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    Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    I've worn an Oris automatic while sleeping over the last few days and worn a different watch during the day. It led me to start thinking about how much movement it takes to for an automatic to wind. Would eight hours of normal sleep with normal position changes and tossing/turning be enough to keep the watch wound?

    Does anyone know, or is this a case for MythBusters?
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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Do you have some sort of sleep disorder ?
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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Pretty sure my 2 year old daughter could... the rest of us.... not unless you have a muscle disorder of some kind.

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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    I would think some winding would happen.

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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    "The passive inhibition of movement during non-REM sleep is called disfacilitation. The active inhibition of movement during REM sleep is called REM atony. The physiological mechanisms facilitating disfacilitation and REM atony are not completely understood. What is known is that disfacilitation differs from REM atony. While disfacilitation is related to decreased brain activity, REM atony is a complex and mysterious response to chemical and electrical connections in brain cells. REM atony is a highly selective mechanism suppressing most motor movement while allowing variable heartbeat, breathing, sexual arousal and eye movement (hence REM's namesake). REM atony is so specialized that while some visual areas are highly active, most of the visual cortex is inhibited. This gives rise to the confused nature of dreams."

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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Yes, if you have night terrors.
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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Can? Yes. Will? Not for most.
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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis1 View Post
    "The passive inhibition of movement during non-REM sleep is called disfacilitation. The active inhibition of movement during REM sleep is called REM atony. The physiological mechanisms facilitating disfacilitation and REM atony are not completely understood. What is known is that disfacilitation differs from REM atony. While disfacilitation is related to decreased brain activity, REM atony is a complex and mysterious response to chemical and electrical connections in brain cells. REM atony is a highly selective mechanism suppressing most motor movement while allowing variable heartbeat, breathing, sexual arousal and eye movement (hence REM's namesake). REM atony is so specialized that while some visual areas are highly active, most of the visual cortex is inhibited. This gives rise to the confused nature of dreams."

    There's a little blue pill for all of these problems and if you are alone - it should wind it just fine.
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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Depends how much you move in your sleep?

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    Re: Can an automatic build a power reserve while the wearer is sleeping?

    Either we have been had or the OP has a disorder and I am not talking about a sleep disorder.

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