How can I improve quality and decrease quantity of sleep?
July 27, 2009 9:01 AM Subscribe
How can I function well on less sleep?
posted by HopStopDon'tShop to health & fitness (17 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Ancient mystics and mega gurus, tell me: is it possible to become one of those people that functions perfectly well (if not better) on less sleep? Can I exchange, for example, one hour of meditation for 3 hours of sleep? (I'd happily take 20 minutes of meditation for 1 hour of sleep.) What hidden secrets are out there to enable me to sleep, for example, 5 hours a night but still function as usual during the day?
I'm hoping some of you may have had personal experience with a method or system that has helped you sleep less or improve the quality of your sleep. I'm not interested in meds but am definitely open to meditation, specific exercises, foods etc.
(I'm aware of the basics: no food or caffeine before bed, better quality sleep generally, exercise, sunlight during the day, fresh air while sleeping etc.)