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  1. #1 Is there any relation to intelligence and amounts of sleep needed? 
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    Do above-average-smarter people need more sleep than normal people? Is intelligence and amounts of sleep required related?

    Edit: In my class at uni this arrogant prick (Really smart though) insist that because he is so damn smart he needs more sleep than others :P Ofcourse I took this is rather laughable at first but hey, who knows...


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    Young people need more sleep. And, as we all know, young people know everything


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    I have no information that leads me to believe that its because you are "intelligent" (word) that you need (want) to sleep more, though I think its likely that adequate sleep is a factor that helps to be sharper mentally.

    And, as we all know, young people know everything
    (Young people dont now much but they generally learn a lot more than an adult since a lot of events, ideas, customs, information are new to them. I think young people have a greater ability to learn a new language for example than an 85 year old person thats barely holding on to what he already knows )
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Young people dont now much
    No, but they think they do

    It is like the old joke about an advert in a newspaper:
    Full set of Encyclopaedia Britannica for sale. Reason for sale: no longer needed, husband knows everything.
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    This may not fully answer your question, but it is interesting...

    The relationship between sleep pattern and intelligence | Cognitive Science Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLARIS_7 View Post
    This may not fully answer your question, but it is interesting...

    The relationship between sleep pattern and intelligence | Cognitive Science Blog
    Indeed, it is interesting. I feel as though I should point out to the OP that the finding in the article is a correlation and doesn't imply any cause-effect relationship to which the classmate was referencing. I figured I'd be blunt since the difference is commonly misunderstood.
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