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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    You can bet your bottom dollar that the workday would increase to 10+ hours. If you don't need to go home to prevent fatigue, there's no reason for them to let you leave at the end of the day.
    Imagine what kind of billable hour requirements law firms could set for their associates.
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    Scientists trying to eliminate the need for sleep.

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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

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    Yesterday I thought this would be a useful thing in my line of work, but now I'm not so sure. I guess the theory is that if you don't feel sleepy, you can drive more hours in a day and make more money, but what I can see happening is that the FMCSA would increase the hours of service for truckers and then the shippers and receivers would schedule their freight accordingly. You'd be given a 1500 mile run and expected to complete without a break, which wouldn't be good. I can tell you from experience that after so many hours behind the wheel, even if you're not sleepy, your body needs a break. Certain muscles get sore from being in that position too long. There is no replacement for a few hours in the sleeper bunk, or a couple hours out of the vehicle walking around for that matter. You might be able to address sleep needs, but how about muscle fatigue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander View Post
    Yesterday I thought this would be a useful thing in my line of work, but now I'm not so sure. I guess the theory is that if you don't feel sleepy, you can drive more hours in a day and make more money, but what I can see happening is that the FMCSA would increase the hours of service for truckers and then the shippers and receivers would schedule their freight accordingly. You'd be given a 1500 mile run and expected to complete without a break, which wouldn't be good. I can tell you from experience that after so many hours behind the wheel, even if you're not sleepy, your body needs a break. Certain muscles get sore from being in that position too long. There is no replacement for a few hours in the sleeper bunk, or a couple hours out of the vehicle walking around for that matter. You might be able to address sleep needs, but how about muscle fatigue?
    Exactly. You may not "feel tired" but your body still needs to recharge the ol' batteries.

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    Not to mention the psychological needs that go along with giving your mind a break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Not to mention the psychological needs that go along with giving your mind a break.
    A proper longitudinal study will tell us whether or not this and many other concerns about not sleeping (that sounds weird...) are justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    A proper longitudinal study will tell us whether or not this and many other concerns about not sleeping (that sounds weird...) are justified.
    What about dreams? Dreams are extremely important to maintaining a healthy psyche. What would it do to a human to no longer have that outlet?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    What about dreams? Dreams are extremely important to maintaining a healthy psyche. What would it do to a human to no longer have that outlet?
    I'm no psychologist, but I don't know that dreams are important. But that's certainly a question a longitudinal study would attempt to answer.

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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    I don't know about the dream thing. I know a few people who claim they don't remember their dreams, but there is a lot to be said for just taking a break, mental and physical. For me, driving relaxes my mind to a certain degree. When I'm doing a long haul and there's something interesting on the radio, it's actually pretty relaxing. The physical fatigue is another thing though. There have been many times where I shut down after doing about 700 miles and I didn't even feel sleepy. Then I will get into the sleeper with every intention of reading for a while and I'll fall fast asleep with the book on my chest. Your body needs to shut down sometimes, no matter how sleepy you are or aren't.

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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    I thought this part of the article was the most interesting.:

    The treatment is "a totally new route for increasing arousal....
    While for someone of my age this could be a breakthrough ( ), does this foreshadow the end to internet porn sites!



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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    I thought this part of the article was the most interesting.:



    While for someone of my age this could be a breakthrough ( ), does this foreshadow the end to internet porn sites!



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    It could also increase their popularity. A lot.

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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    I thought this part of the article was the most interesting.:



    While for someone of my age this could be a breakthrough ( ), does this foreshadow the end to internet porn sites!



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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I buy in when they come up with a nasal spray that helps me perform while I sleep!
    Are you saying you'd like to conduct "business" outside normal "business hours?"

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    Re: Snorting a Brain Chemical That Could Replace Sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I buy in when they come up with a nasal spray that helps me perform while I sleep!
    In your dreams.....so to speak.

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