Category Archives: adaptation

Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

Another hypothesis of great interest and potential relates to the finding that apparently all mammals spend a disproportionate amount of pre-birth time, i.e. in the womb, in a condition, at least very similar to REM sleep and we have known … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

One final point about REM sleep and dreaming: what do we know about it? Well at the purely subjective level we know that dreams can (as it appears once we are awake) at one and the same time, be fairly … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

Should you be experiencing difficulty with sleep, you might therefore wish to institute and apply the multi-pronged ‘campaign’ outlined above in order to improve things and I would suggest that it might take something like the following form. Include regular … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

Enough then of the negative side of food and fluid intake; what about positive ways of manipulating diet? Distinct possibilities do undeniably exist. The food of choice in this regard is carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is, as most probably you know, any … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep and there’s sleep. (Continuation of previous blog).

We all know that there are essential, health-giving properties of certain foods and I want here to briefly focus upon the topic of foods and fluids that are known, in some cases to promote and in others to deter sleep. … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

And here’s another form of sleep inducing behaviour that you might wish to try out. You will recall from my last letter, how it is that body temperature drops a whole degree in sleep. But do you know that you … Continue reading

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Now there’s sleep..…and there’s sleep”. (Continuation of previous blog).

By this time I had come to know my patient pretty well and clearly she felt comfortable with me and trusted my judgment. Moreover, she was at her wits end and urgently required help if things were ever to improve. … Continue reading

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