Is there a way to train myself to operate on less sleep?

I am pretty consistent in getting 8-9 hours of sleep per night. However, I'd love it if I could train myself to need less sleep, as there are many things I'd like to do more of during the day. What's the best way to get in the habit of sleeping less?

  Topic Health Subtopic Sleep Tags sleep productivity
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Daina Grazulis

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  1. I’m going to make this as simple as possible - NO. And don’t try. 

    Our bodies are built and programmed to naturally provide the sleep and rest we need. Doing anything to alter your body’s basic biologic needs will screw up your Circadian Rhythm, your natural sleep/wake cycle, and disrupt your pattern in such a way that could cause long-term problems and sleep disorders.

    I’m going to beg you to trust me. You fool with your body’s natural processes and functions and it will cost you. For the most part, we are custom-made with all that we require to function well. Don’t mess with it. It’s one thing to naturally not require a lot of sleep, but trying to change your natural sleep cycle will cause problems.

    Just to be clear though, it is well documented that our bodies need  7 to 9 hours of sleep. And once you go to college, become a parent, take a corporate job, work a night shift - just a few examples - you will find out how desperately you actually need those sleep hours.

    UTC 2020-10-18 06:21 AM 0 Comments

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