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Studying for MCATs right now... (I know I shouldn't be browsing the web)... but I wish I could study forever until I was done.

Why do we even need sleep... how much does your metabolic rate drop when you're sleeping?
 

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I love sleep. Imagine a world without sleep. That would be sad. It would be like a world without food.
 

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Without sleep you would have a harder time remember things. Sleep gives your brain time to reflect on the day and reorganize, sort and store knowledge. So, you might find it pretty important with the MCAT coming up.
 

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You need sleep to process all that fun info you're learning and will never use again after that test. Without sleep all the studying in the world would probably be useless. At least that's what all the current studies say...will probably change in a few years ;)
 

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If you dont sleep, you cant have dreams...
one night I found a trillion dollars in a dumpster. I bought a large portion of the Arctic circle and built a heated ice fortress guarded by Siegfried/Roy trained polar bears. they had diamonds for teeth. it was very hard to wake up from that. still makes me sad :(
 

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i like sleep...i developed several potentially life-long health problems due to lack of it.
 

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Lucid dreaming is the best!
 

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I had a room-mate in college who hated sleep. He'd stay up all night on the computer and it drove me absolutely crazy to hear him typing all night.
His philosophy was "Sleep is for the dead."

He also claims I sleep-talk.
I sleep-talk, too. Today while I was napping, I screamed out, "That's bull****!" And startled my gf who was diligently studying biology. I cannot quite remember what the dream was about, but I woke up rather agitated. Then I just laughed it off lol
 

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The book 100 Years Of Solitude comes to mind in light of this post.
 

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I know a girl who is a sleep walker. She only does it when she's not in a comfortable sleep position, but it scares the crap out of you when you see it. I guess you aren't supposed to wake them up either when they sleep walk.

I personally which I could fall asleep. Ugh. My life would be so much better.
 

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I know a girl who is a sleep walker. She only does it when she's not in a comfortable sleep position, but it scares the crap out of you when you see it. I guess you aren't supposed to wake them up either when they sleep walk.

I personally which I could fall asleep. Ugh. My life would be so much better.
A little valerian root or melatonin should help with that :) or a night of heavy boozing (however, I do not recommend the latter).
 

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I sleep-talk, too. Today while I was napping, I screamed out, "That's bull****!" And startled my gf who was diligently studying biology. I cannot quite remember what the dream was about, but I woke up rather agitated. Then I just laughed it off lol
The other night I kicked my dog off my bed as a result of something in my dream
 

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A little valerian root or melatonin should help with that :) or a night of heavy boozing (however, I do not recommend the latter).
Melatonin usually helps, but I have to be up in 5 hours and I won't be able to wake up if I'm on melatonin. I am currently drunk, I think my body has built a resistance to alcohol-induced sleeping.
 
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I love sleep. Imagine a world without sleep. That would be sad. It would be like a world without food.
:laugh: That was beautiful. I almost cried.

If I can get by with 5 or 6 hours on weekdays, I don't see why I would make myself go to sleep earlier just to get more.
 
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sleep is a waste of time imo. sometimes i love it, when i'm really tired all i care and look forward to is sleeping, or if i just had a sh itty day its a nice "break from reality" as long as I don't dream about my shi tty day. what i hate is when you can't fall asleep, extremely frustrating.
 

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sleeping is kinda of a good thing, bad thing. I mean on one hand, a good night sleep is pretttay good, on the other hand you ideally have to do it everyday...1/4-1/3 of your life, you will spend sleeping, and in a 75 year life that amounts to about 20 years. Wouldnt it better if we could just wake up at 20 years old and never have to sleep again...actually i dont know if that would be a good idea.
 

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I sleep-talk, too. Today while I was napping, I screamed out, "That's bull****!" And startled my gf who was diligently studying biology. I cannot quite remember what the dream was about, but I woke up rather agitated. Then I just laughed it off lol

My mom says I curse in my sleep too. She thought I was awake though, and subsequently gave me the silent treatment for like two days. :rolleyes:
 

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I know a girl who is a sleep walker. She only does it when she's not in a comfortable sleep position, but it scares the crap out of you when you see it. I guess you aren't supposed to wake them up either when they sleep walk.

I personally which I could fall asleep. Ugh. My life would be so much better.

I had a roommate who would only sleepwalk when he was really drunk...and he slept naked...and he tried to pee in our dorm's sink...and he missed...
 

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There's more than one MCAT?!
 

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While it may be nice to have seemingly unlimited time to study, this will be offset by your quality of ability to study as it will decline after you have been awake for more than 20 hours. Therefore, its not beneficial for you to stay up day after day, as crucial as time is these days.
 

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This thread reminds me of Nancy Kress's Beggars in Spain. Read the book, and be envious.
 
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I know a girl who is a sleep walker. She only does it when she's not in a comfortable sleep position, but it scares the crap out of you when you see it. I guess you aren't supposed to wake them up either when they sleep walk.

I personally which I could fall asleep. Ugh. My life would be so much better.
if you have sex with a sleep walking person, does that counts as rape? does the person know what is happening?
 

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No wonder why you can't sleep, you're studying for the MCATs, not the MCAT. How many you plan on taking?

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