Sleep? Ain't nobody got time for that!

by Johanna Christina

For hackers in general, finding ways to stay awake and alert is an issue of high interest, as for example the enthusiasm for mate-based lemonade and other implementations of caffeinated food and drink demonstrates. In this talk, I will review the physiological stages of sleep and discuss ways in which the sleep-wake cycle is manipulated, voluntarily or accidentally, and beneficial as well as undesirable consequences.