>>7775407 It's genetic. It might take some googling, but look into it if you want to be depressed. Some people only need 4 hours to completely clean their brain of waste byproducts, while others need 10+. Tends to run in the family. Life isn't fair and all that.
There was an interview with a woman who would always wake up ridiculous early automatically, so she started running in the mornings. She talked about how she gets to live two lives because she has so much time. I don't have it saved anymore.
And I know a man who barely needs sleep. Needless to say, he's very happy and has lots of money.
I find it quite interesting that some very experienced meditators (mainly Buddhist yogis) don't sleep at all. Deep states of meditation can be more recuperating than actual sleep. All this while being fully conscious but not like lucid dreaming either. Of course this skill is not attainable by normal people as it takes decades of practice but I still think it's quite amazing.
if however your question pertains to yourself, which i strongly suspect, i can tell you from personally having just gone through 6+ weeks of 4-6 hours sleep per night that I've noticed no degradation of my mental faculties. physically it's a fight. you get tired during the day. who knew.
>>7776561 "Unfortunately, the therapeutic potential of melatonin has been difficult to realize in clinical trials.." http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945704001315 - took me about five seconds. i like dicks. you like dreams.
>>7775407 People talking about needing different amounts of sleep. It's literally dependent on how much deep sleep you're getting. Which is in turn dependent on several factors, including environmental.
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