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30 min Theta session vs sleep time?

Discussion in 'Meditation Chatter Box' started by kjbill, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. kjbill

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    an exaggeration. there are theta periods of sleep in every sleep cycle and we have several cycles every night. if just 30 minutes of theta replaces 4 hours of sleep then after 1 or 2 cycles we would have all the sleep required.
     
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    Interesting.
    So does that mean that no amount of Theta training can be substitute for sleep?
     
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    This claim seems extremely unlikely, since theta is the most common pattern during our ordinary 7-8 hours of sleep, dominating both the second and third level of sleep. Delta, on the other hand, is found only in the fourth and deepest level, and for the most part early in the night (or natural sleep time). If you want to use brainwave entrainment to cut down on sleep, you should probably get up an hour or two earlier in the morning and take half an hour of delta. Particularly if you have a tendency to sleep in. People who naturally wake up early, such as many elderly, will have less to gain.
     
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    sleep is not just theta. it includes theta but also alpha and delta. the body needs all of them so just substituting more theta will not satisfy the requirement for the alpha and delta. if a person is not getting sufficient theta during regular sleep then supplementing that with periods of theta using entrainment probably helps fill in what is missing. the idea that 30 minutes of theta negates the need for 4 hours of sleep which includes the alpha and delta is just not a reasonable claim.
     
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    It would have been nice if this statement would have been backed up by a link or reference towards research done in that field. Without that, it is quite easily just hear-say in the most positive case, and pure nonsense blurted by a guy in a Blog hoping to start a myth, because "it's on the internet so it must be true" in the worst case.
     
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    I know. Its crazy and irresponsible to make claims without good research to back it up. I kinda felt that this was a bogus claim.

    Thanks for the responses. I am learning a lot from everyone here! :)
     

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