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SLEEP - PART ONE - (a journey... zzzz....)

I have been wanting to do a series on SLEEP for a while. I am prompted by several different talks or ideas on the build-up of warped proteins in the brain, which is associated with fatigue, or lack of sleep, (etc.!) I guess I will have to wait to write on that subject. Today, RADIOLAB did a (repeat) show all about SLEEP. Some of the subject of warped proteins is included. So - let's make this part ONE of my SERIES about SLEEP ok OK!

Sleep - by radiolab.org
Birds do it, bees do it...yet science still can't answer the basic question: why do we sleep?
Every creature on the planet sleeps--from giant humpback whales to teeny fruit flies. What does it do for us, and what happens when we go without? We take a peek at iguanas sleeping with one eye open, get in bed with a pair of sleep-deprived new parents, and eavesdrop on the uneasy dreams of rats.


Play this week's show -


If you missed it, here is the page, with podcasts! - http://www.radiolab.org/story/91528-sleep/

When Sleep is a Battleground - A sleepless child: http://www.radiolab.org/story/276190-when-sleep-battleground/
Here are a child's recommendations on how to fall asleep:
Hug a stuffed animal. (Or pillow.)
Count sheep.
Get your mom to scratch (or tickle) your back.


Well. I've learnt a thing or two myself. How to fall asleep? Imagine that the next day will be full of things to do, in a positive way, and don't bother thinking any more about what HAS been! It also helps to realise that if you want to compete or survive in this world, SLEEP is where it is at. SLEEP is the master strategy! And all it takes is overcoming nerves and such.

How Do You Fall Asleep? - Take the radiolab sleep survey: http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blogland/2013/mar/15/sleep-survey/

"Where can I listen to RADIOLAB - (besides online)?" - Radiolab can be heard on more than 450 public radio stations across the country. See the map here: http://www.radiolab.org/stations/

radiolab homepage: http://www.radiolab.org/
Tags: +, animals - dolphins, brain - sleep, psychology - sleep / insomnia, radio - npr/ pri - 'radiolab', s - sleep series
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