When you guys talk about sleep being important...

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  1. Buddyblazon

    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    do naps account for hours of sleep in a day? My friend says it doesn't (but you can see his heartbeat if you hold him up to a candle). He seems to think it's only, "...deep REM sleep".

    Anybody know?
     
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    i dont think so
     
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    Don't remember my psychology lessons exactly, theres no 'deep REM sleep', just the rapid eye movement stage, and if you're not getting it at night, your body will make sure it gets it during your naps.

    I could be wrong though. Sleeping in class ftw!
     
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    I believe why sleep is so imporant is because almost 100% of growth hormone is secreated while sleeping. That is very important for muscle repair and growth. I think a short nap wouldnt kick "on" the natural HGH flow.
     
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    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    So nobody knows for sure.

    It's a good question. I have a hard time laying down and putting in 8 continuous hours.

    Usually 7 range...or less. But I have no problem with a 1-2 hour nap during the day.
     
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    you're constantly talking about HGH
     
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    :werd: :rofl:
     
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    :bowdown: the fountain of youth!! :bowdown:
     
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    I absolutely need my 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon.
     
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    If this were true then you could take HGH and not get as much sleep. I know that this doesn't work from experience.
     
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    Timber takes NAPS!?!?!?!?!

    Sweet, Im in then.
     
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    Its why I can't have a regular, full time 9-5 job. :o
    My nap time ranges between 1-6pm depending...
     
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    he is a hippy, this is code for the time he takes to "meditate" with his fish.
     
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    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    I tried the 9-5 life for about 4 years. Everyday I came home...and feel like I just wanted to slash my wrists.

    I understand some people like to know when they're working...knowing how much they're gonna make every paycheck.

    But in my mind (and no offense to you 9-5ers), I felt like a sucker working a 9-5 job.

    I do everything in my power to see that I never go back to that cube rat life again.


    P.S. Just woke up from an a hour and 15 minute nap. Now I feel like I can conquer the world.
     
  16. Mike McDermott

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    so what kind of job do you have?
     
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    Throughout the night you progress through the various stages of sleep and into REM four to six times. The time spent in REM grows during each successive wave starting at about ten minutes and lasting up to about thirty. So the sleep towards the end of the night is more valuable than what you get after first falling asleep.
     
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    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    My main money maker is concert production. Usually from about late April until late October. Work my ass off for six months and stash my nuts away for the slow season. Now, specifically, I do concert staging during the summers. Build large roofs (can hang up to 80k from them), the stages that go under them, rig points on the roof (for lighting and audio), load the semi's with the broken down roofs...or stages, drive the semi's from our shop/yard in St.Louis to where ever in the country they want a stage.

    Here's a shot of me attaching a guy line for our 65' by 45' roof in Beaufort NC last summer. 30 yards off the ocean...that "pleasant breeze" that you enjoy by the sea....not so pleasant when your up high.

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    That tower is only 50'. The roof is actually "sitting on the deck" (about 7 feet above a 5 and 1/2 foot high stage. Each stick of truss in that tower is 10'. So you can figure how high I am. Not that high really.

    Climbing INTO the roof when it's up is a hoot. Your forearms tell you really quick if you've had enough potassium that day.

    During the slow months, I've been pedaling signed sports memorablia. But I'm just now at the point where I've worked my way up the production ladder enough that I am going to make it my only job this next year.

    Too bad it took 10 years in the industry to get that point.
     
  19. Mike McDermott

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    :coold: you sound resourceful.

    :eek4: @ pic
     
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    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    Knowing I don't have to go to work in a cube....gives me all the motivation I need.

    That's an aluminum roof. You should see the guys that work the massive steel stadium roofs. Hanging from a stick of truss...dangling from a crane...80-100 ft in the air.....swinging like a pendilum.
     
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    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    i could never do that because i'm afraid of heights. :o you have my respect.
     
  22. Buddyblazon

    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    Dude...everybody is afraid of heights to a certain degree. You just have to concentrate on the task at hand. Don't think about. Do your job...and get down. It gets easier the more you do it.

    It's also wise to wear a harness (which my dumbass is not in that pic)...and remember NOT to let go.

    If you DO fall...hopefully your buddy is there....and can smack you out of the air like a linebacker. It hurts (from what I hear)...but it can save your life.

    Or if you're really lucky...the drum kit breaks your fall. :barf:
     
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    :eek4: :eek4: :eek4:
     
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    And DAMN!

    Seriously that works??? I thought that was as plausible as Bugs Bunny taking a step outside a falling house at the final moment to save his life.
     
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    Buddyblazon Broncos Naked Bootleg...FTW!!!!

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    That's what the tell me. You'll still get fucked up...but it breaks your downward momentum. And from what old school riggers tell me...it messes up the guy who delivers the blow too.

    But it's better than seeing your friend die.
     
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