Here’s something we all do – sleep. But have you ever wondered if you could be awake while your body sleeps? After spotting this question: Can you be awake while your body sleeps? on Yahoo! Answers and researching further, it turns out that such a phenomenon does exist.
The following are two versions of this condition:
Sleep paralysis, which according to MedicineNet.com, is “when a person suddenly finds himself or herself unable to move for a few minutes, most often upon falling asleep or waking up.”
And Lucid dreaming, which according to Dutch author and psychiatrist Frederik van Eeden in his 1913 article A Study of Dreams, “is a dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming.”
There are pills, sound machines, pillows, mattresses, etc that are supposed to make our sleeps deeper and more restful. We know that sleep is an important part of the body’s natural recovery process and when a person lacks sleep it can affect memory, cognition, concentration, reflexes, and weight.
Sleep has become a precious commodity and more and more people are trying to get by on less. So, what are your night time rituals? What prevents you from falling asleep? Are you one of those lucky people that can fall asleep anywhere? Please leave a comment below.
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