Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Sleep and Turbo Charged Reading, sleep and caffeine

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When Turbo Charged Reading, 
particularly technical or academic material, reports or white papers,
or anything that is, say, ten or more pages long such as a Shakespeare’s play or book of sonnets
then other than when reading a novel, it is best to give your growing neurons time to nurture 
the material you have TCR into your innermind at least 20 minutes but preferably overnight 
to catalogue the material TCR, cross reference it with what is already 
in your vast storehouse of information and collate the information you need for the morning.
This ‘sleeping-on-the-problem’ is a well recognised product of giving 
your mind an instruction and it following through.
Sleeping on the information is a great memory aid and so a boost to your confidence as your performance in meetings is enhanced as you are have a full store of information at your finger tips.

Rather than HAVE TO read-yourself-to-sleep why not read around what is preventing you
from having the necessary sleep your body and mind needs?

Q:  Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can  prolong life.  Is this true? 
A: Heart  only good for so many beats, and that it...
Don't waste on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.  
Speeding up heart not make you live longer;
it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster.  
Want to live longer?  Take nap.

Dr. Travis Bradberry
The Ugly: Sleep
When you sleep, your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories
and storing or discarding them (which causes dreams), so that you wake up alert and clear-headed.
Your self-control, focus, memory, and information processing speed are all reduced
when you don’t get enough—or the right kind—of sleep.
Your brain is very fickle when it comes to sleep.
For you to wake up feeling rested, your brain needs to move through an elaborate series of cycles. You can help this process along and improve the quality of your sleep
by reducing your caffeine intake.
Here’s why you’ll want to: caffeine has a six-hour half-life,
which means it takes a full twenty-four hours to work its way out of your system.
Have a cup of joe at eight a.m., and you’ll still have 25% of the caffeine in your body at eight p.m. Anything you drink after noon will still be at 50% strength at bedtime. Any caffeine in your bloodstream—with the negative effects increasing with the dose—makes it harder to fall asleep.
When you do finally fall asleep, the worst is yet to come. Caffeine disrupts the quality of your sleep 
by reducing rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, the deep sleep when your body recuperates
and processes emotions. When caffeine disrupts your sleep, you wake up the next day
with an emotional handicap. You’re naturally going to be inclined to grab a cup of coffee
or an energy drink to try to make yourself feel better. The caffeine produces surges of adrenaline, which further your emotional handicap. Caffeine and lack of sleep leave you feeling tired in the afternoon, so you drink more caffeine, which leaves even more of it in your bloodstream at bedtime. Caffeine very quickly creates a vicious cycle.

Like any stimulant, caffeine is physiologically and psychologically addictive. If you do choose to lower your caffeine intake, you should do so slowly under the guidance of a qualified medical professional. The researchers at Johns Hopkins found that caffeine withdrawal causes headache, fatigue, sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people report feeling flu-like symptoms, depression, and anxiety after reducing intake by as little as one cup a day. Slowly tapering your caffeine dosage each day can greatly reduce these withdrawal symptoms.

Introduction to Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
A practical overview of Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
How to choose a book. A Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
Emotions when Turbo Charged Reading YouTube
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To quote the Dr Seuss himself, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”

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