Re: High Technology of the Future

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 21:10:30 MST

Emlyn wrote:

> > "J. R. Molloy" <> writes:
> >
> > > From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> > > > I no
> > > > longer have to stop working because it gets too dark, thanks to
> > > > Edison, and today computers makes it possible to work regardless of
> > > > what time it is outside my window - which means there is no strong
> > > > external reason to stop.
> > >
> > > A strong reason to stop might be to preserve one's sanity.
> Anders wrote:
> >
> > Too late :-)
> >
> > Actually, I have a solution to my tendency to rotate my working time
> > around the day: melatonin. Now I just have to remember to take it at
> > midnight... which I usually forgets and work all night.
> >
> Presuming that you do remember to take it, does Melatonin work? I seem to
> have buckled the wheel on my sleep cycle; I'm all over the place.
> Emlyn

Talking about sleep, I find my thoughts and body have different working
periods sometimes. So, for example, most of the time the body is not tired,
but sometimes it is, so sleep is moreso related to mental function.

Going without sleep for some time, for example twenty-four to thirty-six
hours, at that point there are fatigue toxins in your brain, and you will
probably sleep longer afterwards than if you were only awake for sixteen or
twenty hours, perhaps twelve hours, but maybe even fourteen hours.

Establishing regular sleep time patterns is a good thing, particularly if you
just turn off the lights and go to sleep.


Ross Andrew Finlayson
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