Tag Archives: sleep

nothing to brag about

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claims that he only sleeps between ninety minutes to four hours each night… I wouldn’t brag, Mr. Trump.  In fact, if I was your advisor, I’d say: sleep, Donald, sleep—if you want to attract swing … Continue reading

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asleep at the helm

  On this, the 25th anniversary of the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, let’s not forget a key fact of that disaster… At the time, we believed the ship ran aground because the captain was below decks, drunk. However, the officer at … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Pavlov

  If sleep learning actually worked… …I’d be a walking encyclopedia. I often fall asleep while listening to recorded lectures on such subjects as “Ancient Greek Philosophers”… The recordings help ease me into sleep; unfortunately, I don’t retain the information. … Continue reading

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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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The Wisdom of Nod

My dreams have so much wisdom. The trouble is: sometimes I’m not wise enough in my waking hours to see into my dreams.   IN SLEEP BEFORE BIRTH In slumbering, I see— when I shut my eyes I’m as smart as … Continue reading

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Whatever the Reality May Be

  I’ve asked myself what many ask when they encounter a dearly-departed one in a dream… Am I actually visiting this person? Or am I just fulfilling a wish to say a goodbye that I didn’t get the chance to … 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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