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DR22 Ω 🪬🩸

27-07-2022

21:55

You have been FOOLED into thinking you need 8 hours of sleep every night. WRONG. Here’s how to sleep less and do more. THREAD.

First order of business: I predict this will attract a TON of hate. People calling it reckless, unsafe, unsustainable… bla bla bla. Allow me to make this abundantly clear: we don’t care. I’m not writing it for losers. I’m writing it for those of us who see the potential here.

This thread will comprise of THREE main sections: 1. Why 8 hrs sleep is a meme for most, and how to reduce the amount your body needs 2. How to tap into sleep deprivation intelligently to unlock a super state of hyper-creativity 3. Recovery Without further ado, let’s dig in.

DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED 8 HOURS SLEEP? Look, I’ll be honest with you: It depends. There isn’t a clear cut answer to this question. Some people need more, some need less. It all depends on how much damage YOUR body is taking. To say EVERYONE needs 8 hours is INSANE.

The 8 hour prescription is just as baseless, and just as absent of logic, as saying: “Everyone needs to eat 2,500 calories.” For some, that will make them gain weight. While for others, they will lose weight. There is no such thing as a 1-size-fits-all prescription for sleep.

Unless you are an athlete - many of you reading right now, are actually sleeping FAR MORE than your body ACTUALLY needs. Excessive sleeping = an indication of depression. You know this to be true because we've all experienced those days where we didn't want to get out of bed.

Which brings us to the MOST CRUCIAL point in this entire thread: The PRIMARY driver of this is: PURPOSE. Inducing sleep deprivation simply for the sake of it, is not only extremely difficult, but pointless. You will have the best results when you do it for a meaningful REASON.

DISCLAIMER: THE PROPER APPLICATION AND USE OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION AS A TOOL, WILL UNLOCK + SHOW U, PREVIOUSLY UNCHARTED LEVELS OF CREATIVITY, DRIVE, AND INTELLIGENCE. YOU WILL SEE BEST RESULTS WHEN THIS IS NEW FOUND STATE OF HYPER-LUCIDITY IS POURED INTO ACHIEVING A SPECIFIC AIM.

Before we discuss strategies & mechanics, let’s take a look at what sleep is actually FOR: Primarily, sleep achieves two things: 1. Consolidates learning + subconscious processing 2. Repairs muscles, heals damage, clears brain debris We will be concentrating on #2 exclusively.

During the day, anytime we use our brain cells, they excrete waste products. They literally poop. THE MAIN REASON we sleep is to clear this. Understanding this, it makes logical & intuitive sense that: The less poop (and damage) we have = the less sleep you need Got it? Good.

Now before we tap into our superpowers, let’s CORRECT the amount you’re currently sleeping. THIS IS INHERENTLY: AN INDIVIDUAL, PERSONAL, AND SCIENTIFIC, PROCESS. Because every body is different, approaches will vary slightly. You must test & refine to see what works for YOU.

The first step is to remove the idea of "8 hours" out of your head. Some people reading this (could be you?) are so conditioned to sleep 8 hours, that they consider any deviation of that protocol; insane. Whatever your starting point, start by sleeping ONE hour less than usual.

This achieves multiple things: - You will realise “Oh wow I didn’t die” - You will be more energetic - You will find yourself having an extra hour in the day (HUGE ADVANTAGE) …And you will be one step closer to finding your true north of how much sleep YOU individually need.

CUT DOWN "REQUIRED SLEEP" BY ANOTHER HOUR: Meditation. By far, probably THE most effective “brain poop” reducing technique at our disposal. LESS BRAIN POOP = LESS SLEEP NEEDED. Even just 10 minutes of basic meditation will make an enormous, tangible, difference.

Now that we’ve knocked back the amount of daily sleep you need by TWO HOURS... the rest is a matter of habit and conditioning (read; practice) and applying the rest of the techniques mentioned in this thread. We are now ready to play with Section Two: SLEEP DEPRIVATION.

On a lack of sleep, the barrier between our conscious & subconscious mind weans. Meaning: Not only do we become more SUGGESTIBLE, but we also unleash a dormant TIDAL WAVE of creativity and intelligence. But unfortunately, we can't stay here forever. You EVENTUALLY need rest.

WARNING: DO NOT STAY UP PAST 72 HOURS STRAIGHT OR YOU WILL EXPERIENCE SCHIZOPHRENIA. NOT ONLY IS THAT IMPRACTICAL, IT'S UNSUSTAINABLE, AND NOT MUCH FUN. YOU WILL DO MUCH BETTER ON *LOW SLEEP* RATHER THAN *NO SLEEP* Key distinction.

