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Chandler Ross

Why We Sleep and Dream

    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Research has shown that sleeping less than 7 hours a night can cause you to gain weight, even if you’re dieting and trying to lose weight.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Other symptoms and conditions are considered likely to happen if caffeine is consumed in large amounts such as sleep disruption, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, excessive urination, and irritability. It can also create what's known as a "caffeine crash" when all the effects of caffeine wear off that can result in a migraine.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Caffeine is a stimulant that is considered the same type of drug as cocaine and methadone and affects the central nervous system.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    The reason people don’t get the amount of sleep they need is that of the light at night. Abbreviated sleeping can increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and depression.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Having your phone or computer on in your bedroom is a problem when it comes time to sleep.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    It is the "blue light" that our electronic devices emit. And when left on and too close to the place where we sleep, can keep our body temperature elevated and prevent the right amount of melatonin from being produced by the body.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Migratory birds such as swifts, seabirds, sandpipers, and songbirds sleep as marine mammals do, unihemispherically.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Unihemispheric sleep gives some marine life — dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and seals — the ability to sleep using one brain hemisphere at a time.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    Sleep is a period of activity when an important process of rejuvenation, renewal, restoration, and reinforcement occurs.
    Andrijana Markovichas quoted2 years ago
    We think that when we sleep that the body shuts down, as well as our mind. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
    Dalyahas quoted2 years ago
    The adaptive, also known as the evolutionary theory is one of the earliest theories about why we sleep.
    Dalyahas quoted2 years ago
    e begin to feel drowsy when there is the build-up of a chemical called adenosine in the blood.
    Dalyahas quoted2 years ago
    The brainstem, located at the base of the brain, contains neurons that links the brain to the spinal cord.
    Dalyahas quoted2 years ago
    The computer of our body, the brain, has a structure called the hypothalamus
    Dalyahas quoted2 years ago
    contains nerve cells that operate as control centers that affect sleep and awakening
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