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    Competitive Sleeping

    Is anyone else annoyed by those watches and phone apps that track your sleep patterns?

    I was given a Garmin 920xt watch for my birthday in November, and I started tracking my sleep. At first, I thought it was cool, but I really didn't like wearing a watch to bed at night, so I downloaded a "motion detector" sleep app for my iPhone.

    Now I find myself competing in my sleep...literally.

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    I wore a fit bit for a year with the sleep tracker. I now know when I go to the toilet timed to the minute.

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    Phew!!! "Competitive Sleeping." I thought you were going to reveal to us the next new collegiate competition activity.

    This is bad enough -- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...t-on-the-team/

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    I am very good at sleeping. How do I find a local program of Masters Sleepers.

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    I am very good at sleeping. How do I find a local program of Masters Sleepers.
    Sorry, Allen, you can only hold world records in one Masters discipline at a time.

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    My Moov Now says I got 8:06 hours of sleep last night. 4:30 of that was restorative.

    My record is - 9:24 with 5:15 restorative (Sunday morning). Being the first, would it be a Masters Sleepers world record?
    My worst - 5:51 with 3:13 restorative (went to bed late and got up at 4:45 for swim practice... ouch)

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    can we do the sleep competition after the ice cream challenge?

    gimme 3 mins and i can be asleep
    on the couch before dinner, after dinner, wake up and go to bed...you name it
    must be all that washing of my suit at 5:30am

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    can we do the sleep competition after the ice cream challenge?

    gimme 3 mins and i can be asleep
    on the couch before dinner, after dinner, wake up and go to bed...you name it
    must be all that washing of my suit at 5:30am
    LOL. I used to be like that too and once I went to bed someone could have stolen the bed out from under me without waking me up. But not so much as I've gotten older. Now I wake up more, can't always fall back to sleep instantly, and don't know how much restorative sleep I'm really getting. Thinking about one of those watches with sleep and HR monitor and possibly a GPS for running.
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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Now if I had a chance to set a WR in sleeping, maybe I'd look into my phone's sleep tracking app. But the problem is that even with the technology, shouldn't there be (as in marathon swimming), an impartial observer. Look at th problems that arose in verifying Diana Nyad's swim. Yet I'm not so sure I want any observers in my room while I sleep. If cats are accepted as observers, sure. Otherwise, I guess I'll have to pass up this golden opportunity for fame and fortune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz View Post
    But not so much as I've gotten older. Now I wake up more, can't always fall back to sleep instantly, and don't know how much restorative sleep I'm really getting.
    show up for my workout tomorrow at 5:30am...we will fix that!!!
    in a pinch you can go swim stroke for stroke with StewartACarrol or PWB and you wont need to worry about sleepingl

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by pmccoy View Post
    My worst - 5:51 with 3:13 restorative (went to bed late and got up at 4:45 for swim practice... ouch)
    If 5:51 is your worst you are doing pretty well!

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Stark View Post
    I am very good at sleeping. How do I find a local program of Masters Sleepers.
    Quote Originally Posted by TRYM_Swimmer View Post
    Sorry, Allen, you can only hold world records in one Masters discipline at a time.
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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    show up for my workout tomorrow at 5:30am...we will fix that!!!
    in a pinch you can go swim stroke for stroke with StewartACarrol or PWB and you wont need to worry about sleepingl
    I see their workouts on the blog, but didn't realize you were coaching. That would probably set me up for the "Big Sleep"
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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Competitive Sleeping! Now there's something I could really shine in.

    December 1st - 11 hours & 20 minutes with 48 minutes restless
    But that may not count, that was a fever assisted sleep.

    Saturday January 9th - 10 hours, 54 minutes only 20 minutes restless. I was in bed at 7:34 for that one. That was just plain tired from bumping up my training volume.

    Overall I don't compete with my sleep data. It usually just confirms what I already know. And I typically sleep decently enough to not stress over it.

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    I brought my phone with me to bed last night, so that if I woke up, I would just put on my headphones and listen to the latest Podcast from Brenton Ford's "Effortless Swimming" out of Australia. I find his interviews and topics intriguing.

    Ironically, I woke up at 3:13AM, put on my headphone, pushed play, and listened to the latest upload: "Escaping Sleep Deprivation." The first suggestion it had, by the way, was DON'T BRING YOUR PHONE TO BED!

    I actually found the podcast very interesting, and I would highly recommend the subscription to swimmers out there: Effortless Swimming by Brenton Ford.

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    Re: Competitive Sleeping

    Spain has siesta championships.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...mpionship.html

    Dan

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