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(Scientific American)   Ugh. I slept terribly last night. No you didn't. Oh, thanks I feel better   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 28
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2014-08-13 12:58:55 PM
This is why my life is a never ending series of lies I tell myself.
 
2014-08-13 01:22:20 PM
New research from psychologists at Colorado College suggests that this might not be the only way to get over those late nights out. Beliefs about the quality of the sleep you get might be enough to ward off negative effects of sleep-deprivation on your mental acuity. Manipulating people's perception of how well they slept could affect cognitive functioning.

I don't have a fancy degree from Colorado College, but I don't think this is an effective treatment for sleep deprivation.
 
2014-08-13 01:30:34 PM
You're not drunk.
 
2014-08-13 01:34:54 PM

NutWrench: I don't have a fancy degree from Colorado College, but I don't think this is an effective treatment for sleep deprivation.


Keep in mind this is coming from a state where pot is now legal. In their minds, all things are possible.
 
2014-08-13 01:40:44 PM

Fark Me To Tears: NutWrench: I don't have a fancy degree from Colorado College, but I don't think this is an effective treatment for sleep deprivation.

Keep in mind this is coming from a state where pot is now legal. In their minds, all things are possible.


They got the idea from alleviating paranoia in people who were really, really high.
 
2014-08-13 02:25:27 PM

TheOmni: This is why my life is a never ending series of lies I tell myself.


Have you considered a GOP primary run?
 
2014-08-13 03:45:55 PM
I think if you're waking up next to her you've probably had a great night, sleep or no sleep.
 
2014-08-13 03:51:10 PM
Who taught you grammar?  Terribly's an adverb.  Get out.  Vanish.
 
2014-08-13 03:55:30 PM

UncleDirtNap: I think if you're waking up next to her you've probably had a great night, sleep or no sleep.


I agree, I would happily wake up next to that stock photo model.
 
2014-08-13 04:00:05 PM
all you have to do is BELIEVE!!!    lolzzz


where have i heard that before?????
 
2014-08-13 04:21:04 PM
I have one of those apps on my phone that tells me how much I moved around, and how much noise I made. Last night I was almost constantly moving, felt like crap this morning. Someone needs to write an app that just lies. You wake up and see you were calm all night, had a refreshing sleep, and it says "Wow! You had a great sleep! You're awesome, have a great day x"

Then give me 10% of the profits, because that's gonna make you a millionaire.
 
2014-08-13 04:24:07 PM
I would suspect you'd need to be a lot more gullibile that I am for that to work.

"You got a good night's sleep."
"No, I didn't."
"Sure you did! It was great!"
"No, I really didn't."
"Yes you did! Snored like mad. Sounded like a turtle farking a washboard."
"Uhhhhh, OK crazy person. Guess I did. Even though I already know I didn't."
 
2014-08-13 04:42:31 PM
... and i'll believe it until the evidence of my head bouncing off the keyboard proves otherwise.
 
2014-08-13 04:43:17 PM

skyotter: Who taught you grammar?  Terribly's an adverb.  Get out.  Vanish.


Is "slept" not a verb?

Hell, "slept terribly" is an example used by the Cambridge Dictionary.
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/terribly_1

Who taught you grammar?
 
2014-08-13 04:48:56 PM
That guys wife is a dick.
 
2014-08-13 04:56:21 PM

skyotter: Who taught you grammar?  Terribly's an adverb.  Get out.  Vanish.


and I slept is the first person simple past of the verb 'to sleep'.

do you think it should be 'I slept terrible'?
 

in conclusion what the merry fark are you talking about?
 
2014-08-13 04:57:38 PM

TabASlotB: skyotter: Who taught you grammar?  Terribly's an adverb.  Get out.  Vanish.

Is "slept" not a verb?

Hell, "slept terribly" is an example used by the Cambridge Dictionary.
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/terribly_1

Who taught you grammar?


You're gonna trust some commie English dictionary over a true red-white-&-Blue American Grammar Nazi!
 
2014-08-13 05:03:23 PM
i'll just leave this here and slink away

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373469/
 
2014-08-13 05:12:00 PM
Eh. I can get 3 hours of sleep after being awake all night drinking and still feel fresh the next day. Mostly because I forget that I didnt get any good sleep. Of course, by that next night I'm crashing hard.
 
2014-08-13 05:28:50 PM
I did a similar thing.  I used to need 7-8 hrs to feel good but had too many projects on the go.  I told myself there are people that get 4 hrs a night and feel good so why can't I do that.  So I did.  For the last 2 years I've been getting 4-5 hrs a night, with usually a single night per month of 12 hrs.  To offset, I only needed to increase my vodak intake by one fifth during waking hours.
 
2014-08-13 05:33:23 PM
I wonder if this same effect is related to the MSG/Sulphates/gluten thing? Where there are a number of actual cases, but far, far more of not?
 
2014-08-13 05:35:05 PM

UncleDirtNap: I think if you're waking up next to her you've probably had a great night, sleep or no sleep.


I had intended to post something similar, except that I'd planned to hotlink the picture from TFA.

www.scientificamerican.com

/sharp clavicle
 
2014-08-13 05:51:03 PM

mongbiohazard: I would suspect you'd need to be a lot more gullibile that I am for that to work.

"You got a good night's sleep."
"No, I didn't."
"Sure you did! It was great!"
"No, I really didn't."
"Yes you did! Snored like mad. Sounded like a turtle farking a washboard."
"Uhhhhh, OK crazy person. Guess I did. Even though I already know I didn't."


It has been previously shown that lack of sleep increases suggestibility in people, much like the effects of drugs and alcohol. It is not surprising that the "placebo effect" would be more pronounced in patients who suffer from restless sleep.

Though if you read TFA, it was actually more involved than simply telling the patient they were getting good sleep. The people conducting the study presented "evidence" to the subjects, in the form of machine readouts, to make it appear they were, in fact, getting good amounts of sleep. This was used to help convince the subjects.

I remember reading about a hypnosis study done years ago. They took subjects who initially tested as "poor" hypnotic subjects, and conducted a hypnosis session with them, in which the hypnotist gave them suggestions that they would see certain colors in the room, and hear certain sounds. What the subjects did not know, was that the room was rigged to change the lighting in the room on cue, and had hidden speakers to produce a set of scripted, barely audible, sounds on cue.

This had the effect of tricking the subjects into believing the hypnosis was working on them, and when tested afterward (without the tricks), the subjects tested in the high range for hypnotic response.
 
2014-08-13 07:53:40 PM
Gullible lizard brain that believes anything you tell it to says what?
 
2014-08-14 04:10:25 AM
I could believe the placebo effect works for one day, but not over a sustained period.
 
2014-08-14 07:04:49 AM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Gullible lizard brain that believes anything you tell it to says what?


What?
 
2014-08-14 05:01:31 PM

Parthenogenetic: UncleDirtNap: I think if you're waking up next to her you've probably had a great night, sleep or no sleep.

I had intended to post something similar, except that I'd planned to hotlink the picture from TFA.

[www.scientificamerican.com image 277x415]

/sharp clavicle


That chick is in so many different stock photos.
 
2014-08-14 10:14:06 PM

AirGee: That chick is in so many different stock photos.


I want to write a song called "Stock Photo Sweetheart" about girls like her and my infatuation with them. However, I am only a songwriter in my dreams.
 
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