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How sleep works Rand al`Thor - 15/01/2003 06:40:31 PM

You ahve something called a sleep debt - an accumulation of all the hours of sleep your body needed that you didn't get. This NEVER GOES AWAY, unless you get extra sleep. When you have a high sleep debt you go to sleep quickly, when you have a low sleep debt it can take longer.

Also - your body kicks into high gear in the second half of the day, keeping you awake (accumulating your sleep debt) so you will be physically able to sleep for eight hours at once (or however long). It's REALLY hard to go to sleep before this system (CDA, aka Clock-Dependant Alertness) shuts down.

Brought to you thanks to Dr. Dement, HUMBIO 11 (Sleep and Dreams), Stanford University.


Rand al`Thor

Elayne Trakand's Warder and Alexia's Guardian!




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How do you sleep at night! - 15/01/2003 02:40:19 PM 239 Views
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I used to sleep to music too. - 15/01/2003 02:47:14 PM 14 Views
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Re: How do you sleep at night! - 15/01/2003 02:45:42 PM 18 Views
With a giant inflatable ... uh, teddy bear. - 15/01/2003 02:50:29 PM 22 Views
Kinky. - 15/01/2003 03:01:23 PM 13 Views
Not compared to how I make breakfast. - 15/01/2003 03:14:24 PM 15 Views
Y...you know about the secret sauce too? *Tear* Brother! - 15/01/2003 03:18:15 PM 10 Views
On a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies. - 15/01/2003 03:10:16 PM 15 Views
Lucky. You've got it so easy. *NM* - 15/01/2003 03:20:05 PM 5 Views
well... - 15/01/2003 03:33:59 PM 13 Views
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Sorry, - 15/01/2003 04:25:30 PM 15 Views
Books and Numbers - 15/01/2003 04:55:24 PM 11 Views
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So I heard - 15/01/2003 07:06:22 PM 11 Views
I wouldn't dare *NM* - 16/01/2003 07:16:44 PM 2 Views
How sleep works - 15/01/2003 06:40:31 PM 13 Views
Sleep Debt: That could explain a lot. - 15/01/2003 07:36:39 PM 9 Views
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be really, tired (and reading is bad) - 15/01/2003 06:56:19 PM 6 Views
I am not a morning person. *NM* - 15/01/2003 07:38:34 PM 2 Views
Well, its like this... - 15/01/2003 07:09:33 PM 115 Views
Been there, done that, wouldn't go back under lethal threat. *NM* - 15/01/2003 07:39:14 PM 3 Views
I have trouble sleeping too a lot of times - 15/01/2003 07:13:22 PM 10 Views
Well... - 15/01/2003 08:04:58 PM 9 Views
I don't really think about it. - 15/01/2003 08:32:03 PM 11 Views
*gets out the massage oil* - 15/01/2003 08:40:20 PM 15 Views
lol. - 15/01/2003 09:12:00 PM 7 Views
Mmmmm...Alan Greenspan in oatmeal. Hmm? Wha? *NM* - 15/01/2003 09:43:32 PM 3 Views
Music - 15/01/2003 08:56:46 PM 9 Views
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OA, read this!!! - 15/01/2003 09:47:55 PM 15 Views
Thanks! Those are all good ones. *NM* - 15/01/2003 11:51:29 PM 2 Views
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