Is there a way to be productive while we sleep?
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Have you ever thought, for instance, of using the 8 hours in day you normally ‘waste’ sleeping to actually be more productive? Wouldn’t the following be the ultimate life hacks?
...a way to be productive while sleeping
Matthew Walker, a sleep researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, says that sleeping is not just staring at the back of your lids, and losing a third of the day, it’s more like backward way of thinking. He finds snoozing extremely productive. A study found participants who were sleep deprived for one to five hours saw steady declines in results on tests that measure visual stimuli and reaction speeds. The effect was worse with each additional lost hour of sleep.
From the mathematical perspective, warp speed is possible, according to Eric Davis, a theoretical physicist with the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. In theory, a warp drive creates a bubble that distorts spacetime around a moving vessel. The problem in this case is the energy needed to do so roughly equate to the sun’s mass. But don’t lose hope yet. Physicists brought that energy demand down from its original estimate by creating a more efficiently shaped warp bubble. The next would be to find a better way to send that bubble through space.
...a pill that stops aging
It would be too much to expect that a medicine will offer us the secret to immortality, but what’s encouraging is that certain drugs might slow our decline. One of those, called rapamycin, can trick cells into thinking they’re starving, which makes them to better resist DNA damage, and thus live longer. One study found it extended mice’s life spans by 25%. Longevity researchers as Matt Kaeberlein at the University of Washington, are now testing rapamycin on dogs. But getting it for humans will be hard, the reason for that is the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t recognize aging a medical condition.
Source: Popular Science