Tag Archives: sleep

Narcolepsy


Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrollable, and often brief attacks of sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations. Its cause is unknown, it has no cure, but it is fairly common—the US alone is home to some 200,000 narcoleptics. People with narcolepsy may abruptly fall asleep at any time, including while talking or even walking. The attacks can range from embarrassing and inconvenient to severely disruptive of daily life. How is narcolepsy diagnosed? More… Discuss

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Sleep Promotes Learning through Synapse Formation (there are so many studies arriving to other conclusions: Why?)


Sleep Promotes Learning through Synapse Formation

Sleep has long been known to play a vital role in the learning process, but the precise science behind it was not fully understood. Using advanced microscopy, researchers were able to observe the formation of new synapses, or connections between nerve cells, in the brain and found that sleep-deprived subjects form fewer new connections than those allowed to sleep properly. Even intense, extended training on a task cannot make up for sleep deprivation. The findings suggest that sleep promotes the formation of new synaptic connections, thereby contributing to learning and memory formation. More… Discuss

Just a thought: “What”s known for thousands of years, is as true now than it was in the early history of mankind…who pays for all the sensational studies done to prove the mumankind commun sense wrong? and why?” (George B)

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Keeping Busy, poetic thought by George B


Keeping Busy, poetic thought by George B

He had burned the candle at both ends,
then had added fire to its middle…
He broke afterward the two halves
and burned those ends…

Busy with keeping all these fires burning
he forgot what it was he was loosing sleep over,
what was so vital, more important than
the fundamental bodily function of regenerating through sleep…

So he finally went to bed and slept…

 He never woke up…

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, Les Ruses d’amour, Op. 61, Scene VII Grande Valse


NEWS: POOR SLEEP LINKED TO ACHES AND PAINS


Poor Sleep Linked to Aches and Pains

A good night’s sleep could help keep you pain free. Then again, being in pain could prevent you from sleeping well. A recent study found that people over age 50 who suffer from sleep problems are almost twice as likely as those who sleep well to develop widespread pain. Poor sleep quality was the strongest predictor of pain studied, surpassing anxiety, osteoarthritis, cognitive impairment, and physical health, among other factors. Further investigation is needed to determine whether non-restorative sleep is a cause of widespread pain or vice versa. More… Discuss

 

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A Word Each Day: HO-HUM


ho-hum 

Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
Synonyms: boringdeadeningirksometedioustiresomewearisome,dullslow
Usage: Lectures on human psychology always pique my interest, but this ho-hum speaker put me right to sleep. Discuss.

Edward R Murrow vs Joe McCarthy: “où sont les neiges d’antan?” Elles sont ici, de nouveau!



FF117, 1950s, EDWARD R MURROW CRITIQUES SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY, CLIPS OF MCCARTHY.,http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?…

Evil never sleep, it never dies!

Missy Higgins – Ten Days (‘still the only one that feels like home’)


 

Ten Days

So we’ve put an end to it this time. 
I’m no longer yours and you’re no longer mine. 
You said this hill looks far too steep 
If I’m not even sure it’s me you wanna keep. 
And it’s been ten days without you in my reach, 
And the only time I’ve touched you is in my sleep. But time has changed nothing at all – 
You’re still the only one that feels like home. 
I’ve tried cutting the ropes and 
I let you go but you’re still the only one 
That feels like home. 

You won’t talk me into it next time, 
If I’m going away your hearts coming too. 
‘Cos I miss your hands I miss your face. 
When I get back let’s disappear without a trace. 

‘Cos it’s been ten days without you in my reach, 
And the only time I’ve touched you is in my sleep. 

But time has changed nothing at all – 
You’re still the only one that feels like home. 
I’ve tried cutting the ropes, 
Tried letting go but you’re still the only one 
That feels like home. 

So tell me, did you really think… 
Oh tell me, did you really think 
I had gone when you couldn’t see me anymore? 
When you couldn’t… 

‘Cos baby time has changed nothing at all – 
You’re still the only one that feels like home. 
And I’ve tried cutting the ropes, 
I let you go but you’re still the only one 
That feels like home, yeah, 
You’re still the only one that feels like home, 
You’re still the only one I’ve gotta love. 
Oh yeah…

 

Leonard Cohen – Lullaby lyrics




Lullaby

Sleep baby sleep
The day’s on the run
The wind in the trees
Is talking in tonguesIf your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Well the mouse ate the crumb
Then the cat ate the crust
Now they’ve fallen in love
They’re talking in tongues

If your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Sleep baby sleep
There’s a morning to come
The wind in the trees
They’re talking in tongues

If your heart is torn
I don’t wonder why
If the night is long
Here’s my lullaby
Here’s my lullaby

Today Quotation: Homer on war for pastime


Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than war.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC) Discuss