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Modeling sleep patterns

Polyphasic sleep suggestions are quite popular on the internet, but they also do seem quite irrational. The negative risk of trying it is very high, you could seriously damage your health by doing it (risk of the fatal car accident could possibly increase) sleep deprivation, while reward is low to medium at best and depends if you can take advantage of more time available to you. And i'm just scratching the surface here.

Also consider:

  • High entry barriers - minimum 2 weeks just to change your habits

  • Requires very disciplined approach

  • Very little science

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1Skatche10yI see what you're saying, certainly. But we're talking about someone who is already having a lot of sleep problems, and has exhausted all the other options they could find. They may find they're better able to keep up a consistent polyphasic regime than a more standard sleep pattern, and if their sleep problems are already bad enough, it may be worth the drawbacks to give it a shot.
[LINK] Ethical Pick-Up Artistry (Clarisse Thorn)

It's quite obvious that PUA works in some ways because of trying the methods in the "field". My first gripe with the article that it's just the same generalized armchair advice.

But even worse is "let's give advice to other group" perspective. Shouldn't feminists be trying to change the women views and behaviour on dating? I don't quite understand why aren't they focusing on their own group in this problem. This seems to remind me of color politics.

Hyperlinks and Less Wrong

A suggestion for deeper links.

Maybe lesswrong could use Emphasis, for linking to sentences/paragraphs instead of whole articles.

Anti-akrasia remote monitoring experiment

I'm using rescuetime as an eye of sauron.

Because it logs everything i do on the computer, at the end of the day i can always check my progress and how much and where my time goes.

I have set goals: 6h of work, 1h of learning a day. And all the activities basically go into 3 large groups: work, fun, learn. It works very very well. At the end of the week it feels nice to check out how much work you have or haven't done.

Here is how one of the better days looks like:

2erratio11yI've also been experimenting with Rescuetime, with mixed results. Pros: It makes me more aware of the amount of time I spend procrastinating, and the popup it throws at me after 5 minuates of inactivity can get me back on task if my procrastination takes the form of non-computer stuff. Cons: I don't feel like I'm procrastinating less, and my efficiency graphs definitely confirm that impression.
Intelligence Amplification Open Thread

Exercise, especially tabata seems to mitigate some of these problems. I get sick quite often, but i recover very fast and my bones seem to be stronger. Of course it's just my subjective observation.

1xamdam11yYour experience with tabata: subjective or did you find some research?
Intelligence Amplification Open Thread

The magic combination of things that work for me:

  • Regular exercise, i like running at least 5 days a week, tabata/endurance depending on the mood/energy levels.

  • Piracetam

  • Very strong coffee in the morning

  • Clear goals of what i want to accomplish

  • No sleep debt, and sufficient sleep everyday.

Last one is the hardest, but the weeks that manage to get enough sleep, i get things done like an animal.

4Relsqui11yAre you worried about caffeine addiction at all? My understanding is that once your body gets used to it, the coffee is really only bringing you up to what would otherwise be your baseline.
The Social Coprocessor Model

I failed to find such paper in google, and i would really like to read it. Maybe some more helpfull hints about it? Or possibly a link?

0thomblake11yI can't seem to find it online. I have a vague recollection it might have been from the proceedings of ETHICOMP2007 in Tokyo - I'll check when I get a chance.
The Social Coprocessor Model

I would also like to know more about biases you mentioned, can PM me this too? Or just post it here for everyone to read, because it's a very big teaser on a topic which you seem to have a lot of interesting insights.

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