Physics time. Sir Newton would be proud. ninfia: why is it so easy to stay awake until 6 am but an hard to wake up ateam Things in muninn tend to stay in motion
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Physics time. Sir Newton would be proud. ninfia: why is it so easy to stay awake until 6 am but an hard to wake up ateam Things in muninn tend to stay in motion

Sir Newton would be proud

ninfia:
why is it so easy to stay awake
until 6 am but an hard to wake up
ateam
Things in muninn tend to stay in
motion, while things at rest tend to
stay at rest.
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#19 - ofmiceandmen (09/28/2013) [-]
Your body is a very resilient thing. Any of its various functions can be altered if the need should arise.    
   
Let's say you go a week without food. During that week you'll probably feel pretty hungry during the first few days but after your body realizes that food isn't around, you'll notice that the hunger goes away.    
   
It's being suppressed. After the week is up, however, and you eat again, you'll feel more hungry than you've ever felt. Why? The suppression is gone because your body has food again and doesn't have to do it anymore. This is genetic and goes back to a time when food was harder to come by.   
   
The need to sleep can be suppressed in much the same way. Losing sleep is not ideal obviously, but if there's a time when you simply cannot sleep, you bet your ass your body can cope with that.    
   
This too is genetic and goes back to a time when we were hunted and may not have been unable to sleep when we wanted. Same with hunger though, once you are actually asleep, your body wants to stay asleep.   
   
This is why it's easier to stay up until 6 AM than it is to wake up at 6 AM.
Your body is a very resilient thing. Any of its various functions can be altered if the need should arise.

Let's say you go a week without food. During that week you'll probably feel pretty hungry during the first few days but after your body realizes that food isn't around, you'll notice that the hunger goes away.

It's being suppressed. After the week is up, however, and you eat again, you'll feel more hungry than you've ever felt. Why? The suppression is gone because your body has food again and doesn't have to do it anymore. This is genetic and goes back to a time when food was harder to come by.

The need to sleep can be suppressed in much the same way. Losing sleep is not ideal obviously, but if there's a time when you simply cannot sleep, you bet your ass your body can cope with that.

This too is genetic and goes back to a time when we were hunted and may not have been unable to sleep when we wanted. Same with hunger though, once you are actually asleep, your body wants to stay asleep.

This is why it's easier to stay up until 6 AM than it is to wake up at 6 AM.
User avatar #23 to #19 - sorcha (09/28/2013) [-]
You start to micro nap if you keep yourself awake long enough
User avatar #24 to #23 - ofmiceandmen (09/28/2013) [-]
Yes but that is a last resort when lack of sleep is about to kill you. For the time frames we're talking about it's simple suppression.
#29 to #24 - cplkoeksuster (09/28/2013) [-]
Well **** . That means I nearly die quite a bit.
User avatar #30 to #29 - ofmiceandmen (09/28/2013) [-]
Maybe I should clarify. The longest someone can go at best case scenario is about 10 days. It varies for everyone, but micro naps occur around 3 or 4 days in. That's a last resort. That's your body telling you that it needs to sleep to avoid damages. Around a week of no sleep you'll be withdrawn and disoriented. Any time after that your brain could shut down and if you don't get sufficient rest from that point you can become so weak that you just simply stop being alive.

It's not really that when you get micronaps, you're about dead. It's that when you get micronaps that's the body's last resort before things start going south really fast.
#31 to #30 - cplkoeksuster (09/28/2013) [-]
I sleep on average 5-6 hours a night and if life gets hectic I go to micro-naps on a frequent basis. Maybe once or twice a week. If I pull an all-nighter I do this daily for the next week or so. Should I be concerned?
User avatar #34 to #31 - ofmiceandmen (09/28/2013) [-]
It sounds to me like you're just sleep deprived. You're probably just napping. Micro napping is when your brain shuts down for small periods of time in an effort to rejuvenate. They're not normal naps and last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minute. You're not actually napping, you're brain is just trying to shut down to rejuvenate but do it while you're awake. It's more of a hallucinatory state than actually sleeping.
#37 to #34 - cplkoeksuster (09/28/2013) [-]
I'll be awake one minute, then realize that time has jumped about 30 seconds and the teacher/ person I was talking to is kinda pissed with me. To an onlooker I appear to lose consciousness Mr Bean style with the eyes closing and snapping open again before my head starts lulling and snapping back upright again. If that makes any sense.
User avatar #38 to #37 - ofmiceandmen (09/28/2013) [-]
Huh. That's weird. That does sound like a micro nap.

