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The Ultradian Rhythm

The Ultradian Rhythm

Your brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes before it needs a break. 

This is the ultradian rhythm, a cycle that’s present in both our sleeping (the 90-minute cycles during which we progress through the five stages of sleep) and waking lives (as we move from higher to lower alertness).

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The 90-minute cycle works well for most of the demanding and creative work, as follows:

Humans have imagined themselves as machines, doing work linearly, and continuously.

Unplugging or taking a break after 90 minutes is not opposing your work in any way, but is a part of your work.

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