Dreams: Night School
Revonsuo puts it, "The primary function of negative dreams is rehearsal for similar real events, so that threat recognition and avoidance happens faster and more automatically in comparable real situations."
posted by drea
on Jan 3, 2008 -
i haven not slept in 126 hrs. my mental aptitude is completely shot. words that come out of my mout are completely random ; nonsensicle...dropping into bed will be GOOD FEELNGI..
How long can you stay awake? This guy made it just over 5 days, and kept a journal. Randy Gardner
holds the world record of 11 days, which he set as a high school student in 1964. On the fourth day he had a delusion that he was Paul Lowe winning the Rose Bowl, and that a street sign was a person. Previously: , 
posted by gottabefunky
on Mar 23, 2007 -
Most everybody's asleep in Grover's Corners. There are a few lights on: Shorty Hawkins, down at the depot, has just watched the Albany train go by. And at the livery stable somebody's setting up late and talking. -- Yes, it's clearing up. There are the stars - doing their old, old crisscross journeys in the sky. Scholars haven't settled the matter yet, but they seem to think there are no living beings up there. Just chalk... or fire. Only this one is straining away, straining away all the time to make something of itself. The strain's so bad
that every sixteen hours everybody lies down and gets a rest.
Hm... Eleven o'clock in Grover's Corners. -- You get a good rest,
too. Good night.
posted by orthogonality
on Sep 18, 2006 -
Ever spent your precious morning minutes in bed turning your pillow over repeatedly, seeking in vain for the coveted cool spot? Search no more
posted by allkindsoftime
on Nov 29, 2005 -
John Nozum's Sleep Apnea page
isn't particularly interesting unless you suffer from the condition. He spends a great deal of time discussing his treatment which included a Tracheostomy
. Some of it's not pleasant to look at but then you stumble onto this page
and things... well... what can I say? I just hope to God this guy never gets a colostomy bag. A few warnings: Although not particularly gory or gross, many of these pictures are unpleasant in one way or another. Also, there's an embedded midi file on every page. BEWARE (it's located at the bottom of the page).
posted by E_B_A
on Dec 4, 2004 -
The terror of a trapped mind is difficult to describe.
Have you ever awakened to complete immobility? If so, you probably suffer from sleep paralysis
, a condition that afflicts 25% of the American population. Such episodes, which usually only last for a few minutes, can frequently be accompanied by bizarre hallucinations
, and some believe the phenomenon is responsible for alien abduction
, "Old Hag Syndrome"
, and the incubus myth
. Although most believe the disorder is genetic, explinations vary
. Are you an experiencer
? Then you understand how frightening
it can be. Luckily, you can fight it
(This is my first FPP in 3 years of reading, so comments and criticisms are very much appreciated.)
posted by baphomet
on Nov 28, 2004 -
When I first saw it I thought, it was fad-freaky Toyko or perhaps fashionably trendy LA, but it's NYC.Let's see... Walk several blocks possibly through a mucking huge park, or park in a expensive pay lot, or take a bus/train/taxi take an elevator to the umpteenth floor of the Empire State Building to take a 25 minute MetroNap
in a overgrown egg chair during your lunch hour. Not to mention paying what ever it took to get you there you'll shell out $13 more to take a nap. And no, that's NOT with the optional lunch, or even in a private cubicle. City folk, more money than sense. What ever happend to sleeping under your desk? If it's good enough for George Castanaza, it's good enough for me!
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Sep 24, 2004 -
What sleeping postures reveal
Curiuously accurate. "People say we gotta watch while he sleeps, for it is the only time that body is not under suppression, but never judge Mr. Nice Guy from one posture" They claim it applies to women too.
posted by Voyageman
on Mar 4, 2002 -
Do Republicans dream of electric sheep?
A new study concludes that Republicans have scarier and more frequent nightmares than Democrats. As usual, the explanation for this is split among party lines:
"What do you expect after eight years of William Jefferson Clinton?" --
Kevin Sheridan, Republican National Committee deputy press secretary.
"If George W. Bush were the leader of my party, I'd have trouble sleeping at night, too," --
Terry McAuliffe, Democratic National Committee chairman.
Wow... deja vu all over again
posted by Dirjy
on Jul 10, 2001 -
Mints with caffiene, maybe? Anyway, according to a fairly recent press release from a group (I've never heard of) called the National Sleep Foundation, we're all working too much, studying too much or whatever, and sleeping less and having less fun, sex, etc., and suffice it to say that the Other NSF, if you will, thinks it's a big problem
posted by raysmj
on Apr 22, 2001 -
It's common knowledge that Tetris players often see the game in their dreams. Now scientists are using the game to help understand the very nature of dreams themselves
. But it doesn't address the question I've always had: Why Tetris? Why doesn't this happen with Quake or Ultima or even Super Breakout?
posted by jjg
on Oct 14, 2000 -