DailyDirt: If Only We Didn't Need To Sleep...

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If there was a disease that incapacitated a person for about a third of his/her life (say for 8 hours every day), you might think that researchers would want to find a cure. Well, that disease is called sleep, and folks are looking to why we need to sleep and how we might take more control over our sleep needs. And for the people who can't get enough sleep (over 40 million American insomniacs), there are sleeping pills that attempt to keep them asleep. So far, it doesn't seem like we've made much progress figuring out our sleep problems, but here are a few links that you might want to read before bedtime. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: armodafinil, health, medicine, modafinil, polyphasic sleep, sleep, sleep deprivation, sleeping pills

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    SpaceLifeForm, 10 Sep 2013 @ 5:48am

    Re: Why Do We Sleep?

    You sleep in order to provide downtime that
    allows your neuronal system to be recharged
    for the next days usage. This prep work for the
    next day can not occur while the system is in use.
    If you do not get the sleep, you will eventually
    hallucinate. Vision processing is very intensive.

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