I'm not a doctor by any means, I just have researched this stuff. You may want to go consult one seeing as that's not exactly normal though.
#39 to #38 - cplkoeksuster (09/28/2013) [-]
Will do, thanks man. I had no idea it was a bad thing, just thought of it as an inconvenience.
User avatar #25 to #24 - sorcha (09/28/2013) [-]
I know it's around the 2nd or 3rd day I start to micro nap


Well that was before the sleeping tablets
#20 - acidreign (09/28/2013) [-]
All-nighter breakdown:   
10pm-12am: Should I just pull an all-nighter?   
12pm-2am: 			****		 YEH ALL NIGHTER I'M GONNA DO SO MUCH 			****		   
2am-6am: Maybe I should actually go to sleep so i'm not tired tomorrow..   
6am-6:30am: 			****		 I should have gone to sleep this was a bad idea.   
6:30am-8am: It's too late to sleep now, I better just stay awake so i can sleep tonight   
8am-9am: must.. stay.. awake..   
7pm: 			****
All-nighter breakdown:
10pm-12am: Should I just pull an all-nighter?
12pm-2am: **** YEH ALL NIGHTER I'M GONNA DO SO MUCH ****
2am-6am: Maybe I should actually go to sleep so i'm not tired tomorrow..
6am-6:30am: **** I should have gone to sleep this was a bad idea.
6:30am-8am: It's too late to sleep now, I better just stay awake so i can sleep tonight
8am-9am: must.. stay.. awake..
7pm: ****
User avatar #47 to #20 - niggastolemyname (09/28/2013) [-]
2 pm: brain has shut down hurrrr durrrr
User avatar #41 to #20 - folkflunky (09/28/2013) [-]
I usually go to sleep every night at 5 a.m. and I always wake up at about 3 p.m.

I hate it so much.
#44 to #20 - rumpadump (09/28/2013) [-]
This is so accurate, haha
#7 - evebishop (09/28/2013) [-]
An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it.   
An object that is in motion will not change its velocity unless an external force acts upon it.

An object that is at rest will stay at rest unless an external force acts upon it.
An object that is in motion will not change its velocity unless an external force acts upon it.
User avatar #14 to #7 - drinkfightfuck (09/28/2013) [-]
You would, nerd.
User avatar #16 to #7 - impo **User deleted account** (09/28/2013) [-]
Newtons Third Law now.. give it to me
User avatar #17 to #7 - jamieswhiteshirt (09/28/2013) [-]
Unless there are several forces which even each other out.
#18 to #17 - icefall (09/28/2013) [-]
in which case there is no external force applied on that object since the net force is zero
User avatar #36 to #7 - tylosaurus ONLINE (09/28/2013) [-]
Wouldn't an explosion count as internal and therefore change it's velocity?
User avatar #40 to #7 - olesc ONLINE (09/28/2013) [-]
But when you sleep without any disturbances.. you still wake up because god says your energy meter is full.. your science cant explain everything
#49 to #40 - anon (09/28/2013) [-]
wait, you actually thought he was saying that you sleep indefinitely unless something wakes you up?
#8 to #7 - playfaire (09/28/2013) [-]
But then what happens if an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?
#11 to #8 - azinfoo (09/28/2013) [-]
Immovable Object vs. Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?

#10 to #8 - azinfoo (09/28/2013) [-]
The objects would pass right through each other.

