sundays. :D

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  2. If my debt gets high enough without being paid off, does that mean I'll just die early?

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  3. Sleep debt has been proven false.

    http://sonicalwarfare.blogspot.com/

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  4. Yea, I think the sleep debt is rubbish tbh

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  5. If I get more than 8 hours of sleep, can I collect sleep interest?

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  6. @EmoGoth No, sadly you can't!

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  7. I know I sleep a lot better when I get things ACCOMPLISHED while I'm awake. And no, I don't mean achievements in video games..
    http://much2doabout0.blogspot.com/

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  8. yeah usually try to get to sleep early but sometimes it seems i can't

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  9. Does anyone else notice that if you get an even number of hours of sleep, you are dead tired in the morning, but if you get an odd number of hours, you are good to go? I heard it has to do with REM patterns?

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  10. sleep is amazing.. I wish I could get paid to sleep =)

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  11. Are you serious with "sleep debt"? I'm always saying that, but it was like, my idea without scientific proof.

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  12. Is it possible to get sleep roll back hours or something?

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  13. Exercise helps too - it's amazing how much more energy you have during the day if you smash out a run or some weights first thing in the morning!

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  14. Exercising 20 minutes a week will make you healthier and happier.

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  15. Even if sleep debt is false, it's still unhealthy to get too much sleep.

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  16. @AD. Finally, something to debate against. After looking further into it, I concede. However, omitting the literal part, I'm sure that you can agree that to work off the effects of sleep debt, increasing the hours you sleep the next night, or throughout the week, is a sure fire way to overcome it, providing you don't have sleep disorders.

    As I've mentioned, I'm only human. Thank you though, you've offered me a new perspective on this.

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  17. There are so many energy wasters in this world, don't get sucked into them!

    Stay active, stay alive, stay AWAKE!

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  18. very interesting thoughts my friend

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  19. This is so true, yet so many people give up sleep for other things. GET YOUR DAMN SLEEP PEOPLE!
    How to Hack Life.

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  20. That's interesting, I never thought of it like that before.

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  21. Not everyone need eight hours of sleep. I'm fine with six or seven.

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  22. Hmmm very efficient indeed! Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  23. My sleeping pattern is somewhat disturbed, guess I should go to bed earlier!

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  24. I wonder if the sleep debt works in reverse? can i sleep for a day, build up some credit, then make do with a couple of hours a night for the next week?

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  25. Ironic, I only had 1-2 hours of sleep today "yawn"

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  26. Yeah I always say you need to get those 8 hours of sleep! Thats how nature works man!

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  27. I have the worst sleeping patterns.. always try to get 8 hours but can't!

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  28. i don't buy in, sorry :( good blog though

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  29. Sleep is so awesome, I love just waking up after at least a good 8-hour sleep. At college, it gets hard to always get around 8 hours though, *sigh*.

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  30. im so broke. where can i file for bankruptcy at the bank of sleep?

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