Tag Archives: sleep deprivation

Too Soon to Start Dreaming

  I know I’m not getting enough sleep… …when I wake up from a dream only thirty-minutes into my sleep cycle. Our first period of REM (dream) sleep usually occurs 90 minutes after we fall asleep.  Subsequent REM periods arrive … Continue reading

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Dreaming While Awake

  If we’re deprived of our nightly dreams, those unconscious images and thoughts and feelings seem to break into our waking hours… Those who’ve experienced hallucinations during sleep deprivation marathons can testify to this invasion. Like them, I have “dreamt” … Continue reading

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Dead Tired

  Here’s some more about the effects of sleep deprivation (see last post)… …which can be downright deadly. According to Paul Martin, author of Counting Sheep… …in 19th century China, a merchant, who had murdered his wife, was put to … Continue reading

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