This is because an immovable object and unstoppable force are things whose velocity cannot be changed by pushing on them. They can not be accelerated and so they are both the same thing -- an unaccelaratable object. Because an unacceleratale object can never have it's speed changed, the objects would have no effect on each other.

Here's a video explaining it.
User avatar #12 to #10 - playfaire (09/28/2013) [-]
Amazing! Minuitephysics are awesome!
#15 to #8 - danilawleit (09/28/2013) [-]
My good man.
My good man.
User avatar #28 to #8 - antzell ONLINE (09/28/2013) [-]
Half-life 3 confirmed.
User avatar #21 to #8 - admiralen ONLINE (09/28/2013) [-]
the unstoppable force would probably go around the immovable object
#9 to #8 - anon (09/28/2013) [-]
A hole.
User avatar #26 - fizzor (09/28/2013) [-]
Me and my buddy once wanted to test if we could last two days awake. Lots of energy drinks and coffee were consumed. We even strolled through my town wearing nothing but t-shirts, boxers and sandals. It was like 4 in the morning and it was summer, sun was shining and there were pretty much no people outside at that time, so it was pretty awesome. We did last two days alright, we even went over the deadline by 12 hours. But after that, **** got real weird. My friend had already left to his home, and I was sitting in the living room, staring at the TV, which wasn't on. For 10 minutes, I swear, I thought it was on and that I was watching "The Bold and the Beautiful". After I woke up from that 'trance' and realized I had just stared at the black screen of the TV for 10 straight minutes, I decided enough is enough and just went to sleep and slept for about 22 hours. It was... An interesting experience, but not something I want to repeat. Ever again.
#32 to #26 - articulate (09/28/2013) [-]
Do you smoke weed?  inb4 comment on how hardcore i am.  If you stay up all night and then get high it amplifies the effects if you can manage to not fall asleep. I stared at my ceiling fan for who knows how long tripping the 			****		 out.    
   
gif related, it's my ceiling fan.
Do you smoke weed? inb4 comment on how hardcore i am. If you stay up all night and then get high it amplifies the effects if you can manage to not fall asleep. I stared at my ceiling fan for who knows how long tripping the **** out.

gif related, it's my ceiling fan.
User avatar #33 to #32 - fizzor (09/28/2013) [-]
I've heard about that from my friends, but no, I don't smoke it myself. Though I'm always open to try new things
#22 - octaviano (09/28/2013) [-]
Reasons to study Physics:   
1. have an excuse why you are late
Reasons to study Physics:
1. have an excuse why you are late
#46 to #22 - playerdous (09/28/2013) [-]
Sitting here right now with my fundamental physics book  just procrastinating. I have a very high friction point.
Sitting here right now with my fundamental physics book just procrastinating. I have a very high friction point.
#2 - navar (09/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #3 - baliet (09/27/2013) [-]
this is best explanation I heard so far good way to tell your physics teacher you overslept
#27 - anonyanille (09/28/2013) [-]
Almost completely unrelated, does anyone know what Ninfia means or is it like a character from a show? For some reason lately I've been seeing that word/name everywhere lately.
User avatar #45 to #27 - grandlordchicken (09/28/2013) [-]
From wikipedia
Ninfia (Russian: Александ) is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia in the State Duma. Ninfia was born September 15, 1967. He is Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitral and Procedural Law.
#42 - ninjabadger (09/28/2013) [-]
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User avatar #6 - SteyrAUG (09/28/2013) [-]
Morning shift master race reporting in.

Started work at 5 AM at the golf course all summer. Wish I could've slept until six.
User avatar #13 to #6 - douthit (09/28/2013) [-]
I did that one summer. The best job I've had yet.
User avatar #5 - sinonyx (09/28/2013) [-]
probably because you've only had a few minutes of sleep??
User avatar #4 - aerialskyhoof (09/28/2013) [-]
So that's why they call it sleep inertia...
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