Thursday, January 1, 2009

Some insane things about Sleep ..

Welcome to the Year 2009 ..
Yeah we all know how sleeping has been an important part in our life .
So here are some crazy thought about sleep ..

- The record for the longest period without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. The record holder reported hallucinations, paranoia, blurred vision, slurred speech and memory and concentration lapses.

- It's impossible to tell if someone is really awake without close medical supervision. People can take cat naps with their eyes open without even being aware of it.

- Anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you're still tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.
- A new baby typically results in 400-750 hours lost sleep for parents in the first year.

- One of the best predictors of insomnia later in life is the development of bad habits from having sleep disturbed by young children.

- Dreams, once thought to occur only during REM sleep, also occur (but to a lesser extent) in non-REM sleep phases. It's possible there may not be a single moment of our sleep when we are actually dreamless.

- REM dreams are characterised by bizarre plots, but non-REM dreams are repetitive and thought-like, with little imagery - obsessively returning to a suspicion you left your mobile phone somewhere, for example.

- Certain types of eye movements during REM sleep correspond to specific movements in dreams, suggesting at least part of the dreaming process is analagous to watching a film.

- Dreams may not serve any purpose at all but be merely a meaningless byproduct of two evolutionary adaptations - sleep and consciousness.

- Scientists have not been able to explain a 1998 study showing a bright light shone on the backs of human knees can reset the brain's sleep-wake clock.

- British Ministry of Defence researchers have been able to reset soldiers' body clocks so they can go without sleep for up to 36 hrs. Tiny optical fibres embedded in special spectacles project a ring of bright white light (with a spectrum identical to a sunrise) around the edge of soldiers' retinas, fooling them into thinking they have just woken up. The system was first used on US pilots during the bombing of Kosovo.

- Seventeen hours of sustained wakefulness leads to a decrease in performance equivalent to a blood alcohol-level of 0.05%.

- The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Chernobyl nuclear accident have all been attributed to human errors in which sleep-deprivation played a role.

- Exposure to noise at night can suppress immune function even if the sleeper doesn’t wake. Unfamiliar noise, and noise during the first and last two hours of sleep, has the greatest disruptive effect on the sleep cycle.

- The "natural alarm clock" which enables some people to wake up more or less when they want to is caused by a burst of the stress hormone adrenocorticotropin. Researchers say this reflects an unconscious anticipation of the stress of waking up.

- Some sleeping tablets, such as barbiturates suppress REM sleep, which can be harmful over a long period.

- In insomnia following bereavement, sleeping pills can disrupt grieving.

- Tiny luminous rays from a digital alarm clock can be enough to disrupt the sleep cycle even if you do not fully wake. The light turns off a "neural switch" in the brain, causing levels of a key sleep chemical to decline within minutes.

- To drop off we must cool off; body temperature and the brain's sleep-wake cycle are closely linked. That's why hot summer nights can cause a restless sleep. The blood flow mechanism that transfers core body heat to the skin works best between 18 and 30 degrees. But later in life, the comfort zone shrinks to between 23 and 25 degrees - one reason why older people have more sleep disorders.

- After five nights of partial sleep deprivation, three drinks will have the same effect on your body as six would when you've slept enough.

- Humans sleep on average around three hours less than other primates like chimps, rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys and baboons, all of whom sleep for 10 hours.

- Ducks at risk of attack by predators are able to balance the need for sleep and survival, keeping one half of the brain awake while the other slips into sleep mode.

- Teenagers need as much sleep as small children (about 10 hrs) while those over 65 need the least of all (about six hours). For the average adult aged 25-55, eight hours is considered optimal

- Some studies suggest women need up to an hour's extra sleep a night compared to men, and not getting it may be one reason women are much more susceptible to depression than men.

- Diaries from the pre-electric-light-globe Victorian era show adults slept nine to 10 hours a night with periods of rest changing with the seasons in line with sunrise and sunsets.

- As a group, 18 to 24 year-olds deprived of sleep suffer more from impaired performance than older adults.

- Experts say one of the most alluring sleep distractions is the 24-hour accessibility of the internet.

- The extra-hour of sleep received when clocks are put back at the start of daylight in Canada has been found to coincide with a fall in the number of road accidents.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Periodic table for beer styles ...

It is some one's insane thinking who has come up with a periodic table for beer very similar to the one as we have a periodic table for the elements in the earth .
This is amazing periodic table which has worked on the characteristics of different beers and has bee arranged into a Periodic table .
This very good , next time out for some posters for a wall , i hope we all would look for this poster first .

I know this photo is not very much pretty, this is what I could get . Anyways don't worry , to explain it in a better way we have an video right here .Enjoy this video .

Beeriodic table for pretty insane learning ..

It is amzing now that we can remeber periodic by beer names as well with this beeriodic table as well .

Hope you all enjoy this video .

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Human Brain the CPU of our Body

The main reason behind us thinking or rather insane thinking is our Brain other wise can be called as the CPU of our body .
So going through our journey to redefine the world , we can take a break to know about our brain a little more .
Please do click on the link below to know some insane facts about our Brain .

Insanity Grows..

On the Road were insanity is gonna redefine the world ..

You can try out to list some of the insane gadgets you would have thought that would have been helpful in ur daily life .
List out them ..

If some of the isnane gadgets that you wanted matches with some given in the next page , which this link will take you up to .

If some thing matches the we are on the path right there to redefine the world ..

I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it.

We all know that we pretty much care about what we wear ..
For all those who like to wear T shirts with some lines on it , then better while going arround for T Shirts next time , look for some lines listed below :-
The top one I am lloking forward is this one
" I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it."
1. Smile, it's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
2.There's too much blood in my alcohol system.
3.Do not disturb I'm disturbed enough already.
4.Excuse, but do I look like someone who cares?
5.Hard work has a future payoff Laziness pays off now.
6.I'm sorry My fault I forgot you were an idiot.
7. I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.
8.Quoting one is plagiarism; quoting many is research.
9.I'm not a complete idiot--some parts are missing.

Still more ways to Redefine Insainty comes up .. you all will be posted on this ...
Still then pretty much try you own way of Redefining Insanity...