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Sleepy Post

Am currently, yes, right NOW, extremely sleepy. So sleepy that I can't put my brain on to anything. You know when your brain is kinda slow (read: dead), writing serious stuff only makes it worse, right? I'm not alone in this right?

To take my mind away from my sleepiness, TADA!! Here I am!! I've researched a bit about sleep, actually, because sleeplessness runs in my family. Did you notice that I was trying to avoid using the real term, as in insomnia? That's because I'm paranoid that way. I am convinced that if I said or typed the word insomnia out, I won't be able to fall asleep at night.

Here are some facts about sleep that kind of opened up my eyes. Pardon the pun. Totally unintended.

The longest anyone's gone without sleep is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes during a rocking chair marathon. (Like OMG!!!! 18 freaking days! And the guy didn't die?! But he reported blurred vision, slurred speech, memory loss and hallucinations. You betcha, crazy man! I hope it was worth it!)

Dreams don't necessarily mean anything and it is just a connection between sleep and consciousness. (I kinda agree but there was a particularly scary time in my life when I continued to dream of natural disasters every night. Night after night, there would either be flood, building collapse, earthquakes ((yes, in Malaysia)), and other occurrences that was beyond my control. I think that means that I felt that my life was out of control, no? Whateva.)

When ducks are in danger, they can shut half the brain up while the other half remain awake and stay focused on any possible danger. (This is way cool or what?!)

Scientists say that the biggest cause of insomnia is the 24/7 availability of the internet. (You. Don't. Say? I sooooo did not need a scientist to tell me that because I am on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Whatsapp on my bed right before bedtime. You think I DON'T KNOW that? But there's really nothing I can do about the tweeting. Add it to my list of life threatening addictions, I live dangerously.)
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