As mentioned earlier, the most CRUCIAL aspect of this entire process is PURPOSE. ie. You have a vision, and you seek to manifest it. And by inducing sleep deprivation... you unleash a well of creativity, intelligence, and ENTHUSIASM ...TO POUR INTO THE VISION. MAKES SENSE?

The reason I hold PURPOSE as PARANOUNT, is because sleep deprivation can be tricky at times. Without having a CLEAR object of desire, you will just get tired, and fall asleep at the first sign of fatigue. Working, studying, making art = all great reasons. Just don't waste time.

Remember, approach this with the mindset of a scientist: You are experimenting on your own body to test what works best. Pay extreme attention to your feelings, be receptive to the feedback your body is giving you. This is how you will navigate what you need more/less of.

Sleep deprivation is SUPER EASY to induce. The name of the game? STAY AWAKE. No matter what. I will be equipping you with 6 tools to do this. This is what works. LET'S JUMP IN.

1. LIGHT Light is the primary way your brain regulates your wakefulness/sleepy buttons. TURN ALL THE LIGHTS ON. I like to have the drapes closed. Can't see if its light/dark outside. Absorbs you deeper into the experience.

2. EMOTION Boredom is not a physiological phenomenon. It is merely a perspective. When sleep deprived, emotions become more vivid. Use this to your advantage: LEAN IN to the feelings of; that what you're doing is both FUN and EXCITING. This is crucial and will keep you awake.

3. MUSIC This one makes sleep deprivation EASY. and helps #2. I like to use my UE BOOM speaker. Your emotional state will adjust to resonate with the music you play. So LOUDLY, play FAST + INTENSE music. Search "AGGRESSIVE PHONK" on youtube and do not stop playing that mfer.

4. STIMULANTS Not essential IMO. Chemically altering your brain will obviously help you stay awake. Personally, I RARELY drink coffee. But will indulge when I crave sleep deprivation in a higher intensity. I advise against nootropics/drugs. S.D amplifies EVERYTHING’s intensity

5. VOICE Engaging with your whole body, rife with emotion, loudly scream + shout often. No I'm not joking, and when you try this, you will see the utility in it. Frequently yell out loud. I like to yell: "FUCK YEAH, CONCRETE!!" really enthusiastically. = Spikes your system.

6. MOVEMENT Pay attention to what you're doing with ur body. DO NOT LAY DOWN. IT WILL TRIGGER INSTANT TIREDNESS. MINIMUM: be seated. STANDING DESK = GOATED. Frequent bursts of 22 push-ups. If you wanna go maniac mode? Go gym and run 6 miles on treadmill. Note: harder recovery

I WILL SAY NOTHING FOR THE “DURING” PORTION OTHER THAN, YOU WILL ENCOUNTER A VERSION OF REALITY THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT TO WAKING LIFE. It’s a lot of fun. IF AFRAID, IF IN DOUBT: JUST GO TO SLEEP. NOW. LET’S JUMP INTO SECTION 3, RECOVERY:

This is the most important section. Whilst you are afforded superpowers... you DO have to pay for them. Nothing is free. Understand, you are unequivocally, pushing the body beyond what it's used to. Pay close attention to how you feel. STRATEGIES FOR KEEPING THE ENGINE COOL…

1. MASS HYDRATION You want to be drinking water. Tons and tons Not only does peeing frequently help you stay awake, but test it out… normal hydration VS very hydrated. Very hydrated wins. You can literally feel the difference. I absolutely chug through litres.

2. BLUEBERRIES Long-time followers know that I have talked about sleep deprivation frequently over the years. AND I DO NOT **EVER** DO IT WITHOUT BLUEBERRIES. ABSOLUTELY FUCKING ESSENTIAL. Inflammation is what will fuck you up. Blueberries counter inflammation, HARD.

3. COLD SHOWERS I laughed. But yes, literally cold showers. Again, what will fuck you up is the INFLAMMATION. Get in the shower, set it to AS COLD AS IT GOES (dont be a pussy) and stay in there for about 3 minutes. It's uncomfortable, but much better than being sick.

4. NAPS Super recovery in a bottle. Aim for 20 minute naps, as that is the sweet-spot. I encourage experimentation, but 20 minutes will give you an additional 4 hours worth of "normal sleep" energy. Super useful when you need more gas, but don't want to quit just yet.

5. CRYOTHERAPY This is for extreme circumstances only. If you feel your body going to absolute shit... cryo will repair you to 100%. I almost never do this, but wanted to include it just in case you run into a scenario where it's needed.



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